Past Events

  • 2018 Jan 24

    Special ITC Seminar - Andreas Burkert (Munich)

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

     

    "Declining rotation curves, missing baryons and the origin of turbulence: the puzzling properties of high-redshift disk galaxies"

    Abstract: The redshift 2 universe is one of the most interesting epochs of galaxy evolution. It is the era with the peak of the cosmic star formation rate. Between redshift 3 and 1 the total stellar mass density in galaxies increased from 15% to 70%. It is also the time of rapid galaxy assembly and the epoch where galaxy morphology was determined.

    Observations of z=2 star-forming galaxies reveal physical properties that...

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  • 2018 Jan 23

    Special ITC Colloquium - Rainer Weinberger (Heidelberg)

    3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "Modeling feedback effects from active galactic nuclei in galaxy scale simulations"

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    Abstract:    It is generally believed that feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGNs) has a significant impact on the formation and evolution of massive galaxies, galaxy groups and clusters. In this talk, I will present our recent progress in modeling AGN feedback in cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. I will show its impact on the...

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  • 2017 Dec 07

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Anna Barnacka (CfA): "Galaxies as High-Resolution Telescopes"

    * Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA): "Who's Hot, and Who is not: the Distribution of Stellar Orbits in Present-day Galaxies"

    * Chiara Mingarelli (MPIRA): "Constraining Primordial Gravitational Wave Backgrounds with Pulsar Timing Arrays"

    * Philip Cowperthwaite (ITC): "Local Cosmology with Gravitational Waves"

  • 2017 Dec 07

    ITC Colloquium 12/7 - Chiara Mingarelli (MPIRA)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt
    "The Gravitational-Wave Universe seen by Pulsar Timing Arrays"

    Galaxy mergers are a standard aspect of galaxy formation and evolution, and most (likely all) large galaxies contain supermassive black holes. As part of the merging process, the supermassive black holes should in-spiral together and eventually merge, generating a background of gravitational radiation in the nanohertz to microhertz regime. An array of precisely timed pulsars spread across...
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  • 2017 Nov 30

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Sownak Bose (ITC): “The Small-Scale Structure of Cold Dark Matter”

    * Brian David Metzger (Columbia): "Accretion Powered Flares from Colliding EMRIs as TDE Imposters"

    * Michael McDonald (MIT): "...

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  • 2017 Nov 20

    ITC Seminar - Martin Cordiner (NASA)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium
    "Detection and mapping of vinyl cyanide and other nitriles in Titan's Atmosphere - ingredients for non-aqueous biology?" Abstract: Studies of Titan's atmospheric chemistry provide a unique opportunity to explore the origin and evolution of complex organic matter in primitive planetary atmospheres. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a powerful new telescope, well suited to the study of molecular emission from Titan's stratosphere and mesosphere. In this talk, I will report on the first spectroscopic detection of vinyl cyanide (C2H3CN), a molecule with potential...
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  • 2017 Nov 16

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Pierre Christian (ITC):  "What can LIGO Tell us about Milky Way LISA Detections?" 

    * Clare Dobbs (Exeter): "Magnetic Fields in Spiral Galaxies"

    * Merav Opher (BU): "Constraining the Interstellar Magnetic Field"

    * Anastasia Fialkov (ITC): "Constraining Cosmological FRBs"

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