[pasmembers] Re: Telecon Sept 25 2014 Gravitational Lensing

  • From: Don Boyd <azphotog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:21:29 -0700

We have a telescope workshop in G147 that night.

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Robert Ewing <rrewing9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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