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QUIET experiment for CMB polarization measurement, Dr. Akito Kusaka, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP)
Fri, Nov 19, 2010, 3:00 pm6:00 pm
Cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization is the ultimate probe of primordial gravity waves in the early universe, via the B-mode (or parity odd) signal on degree angular scales. A detection of such a signal would be strong evidence of the inflation scenario and represent indirect observation of a fundamentally new phenomenon near the grand…
Paul Chesler
Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Speaker: Paul Chesler (MIT) Title: Holography and the collision of gravitational waves in asymptotically AdS_5 Abstract: In recent years holography has emerged as a powerful tool to study non-equilibrium phenomena in certain quantum theories, mapping challenging quantum dynamics onto the classical dynamics of gravitational fields in one…