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Physics Colloquium: The Cosmic Microwave Background and Superconducting Detectors

Thursday, January 21, 2021

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Clarence Chang, PhD,
Argonne National Laboratory

Since its discovery, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has provided a unique and powerful tool that fundamentally shapes our understanding of cosmology and particle physics. I will present an overview of some of the key physical concepts underlying the CMB and outline the present direction of this field of research. I will also discuss the primary technical challenges associated with CMB measurement and how superconducting detectors have played a critical role in driving the field forward.

Clarence’s interests focus on observational cosmology with a particular emphasis on developing new superconducting technology for use in new experiments.

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Disque Hall, Room 919, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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