DR. ANDREW S. FRIEDMAN
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Teaching
Science A-47 (Harvard)
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Astronomy 10, (UCB)
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Talks

Research Talks
19. How Big Is The World? Exploring the Multiverse in Modern Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Beyond, Invited Talk, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) (Jul 16, 2014) [YOUTUBE]
[Practice talk for July 29, 2014 event at the UC San Diego, Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination - YOUTUBE]

18. Testing Quantum Mechanics and Bell's Inequality with Cosmological Observations of Quasars, American Astronomical Society, 224th Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, (June 4 2014)

17. Testing Quantum Mechanics and Bell's Inequality with Cosmological Observations, Brown Bag Lunch Talk, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, (March 10, 2014)

16. Testing Quantum Mechanics and Bell's Inequality with Cosmological Observations, UC San Diego, Department of Philosophy, Department Talk, (Feb 20 2014) [Event Flyer]

15. Testing Quantum Mechanics and Bell's Inequality with Observations of Causally Disconnected Cosmological Events, Invited Talk, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) (Jan 13, 2014)

14. Testing Quantum Mechanics and Bell's Inequality with Observations of Causally Disconnected Cosmological Events, Invited Talk, Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) (Nov 19, 2013) [Talk Poster | Abstract]

13. The Shared Causal Pasts and Futures of Cosmological Events, Invited Talk, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) (Jun 19, 2013)

12. Infrared Photometric Uncertainties with the PAIRITEL 1.3-m Telescope, Invited Talk, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) (Jan 2, 2013)

11. CfAIR2: 100 Type Ia Supernovae Light Curves From PAIRITEL, Invited Talk, Special Astrophysics Seminar, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) (Jun 19, 2012)

10. CfAIR2: Infrared Observations of ~100 Type Ia Supernovae With PAIRITEL, Invited Talk, Type Ia Supernovae in the Near Infrared, A PITT PACC workshop at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy (Mar 28, 2012)

9. CfAIR2: Infrared Observations of ~100 Type Ia Supernovae With PAIRITEL, Andrew Friedman Ph.D. Thesis Talk (Harvard/CfA Optical and Infrared Seminar), Harvard University Department of Astronomy, Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Feb 22, 2012) [YOUTUBE]

8. Rescuing Type Ia Supernovae From Dust: Bayesian Inference With Near-Infrared and Optical Data, Philosophy of Cosmology Workshop / Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP): Topics in the Philosophy of Cosmology Panel, University of Western Ontario (May 7, 2011)

7. Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae, AAS Meeting #215, Washington, DC, (Jan 5, 2010)

6. Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae from PAIRITEL, Accretion and Explosion: The Astrophysics of Degenerate Stars, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, (Feb 20, 2007) [Movie Online Here]

5. Selected PAIRITEL Data Analysis Issues, 2nd Annual PAIRITEL Workshop, Harvard-CfA, (May 16, 2006)

4. The Promise and Limitations of GRB Standard Candles, Graduate Student Research Forum, Harvard University, (March 14, 2006)

2. The Present and Future of GRB Cosmology, Supernova Acceleration Probe (SNAP) Science Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, California, (July 15, 2005)

3. Toward a More Standardized Candle Using GRB Energetics and Spectra, High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) Lunch Talk, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Cambridge, MA, (Feb 9, 2005)

1. The Present and Future of GRB Cosmography, AAS Meeting #205, San Diego, CA, (Jan 9-13, 2005)

Public Talks
13. How Big Is The World? Exploring the Multiverse in Modern Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Beyond, with David Brin and Brian Keating, UC San Diego, Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination, San Diego, CA (July 29 2014) [Event] [Poster] [Slides] [YOUTUBE]

12. Testing Quantum Mechanics with Astronomical Observations, Andrew Friedman, JED Talks, The Wedding of Jessica Webster and Edward Neuvramont, Naturebridge, Olympia National Park, Port Angleles, WA (Sep 13, 2013) [As part of a TED-talk like session at a friend's wedding, at night, in front of an outdoor fire pit, this five minute talk was the most unique public science presentation I have ever given.]

11. CfAIR2: Infrared Observations of ~100 Type Ia Supernovae With PAIRITEL, Andrew Friedman Ph.D. Thesis Talk (Harvard/CfA Optical and Infrared Seminar), Harvard University Department of Astronomy, Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Feb 22, 2012) [MOVIE]

10. Our Place in Space, Dudley House Crosstalk, Harvard University, with Jason Gallicchio, Harvard Physics Department, (March 6 2008) [Event Flyer]

9. Measuring Cosmic Expansion and Acceleration with Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts, Guest Lecture, Summer Science Program, Ojai, California, (July 3, 2006)

8. The Coolest Things In Astronomy: II, Guest Lecture, The Math Circle, Northeastern University, (Dec 10 2005)

7. Your Place in the Cosmos: From Planets to Stars to Galaxies and Beyond, Dudley House Crosstalk, Harvard University, With Ryan Hickox, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (Dec 8 2005) [Event Flyer, blurb text]

6. 2 Hour Coursewide Final Exam Review Session, Science A-47, Cosmic Connections, Professor David Charbonneau, Harvard University, Fall 2005 [Streaming Real Player Video (or go here and click on Review Session link)] (January 21st 2006)

5. White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Supernova Explosions, and the Origins of Humanity, Guest Lecture, Science A-47: Cosmic Connections, Harvard University, (Nov 7 2005) [Streaming Real Player Video]

4. The Coolest Things In Astronomy, Guest Lecture, The Math Circle, Northeastern University, (May 22 2005)

3. Type Ia Supernovae and Cosmology, Guest Lecture at the Summer Science Program, Ojai, CA, (2002)

2. Fundamental Constants of Physics: The Genes of the Universe, Guest Lecture at the Summer Science Program, Ojai, CA, (2002)

1. Stephen Wolfram's: A New Kind of Science, Guest Lecture at the Summer Science Program, Ojai, CA, (2002)

Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting Talks
6. Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae, Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (September 27, 2012)

5. Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae, Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (January 18, 2011)

4. Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae, Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (December 9, 2008)

3. Cosmological Applications of Novel Standardized Candles: II, Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (November 27, 2007)

2. Cosmological Applications of Novel Standardized Candles, Thesis Advisory Committee Meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (June 26, 2006)

1. Toward a More Standardized Candle Using GRB Energetics and Spectra, Research Exam Talk, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, (Jan 20, 2005)

Graduate Astronomy Course Talks
4. Cosmology & Strongly Lensed QSOs Astronomy 200, Harvard University, Spring 2004

3. A Short Talk on Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts, Astronomy 219, Harvard University, Spring 2003 (Apr 24 2003)

2. CMB Anisotropies Episode II: Approximation Methods and Cosmological Parameter Dependencies, Astronomy 200, Harvard University, (Spring 2003)

1.Primordial Helium Abundance and the Primordial Fireball, Astronomy 200, Harvard University, (Fall 2002)


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Last Updated: Andrew Samuel Friedman, 9/2014

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # 1056580 through an NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT.

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