[UPDATE] September Telecon: Cosmological Insights from Gravitational Lensing
Update: Slides and audio are now available on our resource page: http://bit.ly/nsnlensing 

On the evening of September 25, 2014, NSN members joined Dr. Mandeep Gill of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) for an informative telecon. His topic: Cosmological Insights from Gravitational Lensing, or How Herr Doktor Einstein Can Come to the Rescue and Help Us Solve the Grandest Mystery in Modern-Day Physics. 

Dr. Gill will tok us through a tour through the universe of the very big and very small, and showed 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 audio are now available on our resource page: http://bit.ly/nsnlensing
 
About Dr. Mandeep GillDr. Mandeep Gill, photo courtesy Stanford

Dr. Mandeep Gill is a member of the public affairs department and an observational cosmologist 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.


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