Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

EHS Orientation for Wright Lab Shops

Wright Lab will host two identical 1-hour Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Shop Orientations on Tuesday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m., and Friday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m., both on Zoom (connection information is below). The EHS shop orientation is offered each semester and is required to be taken once by anyone who would like to gain access and make use of the research and teaching shops at Wright Lab.
For more information on the shop facilities at Wright Lab see: https://wlab.yale.edu/facilities

Yale Day of Data Spring Series: Language (Data) Is Everywhere! Linguistics and Language Data in Research

What kind of data do linguists use and how do they use it? Please join us for a panel that will get into the nitty gritty of linguistics data across a variety of subfields, from brain imaging to corpus analysis and beyond, moderated by Professor of Linguistics and 2020-2021 Model Research Collection Curator Claire Bowern.

Panelists:

- Robert Frank, Professor of Linguistics
- Maria Piñango, Associate Professor of Linguistics
- Natalie Weber, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
- Jim Wood, Assistant Professor of Linguistics

WIDG Seminar: Avinay Bhat, Syracuse University, "MeV Scale Physics in MicroBooNE"

This talk presents the first measurement of sub-MeV scale energy signatures and relevant backgrounds for beam neutrino interactions in MicroBooNE using a dedicated reconstruction technique. After introducing the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber technology and the MicroBooNE detector, I will highlight the main features of this reconstruction technique and the measurements carried out from beam neutrino data.

WIDG Seminar: Gadi Afek, Yale, "Searches for New Physics Using Levitated Optomechanics"

In an attempt to provide further insight into one of the major questions of physics beyond the standard model, new, highly sensitive, optomechanical sensors are employed utilizing techniques synchronous with those of the atomic physics community. These sensors are table-top experimental tools offering exquisite control of mechanical and electrical degrees of freedom and isolation from the environment. They enable unprecedented acceleration sensitivities for ~ng objects, while still maintaining the access needed to probe short-ranged dynamics.

NPA Zoom Seminar, Kimmy Wu, SLAC/KIPAC, "Improved Constraint on Primordial Gravitational Waves with Delensing"

Inflation generically predicts a background of primordial gravitational waves, which generate a primordial B-mode component in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The measurement of such a B-mode signature would lend significant support to the paradigm of inflation. Observed B modes also contain a component from the gravitational lensing of primordial E modes, which can obscure the measurement of the primordial B modes.

NPA Zoom Seminar, Govert Nijs, MIT, "A Transverse Momentum Differential Global Analysis of Heavy Ion Collisions"

The understanding of heavy ion collisions and its quark-gluon plasma formation requires a complicated interplay of rich physics in a wealth of experimental data. In this work we compare for identified particles as a function of transverse momentum both the spectra and the anisotropic flow coefficients for both PbPb and pPb collisions. We do this in a model including a free streaming prehydrodynamic phase with variable velocity v_fs, thereby widening the scope of initial conditions. During the hydrodynamic phase we vary three new second order transport coefficients.

Yale Day of Data - Day 2

The 2020 Yale Day of Data will be held virtually over two half-days, December 3 and 4*, with the theme “In the Service of Data.”

The Yale Day of Data is an event that brings researchers together from a variety of disciplines to discuss finding, analyzing, and managing data.

Friday, December 4

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Faculty Panel, Smita Krishnaswamy, Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science; Ellery Frahm, Research Scientist in the Department of Anthropology & Council on Archaeological Studies, Director of Y-PYRO and YAXX

Yale Day of Data - Day 1

The 2020 Yale Day of Data will be held virtually over two half-days, December 3 and 4*, with the theme “In the Service of Data.”

The Yale Day of Data is an event that brings researchers together from a variety of disciplines to discuss finding, analyzing, and managing data.

Thursday, December 3

1:00 PM | Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Michael Crair, Vice Provost for Research

NPA Zoom Seminar, Zhilei Xu, MIT, "Precision Cosmology: from the CMB to 21-cm Observations"

Over the past decades, the discovery and characterization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) have marked the beginning of precision cosmology. At lower redshifts, future 21-cm signals from neutral hydrogen atoms also have great potential for cosmological and astrophysical studies. Observing 21-cm signals at different frequency bands produces a tomographic view of the universe. These observations will transform our current understanding of cosmology, commencing the 21-cm precision cosmology.

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