Past Events

  • 2022 Oct 06

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Dongzi Li (CalTech),  “The recent progress and puzzle of fast radio burst”

    Jake Bennett (ITC),  " The impact of gargantuan black holes in the early universe"

    Vadim Semenov (ITC), " Capturing physics with numerics: a generic model for...

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  • 2022 Oct 06

    ITC Colloquium - Daniel Holz (Chicago)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "Some recent results in gravitational-wave science"


    The era of gravitational-wave astrophysics and cosmology has begun. We'll discuss some recent results, focusing on constraints that come from the population of gravitational-wave events. Topics will include the lower (between neutron stars and black holes) and the upper (due to pair-instability supernovae) mass gaps, standard siren cosmology, and recent events including GW190814 (with a secondary object that might be a neutron star or a black hole; we're not sure which) and GW190521 (with two black holes potentially in...

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  • 2022 Sep 29

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
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    Yueying Ni Lia Medeiros
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  • 2022 Sep 29

    ITC Colloquium - Lia Medeiros (IAS)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
    "New test of the black hole metric with EHT images of Sgr A*"

    Our understanding of astrophysical black holes is predicated on the assumption that they are well described by the  Kerr solution to Einstein’s equations. A promising avenue for testing the Kerr hypothesis is to detect the shadow a black hole casts on the surrounding emission and compare its size and shape to the predictions of the Kerr metric. New horizon-scale images of the Galactic Center black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) recently published by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) allow for new strong-field tests... Read more about ITC Colloquium - Lia Medeiros (IAS)
  • 2022 Sep 22

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Kareem El-Badry (Harvard), “A Sun-like star orbiting a black hole"

    Jeremy Dietrich (Arizona), "EDEN: A Transit Survey of Nearby Late M-Dwarf Stars"

    Nathan Sandford (Berkeley), "Stellar Chemistry in the...

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  • 2022 Sep 22

    ITC Colloquium - Yueying Ni, Jake Bennett, and Carol Cuesta-Lazaro

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips and livestreamed

    Yueying Ni (ITC)

    "The ASTRID simulation: the evolution of massive black holes"

    The launch of the next-generation telescopes will soon revolutionize the study of the high-redshift universe and allow us to better understand the evolution of the first galaxies and supermassive black holes. Making full use of future observations will require a new generation of cosmological simulations with large volumes for statistical samples of large structures and with high resolution to model the galaxy formation. In this talk, I will introduce the ASTRID simulation, one of the...

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  • 2022 Sep 15

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Floor Broekgaarden (Harvard), "Which black hole formed first? Hints from unexpected spins"

    Jesse Han (Harvard) , "The Tilt in Our Stars"

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  • 2022 Sep 08

    ITC Colloquium - Carolyn Raithel (IAS)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips
     
    "Probing Dense Matter with Neutron Star Mergers"

     

    Neutron star mergers provide a unique probe of the dense matter equation of state (EOS) across a wide range of parameter space, from the cold and equilibrated matter of the inspiral, to the shock-heated and higher-density conditions that govern the post-merger evolution. In this talk, I will start with an overview of what we...

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