ITC Seminars 2013-2014

The Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) seminars for the academic year 2013-2014 will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00pm in the Pratt Conference Room (G04) unless stated otherwise.

Date & LocationSpeakersAffiliationTitleCFA HostCFA Office
Tue, 10 Sep, 1:00 David Benyamin Hebrew UniversityCosmic Ray Diffusion in a Dynamic Milky Way:recovering the observed B/C ratio in a spiral-armed cosmic ray propagation model     Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 10 Sep, 1:00 Aditya Rotti IUCAA Is the universe isotropic ? Atish Kamble 
Tue, 17 Sep, 1:00 He Gao UNLVMulti-messenger signals from NS-NS mergers     Xuening Bai 
Tue, 17 Sep, 1:00 Sijing Shen UC Santa CruzThe galaxy-circumgalactic medium ecosystem in cosmological zoom-in simulations     Shy Genel 
Tue, 24 Sep, 1:00 Mike McCourt Berkeley Do galaxy clusters boil? Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 24 Sep, 1:00 Jason Steffen Northwestern UniversityMore on the Architectures of Kepler Systems     Smadar Naoz 
**Wed, 25 Sep, 12, Phillips** Nico Yunes Montana State University  Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 1 Oct, 1:00 Sebastien Guillot McGill UniversityThe neutron star radius and the dense-matter equation of state.     James Guillochon 
Tue, 1 Oct, 1:00 Alan Powers Giordano Bruno and the Search for Habitable Worlds     James Guillochon 
Tue, 8 Oct, 1:00 Ashley Ross University of PortsmouthMeasurement of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Scale using Red and Blue Galaxies from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey     C. McBride 
Tue, 8 Oct, 1:00 Brian Morsony UW MadisonJet-powered Supernovae and GRBs     R. Margutti 
Tue, 15 Oct, 1:00 Alexei Baskin TechnionWhy is the Broad Line Region similar in all AGN     Aleksander Sadowski 
Tue, 15 Oct, 1:00 Dan Taranu University of TorontoMergers in Galaxy Groups and the Fundamental Plane of Elliptical Galaxies     Laura Sales 
Tue, 22 Oct, 1:00, *Classroom* Rodolfo Barniol Duran Hebrew University  R. Margutti 
Tue, 22 Oct, 1:00, *Classroom* Blakesley Burkhart University of Wisconsin-MadisonNew Diagnostics of MHD Turbulence in the Multiphase ISM      
Tue, 29 Oct, 1:00 Girish Kulkarni MPIA Direct constraints on high-redshift star formation from observed chemical evolution of DLAs Shy Genel 
Tue, 29 Oct, 1:00 Yuexing Li Penn StateBridging the gap between theory and observations of galaxies across cosmic time     Shy Genel 
Tue, 5 Nov, 1:00 Ke Fang University of ChicagoThe Mysterious sources of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays     Sayan Chakraborti 
Tue, 5 Nov, 1:00 Colin Hill Princeton UniversityNew Constraints on the Amplitude of Cosmic Density Fluctuations and Intracluster Gas from the Thermal SZ Signal Measured by Planck and ACT     Xuening Bai 
Tue, 12 Nov, 1:00 Alexandra Veledina University of OuluAccretion in X-ray binaries: imprints of non-thermal particles     Laura Sales 
Tue, 12 Nov, 1:00 Chris Hayward Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical StudiesGalaxy mergers on a moving mesh     Laura Sales 
Tue, 19 Nov, 1:00 Elinor Medezinski  Johns Hopkins UniversityThe Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble: Unveiling the Dark Sector     Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 19 Nov, 1:00 Rodrigo Nemmen NASA GoddardUnifying Black Hole Activity Across the Mass Scale     R. Margutti 
Tue, 26 Nov, 1:00 Diego Lopez-Camara NC State UniversityPhotospheric emission of variable jets     R. Margutti 
Tue, 26 Nov, 1:00 Takamitsu (Taka) Tanaka MPAA prominent time-domain electromagnetic signature of accreting supermassive black hole binaries     Thomas Greif 
Tue, 3 Dec, 1:00 Nick Cowan Northwestern UniversityPlanetary Science from the Top Down     Konstantin Batygin 
Tue, 3 Dec, 1:00 Ryan Trainor CaltechProbing the Brightest QSOs though the spatial distribution of galaxies and (fluorescent) Lya emitters     Konstantin Batygin 
Tue, 10 Dec, 1:00 Mikhail Belyaev Princeton UniversityExciting Waves in Accretion Disk Boundary Layers     Yanfei Jiang 
Tue, 10 Dec, 1:00 Ely Kovetz UT AustinCosmic Bandits: Exploration vs. Exploitation in Cosmological Surveys      
** Thu, 12 Dec , 11:00 ** Renee Hlozek PrincetonSmall-scale CMB cosmology: ACT, Planck and beyond     John Johnson 
** Thu, 12 Dec , 11:00 ** Jennifer van Saders Ohio State UniversityBetter Stars, Better Planets, Better Populations: Using Stellar Rotation to Refine Estimates of Stellar Parameters     John Johnson 
** Thu, 19 Dec , 11:00 ** Banibrata Mukhopadhyay Indian Institute of ScienceNew mass limit for magnetized white dwarfs and its consequences      
Tue, 21 Jan, 1:00 Marcel van Daalen Leiden UniversityThe effects of galaxy formation on clustering     Shy Genel 
** Wed, 5 Feb, 1:00 **, *Phillips* Elisabeth Krause University of PennsylvaniaCombining Probes of Large-Scale Structure in the Precision Cosmology Era     Cameron McBride 
Tue, 11 Feb, 1:00 Pau Amaro-Seoane Max-Planck Institute  James Guillochon 
Tue, 4 March, 1:00 Katherine J. Mack University of MelbourneKnown Unknowns of Dark Matter Annihilation over Cosmic Time     Jonathan McDowell 
Tue, 11 March, 1:00 Ken Shen UC Berkeley  R. Margutti 
Tue, 25 March, 1:00 *special colloquium* Volker Bromm UT Austin  Thomas Greif 
Tue, 1 Apr, 1:00 Assaf Horesh Weizmann Institute Exploring the dynamic radio sky Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 8 Apr, 1:00 Neil Crighton Swinburne University of TechnologyThe metallicity of the z~2.5 circumgalactic medium     Kate Rubin 
Tue, 15 Apr, 1:00 Omer Bromberg Princeton UniversityGetting a handle on the nature of long GRB jets     Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 22 Apr, 1:00 Yuval Birnboim The Hebrew UniversityThe effect of non-thermal pressure components on star forming ISM     Laura Sales 
Tue, 29 Apr, 1:00 Kohta Murase Institute for Advanced Study  R. Margutti 
Tue, 6 May, 1:00 Hubert Klahr Max-Planck Institut, HeidelbergThe Formation of Planetesimals in Starving Mode:Zonal Flows and Vortices in Circumstellar Disks     Xuening Bai 
Tue, 13 May, 1:00 Najita, Joan NOAO   
*Fri*, 30 May, 11:00, *Phillips* Jack Burns University of Colorado Boulder