David Spergel (Princeton University)
Time: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2016
Location: Barus & Holley, Room 190 (182 Hope Street, Providence, RI)
Title: "Our Standard Cosmological Model: Current Status and Next Tests"
Abstract: I will review the observational status of our current standard cosmological model, LCDM with a focus on recent results from CMB experiments, distance measurements, and large-scale structure observations. I will then provide an overview of some of the upcoming experiments in the next decade with a focus on next generation CMB experiments and on NASA's WFIRST mission.