November 13, 2023
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
This coming December 10 (Sun), the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) and the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) will host our joint public lecture, "Gravitational Waves x Computational Cosmology". We look forward to seeing you there in person or online.
This public lecture is recommended for those with junior high school level science knowledge and above. Admission is free. There is no limit to seating online, but pre-registration is required.
We hope to see you there!
Time & Date: 1PM - 4PM, December 10 (Sun), 2023
Venue: Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo, or online (please note that video records of this event will not be uploaded online afterwards)
Host: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) and the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR)
Difficulty level: Junior high school level
- Onsite seating: 600
- Online seating: No limit
Registration: Fill out a registration form here (Deadline: December 9 (Sat))
How to take part: Tickets and other information will be sent to the email address submitted in the registration form.
Email: koukai-kouza_at_ipmu.jp (Kavli IPMU Public Relations)
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1:00PM - 1:50PM
Gravitational Waves From Under Kamioka, Hida
Speaker: Osamu Miyazawa (ICRR Associate Professor)
Gravitational waves were first observed by the US gravitational wave detector LIGO in 2015, roughly 100 years since Einstein predicted them in his general theory of relativity. In Japan, KAGRA, a large cryogenic gravitational wave detector measuring 3 kilometers on each side, is operating underground in Kamioka, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture. Construction began in 2010, and achieving first operation in 2016 and its first international observation in 2020. After a three-year upgrade, KAGRA will aim to detect gravitational waves from Japan, and participate in international observations together with LIGO (USA) / VIRGO (Europe), who began observations in May 2023. In my lecture, I would like to address questions such as, "what are gravitational waves?", "what have we learned from actual detection?", "what is KAGRA doing right now", and "how will KAGRA progress in the future?"
1:50PM - 2:40PM
Using the universe to measure neutrino mass
Speaker: Jia Liu (Kavli IPMU Project Associate Professor)
Jia is a computational and observational cosmologist. After receiving her PhD in Astronomy from Columbia University, Jia has held posts including NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, BCCP Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, before joining Kavli IPMU in 2021 as Project Associate Professor. In 2023, Jia was named Director of Kavli IPMU's Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3).
3PM - 4PM