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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2018-2019

Organizers
     
High-energy Astrophysics
Supermassive Black Holes (AGNs) and Cosmology
Gravitational Waves & Relativity
Galaxies and Large-scale Structure
Clément Bonnerot
bonnerot{at}caltech.edu
Davide Gerosa
dgerosa{at}caltech.edu

Coral Wheeler
coral{at}caltech.edu


All seminars will be held in 370 Cahill on Fridays at 2:00pm, unless otherwise noted in red

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Fall Term             Winter Term             Spring Term             Summer

Summer Term 2018
SPECIAL SEMINARS

Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
MONDAY
August 13
Sir Roger Penrose
University of Oxford
Are we seeing Hawking Points in the CMB Sky?
Note Unusual Venue: HAMEETMAN
Bonnerot
August 17 Breanna Binder
Cal Poly Pomona
NGC 300 ULX-1: A Pulsar/Ultraluminous X-ray Source
Note Unusual Time: 3:00pm
Bonnerot
August 31 Daniel Gruen
Stanford University
Cosmology with DES lensing beyond the power spectrum Gerosa
September 7 Jordan Moxon
Caltech
A technique for sub-radian accurate waveforms for EMRIs: A tapestry of multiscale and other approximation methods Gerosa
September 14 Steve Taylor
Caltech
Compact Object Genealogy Across The Gravitational Wave Spectrum Charisi
September 21 Wei Zhu
CITA
Frequency and Internal Structure of Multi-planet Systems Gerosa

Fall Term 2018
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 28
Britton Smith
SDSC
Where did the first normal stars come fron? Wheeler
October 5
Wenbin Lu
Caltech
Fast radio burst source properties from polarization measurements Wheeler
October 12
Janosz Dewberry
Cambridge University
QPOs, global modes and magnetized discs
Note Unusual Venue: 312 Cahill
Charisi
October 19
Evan Bauer
UCSB
White Dwarfs and Their Neighbors: From Exoplanets to Explosions Gerosa
WEDNESDAY
October 24
Andrew Pace
Texas A&M
Dwarf Galaxies in the Southern Sky: Dark Matter Annihilation and the Connection to the Large Magellanic Cloud
Note Unusual Day: Wednesday
Wheeler
October 26
Tsang Keung Chan
UC San Diego
How stellar feedback and cosmic rays shape galaxies and their halos Wheeler
November 2
Kyle Kremer
Northwestern Univesity
How Black Holes Shape Globular Clusters Gerosa
THURSDAY
November 8
Xinyu Li
Columbia University
Electrodynamics inside and outside magnetars Fuller
November 9
Daniel D'Orazio
Harvard ITC
In Search of a Final-Parsec Telescope Charisi
November 16
Benedetta Veronesi
University of Milan
How massive are protoplanetary discs? Theory confronts observations Gerosa
November 23
NO SEMINAR -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 22-23
December 7
Victor Robles
UC Irvine
Small-Scale implications of alternative dark matter models Wheeler
THURSDAY
December 13
Chervin Laporte
University of Victoria
Footprints of the Large Magellanic Cloud and Sagittarius dwarf on the Galaxy
Note: Day, Time, Venue: Thur, 3:00p, 273 Cahill
Wheeler
December 14
Maya Fishbach
University of Chicago
Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from Gravitational-Wave Detections Gerosa
WINTER BREAK: Dec 15 - Jan 6



Winter Term 2019
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 11
Serguei Ossokine
Max Planck Institute
Numerical relativity: black holes and beyond Gerosa
January 18
Zachary Hafen
Northwestern Univ
From Observations to Origins: Disentangling Gas Flows in the Circumgalactic Medium
Note Unusual Venue: 273 Cahill
Wheeler
January 25
Daniel Wysocki
Rochester Inst of Tech
Constraining populations of compact binaries and their progenitors from gravitational wave detections Gerosa
February 1
Serena Vinciguerra
Max Planck Institute
Title TBA Gerosa
February 8
Chris White
KITP, UCSB
Title TBA
Note Unusual Venue: 273 Cahill
Bonnerot
February 15
David Vartanyan
Princeton Univ
Title TBA Bonnerot
February 22
Krista Lynne Smith
Stanford Univ
Title TBA Charisi
March 1
   
March 8
Camille Avestruz
KICP, Univ of Chicago
Title TBA Wheeler
March 15
   
SPRING BREAK: March 21 - March 31


Spring Term 2019

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 5
   
April 12
   
April 19
   
April 26
   
May 3
   
May 10
   
May 17
   
May 24
   
May 31
   
June 7
   
June 14
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer Term 2019
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

June 21
   
June 28
   
July 5
NO SEMINAR -- Independence Day Holiday
July 12
   
July 19
   
July 26