Astrophysics Colloquia – Spring 2017

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.  The seminar is preceded by a brief reception in room 500 at 3:15PM.

The Spring 2017 Seminar Series is currently being created, please check back later for an updated schedule.

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

Date Title Speaker Affiliation
1/30 Probing the Plasma Physics and Kinematics of the Intracluster Medium with X-ray Observations and Simulations John ZuHone CfA
2/6 Stellar Activity Evolution: Impact on Exoplanets and CV Evolution Dr. Cecilia Garraffo CfA
2/13 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Trustee Lounge
From Earth Orbit to Distant Galaxies: Space Research at Boston University Please RSVP
BU Faculty Presentations “Research on Tap”
Tuesday 2/21 How to Peek Inside Stars Sarbani Basu Yale
2/27 Unlocking the Secrets of Nearby Exoplanets with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite George Ricker MIT
3/6 *No Seminar – Spring Break*
Thursday 3/16 Joint Seminar with CSP
Exploring the Solar System with the James Webb Space Telescope
John Stansberry JWST
3/20 Zooming In On the Distant Universe with the Most Highly Magnified Galaxies Matthew Bayliss MIT
3/27 The Birth and Growth of Supermassive Black Holes: Coming of Age with Space Telescope Imaging Spectrographs Jonathan Trump UConn
4/3 Clusters of Galaxies: Laboratories for Probing the Interplay between Baryons and Dark Matter Esra Bulbul MIT
Thursday 4/6 Lunch Talk- Rm 500 @ 1:30
The Square Kilometre Array – Science and Status Update
Tyler Bourke SKA
Wednesday 4/19 *CANCELLED*
Poincaré’s Legacy: Predictions on Time Scales Ranging from Milliseconds to Billions of Years
Gregory Laughlin Yale
4/24 Planets from Cradle to Grave: The Perks and Perils of an Energetic Radiation Diet Jeremy Drake CfA
5/2 Fantastic Clumps and Where to Find Them Kelly Blumenthal University of Hawaii
Wednesday 5/17 Molecular Gas and Star Formation at Low Metallicity in the Magellanic Clouds Katie Jameson The Australian National University