Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) at LBNL

The INPA Seminar weekly talks are on Fridays, starting at 12:00 pm, unless informed otherwise. The seminar talk starts with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically, the talks conclude by 1:00 pm. The seminars are held in the Sessler Conference Room,  located in Bldg. 50A- 5132.

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The seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) is tentative and becomes final a few days before the Friday talk.

Please send all suggestions for future INPA talks and speakers to the INPA Committee.

To be added to the INPA News Mailing List, please contact Erica Hall.

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Speaker: Brendan Crill (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology) Title: SPHEREx: NASA’s all-sky near-infrared spectral survey

June 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is an In-Person [HYBRID] Event

LOCATION: INPA Common Room – 50- 5026

DATE: June 9, 2023

TIME: 12:00- 1:00 PM

TITLE: SPHEREx: NASA’s all-sky near-infrared spectral survey

ABSTRACT: SPHEREx is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission to produce a near-infrared all-sky spectrophotometric survey.   The 2-year mission will measure spectra of every 6-arcsecond pixel on the sky between 0.75 and 5 microns at spectral resolution varying between R=35 and 130.   SPHEREx’s instrument is based on a 30-cm off-axis telescope feeding six Teledyne H2RG detectors behind linear variable filters.  The mission is optimized to address three science themes: 1. Inflation in the early Universe through large scale structure, 2. the history of galaxy formation by measuring spectra of the extragalactic background fluctuations, and 3. the inventory of biogenic ices in our own Galaxy by surveying ice spectral absorption features towards stars.  This talk will describe the unique instrument and survey, and address prospects for constraints on inflationary cosmology through a 3D galaxy redshift survey with the SPHEREx data.

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Meeting ID: 950 1669 6011
Passcode: 247722


June 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

INPA guests from campus can now come to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a more significant number of attendees.

CPTea Series (also known as INPA Tea Series)

The Physics Division CPTea Series invites you to an In-Person Tea Series 1st Friday of every month at 3:30 pm INPA Conference Room 50-5026.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.


INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass, please email Erica Hall. The pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

Erica Hall