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.

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Speaker: David Maibach (Heidelberg)-Title: “Cosmic Strings and where to find them”

November 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  FridayNovember 17, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Sessler Conference Room–50A-5132 [Hybrid and In-Person]

Speaker: David Maibach (Heidelberg)

Title: “Cosmic Strings and where to find them”

Abstract: “A large class of particle physics models beyond the Standard Model admit topologically stable string configurations, so-called Cosmic Strings. If Nature is described by such a theory, a network of strings will form during a symmetry-breaking phase transition in the early universe and leave traceable features in various probes. The search for these signatures provides an interesting interplay between particle physics and cosmology that can constrain particle physics from the high energy end downwards. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to the intricate world of Cosmic Strings and explore potential probes of string signatures within the regime of electromagnetic and gravitational radiation.”

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 950 1669 6011

Passcode:  247722


November 17, 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