Doing Research with the Tianlai Array in Xinjiang, China
UW undergraduate astronomy student Gage Siebert will present a talk on his research in radio astronomy:
The Tianlai radio telescope array is one of several experiments working to map hydrogen density over large volumes of the universe. I’ll talk a little about how I came to work on Tianlai and describe how the experiment works. Then, we’ll talk about how these measurements relate to the earliest times in the universe and what they can teach us about the expansion of the universe and dark energy. Finally, I will describe how Tianlai is also used to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Gage Siebert graduated from UW Madison in May of this year with his bachelor’s degree and will be attending Arizona State University for graduate school beginning in the fall of 2022.
This meeting will be held on-line via Zoom.