Research Seminars @ Illinois

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Tailored for undergraduate researchers, this calendar is a curated list of research seminars at the University of Illinois. Explore the diverse world of research and expand your knowledge through engaging sessions designed to inspire and enlighten.

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Food For Thought: Jessie Shelton and Prashant Jain

Event Type
Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Apr 16, 2024   11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Jessie Shelton, Prashant Jain
Naomi Young
Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

11:00am, Jessie Shelton, Gravitational Footprints of Dark Particle Physics in the Very Early Universe

The earliest direct probes of our universe come from the abundance of light elements, which started forming when the universe was about a second old. What happened in the second before that remains one of the biggest outstanding questions in both cosmology and particle physics. Professor Shelton will talk about recent work developing subtle fossil footprints of processes that could have happened at earlier times, and discuss how future observations of dark matter and gravitational waves may help us look back into the baby universe.

Noon, Prashant Jain, Path of a Photon in Artificial Photosynthesis

This presentation will follow the path of a photon as it goes from being emitted from a light source to being stored in a chemical bond. Professor Jain's research group is leveraging this understanding for the artificial photosynthesis of fuels and green manufacturing of chemicals.

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