University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
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Zachary Slepian is originally from Fairfield, Connecticut. He received a BA summa cum laude from Princeton (2011), working with J. Richard Gott, III on his senior thesis, an MSt in philosophy of physics at Oxford (2012), and a PhD in Astrophysics (2016) from Harvard, advised by Daniel J. Eisenstein.
Yi-Kuan Chiang is a CCAPP fellow at the Ohio State University working on data-intensive astronomy. He extracts cosmological and astrophysical information in the diffuse extragalactic background light in sky surveys across the electromagnetic spectrum. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and has held post-doctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tokyo.
Arka Banerjee is a Schramm fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics at Fermilab. Previously, he got his Phd from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and then was a KIPAC postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. His research focuses on cosmological structure formation, and its connection to fundamental physics.
Talk Title and Abstract:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.