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 ]

Description: Cosmological probes have a lot to tell us about the nature of the Dark Matter in our Universe. In this talk, I would like to review in particular how CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies can be used to look for exotic electromagnetic energy injection, coming for instance from decaying particles. I will then develop the recent searches for low masses - evaporating - primordial Black Holes, as well as high masses - accreting - ones. Finally, I will emphasize the synergy with CMB spectral distortions and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis studies and illustrate how the 21cm signal, one of the main target of future experiments, could be used in order to improve (but not always!) over current sensitivity. (11:00 AM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
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 ]