Category Archives: Seminars

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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Recent AIMS seminars

We have had a spate of stimulating seminars recently covering a number of topics in cosmology, statistics and radio astronomy. Here are the slides for you to enjoy! Gianni Bernardi, 14 August 2013 Sajeeth Philip, 31 July 2013 Kim McAlpine, … Continue reading

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FameLab Finals

Michelle recently got through to the final 10 of the international FameLab competition during which she gave two talks; one on pulsar networks as detectors of gravitational waves and one on quantum fluctuations during inflation as the source of all structures … 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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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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