Past Events

  • 2017 Feb 09

    ITC Luncheon February 9, 2017

    12:30pm to 1:30pm




    * Bülent Kiziltan (CfA): "An Intermediate Mass Black Hole in the Centre of the Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae".
    * Sownak Bose (Durham): "Structure Formation Near the Free-streaming Scale of Cold Dark Matter"
    * Dimitrios Psaltis (Univ of Arizona): "Linking Tests of Gravity on All Scales: from the Strong-field Regime to Cosmology"
    * Dava Sobel: "Adventures in Science Writing"
  • 2017 Feb 08

    ITC Pizza Lunch Imre Bartos (Columbia)

    11:00am to 12:00pm



    Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: The Road (and Roadblocks) Ahead

    The recent discoveries of gravitational waves unveiled numerous opportunities in astrophysics, as well as in the study of the cosmos and the laws of physics. With annually improving detectors, gravitational wave observations are set to rapidly expand our horizons in the next years. After introducing the relevant astrophysical sources, I will outline the status, plans and opportunities in multimessenger observations that will broaden our horizon with gravitational waves. In particular, I will discuss the vital role the...

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  • 2017 Feb 07

    ITC Seminar - Ben Bar-Or (IAS)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm




    Feeding central black holes with stars
    Galactic nuclei and the Massive black holes in their centers are rich
    environments, where the complex stellar dynamics plays an important role in
    many physical phenomena. We show how the dynamics of this nearly-Keplerian
    N-body system, where the angular momentum evolution is accelerated by resonant
    relaxation, can be described and studied in a formal statistical mechanics
    framework. We combine the Fokker-Plank description of...
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  • 2017 Feb 06

    ITC Special Seminar - Jim Lattimer (Stonybrook)

    1:30pm to 2:30pm



    Taking the Measure of Neutron Stars


    Neutron stars are laboratories for understanding physics under extreme
    conditions, including the nature of the nucleon-nucleon interaction
    and the equation of state of dense matter and the location of the
    quark-hadron transition.  One of the most important discoveries of the
    last few years has been the discovery of neutron stars in the vicinity
    of 2 solar masses. Coupled with the assumptions that general
    relativity and causality are valid, the near-certainty that...
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