About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

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The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

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

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

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

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. 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. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Erica Hall.