2017 - 2018 Astro Seminar Schedule

DateEvent TypeSpeakerTitle
09/08/2017Astro SeminarMarcel SchmittfullFundamental physics from the nonlinear Universe [ -- Description ]

Description: The cosmology community is running a large program of galaxy surveys over the next 10 years. Our goal is to map out the properties of dark energy as a function of time, measure the sum of neutrino masses, and study the origin of the Universe with unprecedented precision. A key limitation for these efforts is how to extract cosmological information from small scales that are affected by nonlinear dynamics. I will discuss how some aspects of this can be addressed by reconstructing the initial conditions of the Universe from galaxy catalogs, and by using cosmological information in the non-Gaussian tails of the galaxy distribution. I will also briefly discuss prospects for cross-correlating future galaxy surveys with CMB lensing measurements. (11:00 AM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
09/15/2017Astro SeminarNicholas BattagliaLarge-Scale Structure Information Encoded in CMB Photons [ + Description ]
09/22/2017Astro SeminarVivian PoulinCosmological signatures of exotic electromagnetic energy injection [ + Description ]
09/29/2017Astro SeminarTjitske StarkenburgThe diverse history of counterrotating galaxies [ + Description ]
10/06/2017Astro SeminarMansi KasliwalTBA (Transient Astronomy) [ + Description ]
10/20/2017Astro SeminarJulie ComerfordTBA (Black Hole Binaries) [ + Description ]
10/27/2017Astro SeminarRenee HlozekTBA (Cosmology/Data Analysis) [ + Description ]
11/03/2017Astro SeminarJames PeeblesA Tale of Two Theories: Dark Matter in the 1970s, Galaxies Today [ + Description ]
11/10/2017Astro SeminarMatias ZaldarriagaTBA (Theoretical Cosmology) [ + Description ]
11/17/2017Astro SeminarSarah PearsonTBA (Milky Way dynamics) [ + Description ]
12/01/2017Astro SeminarVera GluscevicTBA (Theoretical Cosmology) [ + Description ]
12/08/2017Astro SeminarIlsedore CleevesTBA (planetary astronomy) [ + Description ]
01/19/2018Astro Seminar[none]No seminar this week; competing event at Flatiron CCA [ + Description ]
02/09/2018Astro SeminarJackie FahertyTBA (low-mass stars) [ + Description ]