2017 - 2018 Astro Seminar Schedule

DateEvent TypeSpeakerTitle
09/08/2017Astro SeminarMarcel SchmittfullFundamental physics from the nonlinear Universe [ + Description ]
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 KasliwalThe Dynamic Infrared Sky [ + Description ]
10/20/2017Astro SeminarJulie ComerfordAGN Fueling and Feedback in Galaxies [ + Description ]
10/27/2017Astro SeminarRenee HlozekNew cosmology with small-scale CMB data: ultra light dark matter, isocurvature and cosmic voids [ + Description ]
11/03/2017Astro SeminarJames PeeblesA Tale of Two Theories: Missing Mass in 1980 and Galaxy Formation Today [ + Description ]
11/10/2017Astro SeminarMatias ZaldarriagaThe spin of the black holes detected by LIGO [ + Description ]
11/17/2017Astro SeminarSarah PearsonThe Milky Way’s Galactic bar can punch holes in stellar streams [ + Description ]
12/01/2017Astro SeminarVera GluscevicDark matter: Searches in the lab and the sky [ + Description ]
01/17/2018Astro Seminar [ + Description ]
01/17/2018Astro SeminarOlivier DelignyTowards locating the ultra-high energy cosmic ray accelerators [ + Description ]
01/23/2018Astro SeminarMarilena LoverdeNeutrinos, Quintessence and Structure Formation in the Universe [ + Description ]
01/30/2018Astro SeminarJennifer BarnesWelcome to the multi-messenger era: a report on the first binary neutron star merger detection [ + Description ]
02/06/2018Astro SeminarPhil ArmitageTidal disruption at home and abroad [ + Description ]
02/13/2018Astro SeminarRyan FoleyDiscovery of the First Electromagnetic Counterpart to a Gravitational Wave Source [ + Description ]
02/20/2018Astro SeminarViviana AcquavivaUnderstanding the Universe through distant galaxies [ -- Description ]

Description: Understanding the physical properties of galaxies and how they change through cosmic time allows us to learn about the cosmic expansion, gravity, and the physical mechanisms that regulate the growth of structures. My work focuses on developing and using better tools to extract information about galaxy properties, such as stellar mass, star formation history, dust attenuation, chemical enrichment history, and redshift, using data from large multi-wavelength galaxy surveys. Several years ago, I created GalMC, the first publicly available Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm for spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting; since then, the astronomy community has made immense progress in modeling and fitting the stellar populations of galaxies. I will summarize some of the lessons we have learned in these years, and describe what in my opinion are the most significant lingering sources of systematic uncertainties. I will give an overview of our ongoing effort at extracting information from galaxy SEDs, in particular star formation histories and metallicity, using machine learning algorithms coupled with SED fitting and Bayesian model selection. (2:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
02/27/2018Astro SeminarChiara MingarelliInsights into Supermassive Black Hole Mergers, Stalling and Demographics with Pulsar Timing Arrays [ + Description ]
03/06/2018Astro SeminarChang FengMeasuring the Universe at microwave, infrared and gamma-ray wavelengths [ + Description ]
03/13/2018Astro SeminarNo Astro Seminar (spring break) [ + Description ]
03/20/2018Astro SeminarLina NecibEmpirical Determination of the Dark Matter Velocity Distribution [ + Description ]
03/27/2018Astro SeminarJackie FahertyBrown Dwarfs Reveal Exoplanet Secrets [ + Description ]
04/03/2018Astro SeminarChris HaywardStarbursts, outflows, and the emergence of disk galaxies [ + Description ]
04/10/2018Astro SeminarNo Astro Seminar (Big Apple Colloquium) [ + Description ]
04/10/2018Big Apple ColloquiumJulianne DalcantonTba [ + Description ]
04/17/2018Astro SeminarIlsedore CleevesX-ray Driven Time Domain Astrochemistry in Protoplanetary Disks [ + Description ]
04/24/2018Astro SeminarFederica BiancoAre we ready for LSST? [ + Description ]
05/01/2018Astro SeminarBen FarrThe Compact Binary Census after LIGO/Virgo's Second Observing Run [ + Description ]
05/08/2018Astro SeminarKate RowlandsCaught in the act: charting galaxy transformation over cosmic time [ + Description ]



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