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Journal Club Seminars

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The Journal Club talks take place on Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00pm in SERF 383. Generally pizza and soda are served.

The Journal Club is crafted to be a very informal and friendly environment where graduate students can present talks on any subject of interest to them, be it a recent journal paper, their own research work, or any topic.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact: Stella Zhang

Past journal club talks are listed in the sidebar by year.

Upcoming Journal Club Seminars

WINTER 2020


January 24, 2020

 "BICEP3: Measuring the Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background and
probing the CMB Cold Spot"

Jae Hwan Kang (12:00-1:00)
Graduate Student
Stanford University

 BICEP3 is a small aperture refracting telescope at the South Pole to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The main goal is to measure the primordial B-mode polarization at the degree angular scales, which holds a key to probe inflation theory. During the austral summer of 2018-19, we tested the feasibility of using BICEP3 to observe the CMB at low elevation. A particularly interesting feature in the extended field is the anomalous CMB Cold Spot. This talk will discuss the possibility of testing polarization anomaly deviating from the standard Gaussian fluctuation around the Cold Spot and present the progress of BICEP3 observation.



January 31, 2020

Robin Heinonen (12:00-12:30)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS



February 7, 2020

Samantha Chan (12:00-12:30)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS



February 14, 2020

Jake Spisak (12:00-12:30)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS



February 21, 2020

Bharat Kambalur (12:00-1:00)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS



February 28, 2020

Ryan Rickards Vaught (12:00-12:30)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS



March 6, 2020

Eleanor (Carrie) McIntosh (12:00-1:00)
Graduate Student
UCSD Scripps



March 13, 2020

Azton Wells (12:00-12:30)
Physics Graduate Student
UCSD-CASS