This IoP Colloquium will be given by Prof. Eiichiro Komatsu, director of the Department of Physical Cosmology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics. Eiichiro Komatsu is currently the Van der Waals Visiting Professor at IoP.
Prof. Eiichiro Komatsu is the director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (since August 2012). He obtained his doctoral degree from Tohoku University in Japan in 2001. After doing a postdoc at Princeton University, he joined the University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member in 2003. He is interested in and works on all aspects of physical cosmology.
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) gives a photographic image of the Universe when it was still an „infant“. Its detailed measurements have given us a wealth of information such as the composition and history of the Universe. We are now using it to test our ideas about the origin of the Universe. I will review the physics of CMB and the key results from the recent experiments, and discuss future prospects on our quest to find the cosmic origins.
Hosting the speaker is Shin'ichiro Ando.
There will be drinks after the colloquium at Academische Kwartier.