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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars

Organizers
     
Astrophysics
Cosmology
Galaxies and Large-scale Structure
Relativity
Drew Clausen dclausen{at}tapir.caltech.edu
Roland de Putter
Roland.De.Putter{at}jpl.nasa.gov
Andrew Wetzel
awetzel{at}caltech.edu
Roland Haas
rhaas{at}tapir.caltech.edu

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

Fall Term             Winter Term             Spring Term             Summer

Fall Term 2013-2014
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 27
Selma de Mink
(Carnegie Obs./Caltech)
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINAR
The Evolution of Massive Stars towards their Death: Rotation, Binarity and Mergers
Abdikamalov
October 4
Rodrigo Fernandez
(UC Berkeley)
Nuclear Processes in Accretion Disks from Compact Object Mergers: an Engine for Electromagnetic Transients Abdikamalov
October 11
     
October 18
Zachariah Etienne
(UMD & NASA GSFC)
Can Black Hole-Neutron Star Binary Mergers Produce Gamma-Ray Bursts? Haas
October 25
Mike McCourt
(UC Berkeley)
Do Galaxy Clusters Boil? Abdikamalov
November 1
Ke Fang
(University of Chicago)
Newborn Pulsars as sources of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays Abdikamalov
November 8
Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Getting the Most Out of a Black Hole
NOTE UNUSUAL VENUE:
Hameetman Auditorium in Cahill


Abdikamalov
November 15
Tina Lund
(North Carolina State Univ)
Supernova neutrinos – flavor evolution and signals Abdikamalov
November 22
Matthew Kunz
(Princeton University)
From Plasma Microphysics to Global Dynamics in Clusters of Galaxies, Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flows, and the Solar Wind
NOTE UNUSUAL VENUE:
Hameetman Auditorium in Cahill
Abdikamalov
December 6
Michele Fumagalli (Carnegie) Investigations on the gaseous environment of distant galaxies
NOTE UNUSUAL VENUE:
Hameetman Auditorium in Cahill
Abdikamalov
December 13
     
WINTER BREAK: Dec 14 - Jan 5


Winter Term 2013-2014
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 3
     
January 10
  TBA
NOTE UNUSUAL VENUE: 312 Cahill
 
January 17
Chiara M. F. Mingarelli
(Univ of Birmingham)

Characterizing Anisotropy in the Gravitational Wave Background with Pulsar Timing Arrays Haas
January 24
John Friedman
(U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Binary inspiral with extreme mass ratios Haas
January 31
Miguel Zumalacárregui
(Univ of Heidelberg)
Questioning Λ: where can we go?
NOTE UNUSUAL VENUE: 312 Cahill
de Putter
February 7
Laura Lopez
(MIT)
Assessing the Role of Stellar Feedback from Small to Large Scales
NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE: Hameetman Auditorium
Clausen
February 14
     
February 21
Barry Wardell
(Cornell)
Self-force via worldline integration: from extreme mass ratio inspirals to cosmic strings Haas
February 28
     
March 7
Kenta Kiuchi
(Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Magnetized binary neutron star merger simulations on K Haas
March 14
Andrew Benson
(Carnegie)
Quantitative predictions for galaxy formation de Putter
SPRING BREAK: March 20 - 30


Spring Term 2013-2014
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 4
Andrew Wetzel
(TAPIR, Caltech)
Galaxy evolution and gas flows: from massive clusters to isolated dwarfs de Putter
April 11
Elisabeth Krause
(Univ of Penn)
Combining Probes of Large-Scale Structure in the Precision Cosmology Era de Putter
April 18
     
April 25
Ilias Cholis (FNAL) Update after AMS: implications on Dark Matter, local pulsar and supernova remnant sources Siegal-Gaskins
May 2
Ken Chen
(UC Santa Cruz)
The Cosmic Dawn - Physics of the First Luminous Objects Clausen
May 9
Michael Fall
(STScI)
Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters de Putter
May 16
Nico Yunes
(Montana State Univ)
I-Love-Q Chen/Adhikari
May 23
Blakesley Burkhart
(UW Madison)
New Diagnostics of MHD Turbulence in the Multiphase ISM Clausen
May 30
     
June 6
     
June 13
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer Term 2013-2014
SPECIAL SEMINARS

Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
June 20
     
June 27
Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
(Nagoya University)
Phase Transition Dynamics of Interstellar Medium: Theory, Simulations, and Implications for Star Formation de Putter
July 4
  NO SEMINAR -- Independence Day Holiday  
July 11
July 18
Filippo Galeazzi
(Univ of Frankfurt)
Towards realistic modelling of binary neutron star mergers Radice
July 25
August 1
August 8
Karen Masters
(Univ of Portsmouth)
Unwrapping Galaxies with MaNGA Wetzel
August 15
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12