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.

The committee members are:

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.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact Paris Gordon at 510-486-4903 pcgordon@lbl.gov

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Speaker: Suk Sien Tie – Ohio State University

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title: Cosmology with the Lya forest: beyond two-point statistics, DESI instrumentation

Abstract: The Lyman-alpha forest is currently the only probe of cosmology and the state of the intergalactic medium (IGM) between redshifts of z=2 and 6. It’s higher-order clustering, specifically its three-point correlation function (3PCF), contains information that can help to constrain fluctuations in the ionizing background and temperature fields of the IGM, thus providing a novel way to constrain their effects on cosmological analyses of the LyA forest. In this talk, I will present theoretical predictions of the 3PCF of the LyA forest, considering both a uniform and spatially varying UV background. I will discuss the exciting possibilities that future surveys like DESI will enable in this area. Finally, I will present my instrumentation work on the DESI sky camera and the fiber positioner anti-collision algorithm, and how they facilitate the DESI survey to achieve its science goals.


December 6, 2019
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 Paris Gordon. 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, Paris Gordon.