Astrophysics Colloquia – Spring 2018

The Institute for Astrophysical Research Seminars convene every Monday with noted exceptions during the Fall and Spring semesters in room 502 of 725 Commonwealth Avenue from 3:30-4:30PM.

To see a list of previous semesters’ seminars, please visit our Past Astrophysics Colloquia page.

Date Title Speaker Affiliation
1/22 The True Ultracool Binary Fraction using Spectral Binaries Daniella Bardalez-Gagliuffi AMNH
Thursday 2/1 Joint Seminar with CSP
An Ionospheric Signature of Life on Exoplanets
Michael Mendillo Boston University
2/5 Planets in a Bottle: Exploring Planetary Atmospheres in a Lab Sarah Horst JHU
2/12 Discovering Gravitational Wave Emitting Neutron Star Mergers for Cosmology Marcelle Soares-Santos Brandeis UNiversity
3/5 No Seminar – Spring Break
3/12 Rise of Dust: The Cosmic History of Dust-obscured Star Formation Alexandra Pope UMass
3/19 Shedding New Light on Star Formation, from Molecular Clouds to Disks. Hector Arce Yale
3/26 Imaging and Filming Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope Kazunori Akiyama MIT-Haystack
4/2 Galactic Archaeology in the Gaia Era Keith Hawkins Columbia
4/9 The Grand Planetary Ensemble Sarah Ballard MIT
Tuesday 4/17 Rattle and Shine: Joint Detection of Gravitational Waves and Light from the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817  Edo Berger Harvard CfA
4/23 Duane Lee MIT
4/30 Caroline Morley Harvard ITC