CfA Events Calendar

Week of September 22 through September 28, 2019

Monday, September 23

12:00 pm: Stars and Planets Seminar (Phillips Auditorium)
JJ Hermes (BU): "New physics from Gaia archaeology of white dwarf stars"
Ylva Götberg (Carnegie): "The impact of stars stripped in binaries over cosmic time"

2:00 pm: Special ITAMP Seminar (Phillips Auditorium)
Angelo Bassi (Department of Physics, Trieste): "A Challenge to Quantum Mechanics: Wave Function Collapse Models and the Possible Role of Gravity"

Tuesday, September 24

12:00 pm: Galaxies and Cosmology Seminar (Phillips Auditorium)
Karina Voggel (University of Utah): "The potential of surviving nuclear star clusters as new tracers of galaxy evolution"
Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory): "Service Observing at Magellan"

1:30 pm: Exoplanet Pizza Lunch (Phillips Auditorium)
Juliana Garcia-Mejia (CfA): "The Tierras Observatory: An Ultra-Precise Photometer to Characterize Nearby Terrestrial Exoplanets"
Xinyu Yao (Lehigh): "Using Ground-Based Surveys and RV Monitoring to Recover and Determine the Ephemerides of TESS Single Transits"

Wednesday, September 25

12:30 pm: High Energy Phenomena Seminar (Phillips Auditorium) Pizza will be served at 12:20
Pragati Pradhan (MIT): "SFXTs versus classical SgXBs: Does the difference lie in the companion wind?"
Benjamin Oppenheimer (University of Colorado): "Why the UV Circumgalactic Medium "Revolution" Turned Me into an X-ray Astronomer"

2:00 pm: AMP Seminar (Phillips Auditorium) Please note special day and time.
Stefano Bovino (Department of Astronomy, University of Concepción, Barrio Universitario): "Chemistry as a Diagnostic of Star Formation"

Thursday, September 26

11:00 am: ITC Colloquium (Pratt)
Louise Edwards (Cal Poly, SLO): "Clocking the formation of local Brightest Cluster Galaxies"

12:30 pm: ITC Luncheon (Phillips Auditorium) The 2018-2019 ITC luncheons are sponsored by a generous donation from ITC senior faculty member Dr. Eric Keto.
Amir Siraj (CfA): "An Argument for a Kilometer-Scale Nucleus of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)"
Ben Oppenheimer (CU Boulder): "Are circumgalactic gaseous halos scaled down versions of clusters?"
Louise Edwards (Cal Poly, SLO): "Beacons on the sandbar between clusters: Using Emission Line Galaxies to Identify Large Scale Structures"
Francesca Fornasini (Cfa): "The Z-z connection: connecting the metallicity dependence and redshift evolution of X-ray binaries"

4:00 pm: CfA Colloquium (Phillips Auditorium) Tea and cookies will be served at 3:30
Selma de Mink: "TPD"

Friday, September 27

12:30 pm: SMA Seminar Series (Room M-340, 160 Concord Avenue)
Heshou Zhang (DESY): "Cosmic Compass - First Tomography of an Outer 3d Sub-Gauss Field via Atomic Alignment"