[pasmembers] Re: Telecon Sept 25 2014 Gravitational Lensing

  • From: Robert Ewing <rrewing9@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:40 -0700

That would be cool!!  Is Jennifer 's classroom available? ?

Bob E
On Sep 15, 2014 12:47 PM, "Terri" <starstuff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> [image: lIlustration of a gravitational lens]
> *1.September Telecon: Cosmology from Gravitational Lensing *
> NSN members: join us on *Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time * for
> an informative telecon with *Dr. Mandeep Gill*
> <http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~msgill/> of the Stanford Linear
> Accelerator Center (*SLAC*). His topic will be: *Cosmology from
> Gravitational Lensing*, or Professor Einstein Teaches us About the Cosmos
> through its Spacetime Curvature. Dr. Gill will take us through a tour
> through the universe of the very big and very small, and show us the links
> between particle physics on Earth and the warping of spacetime that we can
> see on very large scales in our universe.
> Slides and more information will be available shortly on our resource page
> here: http://bit.ly/nsnlensing .
> *Call-in Information*
> NSN members are invited to join the live telecon by calling the toll-free
> line:  *1-888-455-9236 <1-888-455-9236>*
> Call up to 15 minutes before the telecon begins. An operator will answer
> and:
>    -  You will be asked for the passcode: *NIGHT SKY NETWORK*
>    -  You will be asked to give your *NAME* and the *CLUB* you belong to
>    as well as the number of people listening with you.
> *About Dr. Mandeep Gill*
> *[image: Dr. Mandeep Gill, photo courtesy Stanford]*
> Dr. Mandeep Gill is an observational cosmologist and a memb er of the
> public affairs department at SLAC concentrating on gravitational weak
> lensing.  In 2008 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for
> Cosmology and Particle Physics at the Ohio State University concentrating
> on gravitational weak lensing and determination of cosmological parameters
> from this technique. He earned his doctorate at UC Berkeley in 2004 in
> Experimental High Energy Particle Physics. In the summer of 2005 he visited
> the LHC at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and observed (one might even say
> was "awed by") the construction of the CMS and Atlas experiments. In a
> visiting position at Caltech in 2006 he was involved in a cosmology project
> involving second order weak lensing (and ultimately better dark matter
> distribution determination) of distant galaxy clusters.
> I wonder if we can set this up while at PVCC doing the Telescope Workshop,
> to listen to it during the workshop, howeverer, it begins at 6 and we
> aren't there until 7pm, maybe that won't work in our favor.
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