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 ]

Description: Over the last 20 years, observations have revealed surprisingly tight correlations between the properties of galaxies and their supermassive black holes. AGN have emerged as key players in this coevolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes, by two primary mechanisms: AGN fueling and AGN feedback. Supermassive black holes build up mass by accreting gas during AGN fueling, while AGN feedback is a crucial regulator of star formation that controls the mass growth of the galaxies. I will present multiwavelength studies of both AGN fueling and feedback, using data from HST, Chandra, VLA, and Keck. In particular, I will discuss whether moderate luminosity AGN contribute to feedback, where in a galaxy merger AGN fueling occurs, and whether galaxy mergers preferentially fuel the most luminous AGN. (11:00 AM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
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 ]
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 FahertyTBA (low-mass stars) [ + Description ]
04/03/2018Astro SeminarChris HaywardTBA (galaxy formation) [ + Description ]
04/10/2018Astro SeminarTBA [ + Description ]
04/10/2018Big Apple ColloquiumJulianne DalcantonTba [ + Description ]
04/17/2018Astro SeminarIlsedore CleevesTBA (proto-planetary disks) [ + Description ]
04/24/2018Astro SeminarTBA [ + Description ]
05/01/2018Astro SeminarBen FarrTBA (LIGO, neutron stars) [ + Description ]
05/08/2018Astro SeminarTBA [ + Description ]
05/15/2018Astro SeminarTBA [ + Description ]