Climate mapping of exoplanets I will present a new analysis of the high resolution spectrum of WASP-49b using Terminator, a code developed to spatially resolve the atmospheres of exoplanets. Simulations of hot Jupiters with GCM's predict the presence of a strong equatorial jet, as well as a day-to-night flow. Without spatial resolution, it is only possible to measure a global average velocity of the planet, and hence it is not possible to disentangle these contributions. Transit Limb Scanning makes it possible to spatially resolve the atmosphere of an exoplanet during... Read more about ITC Seminar - Tom Louden (University of Warwick UK)
Minimoons to Planet X: Mapping Solar System Populations with ZTF and LSST
The small bodies of the Solar System are a valuable tracer of its present-day structure, its evolution, and ultimately provide clues into the early times of its formation. In the next 5 years, the known sample of all small body populations will grow 10-50x, driven largely by large survey programs. For example, the LSST alone will generate a billion measurements of millions of Solar System objects, with simulations predicting ~100,000 new discoveries of nearby NEOs (Jones et al. 2017), 5.5 million for the main... Read more about ITC Colloquium -Mario Jurić (U of Washington)
Abstract: The big 4 conjectures of mathematical relativity started life as intuitive guesses by a number of physicists. After decades of work, mathematicians have been able to translate these intuitions into precise mathematical questions that are amenable to confirmation by proof or refutation by counterexample. These conjectures remain wide open at present and my aim will be to describe what they're about, how they are inter-related, whether they're...