"Great minds do NOT think alike: Einstein and Cosmology"
At Strongwater Food and Spirits
March 2, 2017 at 6-9pm
Our very own Prof. Christopher Orban will delight you with his summary of Einstein's first Models of Cosmology, and how they differed from other scientists at the time.
9th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture
New Horizons is NASA's historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons left Earth on 19 January 2006. It made the first exploration of the Pluto system--3 billion miles from Earth--summer 2015, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto's moons on July 14th. Dr. Stern will describe the history of the mission, the encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date.
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He leads NASA's New Horizons mission to that successfully explored the Pluto system and is now exploring the Kuiper Belt-the farthest worlds ever explored by a space mission.
Register for your free ticket on our Eventbrite page.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Strongwater: 400 W. Rich Street
The Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, in parternship with the STEAM Factory, presents a showing of Einstein & Eddington. Following the movie, a panel discussion will be led by Physics Professor, Chris Orban.
This event will be held in the event space of Strongwater, with parking adjacent to the building.
Free admission to the public with complimentary popcorn.
Cash bar and food truck on site for your enjoyment.
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Thursday April 21, 2016
Capital Theater, 77 S. High Street
Buy tickets: $25 each, or $20 each in groups of 10 or more
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The story of the life of a star: its turbulent birth in the early universe, the nurturing of a family of planets, the loss of a companion, its violent cataclysmic end...and the seeds of a new generation. Brought to life in a one-hour modern dance performance featuring a never-before-seen fusion of science and artistic expression.
Production is led by Seven Dance Company, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit dedicated to tying local communities together through world-class dancing, and Active Galaxy Productions, a company specializing in bringing science education to new audiences. The premiere is scheduled for April 21st, 2016 at the 1,000-seat Capitol Theater, followed by performances at COSI and select schools.
Individual pieces will also be filmed using specialized 360-degree cameras, creating a unique and groundbreaking immersive experience for distribution to thousands of planetariums worldwide, reaching a potential audience of millions.
The OSU Depts. of Physics and Astronomy are partners in advertising and promotion. With their help, we are also creating educational supplements, including classroom science guides and student residencies at Seven Dance Company.
YOU CAN HELP bring this performance to the stage, the screen, and the community through tax-deductible charitable sponsorships to Seven Dance Company. Click here for more info. Or...you can check out the Kickstarter preview page for more info.
Information gathered and more information can be found from event website: http://www.songofthestars.org/
Columbus Dispatch "Astrophysicist, dance company bring cosmic story to life" by Laura Arenschield.
Saturday February 14, 2015
Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High Street
11:00am - 4:00pm
The theme of the 4th annual TEDxOhioStateUniversity event is "The Human Narrative." The event will have talks that will cover stories, ideas and topics that make up our collective story as human beings. This event is open to all. The tickets cost $10 for students and $20 for non-students.
Register here: tedx.osu.edu/registration
For a list of all 2015 speakers, visit tedx.osu.edu.
One of the speakers this year is CCAPP Director, John Beacom. Dr. Beacom is an internationally-known researcher in physics and astronomy, a popular teacher of introductory courses, and a leader in making scientific advances accessible to non-scientists. He is a Professor in the Ohio State Departments of Physics and Astronomy, as well as the Director of their joint Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).
His research focuses on neutrinos- almost massless and almost non-interacting particles that pervade the Universe and that can reveal hidden wonders. Such wonders include the core of the Sun, stars that implode, and black holes that are gobbling away (trillions of neutrinos passed invisibly through your eyes as you read that sentence). He has won both the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award and the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. He frequently makes or hosts presentations on science to audiences ranging from children to retirees. He commutes by bicycle year-round, does not own a cell phone, and claims to see neutrinos.
December 18, 2014
CCAPP hosted fifty Starling Middle school students for a followup event to The Breakfast of Science Champions, bringing them back to campus for a Planetarium showing and up close and personal discussion with real world scientists about what it means to pursue science as a career.
One of the many themes during the pre-visit and the BoSC itself was the idea of scale, for which they specifically discussed sizes and distances in the Solar System and sizes of stars found throughout the Universe. Then, the students were able to mold their own clay cosmic webs, representing "The biggest thing in the universe!"
CCAPP Postdoc, Paul Sutter, along with other CCAPP researchers helped attendees of the planetarium grand re-opening event with a make-your-own clay cosmic web activity.
The new COSI Planetarium -- the largest in Ohio -- features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe. For all who wonder, who question, who dream, your window to the universe is now open at COSI.
More about the COSI Planetarium: www.cosi.org
8th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture
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November 13, 2014
CCAPP along with departments of Astronomy and Physics, hosted Columbus middle school students for this year's Breakfast of Science Champions event. Students visited the newly renovated Astronomy planetarium and attended various sessions to learn about gravity and the Universe.
The Breakfast of Science Champions offers Columbus City Schools middle school students the opportunity to explore science, math, and engineering at The Ohio State University in a program designed especially for them.
Tuesday August 19, 2014
As a part of the continuing partnership between COSI and OSU's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, CCAPP scientists along with astrophysicists from around the world visited COSI to teach about the cosmic web: what it's made of, how it grew over billions of years, where the Milky Way sits inside it, what life is like inside the voids, and how we're building the next generation of telescopes to zoom out even further!
Check out the event pictures on Facebook...
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, CCAPP co-hosted with Astronomy two classes of eighth grade students from Berwick and Dominion Columbus city schools on OSU's campus to learn about science through a series of hands-on activities to get them excited about a career in science, math or engineering. Students spent the morning on campus enjoying breakfast with faculty, researchers and graduate students from Physics and Astronomy, gave them a planetarium show, and led them in four activities designed to teach them about astronomy and the type of work that professional astronomers do.
Prior to the event, select researchers also did pre-visits to the two schools to introduce the students to the concepts they would be learning more about at the actual event and get them excited for their visit.
Wednesday March 6, 2013
Smith Seminar Room
CCAPP Public Lecture - Free and open to all
The Large Hadron Collider, perhaps the greatest machine ever built by human beings, represents one step in a thousands-year-old quest to understand the nature of reality. A chapter in this adventure was closed with the much anticipated discovery of the Higgs Boson last summer. Its identification, and the measurement of its mass, has given us the first hint of what might be coming next. The favored idea, supersymmetry, would be the first extension of Einstein's space-time symmetry in 100 years. Will this be the generation to discover it, or is the information beyond our grasp?
David Kaplan is a professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University and producer of the upcoming documentary film Particle Fever.
Note: Documentary film crews will be present to record the talk and audience reactions.
(Watch the Lecture Online, same lecture but given in London)
Wednesday February 20, 2013
Smith Labs Room 1153 - Directions and Parking Info
CCAPP Public Lecture - Free and open to all
For decades, particle physicists have searched for the elusive Higgs boson, the missing piece to the "Standard Model" that explains the world we see. In July 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva announced that they found it. I will explain why the Higgs boson is so important, talk about the enormous challenge physicists overcame to build the LHC and get it running, and consider what the future of particle physics will look like.
Many people are now familiar with her work as portrayed by Jodie Foster in the movie Contact.
Tuesday June 5, 2012
Evening of Events and Observations
Venus will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun and will appear as a black spot on the surface of the Sun.
Free and open to public (tell your friends!) No reservations needed.
Wednesday May 30, 2012
7-9pm, every half hour
5th Floor Smith Lab
Free and open to public (tell your friends!) No reservations needed.
Dr. Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins), 2011 Nobel Laureate will speak.
The Sun is so large that a million Earths could fit inside it, yet there are stars much larger than the Sun, and the distances between stars and galaxies are truly awesome. The large sizes encountered in astronomy are part of its fascination, but depicting them is perhaps astronomy's greatest challenge.
J. Richard Gott is noted for his contributions to cosmology and general relativity. He has received the Robert J. Trumpler Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Astronomical League Award, and Princeton's President's Award for Distinguished Teaching
Sizing Up the Universe reveals an ingenious new way to envision the outsize proportions of space. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, it demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos -- from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint to the visible universe and beyond.
Filmmaker Paul Devlin follows the story of his brother, Mark Devlin PhD, as he leads a tenacious team of scientists hoping to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon.
Complete event details can be found at biardlecture.html
More information about BLAST! and movie trailer: blastthemovie.com
PICTURES FROM THE EVENT! http://tinyurl.com/ycop336
Over the last four years, MacArthur-award winning artist Josiah McElheny and Ohio State astronomer David Weinberg have collaborated on the design of four cosmologically inspired sculptures. In this joint lecture, McElheny and Weinberg will describe the history of their collaboration and the scientific and philosophical ideas behind these extraordinary art works, which have been exhibited across the United States and Europe.
Wednesday May 6, 2009
(Located in the lower level of the Wexner Center)
Monday, November 17 through Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding a Mini-workshop on "Novel Searches for Dark Matter with Neutrino Telescopes" in Columbus, Ohio on November 17-18, 2008. A third day (November 19th, 2008) will be dedicated to simulations and reserved for a DarkSUSY tutorial (by J. Edsjö).
For full information about the workshop click here.
CCAPP is proud to present the Second Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the annual series of public lectures which is supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.
This year's Biard Lecturer is Rocky Kolb. Rocky is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College and Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.
The Biard Lecture was held Oct. 29, 2008.
For more information about the public lecture click here.
Thursday May 22 through Saturday May 24, 2008
The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding The DES Cluster Finder Comparison Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on May 22-24. Participation is by invitation only and is sponsored by CCAPP. This meeting will bring together the various groups within the Dark Energy Survey (DES) that are working on developing and/or testing cluster finding algorithms in order to compare the different approaches being currently pursued. Our final goal is to clearly identify and characterize the relative strength and weaknesses of each of the methods, in order to improve the quality of the optical cluster finding techniques that will be available for the DES.
Friday April 4 through Sunday April 6, 2008
The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding the DUSEL Theory Workshop at OSU, in Columbus, Ohio from April 4 - 6, 2008. Participation is by invitation only and is sponsored, in part, by the NSF and CCAPP.
The NSF has chosen the site for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory [DUSEL] to be in Lead, South Dakota. The state of South Dakota has already stepped up to the plate and contributed its own funding into the proposed lab. For more information, see http://www.sanfordlaboratoryathomestake.org/index.html.
Monday, March 24, 2008
The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) will host a Special Public Lecture by Joel R. Primack and Nancey Ellen Abrams. Please click here for more information.
CCAPP is proud to announce the inaugural R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the first in an annual series of public lectures which will be supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.
This year's Biard Lecturer is Prof. Robert Kirshner, Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University. Among his long list of notable achievements, Prof. Kirshner along with his students and postdocs formed the core of the High-z Supernova Search Team that shared this year's Gruber Cosmology Prize as one of two teams who discovered the accelerating universe.
The Biard Lecture will be held Oct. 17, 2007. Please contact Yavonne McGarry, CCAPP Program Coordinator for any further information.
The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) will host the 8th Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop (GLCW8) over the weekend of May 31-June 3, 2007 in beautiful Columbus, Ohio. As is tradition, the Workshop provides a forum for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and young faculty from the Great Lakes region working on all areas of cosmology and particle-astrophysics. More senior faculty will provide useful overviews. The general structure of the workshop includes a registration/reception the evening of May 31 followed by 2.5 days of workshops (5 half-day sessions), ending at lunchtime on Sunday June 3. There will be a GLCW8 BBQ on Saturday evening, June 2.
See GLCW8 registration, accommodations, and other relevant details can be found here. Please contact the CCAPP Program Coordinator, Ms. Yavonne McGarry ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.