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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 22, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: Convection in Cool Stars, as Revealed through Stellar Brightness Variations

Speaker: Fabienne Bastien, Pennsylvania State University

Host: Aaron Geller

Abstract: As a result of the high precision and cadence of surveys like MOST, CoRoT, and Kepler, we may now directly observe the very low-level light variations arising from stellar granulation in cool stars. Here, we discuss how this enables us to more accurately determine the physical properties of Sun-like stars, to understand the nature of surface convection and its connection to magnetic activity, and to better determine the properties of planets around cool stars. Indeed, such sensitive photometric "flicker" variations are now within reach for thousands of stars, and we estimate that upcoming missions like TESS will enable such measurements for ~100 000 stars. We present recent results that tie “flicker” to granulation and enable a simple measurement of stellar surface gravity with a precision of ~0.1 dex. We use this, together and solely with two other simple ways of characterizing the stellar photometric variations in a high quality light curve, to construct an evolutionary diagram for Sun-like stars from the Main Sequence on towards the red giant branch. We discuss further work that correlates “flicker” with stellar density, allowing the application of astrodensity profiling techniques used in exoplanet characterization to many more stars. We also present results suggesting that the granulation of F stars must be magnetically suppressed in order to fit observations. Finally, we show that we may quantitatively predict a star's radial velocity jitter from its brightness variations, permitting the use of discovery light curves to help prioritize follow-up observations of transiting exoplanets.

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Professor Anton Vorontsov, Montana State University

Title: Heat transport in domain walls of unconventional superconductors

Abstract:

Thermal transport is a powerful superconductivity probe requiring close synergy between experiment and theoretical support. I will describe general theoretical approach to calculation of energy transport in inhomogeneous superconductors. Such nonuniform states appear near pairbreaking surfaces, in confinement, or due to competing effects as in the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state. We will look at the example of a domain wall in the superconducting order parameter and heat transport across and along the domain wall in d-wave and chiral superconductors.

The Andreev bound states in the nonuniform region affect the heat transport in several ways: (i) they result in Andreev reflection processes due to spatially-varying quasiparticle spectrum, and (ii) they hybridize with the impurity band producing a local transport environment with properties very different from those in a uniform superconductor. As a consequence, heat transport becomes highly anisotropic and explicitly non-local, with new features that depend on temperature, magnetic field, disorder and order parameter symmetry. For example, strongly scattering impurities result in a more efficient low-temperature heat transport than that in the uniform superconducting state.

Host: Jim Sauls


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Nate Stern: Playing with Photons in Flatland

September 29, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Playing with Photons in Flatland

Speaker: Nate Stern, Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract: Light is a powerful tool of science, shaping thoughts of early Greek philosophers and stimulating development of modern electromagnetism, Einstein’s relativity, and quantum mechanics. The quantum conception of light consisting of particles of discrete energy, or photons, underlies its interaction with matter. For solid materials, this understanding has led to transformational applications both as conventional as sensor and display technologies and as extraordinary as lasers. Despite this ubiquity, advances in materials science continue to reveal nuances in the interaction of light with matter. The recent emergence of layered materials of atomic-scale thickness has revealed a rich optical phenomenology such as layer dependent bandgaps and polarization-sensitive transitions that present a new landscape in which to play with the coupling to photons. In this presentation, I will discuss new regimes of interactions between light and two-dimensional sheets of atoms. I will describe top-down nanopatterning of atomically-thin crystals and their integration with photonic devices to engineer their electromagnetic environment. Harnessing the symmetry of monolayer crystals, we realize spin-polarized exciton-polariton quasi-particles, quantum superpositions that are ‘half-light’ and ‘half-matter’, with properties distinct from either constituent. These examples suggest potential for new coherent quantum optical phenomena and opto-electronic applications that harness the unique properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials.

Host: Stern

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 29, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Livia Soffi: Dark Matter Searches at CMS

October 2, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Dark Matter Searches at CMS

Speaker: Livia Soffi, Cornell
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) Presents: THE CIERA 9th ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE

-- Free and open to the public.
-- Content tailored to a general audience -- all are welcome!
-- No registration or ticket required.
-- Campus parking lots are unrestricted in the evenings.

Professor Wendy Freedman
John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Talk Title:
The Unexpected Universe: Astronomical Telescopes Continue to Reveal New Surprises

Talk Abstract:
Cosmology in recent decades has been undergoing a revolution. Astronomers have for the first time identified the major constituents of the universe, revealing a universe that hardly resembles what we thought only a few decades ago. It is filled with dark matter that is not visible and energy that permeates all of space, causing its expansion to speed up with time. Thousands of planets are now being discovered beyond our Solar System. New giant telescopes planned for the next decade are likely to reveal more surprises. In her lecture, Professor Freedman will describe these exciting advances.

Image credit: Copyright John Zich


Title: Precision Spectroscopy of Atomic Hydrogen and the Proton Radius Puzzle

Speaker: Thomas Udem, Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik

Abstract: Precise determination of transition frequencies of simple atomic systems are required for a number of fundamental applications such as tests of quantum electrodynamics (QED), the determination of fundamental constants and nuclear charge radii. The sharpest transition in atomic hydrogen occurs between the metastable 2S state and the 1S ground state with a natural line width of only 1.3 Hz. Its transition frequency has now been measured with almost 15 digits accuracy using an optical frequency comb and a cesium atomic clock as a reference [1]. A recent measurement of the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen is in signicant contradiction to the hydrogen data if QED calculations are assumed to be correct [2]. In order to shed light on this discrepancy the transition frequency of one of the broader lines in atomic hydrogen has to be measured with very good accuracy. For this purpose we have employed our previous 1S-2S apparatus as a cold source of laser excited 2S atoms in order to perform spectroscopy on the 2S-4P transitions. With a natural line width of 12.7 MHz, large Doppler eects, quantum interference etc. a good line shape analysis is mandatory to identify the true transition frequency. Analyzing our initial data yields a proton radius that is compatible with the value obtained from muonic hydrogen with an uncertainty comparable to the previous hydrogen world data.

Host: Gabrielse

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Homecoming Viewing

October 6, 2017, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

To celebrate Homecoming 2017, the Dearborn Observatory will open for free public viewing from 8 to 11 pm on Oct 6, 2017 (for three hours instead of our normal two hours). NO RESERVATIONS will be taken for this special session--everyone is welcome to simply drop in.  All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. This open house will be held "rain or shine," but of course, the telescope can only be used if the skies are clear. Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/


Title: Formation and stability of planetary systems

Speaker: Hanno Rein, University of Toronto

Host: Ben Nelson

Abstract: 

The diverse population of extrasolar planets keeps challenging theories of planet formation. Multi-planetary systems are of particular interest as their dynamical architectures allow us to constrain an otherwise unobservable formation phase.

I'll show how a simple stability requirement together with machine learning tools can be used to constrain orbital parameters of planetary systems such as HL-Tau and Trappist-1. Some of the dynamical properties we find in the these systems can be explained by a turbulent protoplanetary disk and stochastic planet migration. Saturn's rings can be thought of as a small scale version and test bed of the early Solar System. I'll show evidence that stochastic migration can be directly observed in moonlets around Saturn.

I'll finally talk about some of the numerical challenges when running accurate long term simulations of planetary systems. Even though we are solving differential equations that have been known since Newton's time, several breakthroughs were made only very recently with the help of clever numerical algorithms. Among these is the discovery that one percent of all realization of the Solar System lead to collisions between planets within the life-time of the Sun.

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Title: "New Radio Astronomy Science Frontiers in the 2020s"

Speaker: Dr. Tony Beasley, NRAO

Abstract: 

Radio astronomy gathers unique information about the Universe using antennas, arrays and dipoles. The physical conditions and processes that generate radio emission are often quite different to those seen by other types of telescopes (e.g. optical, X-ray), and complete understanding of celestial objects often requires many forms of information.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates major radio astronomical facilities on behalf of the US and global science community. The Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) in New Mexico, and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submm Array (ALMA) in the Chilean Andes, work individually and together with other ground and space-based telescopes to explore this important window to the Universe. Planning for a new array including 10 times more effective collecting area and 10 times higher spatial resolution than the current JVLA or ALMA is underway - a next-generation VLA (ngVLA). ngVLA will deliver world-leading sensitivity over the entire 1.2GHz to 115GHz spectrum.

In this talk a sample of key scientific discoveries from radio astronomy and NRAO instruments over the recent decade will be reviewed, and the role ngVLA could play in future solving some of the great outstanding problems in astronomy will be discussed. With ngVLA, new frontiers in modern astronomy can be reached, including direct imaging and chemical analysis of planet formation in the terrestrial-zone of nearby stars, and detailed imaging of molecular gas and galaxy formation out to high redshifts.

Host: Zadeh

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy 


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TBA: TBA

October 13, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Abstract: 

Host: Hahn

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 13, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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TBD:

October 17, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: 

Speaker: TBD

Host: Wen-fai Fong

Abstract: 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Speaker: Professor Mark Dykman, Michigan State University

Title: Floquet dynamics of nonlinear oscillators and time-translation symmetry breaking

Abstract: A periodically driven system has discrete time-translation symmetry with the period of the driving. Its quantum dynamics is described in terms of the Floquet states. Generally, if the system is in a Floquet state, its dynamical variables oscillate with the period of the driving. Recently much interest have attracted systems where the time symmetry is broken, the “time crystal” effect. Nonlinear oscillators provide an ideal platform for studying this effect. A familiar example is parametric resonance: when a dissipative oscillator is modulated close to twice the eigenfrequency, the period of the parametrically excited vibrations is twice the modulation period. We will show that the symmetry breaking may occur also in the quantum coherent regime and discuss the transition to the incoherent regime. The results fill in the gap between the topologically protected broken-symmetry states in extended systems and multiple-period states in dissipative systems.

Hosts: Jim Sauls, Jens Koch


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TBA: TBA

October 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Abstract: 

Host: Dahl

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 20, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Stefania Gori: TBD

October 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Stefania Gori, University of Cincinnati
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Susan Clark: "TBA"

October 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Speaker: Susan Clark, Institute for Advanced Study

Host: Fabio Santos

Abstract: 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Professor Alex Levchenko, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Anomalous quantum transport - Hall, Kerr and Josephson effects

Abstract: I will review mechanisms of the anomalous Hall effect using the model of massive Dirac fermions as a guiding example. Extensions of the theory to the case of chiral p-wave superconductors will be presented in the context of the Kerr effect. We will also discuss how multi-terminal Josephson junctions can realize quantized anomalous Hall like responses which are governed by the Berry fluxes of the band topology harbored by Andreev states. The latter realize Weyl-like semi-metallic phases.

Host: Jim Sauls


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Frank van den Bosch: "TBA"

October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Speaker: Frank van den Bosch, Yale University   

Host: Sarah Wellons

Abstract: 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Free and open to the public. No registration or ticket required.

Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) Presents:

CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Greg Laughlin
Yale University

Host: Ben Nelson

Talk Title
Poincaré's Legacy: Predictions on Time Scales Ranging from Milliseconds to Billions of Years

Abstract
I will discuss and connect two long-standing, and at first glance entirely unrelated, problems of prediction: (1) the long-term dynamical stability of the Solar System, and (2) price movements and volatility in financial markets. These phenomena have radically different governing mechanisms, and their characteristic time scales are vastly different, but they share a key common basis in the random walk, and the study of both can be traced directly back to the work of Henri Poincaré.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 3, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Gregg Hallinan: "TBA"

November 7, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Speaker: Gregg Hallinan, Caltech 

Host: Deanne Coppejans

Abstract: 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Professor Randall Kamien: TBA

November 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Dr. Vanessa Graber: TBA

November 9, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Vanessa Graber, McGill Space Institute at McGill University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Hosts: Vicky Kalogera, Jim Sauls


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 10, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 17, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Andreas Trautner: TBA

November 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Andreas Trautner, University of Bonn
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 24, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Free and open to the public. No registration or ticket required.

Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Present:

Joint CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium & EPS Seminar

Dan Tamayo
University of Toronto's Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Hosts: Fred Rasio, Seth Stein, Sourav Chatterjee

Talk Title & Abstract TBA


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 1, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 8, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 15, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 29, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 5, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 12, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 19, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 2, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: "Searching for Missing Baryons and the Cosmic Web at Radio Wavelengths"

Speaker: Professor Eric Wilcots, University of Wisconsin

Abstract: TBA

Host: Zadeh

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy 


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Professor Daniel Needleman: TBA

February 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Daniel Needleman: Harvard University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 9, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 16, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 23, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 2, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 9, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 16, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 23, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 30, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: "Peering through Giant Planet's clouds in the Solar System using radio interferometry"

Speaker: Professor Imke de Pater, UC Berkeley

Abstract: TBA

Host: Zadeh

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy 


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Professor Jennifer Ross: TBA

April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Professor Paul Chaikin: TBA

May 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Paul Chaikin, New York University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll

Department Conference Room Calendars

Tech F160    Tech F210     Dearborn 23