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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

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 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
Be X-ray binaries: spinning stars messing up population synthesis predictions Gerosa
February 8
Chris White
KITP, UCSB
A Systematic Approach to Tilted Black Hole Accretion
Note Unusual Venue: 273 Cahill
Bonnerot
WEDNESDAY
February 13
Yann Bouffanais
Univ of Padova
Bayesian analysis for compact binaries
Note Unusual Day: Wednesday
Gerosa
February 15
David Vartanyan
Princeton Univ
Revival of the Fittest: Exploding Core-Collapse Supernovae Bonnerot
THURSDAY
February 21
Siyao Xu
UW-Madison
New regimes of the small-scale turbulent dynamo and astrophysical implications
Note Unusual Day and Venue: Thurs, 312 Cahill
Bonnerot
February 22
Krista Lynne Smith
Stanford Univ
High-Energy Astrophysics with Exoplanet Satellites: AGN, Jets, and Blazars Charisi
March 1
Lluís Mas-Ribas
JPL
Radiation-pressure Waves and Multiphase Quasar Outflows Wheeler
March 8
Camille Avestruz
KICP, Univ of Chicago
Simulations for Cluster-Based Cosmology Wheeler
March 15
Miao Li
CCA, Flatiron Inst
When Supernovae-driven Outflows Meet with the Circumgalactic Medium Charisi
March 26
Jordan Wilson-Grew
University of British Columbia
The transfer of quantum information from matter to soft gravitons
Note Unusual Day
Wheeler
SPRING BREAK: March 21 - March 31


Spring Term 2019

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 5
   
April 12
Ioannis Liodakis
Stanford University
Understanding blazar jet microphysics through their radio variability Charisi
April 19
Philip Stamp
University of British Columbia
Correlated Worldline Theory of Quantum Gravity Taylor
April 26
Lina Necib
Caltech
The stellar local velocity distribution and
its implications for dark matter
Wheeler
May 3
Andrea Lommen
Haverford College
The NICER mission and the Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Sky Taylor
May 10
Nathan Roth
UMD and NASA Goddard
Interpreting the range of spectral properties from the tidal disruptions of stars by super-massive black holes Bonnerot
May 17
Yuan Li
UC Berkeley
AGN Feedback, Multiphase Gas, and Star Formation in Massive Galaxies Charisi
WEDNESDAY
May 22
Pavlos Protopapas
Harvard University
Wasserstein Generative Adversarial Network for Time Series Data Augmentation in Astronomy
Note Unusual Day: Wednesday
Taylor
May 24
Angela Berti
UC San Diego
Assembly bias, galactic conformity, and the galaxy-halo connection Wheeler
May 31
Rhondale (Ron) Tso
Caltech
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Sweeping Through the Spectrum Charisi
June 7
Greg Salvesen
UCSB
Title TBA Bonnerot
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