Past Events

  • 2019 Aug 08

    ITC Special Seminar - Laura Sales (UC Riverside)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt
    Dwarf Galaxies and their Dark Matter Content


    Dwarf galaxies are extremely diverse in their morphology, from rotationally-supported star-forming disks to gas-free spheroidal stellar systems with no star-formation and negligible rotation.  They are also believed to be the most dark matter dominated objects within the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) model and, as such, they pose the most significant challenges to our cosmological scenario.  LCDM galaxy formation models make two clear predictions: i) galaxy formation should become increasingly inefficient in lower mass halos,... Read more about ITC Special Seminar - Laura Sales (UC Riverside)
  • 2019 May 15

    ITC Special Seminar - Rhondale Tso (Caltech)

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    "Enhancements and Improved Tests of Relativity with Multi-band GW Observations "

    Abstract:   As LIGO continues its third observing run, the added gravitational wave (GW) events provide the promise of further tests of general relativity (GR). In the future the early inspiral of a select number of stellar mass black-hole binaries, like GW150914, will be detectable at low frequencies (10-100 mHz) by the upcoming LISA space mission. Multi-band GW astronomy is a promising avenue for improved tests of GR, both in the weak-field regime and its propagation, constraints on eccentricity...

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  • 2019 May 09

    ITC Colloquium - Gil Holder (Illinois)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    "Particle Physics & Astrophysics with Wide Field mm-Wave Surveys"

    Abstract: There have now been several generations of wide-field mm-wave surveys, with several ongoing and upcoming very ambitious projects. We have already learned a great deal about the early universe and put strong constraints on particle physics extensions to the standard model, also collecting large catalogs of strong gravitational lens systems and massive clusters of galaxies, and learning a great deal about the growth of large scale structure in the universe. Ongoing and future experiments will...

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  • 2019 May 02

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    1. Andrew Chael and Lehman H. Garrison (Harvard)
    2. Steve Finkelstein (UT Austin)
    3. Mike Line (ASU)
    4. Thiem Hoang (KASI)
    1. Keto Prize Talks
    2. The Start of HETDEX: the Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
    3. Brown Dwarf Abundances
    4. Discovery of a New Destruction Mechanism for Cosmic Dust and Implications in Astrophysics...
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  • 2019 May 02

    ITC Colloquium - Mike Line (ASU)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Challenges in Characterizing Extra Solar Atmospheres at High-Resolution

     

    The field of exoplanet characterization has matured to the point where we can begin to answer fundamental questions regarding planetary climate, composition, and formation, and also provide context for understanding our own solar system planets. The community has leveraged the power of numerous ground-and space-based observatories to find and characterize a diverse range of planets ranging from hot Jupiter’s to terrestrial-sized, potentially habitable worlds.  Much of the successful... Read more about ITC Colloquium - Mike Line (ASU)
  • 2019 May 01

    ITC Battlestar Gallactica

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    Rob Simcoe (MIT) and Cameron Hummels (Caltech) “The Circumgalactic Medium: Observations and Simulations” 
  • 2019 Apr 25

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Tarraneh Eftekhari (Harvard) ”A Radio Source Coincident with a Superluminous Supernova”

    Debora Sijacki (Cambridge) "AGN jet heating of galaxy clusters"

    Sofia Ramstedt (Uppsala U.) “DEATHSTAR: A new hope for giant winds”

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  • 2019 Apr 25

    ITC Colloquium - Debora Sijacki (Cambridge)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    Galaxy formation simulations: "sub-grid" vs. physics

    Cosmological simulations of structure formation have undergone rapid development over the last decade and evolved from purely gravitational computations of large scale structure to full hydrodynamical simulations which include a plethora of complex baryonic physics. Recent successes of these simulations have been impressive, with several independent groups obtaining models of present day galaxies with a morphological mix in broad accord with observation, which has been a long standing goal for more...

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  • 2019 Apr 24

    ITC Battlestar Gallactica

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "Galaxy Kinematics: Observation & Theory"

    Rachel Bezanson (Pittsburgh) and Elena D'Onghia (UW-Madison

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