Astro Seminars

Upcoming Astro Seminars



Astrophysics seminar: "Ultralight sails for interstellar space travel"

Deep Jariwala and Igor Bargatin (University of Pennsylvania)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6

We argue that light sails with nanometer-scale thicknesses that are rapidly accelerated to relativistic velocities by lasers must be significantly curved in order to reduce their intrafilm mechanical…



Astronomy seminar: "TBA"

Abigail Lee, University of Chicago
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6



Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Eduardo Rozo (University of Arizona)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6



Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Niharika Sravan (Drexel Univesity)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6



Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Jason Hunt (Flatiron - CCA)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6

Past Astro Seminars



Astrophysics seminar: "Characterizing Distant Worlds: Atmospheric Observations of Exoplanets with Hubble & JWST"

Munazza Alam (Carnegie Earth & Planets Laboratory)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6

In the past two decades, we have discovered thousands of planets outside of the Solar System, many of which are nothing like our own. We can learn a great deal about the properties of…



Astronomy Seminar: "Supernova Cosmology: From DES to Roman"

Benjamin Rose (Duke University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is in the process of finalizing its ultimate scientific analyses. Later this year, we expect the DES Supernova survey to release a constraint on the dark energy equation of…



Astronomy Seminar: "21-cm Cosmology at a Crossroads"

Rennan Barkana (Tel Aviv/IAS)
- 4C6

Radio waves from high redshift are expected to show a rich signal due to the 21-cm line of intergalactic hydrogen. After years of theoretical…



Astronomy Seminar: Simulating Early Structure and Galaxy Formation - The THESAN Project

Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)
- Zoom

Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation have evolved significantly over the last decade. In my talk I will describe recent efforts to model the 



Astronomy Seminar: Towards precision measurements of dark matter

Sukanya Chakrabarti (Rochester Institute of Technology/IAS)
- 4C6

For more than a century now, our inference of the mass distributions (including dark matter) in galaxies have been based on modeling the positions and velocities of stars, i.e., using kinematic analyses,…