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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2016-201 7

Organizers
     
Astrophysics
Galaxies and Large-scale Structure
Numerical Cosmology
Relativity
Jonathan Squire
jsquire{at}caltech.edu
Shea Garrison-Kimmel
sheagk{at}caltech.edu
Astrid Lamberts
lamberts{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 2016-2017
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
August 5
Mia Bovill
STScI
Black Holes Near, and Far Sanderson
September 2
Jonathan Blazek
OSU
Can we do accurate cosmology with galaxies? Lamberts
September 23
Mei-Yu Wang
(Texas A&M University)
Revealing the nature of dark matter with Milky Way dwarf satellite galaxies Sanderson
September 30
Yuan-Sen Ting
(Harvard)
Unraveling the history of the Milky Way Wetzel
THURSDAY
October 6
Almog Yalinewich
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Special TAPIR Seminar
Evolution of Supernova Remnants near the Galactic Center
NOTE: UNUSUAL DAY - THURSDAY
Lamberts
October 7
Chen He Heinrich
University of Chicago
Complete Reionization Constraints from Planck 2015 Polarization Lamberts
October 14
Enea Di Dio
INAF-OATS (Trieste Observatory)
Relativistic effects on LSS: power spectrum and bispectrum Garrison-Kimmel
October 21
Anna Rosen
(UC Santa Cruz)
The Destructive Birth of Massive Stars and Massive Star Clusters Squire
October 28
Evan Schneider
(University of Arizona)
Simulating Galactic Winds on Supercomputers Using Cholla Garrison-Kimmel
November 4
Oliver Elbert
(UC Irvine)
Constraining Dark Physics with Simulations Garrison-Kimmel
November 11
Mikhail Belyaev
(UC Berkeley)
The Surprising Physic s of Boundary Layer Accretion Squire
November 18
Maria Petropoulou
Purdue University
What is the contribution of blazars to the IceCube neutrino flux? Lamberts
November 22
Mike Kesden
University of Texas, Dallas
Special TAPIR Seminar
A unified treatment of tidal disruption by Schwarzschild black holes
NOTE: UNUSUAL DAY - TUESDAY
Stein
November 25
  NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 24-25
 
December 2
Luke Kelley
Harvard University
Massive Black Hole Binary Mergers and their Gravitational Waves Stein
December 16
Jennifer Barnes
UC Berkeley
Updates on Kilonova Models Squire
December 20
Philip Mocz
CfA
Special TAPIR Seminar
TBA
Note: Location is 312 Cahill
Hopkins
 
WINTER BREAK: Dec 10 - Jan 4


Winter Term 2016-2017
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 13
Siyao Xu
Peking University and
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Magnetic field's travels from Lilliput to Brobdingnag: turbulent dynamo in a partially ionized plasma Squire
January 20
Grant Remmen
Caltech
Twofold Symmetries of the Pure Gravity Action Stein
January 26
Kenta Kiuchi
Kyoto University, Japan
Special TAPIR Seminar
Recent progress of compact binary merger simulations in Kyoto group
NOTE: UNUSUAL DAY - THURSDAY
Squire
January 27
Branimir Sesar
MPIA
Three-quarters of the Sky, up to 120 kpc: Mapping the Galactic Halo in 3D with PS1 RR Lyrae Stars Lamberts
February 17
Barry McKernan
CUNY and AMNH
The AGN disk channel for LIGO black hole mergers Garrison-Kimmel
February 24
Nicholas Stone
Columbia University
Exotic Astrophysical Channels for Black Hole Binary Formation Stein
March 3
Greg Howes
University of Iowa
Understanding Turbulent Heating in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas Squire
March 9
Anna Heffernan
University of Florida
Special TAPIR Seminar
Self-Force: Towards Waveforms for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detectors
NOTE: UNUSUAL DAY - THURSDAY

Stein
SPRING BREAK: March 18 - 31
March 31
Kotaro Fujisawa
Waseda University
Rapidly rotating exoplanets, brown dwarfs and massive stars Nagakura


Spring Term 2016-2017
Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 7
Beatrice Bonga
Penn State
The quadrupole formula: a hundred years later Stein
April 14
Devin Silvia
Michigan State
Helping to paint a more realistic picture of the intergalactic and circumgalactic media through simulation Squire
April 21
Benedikt Diemer
Harvard CfA
Edge of darkness: The splashback radius as a physical halo boundary Garrison-Kimmel
April 28
Christine Moran
Caltech
Observing the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation with the South Pole Telescope Lamberts
May 5
Ann-Marie Madigan
University of Colorado, Boulder
The Importance of being Eccentric Squire
May 12
Ferah Munshi
Vanderbilt University
Feedback and its Role in Shaping (dwarf) Galaxies Garrison-Kimmel
May 19
Kyle Parfrey
LBNL
Pulsar Accretion: This Time, It's Magnetized Squire
May 26
Alyson Brooks
Rutgers University
TBA Garrison-Kimmel
June 2
Katerina Chatziioannou
CITA
TBA Stein
June 9
  TBA  
June 16
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer Term 2016-2017
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

Date and Time
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer