Astro Seminars

Upcoming Astro Seminars



Astronomy Seminar: Megan Bedell (tbc, Flatiron)

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Astronomy Seminar: Emily Rauscher (Michigan)

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Past Astro Seminars



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

Guðmundur Kári Stefánsson (Princeton)
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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)
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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)
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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.…



Astronomy Seminar: "How do you make a binary black hole?"

Carl Rodriguez (Carnegie Mellon)
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Since 2015, LIGO and Virgo have detected more than 50 gravitational waves from merging black holes and neutron stars, ushering in a new era of observational astronomy.  But how are the binary progenitors…



Astronomy Seminar: LIMFAST: a Semi-numerical Tool for Line Intensity Mapping

Lluis Mas-Ribas (JPL)
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Intensity Mapping (IM) is emerging as a promising technique to study the evolution of the universe from the Cosmic Dawn down to the present day, and this…