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AIMS Seminar: Dr Ignacy Sawicki

This week we had a stimulating seminar by Iggy Sawicki, our new postdoc, who packed out our cosy seminar room with a talk entitled: “Testing dark energy as a function of scale”. You can see the slides of his talk below,  admire … 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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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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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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SN Ia Rate in Intermediate-Redshift Galaxy Clusters – Seminar by Eli Kasai

This week, Eli Kasai gave us a short talk about the work he is doing for his masters project with NASSP. He is using image subtraction to find type 1a supernovae to learn more about supernovae rates in galaxy clusters. … Continue reading

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String Theory and Nonplanar AdS/CFT – Public Talk and Seminar by Robert de Mello Koch

On Tuesday the 15th, Robert de Mello Koch graced the AIMS/Science Out Loud scene with his public talk entitled “From Spacetime and Quantum Mechanics to String Theory”. In his brilliant overview of string theory, in which important props such as … Continue reading

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Non-gaussianities in Multifield Inflation: The approach to adiabaticity and the Fate of fnl – Seminar by Navin Sivanandam

This week, we had the pleasure of receiving a seminar by Navin Sivanandam, the new post-doc at AIMS. Navin presented his recent work with Joel Meyers, found  in the papers  1011.4934 and 1104.5238. Navin first overviewed the basics of inflation. … Continue reading

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