Past Events

  • 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

  • 2019 Apr 23

    ITC Seminar - Adrina Nicola (Princeton)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    Integrated approach to cosmology

     

    Recent progress in observational cosmology and the establishment of ΛCDM have relied on the combination of different cosmological probes. These probes are not independent, since they all measure the same physical fields. The resulting cross-correlations allow for a robust test of the cosmological model through the consistency of different physical tracers and for the identification of systematics. Integrated analyses taking into account both the auto- as well as the cross-correlations between cosmological probes therefore present a...

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