Undergraduate

NPA Seminar: Jonghee Yoo, Seoul National University, "Searching for invisible axion dark matter with an 18T magnet haloscope"

Astrophysical observation indicates that 68% of the Universe is made up of dark energy, 27% is dark matter, and the rest 5% is ordinary matter. Therefore, probing the dark components of the Universe is the most prominent subject in modern particle physics. One of the strong candidates of dark matter is the hypothetical particle called axions. The axion has been postulated to solve the strong-CP problem in quantum chromodynamics. The axion is also an ideal dark matter candidate who would have been produced during the Big Bang.

NPA Seminar: Karl van Bibber, UC Berkeley, "ALPHA – A Search for the Post-Inflation Axion"

The axion represents both the most natural solution to the Strong-CP problem and a compelling candidate to constitute the dark matter of the Universe. The most sensitive experiments searching for axion dark matter are based on the resonant conversion of axions to photons within a microwave cavity permeated by a magnetic field.

Dissertation Defense: Sumita Ghosh, Yale University, "Harnessing HAYSTAC for Hidden Photons and Advancing Rydberg Atom-based Axion Detection"

Dark matter is the name that we give to the 85% of matter in the universe that interacts via gravity but negligibly with any of the other known forces. One compelling model for dark matter is the axion, as it simultaneously solves the existence of dark matter and the strong CP problem in QCD. Axions can interact with a strong magnetic field through the Primakoff effect, wherein the axion can spontaneously convert into a photon in the presence of a strong magnetic field.

Applying to Graduate Schools Panel and Pizza Lunch

Undergraduates in physics and astronomy are invited to learn about applying to graduate schools from Yale faculty and current graduate students.
Panel includes:
Hector Arce, Professor and DGS of Astronomy
William Cerny, Graduate Student in Astronomy
Daisuke Nagai, Professor and DGS of Physics
Emily Pottebaum, Graduate Student in Physics
Rona Ramos, Yale Physics Graduate Program Coordinator; Lecturer Physics

Beinecke Viewing of Historical Science Books

Open to students in the Wright Lab summer program.
Split between the Beinecke and Medical Historical Library, Yale has access to early editions of many milestones of achievement in physics. In this enrichment session, you will have the opportunity to see works from Copernicus, du Châtelet, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and other scientists from the 16th-19th centuries, with topics ranging from early materials science, astronomy and cosmology, physics, and mathematics, a total of 15 items.

WL Summer Program: Kayleigh Bohemier, Yale, “Résumés, CVs, and Your Online Presence, From Academia to the Cubicle: A Pizza Lunch Workshop”

Learn how to recognize what makes a good résumé or CV, how to manage your online professional presence, and what tools you can use to help you make decisions about your grad school search. We’ll look at several faculty CVs, commonly-used professional profile websites, and library databases that can help you find information on departments, industries, companies, and more — whether you plan to go into academia, corporate, or nonprofit work.

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