ITC Luncheon Schedule

The 2018-2019 ITC luncheons are sponsored by a generous donation from ITC senior faculty member Dr. Eric Keto. Click on the date to view more information about each talk.

Date Speaker Title
Thu 01/31/2019
  1. Jane Huang (CfA)
  2. Daniela Calzetti (UMass)
  3. Eugene Chiang (Berkeley)
  4. Carl Rodriguez (MIT)
  1. Insights into planet formation from high resolution ALMA imaging
  2. The Scaling Relations of Galaxies in the Infrared
  3. Stellar Winds and Dust Avalanches in Debris Discs
  4. Binary Black Hole mergers across cosmic space and time
Thu 02/07/2019
  1. Ann-Marie Madigan (Boulder)
  2. Catherine Espaillat (BU)
  3. Shany Danieli (Yale)
  4. Shmuel Bialy (ITC)
  1. Dinosaurs in the Solar System
  2. Mentoring Models: A Multi-Method Approach
  3. Galaxies missing dark matter
  4. Thermal Phases of HI Gas - from Solar to Primordial Metallicities
Thu 02/14/2019
  1. Romane Le Gal (CfA)
  2. David Barnes (MIT)
  3. Doug Finkbeiner (Harvard)
  4. Zhong-Zhi Xianyu (Harvard Physics)
  1. Sulfur chemistry in planet-forming disks
  2. Radiative AGN feedback and dust formation with Arepo-RT
  3. Milky Way dust in 3D using star colors and Gaia DR2
  4. Aspects of compact binaries in triple systems
Thu 02/21/2019
  1. Razieh Emami Meibody (ITC)
  2. Dan Fabrycky (Chicago)
  3. Amina Helmi (Groningen)
  4. Richard Anantua (ITC)
  1. Formation Redshift of the Massive Black Holes Detected by LIGO
  2. Far-out exoplanets
  3. Constraints on the distribution of matter in the Galaxy from Gaia DR2
  4. "Observing" Jet/Accretion Flow/Black Hole (JAB) Simulations
Thu 02/28/2019
  1. Laura Mayorga (CfA)
  2. Cathy Olkin (SWRI Boulder)
  3. Jillian Bellovary (AMNH) (AMNH)
  4. Rudy Montez (CfA EIJC)
  1. The Icy Terrestrial Exoplanets in our Backyard
  2. NASA’s Lucy Mission: Surveying the Diversity of the Trojans
  3. Migrating Black Holes in AGN Disks as gravitational wave sources
  4. Bridge Programs in the US
Thu 03/07/2019
  1. Andra Stroe (CfA) (CfA)
  2. Michelle Ntampaka (Harvard Data Sciences Initiative)
  3. Rob Garrod (Virginia)
  4. Chris Kochanek (OSU)
  1. Cosmic tsunamis and tornadoes: galaxy evolution in disturbed environments
  2. The Role of Machine Learning in the Next Decade of Cosmology
  3. Microscopic simulations of interstellar and laboratory ice formation
  4. Searching for Non-Interacting Compact Object Binaries
Thu 03/14/2019
  1. Maurice Wilson (Harvard)
  2. Jedidah Isler (Dartmouth)
  3. Dan Scolnic (Duke)
  4. Paul Chesler (BHI)
  1. High precision radial velocities with MINERVA
  2. On the Vanguard: Building an Intersectional STEM Framework
  3. Addressing Possible Issues With Local Distance Ladder Measurement of Hubble Constant
  4. Holographic signatures of critical gravitational collapse
Thu 03/28/2019
  1. Rainer Weinberger (ITC)
  2. Bekki Dawson (Penn State)
  3. Leslie Rogers (Chicago)
  4. Trevor Rhone (CfA)
  1. E pur si muove: The public version of the Arepo code
  2. Who did it? Debris disk sculpting in multi-planet systems
  3. The Joint Mass-Radius-Period Distribution of Exoplanets
  4. Machine learning studies of two-dimensional magnetic materials
Thu 04/04/2019
  1. Anna Ijjas (ITC)
  2. Robin Wordsworth (Harvard SEAS)
  3. Jennifer Barnes ((Columbia)
  4. Mickael Rigault (NRS/IN2P3)
  1. Cosmic Spikes
  2. Next-generation climate modeling using line-by-line radiative transfer and generalized convection
  3. Diagnosing nucleosynthesis from late-time kilonova light curves
  4. Astrophysical biases of Type Ia Supernovae and the H0 tension
Thu 04/11/2019
  1. John Lewis (Harvard)
  2. Ken Freeman (ANU)
  3. Lisa Randall (Harvard)
  4. Vikram Ravi (CfA)
  1. CO depletion in the California Molecular Cloud
  2. Bar trapping and the Hercules moving group
  3. Rock 'n" Roll Solutions to the Hubble Tension
  4. Nearby nuclear radio transients
Thu 04/18/2019
  1. David Latham (Harvard)
  2. Vikki Meadows (U Washington)
  3. Silvia Toonen (Birmingham)
  4. Nick Stone (Columbia)
  1. The search for habitable planets
  2. Exoplanet Biosignature Assessment
  3. The fault in our stars; stellar mergers and age estimations
  4. A Statistical Solution to the Non-Hierarchical 3-Body Problem
Thu 04/25/2019
  1. Tarraneh Eftekhari (Harvard)
  2. Debora Sijacki (Cambridge)
  3. Sofia Ramstedt (Uppsala U.)
  4. Alex Lazarian (UW-Madison)
  1. A Radio Source Coincident with a Superluminous Supernova
  2. AGN jet heating of galaxy clusters
  3. DEATHSTAR: A new hope for giant winds
  4. Exploring Galactic Magnetic Fields with Velocity Gradients
Thu 05/02/2019
  1. Andrew Chael and Lehman H. Garrison (Harvard)
  2. Steve Finkelstein (UT Austin)
  3. Mike Line (ASU)
  4. Thiem Hoang (KASI)
  1. Keto Prize Talks
  2. The Start of HETDEX: the Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
  3. Brown Dwarf Abundances
  4. Discovery of a New Destruction Mechanism for Cosmic Dust and Implications in Astrophysics