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.

The committee members are:

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.

VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR | Lingyuan Ji (John Hopkins)

Speaker: Lingyuan Ji (John Hopkins) Title: Cosmological Neutrino Perturbations Without The Boltzmann Hierarchy  Abstract: We present a formulation of cosmological perturbation theory where the Boltzmann hierarchies that evolve the neutrino phase-space distributions […]

VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR | Julie Pagès (University of Zurich)

Location: via Zoom Speaker: Julie Pagès (University of Zurich) Title: Different Flavors For Different Particles: Mass Hierarchies, B Anomalies, and Neutrinos  Abstract: Despite many advances in neutrino physics, their masses are […]

[UPDATE] VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR | Sherry Song (Princeton University)

Location: via Zoom Speaker: Sherry Song (Princeton University) Title: Integration and Analysis of the Balloon-borne Telescope, SPIDER Abstract: Ever since the discovery of cosmic microwave background(CMB) in the year of 1965, its […]


Location: via Zoom Speaker: Ralph Massarczyk (LANL) Title: Results from the BEST Sterile Neutrino Oscillation Experiment  Abstract: The Baksan Experiment on Sterile Transitions (BEST) searches for the oscillations between active and sterile […]

Speaker: Zhelei Xu (MIT) – Precision Cosmology: from CMB and 21cm

50A-5132- Sessler 50A-5132 Sessler Conference Room, CA

Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Location: Conference Room B50-5132 Speaker: Zhelei Xu (MIT) Title: Precision Cosmology: from CMB and 21cm This is a HYBRID […]

SPEAKER: Yuuki Omori – University of Chicago

50A-5132 / One Cyclotron Road, 50A-5132, Berkeley, CA

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Speaker: Yuuki Omori (University of Chicago) Title: “Constraining cosmology and astrophysics using the combination of CMB x LSS, and […]

Henry Klest (Stony Brook University) Physics and Detectors at Nuclear Colliders: Prospective interdisciplinary measurements and technologies at U.S based facilities in the coming decades

50A-5132 / One Cyclotron Road, 50A-5132, Berkeley, CA

Abstract: High energy nuclear physics in the U.S. is undergoing a revitalization 22 years after the turn on of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Lab. Two […]

Speaker: Dan Werthimer (UC Berkeley (SETI) “What’s New in SETI and High Performance Signal Processing, and The PANOSETI IR/Visible Ultra-Wide Field Nanosecond Time Scale Transient Search”

50A-5132 / One Cyclotron Road, 50A-5132, Berkeley, CA

Abstract: Dan will review current and SETI radio and optical searches, and also review CASPER open source technologies for real time signal processing instrumentation. The CASPER collaboration develops open source […]

SPEAKER – Peter Craig (LBNL) – TITLE: “Effects of Microlensing on Time Delay Measurements from Strongly Lensed Supernovae”

50A-5132 / One Cyclotron Road, 50A-5132, Berkeley, CA

ABSTRACT: Strongly lensed supernovae are highly valuable cosmological probes, sensitive to both the Hubble constant and the distribution of dark matter. Measuring time delays in strong lensing systems allows for […]

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