ITC Luncheon Schedule

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Date Speaker Title
Thu 01/25/2018
  1. Morgan MacLeod (CfA)
  2. Yamila Miguel (Leiden Observatory)
  3. Eric Peng (PKU)
  4. Dan D'Orazio (ITC)
  1. Runaway Coalescence at the Onset of Common Envelope Episodes
  2. Detectability of sulfur and phosphorus species in exoplanet atmospheres with JWST
  3. The Globular Cluster Systems of Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies
  4. Imaging the Orbits of Massive Black Hole Binaries
Thu 02/01/2018
  1. Maciek Wielgus (BHI)
  2. Jamie Bock (Caltech)
  3. Saurabh Singh (RRI)
  4. Chris McKee (Berkeley)
  1. Characterizing Sgr A* Time Variability with the Event Horizon Telescope
  2. Update on BICEP-Keck CMB Polarization Measurements
  3. SARAS 2: Constraining Cosmic Dawn and Cosmological Reionization via the Global Redshifted 21-cm Signal
  4. The Galactic Corona
Thu 02/08/2018
  1. Blakesley Burkhart (ITC)
  2. Heino Falcke (Radbound University)
  3. Michael Joyce (LPNHE, Sorbonne Université, Paris)
  4. Meng Gu (CfA)
  1. The Photon Underproduction Crisis Solved: The Effect of AGN Feedback on the Low Redshift Lyman-alpha Forest
  2. Radio Measurements of the Composition of High-Energy Cosmic Rays with LOFAR
  3. Cold Quasi-spherical Gravitational Collapse Revisited
  4. Low Metallicities and Old Ages for Three Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies in the Coma Cluster
Thu 02/15/2018
  1. Rai Weiss (MIT)
  2. Wyn Evans (IoA)
  3. Anna Schauer (Heidelberg)
  4. Jordan Keller (BHI)
  1. Questions and Answers
  2. HEX
  3. Lyman-Werner Escape Fractions from Minihaloes and the First Galaxies
  4. Linear Stability of Schwarzschild Black Holes
Thu 02/22/2018
  1. Pepi Fabbiano (CfA)
  2. Norm Murray (CITA)
  3. Christoph Pfrommer (AIP)
  4. Sandro Tacchella (CfA)
  1. Imaging the Hard Continuum and Fe Kalpha Emission of AGNs with Chandra
  2. FIRE Simulations Produce Carbon Monoxide
  3. TeV Blazar Heating: from Plasma Instabilities to Cosmological Structure Formation
  4. An Empirical Model for Galaxy Evolution at z≥4
Thu 03/01/2018
  1. Lincoln Greenhill and Julian Munoz (Harvard)
  2. Volker Springel (HITS)
  3. Laura Kreidberg (ITC)
  4. Alex Lazarian (Madison)
  1. New Evidence for the First Stars and Black Holes During Cosmic Dawn
  2. Cosmic Rays in Galaxy Formation Simulations
  3. Water, Methane Depletion, and High-Altitude Condensates in the Atmosphere of the Warm Super-Neptune WASP-107b
  4. 3D Distribution of Magnetic Fields in Molecular Clouds
Thu 03/08/2018
  1. Jill Naiman (ITC)
  2. Joaquin Vieira (University of Illinois)
  3. Eric Keto (ITC)
  4. Sagi Ben-Ami (CfA)
  1. "Neutron Star Mergers and R-process Elements in IllustrisTNG
  2. Water as a way to measure the star formation rate of galaxies in the early universe
  3. "The Formation of Low Mass Stars, CO Desorption Rates, and the Molecular Mass of the Galaxy
  4. FIOS - a Fabry Perot based Extreme High-Resolution Instrument
Thu 03/22/2018
  1. Mislav Balokovic (BHI)
  2. Gerry Gilmore (University of Cambridge)
  3. Xin Liu (UIUC)
  4. Federico Fraschetti (University of Arizona/CfA)
  1. What Obscures AGN: Insights from Broadband X-ray Spectroscopy
  2. Testing non-Einsteinian gravity theories with astrometry
  3. A Candidate Tidal Disruption Event in a Quasar at z=2.359 from Abundance Ratio Variability
  4. Crab Nebula: Particle Acceleration and Escape at Shock Waves
Thu 03/29/2018
  1. Dan D'Orazio (ITC)
  2. Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden)
  3. Eliza Kempton (Grinnell College)
  4. Lehman Garrison (Harvard)
  1. Tidal Disruptions and the Stellar Mass Function
  2. Protoplanetary Disk Structures: Gas vs Dust
  3. An Observational Diagnostic for Distinguishing Between Clouds and Haze in Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres
  4. N-body Cosmology with Abacus
Thu 04/05/2018
  1. Sownak Bose (ITC)
  2. Jenny Greene (Princeton)
  3. Adam Frank (University of Rochester)
  4. Peter Williams (CfA)
  1. How the Present-Day Distribution of Dwarf Galaxies Encodes the Physics of Reionisation
  2. Recently Quenched Massive Galaxies At z~0.7 With Lots of Molecular Gas
  3. 3D AMR Simulations of Common Envelope Evolution: What About Accretion?
  4. Jovian Magnetospheres Beyond the Solar System
Thu 04/12/2018
  1. Feraz Azhar (BHI)
  2. Juna Kollmeier (Carnegie)
  3. Mario Ballardini (University of the Western Cape)
  4. Tansu Daylan (Harvard)
  1. Inflationary Trajectories: An Effective Field Theory Approach
  2. The Cluster Variables: 1920-2020
  3. Cosmological Constraints on Scalar-Tensor Dark Energy Models
  4. Probing the Small-Scale Structure in Strongly Lensed Systems via Transdimensional Inference
Thu 04/19/2018
  1. Ana-Roxana Pop (ITC)
  2. Rosalba Perna (Stony Brook University)
  3. Glenn Starkman (CWRU)
  4. Pranab Ghosh (TIFR, UT Austin)
  1. Shell Galaxies in the Illustris Simulation
  2. Interactions between Multiple Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei: a Solution to the Final Parsec Problem
  3. Macroscopic Dark Matter
  4. Super-Chandra Masses of Supernova Ia Progenitors
Thu 04/26/2018
  1. Pierre Christian (Harvard)
  2. Kathrin Altwegg (Bern)
  3. Alexie Leauthaud (UCSC) (UCSC)
  4. Idan Ginsberg (ITC)
  1. Detecting gravitational lensing of gravitational waves
  2. In Situ, Landing or Sample Return: Pro’s and Con’s
  3. Will it blend?
  4. Gaia & Globular Cluster Ages
Thu 05/03/2018
  1. Ana Bonaca (ITC)
  2. Anna Rosen (ITC)
  3. Anna Barnacka (CfA)
  4. Anna Pancoast (ITC)
  1. Gaia DR2 View of the GD-1 Stellar Stream
  2. The Formation of Massive Stars with Radiative and Outflow Feedback
  3. The Art of Turning Galaxies into Telescopes
  4. Stability of the Broad Line Region Geometry and Dynamics in Arp 151 Over Seven Years