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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2020-2021

Organizers
     
High-energy Astrophysics
Supermassive Black Holes (AGNs) and Cosmology
Gravitational Waves & Relativity
Galaxies and Large-scale Structure
Paz Beniamini
pazb{at}caltech.edu
Gina Panopoulou
panop{at}caltech.edu
Jordan Moxon
moxon{at}caltech.edu


Until further notice, seminars will be VIA ZOOM on Fridays at 2:00pm, unless otherwise noted in red

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Fall Term             Winter Term             Spring Term             Summer

Fall Term 2020
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 25
Duo Xu
UTexas, Austin
Application of Machine Learning to Identify Stellar Feedback Ji
October 2
Shengqi Yang
New York University
Probing interstellar medium and galaxy evolution with infrared emission lines Ji
October 9
Jessie Runnoe
Vanderbilt University
The ongoing hunt for supermassive black hole binaries Panopoulou
October 16
Aleksey Generozov
JILA, UCol Boulder
Going local: the Galactic center as a case study of binaries in a galactic nucleus Beniamini
October 23
Iryna Butsky
Univ of Washington
The Impact of Cosmic Rays on Thermal Instability in the Circumgalactic Medium Ji
October 30
Roman Rafikov
University of Cambridge
Between the Disk and the Star: Boundary Layers of Astrophysical Accretion Disks Panopoulou
November 6
Béatrice Bonga
Radboud University
Resonances in black hole spacetimes and neutron stars/a>
PLEASE NOTE UNUSUAL TIME -- 9:00am
Moxon
November 13
Raphaël Duque
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

The Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Gravitational-Wave Era

Beniamini
November 20
Jamie Law-Smith
UC Santa Cruz
Interactions between stars, black holes, neutron stars, and the galaxy Beniamini
November 27
NO SEMINAR -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 26-27
December 4
Shmuel Bialy
Harvard CfA
Star Formation in the Turbulent-Multiphase Interstellar Medium Ji
December 11
Alex Grant
University of Virginia
Angular momentum in Einstein-Maxwell theory Moxon
WINTER BREAK: Dec 12 - Jan 3


Winter Term 2021
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 15
Vassilios Mewes
Oak Ridge National Lab
Towards realistic post-merger simulations of binary neutron stars with SphericalNR Moxon
January 22
     
January 29
Feige Wang
Univ of Arizona
The Most Distant Quasars in the Universe Panopoulou
February 5
Noémie Globus
NYU & Flatiron Inst
Cosmic rays and the origin of life Panopoulou
February 12
Maria Okounkova
Flatiron Institute
Title to be announced Moxon
February 19
Nicholas Stone
The Racah Institute
Title to be announced
PLEASE NOTE UNUSUAL TIME -- 9:00am
Beniamini
February 26
Max Gronke
Johns Hopkins Univ
Title to be announced Ji
March 5
Federico Cipolletta
Rochester Inst of Tech
Title to be announced Moxon
March 12
     
March 19
Zorawar Wadiasingh
NASA Goddard
Title to be announced Beniamini
SPRING BREAK: March 18 - March 28


Spring Term 2021

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 2
     
April 9
     
April 16
     
April 23
     
April 30
     
May 7
     
May 14
     
May 21
     
May 28
     
June 4
     
June 11
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer Term 2021
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer