CMB Tea is a biweekly meeting of students and postdocs from the TAPIR and OBSCOS groups at Caltech, discussing topics related to Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) research. The CMB-Tea crowd is a mix of theory, observation, and instrumentation-oriented folk, mainly from the Cahill Center for Astrophysics, who wish to learn and share their expertise with colleagues working in different areas of the field.
The format of the meetings is a half-hour long pedagogical talk (given by a student, postdoc, or invited faculty member) followed by a short discussion of recent results and news. The topics range from detector technologies to estimator formalisms, and the presentation style is generally white-board happy, with supporting power-point slides. The talk schedule can be found here, and materials from previous talks are available here.
If you would like to join the CMB Tea email list, or are visiting and would like to tell us about your research, please contact Vera Gluscevic at verag[at]caltech.edu!
Thanks to prof Chris Hirata and prof Sunil Glowala who are generously supporting the "tea and snacks" side of this effort, regular attendees are invited to sign up here to bring snacks and take their receipts to Shirley (shampton[at]caltech.edu) for reimbursement.