Events Archive

Distinguished Lecture Series

Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics - Robert P. Kirshner; "Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos"

Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Robert P. Kirshner
Clowes Research Professor of Science, Harvard University 
Chief Program Officer for Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Audience: Free and open to the public

Daniel Eisenstein to present The Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics

Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

"Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound" Sound waves propagating through the plasma of the Universe only 400,000 years after the Big Bang now offer some of our most precise measures of the composition and history of the Universe.

Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Daniel Eisenstein "Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound"

Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Sound waves propagating through the plasma of the Universe only 400,000 years after the Big Bang now offer some of our most precise measures of the composition and history of the Universe. In the last decade, we have been able to detect the fossil imprint of these sound waves using maps of the distribution of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky...

Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Bill Jones "The Universe in a New Light: The First Cosmological Results from the PLANCK Mission"

Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

The precision and accuracy of the recently released Planck data are without precedent; the data from a single experiment provide all-sky images at wavelengths never before explored, covering more than three decades in angular scale with a signal dynamic range exceeding a factor of a million.

Audience: Free and open to the public

Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Rashid Sunyaev

Tue, Apr 10, 2012, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Title: "Hot Intergalactic Gas in Clusters of Galaxies, Cosmic Microwave Background and Cosmology" Abstract:Clusters of galaxies are the most massive objects in our Universe. Each of them contains dark matter, thousands of galaxies and is filled with hot intergalactic gas radiating in X-rays.

Sackler Lecture-Nergis Malvalvala

Thu, Apr 28, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm