Astrophysics Informal Seminars

Current Informal Seminars Schedule

Datesort descending Speaker Title
Thursday, 4 January 2018 Manasvi Lingam (ITC) How habitable are "habitable" planets?
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 Ben Tal Margalit (Columbia U) (Special date) White Dwarf – Neutron Star Mergers: from Peculiar Supernovae to Pulsar Planets
Thursday, 25 January 2018 Colin Hill (IAS) New Information in Ancient Photons: Novel Approaches to CMB Foregrounds and Secondary Anisotropies
Monday, 5 February 2018 Subo Dong (KIAA/IAS) (Special date) The Full Transient Sky at <17 mag
Thursday, 8 February 2018 Maura McLaughlin (West Virginia U) A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Detector
Friday, 16 February 2018 Eli Waxman (Weizmann/IAS) (Special date) Neutron star mergers and ULTRASAT
Thursday, 22 February 2018 James Guillochon (ITC/Harvard) MOSFiT: Working Together to Understand Energetic Transients
Thursday, 1 March 2018 Gordon Ogilvie (DAMTP/IAS) Celestial fluid mechanics: new perspectives on the hydrodynamics of astrophysical discs
Thursday, 8 March 2018 Wyn Evans (Cambridge/IAS) Frankenstein Peers at the Milky Way Galaxy
Thursday, 15 March 2018 Daniel Fabrycky (UChicago) Constraining planetary histories with new architectures: resonant chains and circumbinary orbits
Friday, 16 March 2018 Hsiao-Wen Chen (UChicago) (Special date) The Complex Circumgalactic Medium
Thursday, 22 March 2018 Yuan-Sen Ting (IAS) The new era of Galactic Archaeology
Thursday, 5 April 2018 Keith Gendreau (NASA) NICER Early Operations and Initial Results
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Zheng Zheng (U of Utah) (Special date) The Curious Case of Lyman-alpha Emitting Galaxies
Thursday, 12 April 2018 Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Harvard) Astrophysical probes of dark matter: The road ahead
Thursday, 19 April 2018 Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern) Simulations of disks, jets, and other black hole-powered transients
Thursday, 26 April 2018 Jonas Lippuner (LANL) The origin of heavy elements
Thursday, 3 May 2018 J. Richard Bond (CITA/IAS) The Kinematics of Inflation, Preheating and Heating: a Playground for Kolmogorov-Sinai and Shannon Entropies
Thursday, 10 May 2018 Sasha Kaurov (IAS) The Epoch of Reionization: what can we learn about it?
Thursday, 17 May 2018 Claude-André Faucher-Giguère (Northwestern) The Physics of AGN-driven Galactic Winds


All seminars are held on Thursdays at 11:00 am in the Bloomberg Hall Astrophysics Library (unless otherwise noted).

For questions please contact Adrian Hamers, Sasha Kaurov or Dawn Dunbar.

Previous Semesters:
2003-2004:   Fall   Spring
2004-2005:   Fall   Spring
2005-2006:   Fall   Spring
2006-2007:   Fall   Spring
2007-2008:   Fall   Spring
2008-2009:   Fall   Spring
2009-2010:   Fall   Spring
2010-2011:   Fall   Spring
2011-2012:   Fall   Spring
2012-2013:   Fall   Spring
2013-2014:   Fall   Spring
2014-2015:   Fall   Spring
2015-2016:   Fall   Spring
2016-2017:   Fall   Spring
2017:          Fall - Current