Astro Seminars

Upcoming Astro Seminars

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Past Astro Seminars

Astronomy Seminar: "The Peril and Promise of Three-Dimensional Planets"

Emily Rauscher (University of Michigan)

Much to the consternation of spherical cows everywhere, planets are three-dimensional objects. As we try to measure properties of their atmospheres, it may be inappropriate to pretend…

Astronomy Seminar: How to Find an Earth

Megan Bedell (Flatiron)

The detection of an Earth twin (an Earth-mass planet orbiting a Sun-like star within the habitable zone) has recently become feasible for the first time thanks to advances in observational…

Astronomy Seminar: Detection and Characterization of M-dwarf Planets with Next Generation Instruments

Guðmundur Kári Stefánsson (Princeton)

Abstract: Planets orbiting nearby M-dwarfs—the most numerous stars in the galaxy and our nearest stellar neighbors—are advantageous for detailed characterization. The…

Astronomy Seminar: The First Flight of SPIDER: A view to the dawn of time from above the clouds

Jeffrey Filippini (University of Illinois)

Inflation is thought to have seeded the cosmos with a hum of primordial gravitational waves - unique messengers from the universe's earliest moments. If present, these should have left a unique "B-…

Astronomy Seminar: Speculating on the origin and future of FRBs

Liam Connor (Caltech)

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short-duration transients whose precise origins remain a mystery. A subset of FRBs is known to repeat; a subset of those appears to repeat in periodic activity windows.…