ITC Colloquia 2020-2021

Thu 09/03/2020 video
  1. Anna Ho (Caltech)
  2. Aklant Bhowmick (UFL)
  1. The Landscape of Relativistic Stellar Explosions
  2. Supermassive Black hole fueling in IllustrisTNG: Impact of environment
Thu 09/10/2020 video
  1. Karan Jani (Vanderbilt)
  2. Catherine Zucker (Harvard)
  1. Detection of Lite-Intermediate Mass Black Holes in LIGO-Virgo
  2. 3D Dust Mapping in the Age of Gaia
Thu 09/17/2020 video
  1. Leonardo dos Santos (Geneva)
  2. Hila Glanz (Technion)
  1. The high-energy environment and atmospheric escape of small exoplanets
  2. New perspectives on common envelope evolution
Thu 09/24/2020 video
  1. Kim Boddy (UTexas Austin)
  2. Marie Korsaga (U Cape Town)
  1. Searching for Dark Matter Interactions in Cosmology
  2. Astronomers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Thu 10/01/2020 video
  1. Sarah Jeffreson (ITC)
  2. Azadeh Fattahi (Durham)
  1. The lifecycles of giant molecular clouds in Milky Way-like galaxies
  2. Surviving and destroyed dwarf galaxies: the build-up of the Milky Way's stellar halo
Thu 10/08/2020 video
  1. Jorge Penarrubia (U Edinburgh)
  2. Kishalay De (Caltech)
  1. Impact of `dark' microhaloes on the dynamics of stars & planetary systems
  2. The faintest thermonuclear supernovae and the explosive fates of helium accreting white dwarfs
Thu 10/15/2020 video
  1. Jun Makino (Kobe University)
  2. Wenbin Lu (Caltech)
  1. Frameworks for large-scale astrophysical simulations
  2. A Unified Picture of Fast Radio Bursts
Thu 10/22/2020 video
  1. Jennifer Andrews (Arizona)
  2. Diana Powell (UCSC)
  1. Supernova Imposters and the Eruptions of Massive Stars
  2. Protoplanetary Disks and Clouds in Substellar Atmospheres: Insights from Microphysics
Thu 10/29/2020 video
  1. Wren Suess (Berkeley)
  2. Jens Chluba (U Manchester)
  1. The growth & transformation of galaxies across cosmic time
  2. Challenges and opportunities with CMB spectral distortions
Thu 11/05/2020 video
  1. Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi (AMNH)
  2. Evan Bauer (CfA)
  1. System architectures as fossils of brown dwarf and giant planet formation
  2. Runaway Subdwarfs and White Dwarfs from Thermonuclear Supernovae
Thu 11/12/2020
  1. Bence Kocsis (Oxford)
  2. Carme Gallart (IAC)
  1. On the AGN Origin of Gravitational Wave Sources observed by LIGO/VIRGO
  2. The History of the Galactic disc and halo from Gaia DR2 HR diagram fitting
Thu 11/19/2020
  1. Annalisa Pillepich (MPIA-HD)
  1. The many diverse manifestations of supermassive black-hole feedback
Thu 12/03/2020 video
  1. Gwen Rudie (Carnegie)
  2. Priya Natarajan (Yale)
  1. The Circumgalactic Medium of Star-Forming Galaxies during Cosmic Noon
  2. Stress-Testing the Cold Dark Matter Paradigm


Thu 01/28/2021 video
  1. Anthony Brown (Leiden)
  1. Gaia Early Data Release 3: First science results
Thu 02/04/2021 video
  1. Matteo Cantiello (Flatiron Institute)
  1. Stellar Evolution in AGN Disks
Thu 02/11/2021 video
  1. Clara Sousa-Silva (CfA)
  1. Finding an Alien Biosphere with Computational Chemistry
Thu 02/18/2021 video
  1. Maya Fishbach (Northwestern)
  1. LIGO-Virgo’s Biggest Black Holes and the Mass Gap
Thu 02/25/2021 video
  1. Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro (Princeton)
  1. Building the cosmological rosetta stone
Thu 03/04/2021 video
  1. Anna Schauer (U Texas Austin)
  1. The formation of the first stars - environmental dependence and observational prospects
Thu 03/11/2021
  1. Keivan Stassun & Marina Kounkel (Vanderbilt)
  1. "Fundamental Stellar Astrophysics in the Gaia Era: A New Understanding of Local Stellar Populations "
Thu 03/18/2021
  1. Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell)
  1. TBD
Thu 03/25/2021 video

Malena Rice (Yale)

  1. "Surveying the Trans-Neptunian Solar System with TESS"
Thu 04/01/2021 video
  1. Rodrigo Ibata (Université de Strasbourg)
  1. Learning the properties of our Galaxy with Stellar Streams
Thu 04/08/2021
  1. Brian Nord (FNAL)
  1. TBD
Thu 04/15/2021 Cancelled
  1. No Colloquium (Harvard scheduled wellness day)
Thu 04/22/2021 video
  1. Laura Prichard (STScI)
  1. TBD
Thu 04/29/2021 video
  1. Paola Caselli (MPE)
  1. From clouds to planets: the astrochemical link