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Physics Colloquium: The Cosmic Microwave Background and Superconducting Detectors
Start Date: 1/21/2021Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 1/21/2021End Time: 4:30 PM

Event Description

Clarence Chang, PhD,
Physicist,
Argonne National Laboratory

Since its discovery, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has provided a unique and powerful tool that fundamentally shapes our understanding of cosmology and particle physics. I will present an overview of some of the key physical concepts underlying the CMB and outline the present direction of this field of research. I will also discuss the primary technical challenges associated with CMB measurement and how superconducting detectors have played a critical role in driving the field forward.

Clarence’s interests focus on observational cosmology with a particular emphasis on developing new superconducting technology for use in new experiments.

Contact Information:
Name: Professor Goran Karapetrov
Email: gk327@drexel.edu
Clarence Chang, PhD, Argonne National Lab
Location:
Disque Hall, Room 919, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Audience:
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty

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