Astrophysics Informal Seminars

Current Informal Seminars Schedule

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