Colloquium

  • 2022 Oct 06

    ITC Colloquium - Daniel Holz (Chicago)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "Some recent results in gravitational-wave science"


    The era of gravitational-wave astrophysics and cosmology has begun. We'll discuss some recent results, focusing on constraints that come from the population of gravitational-wave events. Topics will include the lower (between neutron stars and black holes) and the upper (due to pair-instability supernovae) mass gaps, standard siren cosmology, and recent events including GW190814 (with a secondary object that might be a neutron star or a black hole; we're not sure which) and GW190521 (with two black holes potentially in...

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  • 2022 Oct 06

    ITC Luncheon

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    Dongzi Li (CalTech),  “The recent progress and puzzle of fast radio burst”

    Jake Bennett (ITC),  " The impact of gargantuan black holes in the early universe"

    Vadim Semenov (ITC), " Capturing physics with numerics: a generic model for...

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  • 2022 Oct 13

    ITC Colloquium - Wladimir Lyra (NMSU)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Phillips

    "Dynamical Instabilities in the Aid of Planet Formation in Circumstellar Disks"

    Abstract: During the first million years of evolution, nascent planetary systems are embedded in dense disk-shaped clouds of gas. These circumstellar disks are home to a myriad of hydrodynamical processes, which bring about turbulence and the emergence of viscous-like behavior, enabling accretion of gas onto the protostar. Meanwhile, micron-sized dust grains embedded in the disk are growing through coagulation onto pebbles and rocks. Turbulence has a positive effect on these small solids,...

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