We Have No Idea event poster

CCAPP Special Public Lecture
"We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe"

  • Jorge Cham (Creator of PhD Comics)
    Daniel Whiteson (Professor of Physics, U of California Irvine)

  • Friday October 27, 2017
    McPherson Chemical Lab, Room 1000 (Next to the cafe)
    140 W 18th Ave

  • Free and open to all!
    From the creator of PhD Comics, Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson team up to explain everything we DON'T know about the Universe, from Cosmic Rays and Dark Matter to time travel and the Big Bang.
    Book signing opportunity immediately following lecture. Books available for purchase on site.
Strongwater Logo

Astronomy on Tap

"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.

Biard Lecture

The Exploration of Pluto
Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons)

Wednesday February 15, 2017
7:00pm - 8:15pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus
National Geographic Giant Screen Movie Theater

Free and open to all
Great for a general audience, including kids
ASL interpreter provided upon request

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.

Alan Stern

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.

Laura Cadonati

Science Sundays
"Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

  • Laura Cadonati
    Professor of Physics
    Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics

  • Sunday January 22, 2017
    Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theatre
    3pm - 4pm

  • Einstein predicted gravitational waves as ripples in space-time produced by violent astrophysical events. One hundred years later, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) observed gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This groundbreaking discovery marks the beginning of a new astrophysics, providing new ways to probe the universe.

    Read more about this Science Sundays lecture...

Einstein & Eddington Movie and Discussion

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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Song of the Stars:
A Dance Experience of Cosmic Proportions

Thursday April 21, 2016
Capital Theater, 77 S. High Street
Buy tickets: $25 each, or $20 each in groups of 10 or more
Contribute to the Kickstarter

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. can check out the Kickstarter preview page for more info.

Information gathered and more information can be found from event website:

Columbus Dispatch "Astrophysicist, dance company bring cosmic story to life" by Laura Arenschield.

Todd Thompson

Science Sundays
"The Fantastic Forge: Supernovae and the Origin of the Elements"

  • Todd Thompson
    Professor of Astronomy
    The Ohio State University

  • Sunday March 20, 2015
    Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theatre
    3pm - 4pm

  • Thompson describes the grand pageant of stellar death and transfiguration caused by supernovae -- exploding massive stars and tremendous thermonuclear detonations of white dwarfs -- that partially replenish galaxies with raw materials for future star formation. We owe our existence to the elements they provided: carbon, oxygen and iron.

    Read more about this Science Sundays lecture...

"The Fantastic Forge" on YouTube

  • CCAPP Todd Thompson's Science Sundays talk is now on YouTube, describing the grand pageant of stellar death and transfiguration caused by supernovae.

TEDxOhioState University: Reconstructing Reality

  • Join TEDxOhioStateUniversity on March 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. Arts and Sciences speakers include: Paul Sutter, CCAPP visiting scholar.

"Awakening Curiosity" on YouTube

  • CCAPP Paul Sutter's TEDx OSU talk is now on YouTube, discussing the importance of artistic representations of science.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Let Physics Be the Dream It Used To Be (Talk Poster pdf)

  • Monday November 9, 2015
    Physics Research Building
    Room 1080

  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current research focuses on early universe cosmology and technical questions relating to how to do quantum field theory calculations in curved spacetimes. She was listed by the L'Oreal-UNESCO Foundation as one of "5 Amazing Woman Astronomers You Should Know." Prescod-Weinstein is a passionate advocate for racial and gender diversity in STEM and will be sharing her stories about her efforts in this area.

  • Chanda's Website...
Next Frontiers Poster 2015

CCAPP Next Frontiers Symposium: Space Science and Exploration
Watch it now on YouTube!

  • Wednesday October 14, 2015
    Drake Performance and Event Center
    OSU Parking Map Guide

  • CCAPP invites you to a special evening featuring a panel of experts discussing the impact of the next frontiers in space science, exploration, and outreach. We will explore topics such as the relevance of discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics in our daily lives, the challenges and opportunities in human spaceflight, and how to reach out to the next generation of scientists and explorers. The panelists will be available prior to the event for autographs and photos.

  • Free and open to all
    Great for a general audience, including kids
    ASL interpreter upon request

  • • Fraiser Cain (Publisher of UniverseToday and Co-Host of Astronomy Cast)
    • Dr. Pamela Gay (Principal Investigator of CosmoQuest and Co-Host of Astronomy Cast)
    • Dr. Ronald Sega (NASA Astronaut (former), professor of systems engineering and Vice President for Energy and the Environment at the Colorado State University Research Foundation, Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy and Environment at The Ohio State University)
    • Ty Owen (Manager of Theater Operations, COSI)
    • Host/MC - Paul Sutter, CCAPP Visiting Scholar

"Lost in Space" TEDx talk by John Beacom

TEDx event picture with photos of this year's speakers

TEDx -- The Human Narrative

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:
For a list of all 2015 speakers, visit

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.

Clifford Will

Science Sundays
"Black Holes, Waves of Gravity, and other Warped Ideas of Dr. Einstein"

  • Clifford Will
    Distinguished Professor of Physics
    University of Florida

  • Sunday January 11, 2014
    Wexner Film/Video Theater
    3pm - 4pm

  • Einstein's General Theory of Relativity has had a major impact on everything from popular culture to everyday life to basic science. Songs, plays and movies proclaim Einstein as the symbol of genius, while people navigating with GPS devices unknowingly take account of Einstein's relativistic warpage of time.

    Read more about this Science Sundays lecture...
students in small group discussion

Breakfast of Science Champions - Followup Lunch Discussion

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!"

clay cosmic webs in progress on table

COSI Planetarium Grand Re-Opening

November 22, 2014

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:

Biard Lecture

Our Mathematical Universe:
From Primordial Gravity Waves to Precision Cosmology

Max Tegmark (MIT)

Wednesday November 19, 2014
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Schoenbaum Hall, Room 105
210 W Woodruff Ave

Free and open to all
Great for a general audience, including kids
ASL interpreter provided

8th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture

Read more about the Biard Lecture...

Gisella deRosa shows students how to cook up a comet

Breakfast of Science Champions

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.


OSU STEM Outreach

Ray Jayawardhana

Science Sundays
"Neutrino Hunters: Chasing a Ghostly Particle to Unlock Cosmic Secrets"

  • Ray Jayawardhana
    Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

  • Sunday October 12, 2014
    Wexner Film/Video Theater
    3pm - 4pm

  • Move over Higgs -- it's neutrino time. Take a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of these elusive particles as Jayawardhana recounts a captivating detective story with a colorful cast of characters and awesome cosmic implications.
    Ray Jayawardhana is an astronomer and award-winning science writer. His primary research areas include the formation and early evolution of stars, brown dwarfs and planets.

    Read more about this Science Sundays lecture...
making cosmic voids

CCAPP Scientists Visit COSI

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...

Student looking through telescope in hallway

Breakfast of Science Champions for Astronomy

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.

Astronomy/CCAPP Event Pictures
Read more about Breakfast of Science Champions

Big Bang Science Day at COSI

"Confirmed Truths and Remaining Mysteries Regarding the Origin of the Universe"

  • Lloyd Knox
    Professor of Physics at UC Davis

  • Sunday February 23, 2014
    COSI - Center of Science and Industry, 333 West Broad Street
    3pm - 4pm : Lecture with Dr. Knox in COSI's Extreme Screen Theatre
  • 4pm - 5pm : Big Bang Science Day in COSI's Atrium

  • It all started with a Big Bang. The Universe was once filled with hot, dense matter, smoothly distributed across a rapidly expanding space. Professor Lloyd Knox will trace the history of this "Big Bang" picture of our origins, clarifying its observational successes and highlighting the remaining questions that drive us toward deeper exploration.

    Meet the speaker and scientists from the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics at The Ohio State University. Ask questions about the universe and its amazing contents, hear about exciting research being done at The Ohio State University, and find ways to further your interests in science.

    Lloyd Knox is a Professor of Physics at the University of California at Davis. He is leading the U.S. component of the effort to determine the basic parameters of the cosmos from the data acquired by the Planck satellite, which was launched in 2009. He is well known as an excellent speaker for both scientific and public audiences.

    Both events are free, open to all, and targeted to be interesting to broad audiences. Admission to other COSI exhibits and parking are not included.
    See COSI's event page for further details.

    Columbus Dispatch Event Article: "Big Bang insights ripple to our era, physicist tells COSI crowd" The Lantern Event Article: "University of California Davis professor gives lecture at COSI on universe's expansion"
David Kaplan
David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins

The Discovery of our (Space-)Time

Wednesday March 6, 2013
Smith Seminar Room
PRB 1080

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.

Sean Carroll
Sean Carroll, Caltech

(Watch the Lecture Online, same lecture but given in London)

The Particle at the End of the Universe:
How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

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.

Sean Carroll on The Colbert Report November 29, 2012 and March 10, 2010.


Science Sundays
"Ready for Their Closeup: Scientists Go Hollywood"

  • Jennifer Ouellette

  • Sunday Dec 9, 2012
    Ohio Union US Bank Confer Theatre
    3-4pm, Reception 4-5pm

Science Sundays
"Landing and Roving on Mars"

Biard Lecture Poster

6th Annual Biard Lecture
SETI: Five Decades of Progress in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Jill Tarter
Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI -- SETI Institute

Wednesday November 7, 2012
8:00 pm
Location: McPherson Lab - Room 1000 - 140 W 18th Ave, Columbus
Free and open to all

Many people are now familiar with her work as portrayed by Jodie Foster in the movie Contact.

Transit of Venus

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.

OSU Astronomy's Last Planetarium Shows before Renovations

Wednesday May 30, 2012
7-9pm, every half hour
5th Floor Smith Lab
Free and open to public (tell your friends!) No reservations needed.

Evalyn Gates

Science Sundays
"The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy"

  • Evalyn Gates
    (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)

  • Sunday May 20, 2012
    Ohio Union US Bank Confer Theatre
    3-4pm, Reception 4-5pm

50th Annual Smith Lecture
"Supernovae Reveal An Accelerating Universe"

Thursday May 10, 2012
Independence Hall - Room 100

Dr. Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins), 2011 Nobel Laureate will speak.

Sizing up the Universe Bookcover

5th Annual CCAPP Biard Lecture
"Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective"

Wednesday April 18, 2012
5:00 pm
Location: McPherson Lab - Room 1000 - 140 W 18th Ave, Columbus
Speaker: J. Richard Gott, III
Book signing to follow lecture

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.


BLAST! The Movie - Welcome to Astrophysics Indiana Jones style!

Tuesday December 1, 2009
Physics Research Building Atrium
Q&A with Paul and Mark Devlin following the movie
View the Anyvite Event Invitation

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:


Island Universe

From the Big Bang to Island Universe

Josiah McElheny and David Weinberg

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
Film/Video Theater
(Located in the lower level of the Wexner Center)

Learn More...

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The Dark Energy Survey LSS Mini Workshop

  • Sunday November 9 through Monday November 10

  • The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Mini Workshop in Columbus, Ohio on November 9-10, 2008.
  • For those planning to attend, please sign up here.
The CCAPP Dark Matter Workshop

Novel Searches for Dark Matter Workshop

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.

The Dark Energy Survey International Collaboration Meeting

The Dark Energy Survey International Collaboration Meeting

  • Friday November 7 through Sunday November 9

  • The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on November 7-9, 2008. Participation is limited to members of the DES Collaboration and is sponsored by CCAPP. The Meeting will bring together members of the Collaboration in order to discuss the ongoing development of the hardware and support infrastructure of the Dark Energy Camera, as well as the current status and future plans of the various DES Science Working Groups.
Big Bang Image

R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Lectureship in Cosmology and Astrophysics

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.

DES Cluster Finder Comparison Meeting

DES Cluster Finder Comparison Meeting

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.

Small Dusel

DUSEL Theory Workshop

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

The View from the Center of the Universe

Special Public Lecture

The View from the Center of the Universe

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.

Picture Taken by High-z Supernova Search Team

R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Lectureship in Cosmology and Astrophysics

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.

Active Galactic Nuclei

CCAPP Workshop: Active Galactic Nuclei in the Cosmological Context

Complete Details here

  • Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3, 2007

  • This workshop aims to bring together theorists, analysts and observers to discuss recent advances in our understanding of AGN within the cosmological context.

  • Those interested in participating or finding out more about the workshop can find information on the AGN Workshop page.
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8th Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop | Complete Details here

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 ( with questions.


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