Monthly Archives: March 2012

Detection of Galaxy Cluster Motions with the Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect – Kavilan Moodley

Our bonanza week of talks was finished up of Friday afternoon with Kavilan Moodley giving us a brief overview of the recent measurement of the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovch effect using a combination of ACT and BOSS data, described in 1203.4219. Kavilan … Continue reading

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Casting Light on Antimatter: Fundamental Physics with Bottled Antihydrogen Atoms with Project ALPHA at CERN – Makoto Fujiwara

Our second talk this week was from Makoto Fujiwara, who was visiting from TRIUMF in Canada. Prof. Fujiwara talked to us about the work he and his collaborators have been doing to create and trap atoms of anti-hydrogen at CERN. … Continue reading

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Optimization of Multi-Object Spectroscopy in Astronomy – Brent Miszalski

Yesterday at AIMS we were fortunate enough to have two seminars to start off the week. The first was from Brent Miszalski who is a SALT Research Fellow at the SAAO. He came to tell us about an optimization problem … Continue reading

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Another propagation of ‘light’ in the heart

A few weeks ago (back on February 27th) the cosmology group seminar took an unusual turn from outer to Inner Space. Sehun Chun, who’s a researcher at AIMS, gave us a fascinating talk on his work on electrical propagation in … Continue reading

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Radical Research VII – Anyone Can Do Research!

One of the best trends in science outreach over the past decade has been the emergence of ‘citizen science‘ – the idea that the layperson could actually contribute to real science. But I find myself dissatisfied with the current state … Continue reading

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