AP/Physics Colloquium

Frontiers in Cosmic Magnetism and in Many-Body Physics

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Speaker
Susan Clark & Vedika Khemani (Stanford University) via zoom

Galaxies like our Milky Way host large-scale, weak magnetic fields. The interstellar magnetic field affects a wide range of physics, from cosmic ray propagation to star formation. The magnetic interstellar medium is also a formidable foreground for experimental cosmology, particularly for the quest to find signatures of inflation in the polarized cosmic microwave background.