Past Events

  • 2017 Dec 07

    ITC Colloquium 12/7 - Chiara Mingarelli (MPIRA)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt
    "The Gravitational-Wave Universe seen by Pulsar Timing Arrays"

    Galaxy mergers are a standard aspect of galaxy formation and evolution, and most (likely all) large galaxies contain supermassive black holes. As part of the merging process, the supermassive black holes should in-spiral together and eventually merge, generating a background of gravitational radiation in the nanohertz to microhertz regime. An array of precisely timed pulsars spread across...
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  • 2017 Nov 30

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Sownak Bose (ITC): “The Small-Scale Structure of Cold Dark Matter”

    * Brian David Metzger (Columbia): "Accretion Powered Flares from Colliding EMRIs as TDE Imposters"

    * Michael McDonald (MIT): "...

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  • 2017 Nov 20

    ITC Seminar - Martin Cordiner (NASA)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium
    "Detection and mapping of vinyl cyanide and other nitriles in Titan's Atmosphere - ingredients for non-aqueous biology?" Abstract: Studies of Titan's atmospheric chemistry provide a unique opportunity to explore the origin and evolution of complex organic matter in primitive planetary atmospheres. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a powerful new telescope, well suited to the study of molecular emission from Titan's stratosphere and mesosphere. In this talk, I will report on the first spectroscopic detection of vinyl cyanide (C2H3CN), a molecule with potential...
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  • 2017 Nov 16

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Pierre Christian (ITC):  "What can LIGO Tell us about Milky Way LISA Detections?" 

    * Clare Dobbs (Exeter): "Magnetic Fields in Spiral Galaxies"

    * Merav Opher (BU): "Constraining the Interstellar Magnetic Field"

    * Anastasia Fialkov (ITC): "Constraining Cosmological FRBs"

  • 2017 Nov 16

    ITC Colloquium 11/16 - Clare Dobbs (Exeter)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Pratt

    "The evolution of GMCs and stellar clusters in spiral galaxies"

    Abstract:  I will present results from numerical simulations investigating the evolution of GMCs and stellar clusters. We find that GMCs have lifetimes ranging from ~5 to 30 Myr, according to a definition whereby at least half the mass of the chosen cloud must be present. However the formation and disruption of the GMCs takes place over 10’s Myr timescales. The precursors to spiral arm GMCs appear to be giant filaments which traverse the inter-arm regions, of which only the peaks may be detected...

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  • 2017 Nov 09

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips Auditorium

    * Marla Geha (Yale): "A Search for Quiescent Stellar Mass Black Hole Binaries via Optical Variability"

    * Emeline Bolmont (CEA):"Habitability around Cool Dwarfs"

    * Kathryn Johnston (Columbia): "Physical Manifestations of  Chaos and Regularity Around Galaxies"

    * Adam Jermyn (IoA, University of Cambridge): "Mixer: Numerical Perturbation Theory for Turbulence"

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