Observing the Dawn of Time from Above the Clouds

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Jeffrey Filippini

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Event Description

This talk will introduce the quest to understand the universe’s birth with SPIDER, an ambitious instrument to observe the oldest light in the cosmos from a balloon high above Antarctica. Professor Filippini will discuss SPIDER’s first adventure in Antarctic ballooning, the new cameras developed for its second flight, and prospects for the future.

Jeffrey Filippini

Department of Physics, Fellow 2018-19