Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 30

    ITC Luncheon March 30, 2017

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

     

     
    Dimitrios Psaltis (Arizona): "Linking Tests of Gravity on All Scales: from the Strong-field Regime to Cosmology"
    Scott Gaudi (OSU): "The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission"
    Jay Strader (Michigan State University): "Gamma-Ray Loud Compact Binaries and the Origin of Millisecond Pulsars"
    David Neufeld (JHU): "Discovery to Terahertz Water Masers"

     

  • 2017 Mar 30

    ITC Colloquium - Scott Gaudi (Ohio State)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    "The KELT Transit Survey: Hot Planets around Hot, Bright Stars" 

     

    ABSTRACT: The KELT Transit Survey consists of a pair of small-aperture, wide-angle automated telescope located at Winer Observatory in Sonoita, Arizona and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Sutherland, South Africa. Together, they are surveying roughly 60% of the sky for transiting planets. By virtue of their small apertures (42 mm) and large fields-of-view (26 degrees x 26 degrees), KELT is most sensitive to hot Jupiters transiting relatively bright (V~8-11), and thus relatively hot...

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  • 2017 Mar 29

    ITC Pizza Lunch Edo Berger (Harvard)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "The Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources"

    Abstract: The combined study of gravitational wave and electromagnetic signals from compact object mergers can provide unique insight that is not accessible through each technique alone.  I will review expected EM counterparts of compact object mergers, motivated both by existing observations of short gamma-ray bursts, as well as theoretical considerations.  I will also highlight the observational challenges of finding such counterparts in the large localization regions of gravitational wave sources

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  • 2017 Mar 23

    ITC Luncheon March 23, 2017

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

     

    * Alice Shapley (UCLA): "The Search for Ionizing Radiation from Galaxies at High Redshift"
    * Smadar Naoz (UCLA): "Gas-rich Objects: Who Needs Dark Matter Anyway?"
    * Rakesh Yadav (CfA): "First Principle Modeling of Magnetic Field Generation in M-stars"
    * Cecilia Garraffo (CfA): "Proxima b and TRAPPIST-1: Check the Space Weather Before Packing"

     

  • 2017 Mar 22

    ITC Pizza Lunch Scott Hughes (MIT)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

     

    Gravitational waves from binary systems
     
    Abstract: I will review the basic physics of gravitational wave emission from binary systems, describing how the characteristics of a binary get imprinted on its gravitational waves, and thus how measuring these waves teaches us about the binary.  I will describe briefly the techniques which are used to model binary systems, providing an introduction to active research programs in binary gravitational-wave source modeling.

     

  • 2017 Mar 16

    ITC Colloquium - Savvas M. Koushiappas (Brown University)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    Dark Matter Searches in Dwarf Galaxies

    Dwarf galaxies have long been considered a prime target in the search for a dark matter signal from the sky. I will discuss the current status of dark matter searches from dwarf galaxies and present results on the analysis of gamma-ray emission and dark matter content in recently discovered dwarf galaxies, including tests that are needed in order to test the hypothesis that any observed emission is due to a conventional astrophysical origin. 

  • 2017 Mar 13

    ITC Special Seminar - Tanmay Vachaspati (ASU)

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    Search for Intergalactic Magnetic Fields and Implications

     
    Abstract: The ongoing search for intergalactic magnetic fields using blazar observations suggests field strength in the 10^(-14) to 10^{-17} G range on tens of Mpc length scales. Such fields can have important implications for the early universe and also raises some puzzles.
  • 2017 Mar 13

    ITC Colloquium - Savvas Koussiapas (Brown)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    Dark Matter Searches in Dwarf Galaxies

     
    Abstract:  Dwarf galaxies have long been considered a prime target in the search for a dark matter signal from the sky. I will discuss the current status of dark matter searches from dwarf galaxies and present results on the analysis of gamma-ray emission and dark matter content in recently discovered dwarf galaxies, including tests that are needed in order to test the hypothesis that any observed emission is due to a conventional astrophysical origin.

     

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