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CfA Colloquia

CfA Colloquia offer an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and staff to hear about topics at the forefront of astrophysical research from leaders in their field. Themes range from upcoming NASA missions to the latest detections that are shifting and sharpening astronomical research and analysis. The colloquia are designed to bring scientists together and foster discussion across disciplines, encouraging collaboration.

These events are reserved for CfA staff, however videos of colloquia are live-streamed and available later via our public archive on YouTube.


Date Speaker Title
2021-01-28 Prof. Heather Knutson Exploring the Mysterious Origins of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes
2021-02-04 Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn Galactic seismology: the evolution of bending waves and density waves after the Sagittarius impact
2021-02-11 Dr. Rebecca Charbonneau, Dr. Emily Margolis Observing the Past: Practical Applications of the History of Astronomy
2021-02-18 Prof. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard Probing Red Giants with Kepler
2021-02-25 Dr. Andra Stroe Shocking tales of structure formation: Evolving galaxies and black holes in evolving environments
2021-03-04 Prof. Naoki Yoshida Cosmic Relic Neutrinos and Large-Scale Structure: Nonlinear Clustering and the Neutrino Mass
2021-03-11 Katherine Freese Dark Matter in the Universe
2021-03-18 Prof. Andrea Ghez Our Galactic Center: A Unique Laboratory for the Physics & Astrophysics of Black Holes
2021-03-25 Professor Reva Kay Williams Extracting X-Rays, Gamma-Rays, and Relativistic Electron-Positron (e-e+) Pairs from the Ergosphere of Rotating Black Holes Using the Penrose Mechanism
2021-04-01 Prof. Elena Gallo A Census of the Black Hole Population in Nearby Low Mass Galaxies
2021-04-08 Prof. Carlos Argüelles-Delgado High-Energy Neutrino Astroparticle Physics With IceCube
2021-04-08 Prof. Carlos Arguelles High-Energy Neutrino Astroparticle Physics With IceCube
2021-04-22 Dr. Leonard Strachan Remote Sensing of Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Shocks
2021-04-29 Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva Finding an Alien Biosphere with Computational Chemistry
2021-05-06 Dr. Hamsa Padmanabhan A multi-messenger view of Cosmic Dawn
2021-05-13 TBA Cancelled
2021-05-20 Prof. Hans-Walter Rix How the Galactic disk reshapes itself

Use the following links to see all upcoming or past Colloquia.

Upcoming CfA Colloquia Past CfA Colloquia