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Type 1a SNe and Cosmic Dust – Joel Johansson

Just before the Christmas break we fortunate enough to have Joel Johansson form Stockholm University tell us about his research on Type 1a SNe and cosmic dust. Joel began his talk by giving us an overview of supernovae (SNe) and … Continue reading

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D-Branes and The Disformal Dark Sector – Danielle Wills and Tomi Koivisto

Two weeks ago at AIMS we were visited by Danielle Wills from the University of Durham and Tomi Koivisto from the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Oslo. After powering through 110km of the Cape Argus, they came in on Monday … Continue reading

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Cosmo-not: A Brief Look at Methods of Analysis in fMRI and in Diffusion Tensor Imaging – Paul Taylor

Far too much time has passed without updates on recent AIMS Cosmology seminars. There’s a lot to catch up on, over the last few months we’ve had talks on subjects as diverse  as functional MRI to oscillons in the early … Continue reading

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Effective Field Theory of Multi-Field Inflation a la Weinberg – Nima Khosravi

Back in May AIMS postdoc Nima Khosravi gave us a talk on his most recent paper on constructing an effective field theory for multi-field inflation. Nima began by giving us overviews of inflation and of the effective field approach (EFT). … Continue reading

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Research: A Survival Guide – Bruce Bassett

Now that the winter travel schedule has a brief break, some belated posts on our last couple of talks. Back in June, Bruce Bassett gave an entertaining talk to the AIMS students about what they should expect if they continue … Continue reading

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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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