ITC Luncheon Schedule

The 2019-2020 ITC luncheons are sponsored by a generous donation from ITC senior member Dr. Eric Keto. Click on the date to view more information about each talk.

Date Speaker Title
Thu 01/30/2020
  1. Rebecca Nevin (CfA)
  2. Justin Kasper (University of Michigan)
  3. Martin Lessourd (BHI)
  4. Roger Blandford (Stanford University)
  1. Combining Images and Kinematics to Identify Galaxy Mergers
  2. Parker Solar Probe and Our Poor Understanding of Energy Flow in Astrophysical Plasmas
  3. Mathematics of Black Holes
  4. Fast Radio Bursts as Magnetar EMPs
Thu 02/06/2020
  1. Boryana Hadzhiyska (Harvard)
  2. Jack Steiner (CfA)
  3. Mario Jurić (UW)
  4. Paul Schechter (MIT)
  1. Limitations to the ‘basic’ HOD model and beyond
  2. Fast Spectral-Timing Analysis of Black Hole X-ray Binaries with NICER
  3. Astronomy Data Commons: Archives in the Clouds
  4. The images of a strongly lensed quasar lie very close to the two (or four) intersections of Witt's hyperbola and Wynne's ellipse
Thu 02/13/2020
  1. Rachel Cochrane (ITC)
  2. Bart Ripperda (CCA)
  3. Amaya Moro-Martin (STScI)
  4. Erika Wright (CfA)
  1. Resolving dusty, distant galaxies with observations and simulations
  2. Magnetic reconnection and plasmoid formation in black hole accretion flows
  3. Cloudy with a chance of giant snowflakes
  4. Equity in STEM Engagement: Challenges and Strategies
Thu 02/20/2020
  1. Yvette Cendes (CfA)
  2. Roger Summons (MIT)
  3. Christoph Weniger (GRAPPA, U Amsterdam)
  4. Carl Rodriguez (ITC)
  1. Thirty Years of Radio Observations of Type Ia SN 1972E and SN 1895B
  2. Geobiology: A primer
  3. What's new about the Fermi Galactic center GeV excess?
  4. Relativistic Three-body Effects in Hierarchical Triple Systems
Thu 02/27/2020
  1. Eric Keto (CFA)
  2. James Gates (Brown)
  3. Kim-Vy Tran (University of New South Wales)
  4. Angelo Ricarte (ITC)
  1. Stability and solution of time-dependent Bondi-Parker flows
  2. SUSY Rilles: A Speculation on Superstring Signatures in the Cosmic Microwave Background
  3. ZFIRE: How Galaxy Evolution Depends on Environment at z~2
  4. Insights into Black Hole Growth from the Romulus Cosmological Simulations
Thu 03/05/2020
  1. Jordan Eagle (Clemson/CfA)
  2. Jonathan Fortney (UCSC)
  3. Shy Genel (Flatiron Institute)
  4. Nathan Sanders (CfA)
  1. Chasing Pulsar Wind Nebulae with the Fermi-LAT
  2. Evidence for a Dichotomy in the Interior Structure of Jupiter and Saturn from ‘Helium Rain’
  3. CAMELS: Cosmology and Astrophysics with MachinE Learning Simulations
  4. The second decade of international, graduate student-led science communication efforts born at CfA