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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2023-2024

Organizers
     
High Energy Astrophysics
Gravitational Waves and Compact Objects
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Stellar Physics and Transients
Xiaoshan Huang
xshuang{at}caltech.edu
Nondh Panithanpaisal
nondh{at}caltech.edu
Daichi Tsuna
tsuna{at}caltech.edu

Seminars will be Hybrid: 370 Cahill & ZOOM
on Fridays at 2:00pm, unless otherwise noted in red

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Fall Term             Winter Term             Spring Term             Summer

Fall Term 2023
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 29
Monica Gallegos-Garcia
Northwestern Univ
Gaining Physical Insights into the Formation of Black-Hole Mergers Kremer
October 6
Mor Rozner
Technion Univ
A tale of two objects: binary formation, evolution and distribution Fuller
 October 13
Anna Haynie
USC & Carnegie Obs
Estimating Ejecta Masses of Stripped-Envelope Supernovae Using Late Time Light Curves Tsuna
October 18
Ka Wai (Adrian) Chung
UIUC
Spectral Method for the Gravitational Perturbations of Black Holes
Note: Special Day & Time [Weds, 3:00p]
Chen/Li
October 20
Amy Secunda
Princeton Univ
Probing Accretion Disk Structure Beyond the Standard Thin Disk Model Kremer
October 27
Amir Sharon
Weizmann Inst
Constraining supernovae models using gamma-ray deposition histories Tsuna
November 3
Mukul Bhattacharya
Penn State Univ
Heavy element nucleosynthesis & energetic neutrinos from highly magnetized outflows Tsuna
November 10
Alisa Galishnikova
Princeton Univ
Collisionless Black Hole Accretion Kremer
November 17
Rachel Patton
Ohio State Univ
Binary Interaction and the Explodability of Massive Stars Kremer
November 24
NO SEMINAR -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 24-25
 
December 1
     
December 8
Lorenzo Speri
AEI MPG
With great precision comes great challenges: Gravitational Wave Observations of Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals Kremer
WINTER RECESS: Dec 9 - Jan 2


Winter Term 2024
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 5
Soham Mandal
Purdue Univ
Numerical studies of high velocity outflows using an expanding mesh Tsuna
January 12
  No Seminar - AAS Meeting   
January 19
Thomas Osburn
SUNY Geneseo
Kerr perturbations for EMRI modeling via elliptic PDEs J Thompson
January 26
Francisco Mercado
Pomona College
Nature vs. Nurture: How internal and external processes shape galactic interiors Kremer
February 2
Ethan Nadler
Carnegie Obs/USC
Revealing Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation with Small-Scale Structure Hummels
February 9
  No Seminar  
February 16
Boryana Hadzhiyska
UC Berkeley/LBNL
Detecting large baryonic feedback around DESI photometric galaxies Panithanpaisal
February 23
Andrea Antoni
UC Berkeley
Delayed Explosions of Red Supergiants Following "Failed" Supernovae Huang
March 1
Nick Choksi
UC Berkeley
Title to be announced Tsuna
March 8
Wenbin Lu
UC Berkeley
Title to be announced Kremer
March 15
Jared Goldberg
CCA, Flatiron Inst
Title to be announced Tsuna
SPRING RECESS: March 17 - March 31


Spring Term 2024

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 5
     
April 12
     
April 19
Bhimsen Shivamoggi
Univ of Central Florida
Stellar Rotation and Polytropic Gas Effects on the Stellar Wind Tsuna
April 26
     
May 3
   
May 10
     
May 17
     
May 24
     
May 31
     
June 7
     
June 14
  NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement
  THERE ARE NO SEMINARS DURING SUMMER