Past Events

  • 2020 Feb 06

    ITC Colloquium -Mario Jurić (U of Washington)

    11:00am to 12:00pm


    Minimoons to Planet X: Mapping Solar System Populations with ZTF and LSST

    The small bodies of the Solar System are a valuable tracer of its present-day structure, its evolution, and ultimately provide clues into the early times of its formation. In the next 5 years, the known sample of all small body populations will grow 10-50x, driven largely by large survey programs. For example, the LSST alone will generate a billion measurements of millions of Solar System objects, with simulations predicting ~100,000 new discoveries of nearby NEOs (Jones et al. 2017), 5.5 million for the main... Read more about ITC Colloquium -Mario Jurić (U of Washington)
  • 2020 Jan 30

    ITC Colloquium - Martin Lesourd (BHI) & Fabio Pacucci (BHI) IN PHILLIPS!

    11:00am to 12:00pm



    Martin Lesourd

    Title:  The Big 4 of Mathematical Relativity


    Abstract:   The big 4 conjectures of mathematical relativity started life as intuitive guesses by a number of physicists. After decades of work, mathematicians have been able to translate these intuitions into precise mathematical questions that are amenable to confirmation by proof or refutation by counterexample. These conjectures remain wide open at present and my aim will be to describe what they're about, how they are inter-related, whether they're...

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  • 2020 Jan 27

    ITC Special Seminar - Andreas Burkert (USM)

    3:00pm to 4:00pm



    The puzzle of dark matter halo cores in low- and high redshift galaxies


    In the present Universe, especially low-mass galaxies reveal central dark halo properties that

    indicate a dark core of constant density and constant velocity dispersion. This is in strong contrast

    to cold-dark-matter simulations that predict cuspy, cold cores with a density that diverges towards the center as 1/r,

    with a velocity dispersion that decreases towards the center. Several scenarios to explain this discrepancy

    are currently being...

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  • 2019 Dec 05

    ITC Colloquium - Yacine Ali-Haïmoud (NYU)

    11:00am to 12:00pm



    Hunting for dark matter in the early Universe


    It is now well established that a large part of the matter in the Universe is some substance which appears to be oblivious to any force but gravity. The nature of this ``dark matter” remains a mystery. Could it be a new particle, as light as an electron, or might it be made of black holes as massive as many Suns? In this talk, I will first describe how one can hope to tease out some of the properties of dark matter from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the...

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