Monthly Archives: April 2012

Aspects of Dark Energy and Cosmic Curvature – Patrice Okouma

On Monday AIMS PhD student Patrice Okouma talked to the group about the work he did for his recently submitted PhD thesis on Dark Energy and Cosmic Curvature. Patrice began by telling us about his work on baryon acoustic oscillations … Continue reading

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Challenging the Isotropic Cosmos – Tarun Souradeep

Two weeks ago at AIMS we hosted the first Cape Town Astronomy and Cosmology Colloquium of the year. These colloquia are intended to bring together the Cape Town astronomy community to hear distinguished local and visiting scientists give general interest … Continue reading

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Yasser Reda Ahmed AbdElhamid Elmahalawy

I was born in Benha, Egypt. I graduated from Benha University 2008. I obtained a 1st Class Honors in a B.Sc specialising in Physics. Subsequently I also completed a pre-masters degree in Theoretical Physics at Benha University that further enriched … Continue reading

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Tarun Souradeep

I trained as an engineer at IIT Kanpur, India. After short stint in automobile design at Eicher research centre near Delhi, I decided to pursue a PhD in Gravitation and Cosmology. I joined in the first batch of graduate students … Continue reading

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Designing Future CMB Experiments – Martin Bucher

Two weeks ago at AIMS, Martin Bucher from (University Paris Diderot 7) gave us a seminar on the future of CMB experiments. Martin began by reviewing CMB physics, explaining how the measured temperature data is reduced to give power spectra, … Continue reading

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Nadeem Oozeer

I was born in Mauritius where I did my studies at the University of Mauritius (UoM). I obtained a Bsc. (Hons.) in Physics. My master thesis focused on the deconvolution techniques for wide field imaging from the Mauritius Radio Telescope … Continue reading

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Nirina Maurice HASINA TAHIRIDIMBISOA

I am from Madagascar, I did my undergrad “Es-Licence and Maîtrise de Researche en Physique Nucléaire, Théorique, Appliquée” at the University of Antananarivo. Then I am studying here at AIMS South Africa doing the Postgraduate Diploma Programm 2011-2012, since August … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Yousif Ali Wahba Hashim

I graduated from Benha University 2005, as a physics major. Worked as a research assistant at the Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics in 2008. My field of speciality was in QCD Cosmology. Have more than three published papers in the … Continue reading

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Is the Cosmological Coincidence a Problem? – Seminar by Navin Sivanandam

Last week, we enjoyed a seminar by Dr. Navin Sivanandam, a postdoc at AIMS, about his latest paper. Navin’s surprising answer to the above question is no, the cosmological coincidence is not something we should concern ourselves with. He uses … Continue reading

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