Past Events

  • 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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  • 2019 Apr 22

    ITC Seminar - Chuanfei Dong (Princeton)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    Title: Mars as a Nearby Exoplanetary Laboratory: Solar Wind Interaction, Atmospheric Loss, and Prebiotic Chemistry

    Abstract:
    Mars has always represented a vital target from the standpoint of planetary science, especially on account of its past, and perhaps even its current, biological potential. In particular, ancient Mars (∼ 4 Ga) has attracted a great deal of attention because it may have possessed aqueous environments with water-rock interactions, minerals, biogenic elements, suitable energy sources for prebiotic chemistry, and possibly oceans; all of these factors could have... Read more about ITC Seminar - Chuanfei Dong (Princeton)
  • 2019 Apr 22

    ITC Seminar - Michelle Vick (Cornell)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    Chaotic Dynamical Tides in Eccentric Gas Giants

    High-eccentricity migration is an important channel for the formation of hot Jupiters (HJs). In particular, Lidov–Kozai (LK) oscillations of orbital eccentricity/inclination induced by a distant planetary or stellar companion, combined with tidal friction, have been shown to produce HJs on Gyr time-scales. We re-examine this scenario with the inclusion of chaotic dynamical tides. When the planet’s orbit is in a high-eccentricity phase, the tidal force from the star excites oscillatory f-modes and i-modes in the planet. For sufficiently... Read more about ITC Seminar - Michelle Vick (Cornell)
  • 2019 Apr 18

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    David Latham (Harvard)  “The search for habitable planets”

    Vikki Meadows (U. Washington), "Exoplanet Biosignature Assessment"

    Silvia Toonen (Birmingham) "The fault in our stars; stellar mergers and age estimations"

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  • 2019 Apr 11

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    John Lewis (ITC): “CO depletion in the California Molecular Cloud”

    Ken Freeman (ANU): “Bar trapping and the Hercules moving group”

    Lisa Randall (Harvard): "Rock 'n" Roll Solutions to the Hubble Tension"

    Vikram Ravi (CfA): “Nearby nuclear radio transients”

  • 2019 Apr 10

    ITC Pizza Lunch

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    Lars Hernquist, "Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation"
  • 2019 Apr 04

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Anna Ijjas (ITC): “Cosmic Spikes”

    Robin Wordsworth (Harvard SEAS): “Next-generation climate modeling using line-by-line radiative transfer and generalized convection”

    Jennifer Barnes (Columbia): “Diagnosing nucleosynthesis from late-time kilonova light curves”

    Mickael Rigault (CNRS/IN2P3): “Astrophysical biases of Type Ia Supernovae and the H0 tension”

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