Past Events

  • 2019 Mar 05

    ITC Seminar - Simon Birrer (UCLA)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt
    Probing Dark Matter with strong gravitational lenses

    Strong gravitational lensing offers an unique view on the small scale clustering of matter at cosmological distances at a regime where different dark matter scenarios can have diverting predictions based on the particle nature (e.g. self-interacting, thermal relic, fuzzy dark matter). Recently, strong lensing has became competitive with other probes, such as the local group and Lyman-alpha forest, in quantifying the smallest cosmological scales.

    I present our recent result based on a forward modelling approach with...

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  • 2019 Feb 28

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Laura Mayorga (CfA)  “The Icy Terrestrial Exoplanets in our Backyard”

    Cathy Olkin (SWRI Boulder) “NASA’s Lucy Mission: Surveying the Diversity of the Trojans”

     

    Jillian Bellovary (AMNH) “"Migrating Black Holes in AGN Disks as gravitational wave sources”

    Rudy Montez (CfA) (EIJC) “Bridge Programs in the US”

  • 2019 Feb 28

    ITC Colloquium - Jillian M Bellovary (AMNH)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt
    Black Holes in Simulated Dwarf Galaxies

    Recent discoveries of dwarf galaxies hosting active galactic nuclei (AGN) suggest that massive black holes (MBHs) may be a common occurrence in such low-mass systems. I examine the occupation fraction and characteristics of MBHs in dwarf galaxies using the MARVEL-ous Dwarfs and DC Justice League samples of high resolution cosmological simulations. Approximately 50% of MBHs in the dwarfs are off-center, as a result of being perturbed by a merger with another dwarf galaxy. The simulations include a subgrid model for dynamical friction; thus these... Read more about ITC Colloquium - Jillian M Bellovary (AMNH)
  • 2019 Feb 21

    ITC Colloquium - Jillian M Bellovary (AMNH)

    11:55am

    Black Holes in Simulated Dwarf Galaxies

     

    Recent discoveries of dwarf galaxies hosting active galactic nuclei (AGN) suggest that massive black holes (MBHs) may be a common occurrence in such low-mass systems.  I examine the occupation fraction and characteristics of MBHs in dwarf galaxies using the MARVEL-ous Dwarfs and DC Justice League samples of high resolution cosmological simulations.  Approximately 50% of MBHs in the dwarfs are off-center, as a result of being perturbed by a merger with another dwarf galaxy.  The simulations include a...

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