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Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars AY 2017-2018

Organizers
     
High-energy Astrophysics
TBD
Gravitational Waves & Relativity
Galaxies and Large-scale Structure
Clément Bonnerot
bonnerot{at}caltech.edu
Davide Gerosa
dgerosa{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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Summer Term 2017
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
June 30
Vera Gluscevic
Institute for Advanced Study
Dark matter in detectors and in the early Universe Garrison-Kimmel



Fall Term 2017
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
September 1
Sean Fillingham
UC Irvine
Constraining the Physics of Low-Mass Satellite Quenching Garrison-Kimmel
September 15
Swetha Bhagwat
Syracuse University
Probing the strong gravity regime with black-hole ringdowns Stein
September 29
Julie Dumas
Vanderbuilt University
Testing the Caustic Ring Dark Matter Halo Model
Against Observations in the Milky Way
Lamberts
October 6
David Guszejnov
Caltech
The Origin of Scales and Scaling Laws in Star Formation Squire
October 13
Paul Duffell
UC Berkeley
Moving Mesh Astrophysics Lamberts
October 20
Andrew Graus
UC Irvine
Searching for Biases in Observations of Local Group Dwarf Galaxies Using Simulations Garrison-Kimmel
October 27
Phoebe Upton-Sanderbeck
University of Washington
The history of inter- and circumgalactic gas since reionizationBA Lamberts
November 3
Drummond Fielding
UC Berkeley
A multi-scale portrait of the circumgalactic medium Garrison-Kimmel
November 10
Lile Wang
Princeton University
GPU accelerated thermochemistry and radiative transfer on protoplanetary disks and exoplanet outflows Squire
November 17
Suoqing Ji
UC Santa Barbara
Make it, Mix it and Shake it — a recipe for cold gas in circumgalactic medium Squire
TUESDAY
November 21
Johan Samsing
Princeton University
Formation of eccentric black hole gravitational wave mergers
Note Different Day
Stein
November 24
NO SEMINAR -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 23-24
December 1
Katie Breivik
Northwestern University
Exploring compact-binary astrophysics with multi-messenger astronomy Stein
December 8
Sarah Vigeland
U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Reconciling optical and radio observations of the binary millisecond pulsar PSR J1640+2224 Stein
December 15
Ben Tal Margalit
Columbia University
White Dwarf – Neutron Star Mergers: from Peculiar Supernovae to Pulsar Planets Garrison-Kimmel
WINTER BREAK: Dec 9 - Jan 2



Winter Term 2018
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
January 5
Virginie Faramaz
JPL
Mean-motion resonances with eccentric planets: when analytical arguments guide and complement numerical simulations Lamberts
January 12
  TBA  
January 19
Anna Pancoast
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Probing the Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei Using Light Echoes Garrison-Kimmel
January 26
Cristobal Petrovich
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
Merging black holes in non-spherical nuclear star clusters Squire
February 2
Paola Pinilla
University of Arizona
From Cosmic Dust to Planetesimals: Models vs. Observations
Note Unusual Venue - Hameetman Auditorium
Squire
February 9
Kenta Hotokezaka
Princeton University
Theory of EM counterparts of neutron star mergers
Note Unusual Venue - Hameetman Auditorium
Squire 
THURSDAY
February 15
James Owen
IAS
Vorticies from low-mass planet formation
Note Unusual Day & Venue - 201 E. Bridge
Squire
February 16
Camille Avestruz
University of Chicago
CANCELED DUE TO FLU - TO BE RESCHEDULED Lamberts
February 23
Yan-Fei Jiang
KITP, UCSD
Three Dimensional Radiation Hydrodynamic Simulations Reveal the Mysteries of Massive Stars
Note Unusual Venue - Hameetman Auditorium
Squire
March 2
RESERVED TBA  
March 9
Clément Bonnerot
Caltech
Streams collision as a precursor of double tidal disruption events Squire
THURSDAY
March 15
Maria Charisi
Caltech
Quasars with periodic variability as sub-parsec Supermassive Black Hole Binary candidates
Note Unusual Day
Stein
March 23
  TBA  
SPRING BREAK: March 17 - April 1


Spring Term 2018
Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
April 6
Vicky Kalogera
Northwestern University
Probing the Formation of Binary Black Holes with Gravitational-Wave Detections Stein
April 20
Irina Zhuravleva
Stanford University
Physics of Hot Gas in Galaxy Clusters on Macro and Micro Scale Stein
April 27
Maria Okounkova
Caltech
Choosing the start time of binary black hole ringdown Stein
May 4
  TBA  
May 11
Elena Murchikova
Caltech
The Accretion Disk Around Milky Way's Galactic Center Black Hole Stein
May 18
Sasha Philippov
UC Berkeley
How do pulsars shine? Bonnerot
May 25
Alessia Franchini
UNLV
Measuring black hole spins in TDEs: a QPO in ASASSN-14 li Gerosa
June 1
Vivian U
UCI
Galactic Collisions: The Growth and Merger of Supermassive Black Holes Wheeler
June 8
Sean Ressler
UC Berkeley
TBA Bonnerot
June 15
NO SEMINAR -- Caltech Commencement


Summer Term 2018
SPECIAL TAPIR SEMINARS

Date
Speaker (Affiliation)
Title
Organizer
July 13 Jia Liu
Princeton
TBA Charisi
July 20 Valeriya Korol
Leiden University
TBA Bonnerot
    TBA  
  TBA