ITC Colloquia

Upcoming ITC Colloquia

2020 Oct 15

ITC Colloquium - Jun Makino (NAO Japan) and Wenbin Lu (Caltech)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91720204019?pwd=N1FKTnlXT0NicTc5MXpSWG1oZ216UT09 Password: ITC
  1. Jun Makino (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
  2. Wenbin Lu (Caltech) "A Unified Picture of Fast Radio Bursts"
    Abstract:   Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short duration (~ms), very bright, radio transients. Their detection a decade ago was a major unexpected discovery in astronomy in decades. Hunting for FRBs and measuring their physical properties have become one of the leading scientific goals in astronomy. This effort has led to a rapidly growing sample with extremely diverse properties in luminosity (10^38 to 10^45 erg/s),  duration (0.1...
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2020 Oct 08

ITC Colloquium - Jorge Penarrubia (U Edinburgh) and Kishalay De (Caltech)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91720204019?pwd=N1FKTnlXT0NicTc5MXpSWG1oZ216UT09 Password: ITC
  1. Jorge Penarrubia (U Edinburgh)  "Impact of `dark' microhaloes on the dynamics of stars & planetary systems"

    In the current cosmological paradigm (Cold Dark Matter, CDM), galaxies like the Milky Way are teeming with dark matter substructures with masses as low as that of Earth (M~10^{-6} Msol), or even of asteroids (M~10^{-12} Msol). These objects do not contain baryons, and can only be detected through their gravitational attraction. However, to date it remains unclear to what extent such puny microhaloes affect the motion of visible objects.
    In this talk, I...
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2020 Oct 01

ITC Colloquium - Sarah Jeffreson (ITC) and Azadeh Fattahi (Durham)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91720204019?pwd=N1FKTnlXT0NicTc5MXpSWG1oZ216UT09 Password: ITC
  1. Sarah Jeffreson (ITC)
  2. Azadeh Fattahi (Durham)  "Surviving and destroyed dwarf galaxies: the build-up of the Milky Way's stellar halo"
     

    The hierarchical nature of galaxy formation in the standard model of cosmology (LCDM) predicts a diffuse stellar halo component around Milky Way-mass galaxies, formed from the accretion and disruption of dwarf galaxies. Using...

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2020 Sep 24

ITC Colloquium - Kim Boddy (UTexas Austin) and Marie Korsaga (U Cape Town)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91720204019?pwd=N1FKTnlXT0NicTc5MXpSWG1oZ216UT09 Password: ITC
  1. Kim Boddy (UTexas Austin)  "Searching for Dark Matter Interactions in Cosmology"
    There is overwhelming evidence for the existence of dark matter. It plays a crucial role in the formation of structure in the Universe, yet little is known about its properties beyond gravitational effects. In this talk, I will discuss the current and future prospects of understanding the fundamental nature of dark matter using observations in cosmology and astrophysics. These observations offer glimpses into different cosmic eras that may shed light on the mystery of dark matter....
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