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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2021-2022

Organizers
     
Galaxies and Dark Matter
Gravitational Waves, Relativity and Compact Objects
Galaxy Evolution, Star Formation
High-Energy Astrophysics
Fangzhou Jiang
fzjiang{at}caltech.edu
Abigail Polin
abigail{at}caltech.edu


Seminars will be Virtual [V] or Hybrid [H]: 370 Cahill & ZOOM
on Fridays at 2:00pm, unless otherwise noted in red

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Fall Term 2021
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 24
[V]
Isobel Romero-Shaw
Monash Univ
Eccentricity in Gravitational-Wave Transients
Kremer
October 1
[V]
Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury
Yale Univ
Constraining Dark Matter through Gravitational Heating and Cooling Processes Jiang
October 8
[H]
Michael Pajkos
Michigan State Univ
Interpreting Gravitational Waves from Core-collapse Events Using Supernova Simulations Panopoulou
October 15
[H]
Jose Maria Ezquiaga
Univ of Chicago
The next frontier in gravitational wave cosmology
NOTE: Unusual venue -- 304 Cahill
Kremer
October 22
[H]
Itai Linial
Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem
Shocking Transients: Early light from stellar explosions Panopoulou
October 29
[H]
Perry Hatchfield
Univ of Connecticut
Dynamics and Star Formation in the Milky Way's Galactic Center Jiang
November 5
[H]
Mike Shull
UColorado, Boulder
What's Happening in Halos Panopoulou
November 12
[H]
Claire Ye
Northwestern Univ
Neutron Star Dynamics and Radio Pulsars in Globular Clusters Kremer
November 19
[H]
Marc Williamson
New York Univ
Reconstructing Exploded Stars: Constraining Helium Mass in Stripped Supernovae Polin
November 26
NO SEMINAR -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 25-26
December 3
[H]
Brenna Mockler
UC Santa Cruz
Exploring galactic nuclei with tidal disruption events Polin
December 10
[H]
Drummond Fielding
Flatiron Institute
Unlocking Multiphase Galactic Gas Flows Polin
WINTER RECESS: Dec 11 - Jan 2


Winter Term 2022
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 7
[V]
Geert Raaimakers
Univ of Amsterdam
Unraveling neutron star interiors with multimessenger observables Polin
January 14
  No Seminar -- AAS Meeting  
January 21
January 28
[V]
Benjamin Keller
Heidelberg Univ
Stellar feedback in galaxies: from the dense interstellar medium to circumgalactic gas Deger
February 4
[V]
Minghao Yue
Univ of Arizona
Models and Observations of High-Redshift Gravitationally Lensed Quasars Kremer
February 11
[V]
Katelyn Breivik
Flatiron Institute
Binary Evolution: a Multi-messenger, Multi-band Puzzle Kremer
February 18
[V]
Kedron Silsbee
Max Planck Institute
Cosmic rays in the context of star formation: propagation and effects Jiang
February 25
[V]
Mattia Sormani
Heidelberg Univ
Gas dynamics, inflow and star formation in centre of the Milky Way Deger
March 4
[V]
Santi Roca-Fabrega
Univ Complutense de Madrid
The CGM properties' dependence on the halo mass, redshift, and numerics Jiang
March 11
[H]
Jennifer Barnes
KITP, UCSB
Hunting for alternative sources of r-process elements Polin
March 18
[H]
Bhupal Dev
Washington Univ St. Louis
Probing Neutrino Mass Models at Neutrino Telescopes Kunal Mooley
SPRING RECESS: March 17 - March 25


Spring Term 2022

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 1
[H]
Stuart Bartlett
GPS, Caltech
Agnostic Planetary Assessment using Epsilon Machines Deger
April 15
[H]
Josh Mathews
University College Dublin
Self-Force Waveforms with a Spinning Secondary Kremer
April 22
[H]
Mor Rozner
Technion Institute
Binary evolution, gravitational-wave mergers and explosive transients in multiple-populations gas-enriched globular-clusters Polin
April 29
[V]
Jonathan Freundlich
Université de Strasbourg
Dark matter core formation, ultra-diffuse galaxies, and MOND Jiang
May 6
[H]
Marcus DuPont
New York University
Death Stars: Ring explosions from flattened stars Polin
May 13
[H]
Paul Duffell
Purdue University
Beyond Simulations Polin
May 20
[H]
Chase Kimball
Northwestern University
What compact-object mergers (and re-mergers) can tell us about astrophysics Kremer
May 27
[H]
Newlin Weatherford
Northwestern University
Black Hole Populations in Globular Clusters: Observational Validation, Modeling Uncertainties, and Massive Mergers Kremer
June 3
[V]
Yingjie Peng
Peking University
Confronting simulations with observations of cold gas Jiang
June 10
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer 2022
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
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Organizer