Colloquium 2023 season begins Wednesday

Angela V. Olinto. Photo: University of Chicago

Angela Olinto will give the Colloquium on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11.

While her high-pressure balloon gets ready to fly around the south pole from New Zealand, Angela will update the Fermilab community on her work to understand high-energy particles. Exceeding the limitations of accelerators built on earth, these missions use the earth’s atmosphere as detectors to see what accelerators in space produce. She described the projects at a colloquium in August 2019. “I am happy to return to Fermilab to talk about the highest-energy cosmic particles,” Angela said.

Angela is preparing this talk for a general audience. Technical staff, engineers and staff all will learn about how she plans and organizes collaborations for these extreme observations.

Early in her career, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group. Now she is the Dean of Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.

Her Colloquium, “Space Observatories for the Highest Energy Cosmic Particles: POEMMA & EUSO-SPB,” takes place on Jan. 11, 4:00 p.m. at 1 West. Afterward, we will host a wine-and-cheese reception for her in the Wilson Hall atrium.