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Spring 2024

Widowed Massive Stars

Mathieu Renzo                                                                                   In Person

University of Arizona

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Capture of primordial black holes by neutron stars

Thomas Baumgarte                                                                          In Person

Bowdoin College/University of Arizona

Thursday, January 25, 2024 

Precision measurement and machine-assisted discovery in the next generation of cosmological surveys

Eric Huff                                                                                             In Person


Thursday, February 1, 2024

Cosmology and astrophysics from field level inference of multi-probe observations

Shivam Pandey                                                                                   In Person


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Galaxies Going Bananas: The Surprising 3D Geometry of High Redshift Dward Galaxies from JWST

Viraj Pandya                                                                                        In Person


Thursday, February 15, 2024

Forward Modeling Approaches for Cosmological Analysis

Chirag Modi                                                                                        In Person

Flatiron Institute

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Cosmology and Astrophysics in the Era of Big Data

ChangHoon Hahn                                                                              In Person


Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Future of Astronomical Data Analysis

Peter Melchior                                                                                  In Person


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Is Machine Learning Good or Bad for Astrophysics

David Hogg                                                                                        In Person


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Extreme Astrophysics with Relativistic Transients

Tanmoy Laskar                                                                                  In Person

University of Utah

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Effect of Magnetic Fields on Galaxy Evolution

Enrique Lopez Rodriguez                                                                 In Person


Thursday, April 4, 2024

The JWST Revolution in Galaxy Formation: 

A Spectroscopic Perspective

Alice Shapley                                                                                       In Person


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Harnessing the power of large spectoscopic surveys to decipher black holes & galaxies (with a sprinkle of dark energy)

Stephanie Juneau                                                                              In Person


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Fall 2023

Post Doc Speakers: Emma Beasor, Leonardo Krapp & Nicole Melso

                                                                                 In Person

University of Arizona

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Using the NANOGrav Measurements of the Gravitational Wave Background to Constrain the Supermassive Black Hole Binary Population

Kayhan Gultekin                                                                               In-Person

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Searching for GEMS - Giant Exoplanets around M-dwarf Stars

Shubham Kanodia                                                                            In-Person

Postdoctural Fellow

Carnegie EPL

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Early Emission from Tidal Disruption Events

Xiaoshan Huang                                                                               In-Person

Sherman Fairchild Postdoctural Research Associate

U Virginia

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 3:30 pm


Searching for Primordial Gravitational Waves: Highlights from CMB Polarization for Experiments at the South Pole

Marion Dierickx                                                                                In-Person

Research Associate

Harvard-Smithsonian Center

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 3:30 pm

New Frontiers in Optical long-baseline Interferometry

Pierre Kervella                                                                                  In-Person


Observatoire de Paris

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Star Stream Heating and Dark Matter

Ray Carlberg                                                                                     In-Person


University of Toronto

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 3:30 pm


Spring 2023

The Long Term Time Variability and Triggering of Supermassive Black Hole Growth

Dr. Ezequiel Treister                                                                          In-Person

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 3:30 pm


The New Era of Stellar Physics

Dr. Matteo Cantiello                                                                            In-Person

Research Scientist

Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 3:30 pm


The Ages of Stars and Other Stories: Redefining the Standard for 1D Stellar Modeling Across the Mass Spectrum

Dr. Meredith Joyce                                                                               In-Person

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Widening Fellow

CSFK Konkoly Observatory

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 3:30 pm


From Kiloparsec Scales to a Merger: Properties of Dual AGNs that Become Gravitational Wave Sources

Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic                                                                             Virtual

Professor of Astronomy

Georgia Institute of Technology

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 3:30 pm


The Discovery of the Missing Population of Massive Stars Stripped in Binaries

Dr. Ylva Goetberg                                                                                     In-Person

NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow

Carnegie Observatories

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 3:30 pm


A Requiem for Massive Galaxies

Dr. Kate Whitaker                                                                                       In-Person

Assistant Professor of Astronomy

UMass Amherst

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 3:30 pm


Explosive Connections Between Massive Binaries and Stellar Transients

Dr. Mathieu Renzo                                                                                      In-Person

Flatiron Research Fellow

Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute

Friday, March 3, 2023 - 3:30 pm


Revealing the Dynamic Birth & Evolution of Massive Stars & Massive Star Clusters

Dr. Anna Rosen                                                                                            In-Person

NSF and UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, San Diego

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Mara Salvato                                                                                           In-Person

Staff Scientist

Max Planck Institute (MPE)

Thursday, March 16 , 2023 - 3:30 pm


The Poor Old Heart of the Milky Way

Dr. Hans-Walter Rix                                                                                      In-Person

Director, Department Galaxies and Cosmology

Max Planck Institute of Astronomy (MPIA)

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Dr. David Hogg                                                                                             Postponed

Professor of Physics and Data Science 

New York University

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Garreth Martin                                                                                         In-Person


Dr. Jinhee Lee

KASI-Arizona Fellow

Steward Observatory

Thursday, April 27th, 2023 - 3:30 pm


Fall 2022



Resolving the Galactic Center Black Hole with the Event Horizon Telescope

Dr. Chi-kwan Chan                                                                                              In-Person

Associate Research Professor

Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Mansi Kasliwat                                                                                           Postponed

Professor of Astronomy

California Institute of Technology

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 3:30 pm


Why Do Galaxies Have Spiral Arms?

Dr. Jerry Sellwood                                                                                               In-Person

Affiliate Professor, Astronomy

Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Ji Wang                                                                                                           In-Person

Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:30 pm


Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters - An Overview

Dr. Nora Lützgendorf                                                                                           In-Person


European Space Agency / Space Telescope Science Institute

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 3:30 pm


Recent progress in understanding the enigmatic Fast Radio Bursts

Dr. Shani Chatterjee                                                                                             In-Person

Principal Research Scientist

Cornell University

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Early Science from the “Physics at High Angular Resolution in Nearby Galaxies” JWST Treasury

Dr. Karin Sandstrom                                                                                            In-Person

Associate Professor

University of California, San Diego

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Ryan Lau                                                                                                         In-Person

Assistant Astronomer


Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Pandemonium in the Planetary Graveyard

Dr. Jay Farihi                                                                                                        In-Person

Professor of Astrophysics

University College London

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:30 pm

In Memory of Frank Drake: Rethinking the Value of SETI

Dr. Rebecca Charbonneau                                                                                   In-Person

Jansky Fellow

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Ryan Terrien                                                                                                   In-Person

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Carleton College

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Shazrene Mohamed                                                                                         Virtual

Associate Professor
University of Miami
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 3:30 pm



Spring 2022

Turbulent Beginnings: A Predictive Theory of Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium

Dr. Blakesley Burkhurt                                                                                    Virtual

Assistant Professor

Rutgers University, Physics & Astronomy

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 3:30 pm

LYRA: Dwarf Galaxies on Small Scales in a Cosmological Context

Dr. Thales Gutcke                                                                                            Virtual

NASA Hubble Fellow

Princeton University, Astrophysical Sciences

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 3:30 pm

The Magellan Infrared Multi-Object Spectrograph (MIRMOS)

Dr. Gwen Rudie                                                                                                Virtual   


Carnagie Observatories

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Small Galaxies, Big Science: Fundamental Physics from the Faintest Galaxies

Dr. Alex Drlica-Wagner                                                                                   Virtual  

Assistant Professor / Wilson Fellow

University of Chicago / Fermilab

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Exoplanet and Solar System Synergies Through Novel Instrumentation and Observations

Dr. Emily Martin                                                                                         In-Person

NSF Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Before the Stars

Dr. Nia Imara                                                                                                      Virtual

Assistant Professor

University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Unlocking the Properties of Interaction-Powered Supernovae with Detailed Line Profile Modeling

Dr. Manos Chatzopoulos                                                                             In-Person

Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Astro2020 Appendix N: The State of the Profession and Societal Impacts

Dr. Gurtina Besla                                                                                          In-Person

Associate Professor

The Universtiy of Arizona, Steward Observatory

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Multiwavelength Characterization of Exoplanets and their Host Stars

Dr. Elisa Quintana                                                                                        In-Person


NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Valentina D'Orazi                                                                                     Virtual
L'INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 - 11:00 am


Fall 2021

09/02/21: Ylva Goetberg, Carnagie Science Observatories

"Stars Stripped in Binaries: From Theory to Observation"

09/09/21: Kaitlin Rasmussen, University of Michigan

"A Multi-faceted Approach to Constraining the Drake Equation: The Past, Present, and Future of the Search for Life"

09/16/21: Jasleen Matharu, Texas A&M University

"Revealing how Galaxy Growth, Star Formation and Quenching proceed in High Redshift Galaxies with Spatially Resolved Space-based Slitless Spectroscopy"

09/23/21: Vivian Miranda, The University of Arizona

"The Connected Universe: Relating Early, Intermediate and Late Universe with cosmological data"

10/07/21: David Reinecke, Princeton University 

"Big Science, Large Projects, Huge Costs"

10/14/21: Joe Burchett, New Mexico State University 

"Towards connecting galaxy gas reservoirs, quenching, and the Cosmic Web"

10/21/21: Christopher Mankovich, California Institute of Technology

"Unlocking planetary seismology using Saturn's rings"

10/28/21: Mirjana Povic, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía

"Astronomy for attaining sustainable development goals in Africa"

11/04/21: Meredith Rawls, University of Washington

"Satellite constellations, astronomy, and the future of our sky"

11/18/21: Laura Lopez, The Ohio State University

"The Importance and Challenges of Assessing Stellar Feedback"

12/02/21: Manoj Kaplinghat, University of California - Irvine

"Dark Matter Self-Interaction and its Impact on Galaxies"

12/09/21: Duncan Lorrimer, West Virgina University

"Fast Radio Bursts -- An Evolving Cosmic Mystery"


01/14/21: Kate Daniel, Bryn Mawr College:

"What Sets the Efficiency of Radial Migration is Spiral Galaxies?"

01/21/21: Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study, Univeristy of Toronto:

"Comets, Unseen Planets, and Interstellar Visitors"

02/04/21: Sebastian Hoenig, University of Southampton UK:

"Active Galactic Nuclei, Impact of Interferometry"

02/18/21: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of New Hampshire:

"Large Scale Structure from Microphysics"

02/25/21: Kevin Bundy, University of California-Santa Cruz:

"Mapping the Lives and Deaths of 10,010 Nearby Galaxies with MaNGA"

03/04/21: Michele Bannister, University of Canterbury:

"Interstellar Worlds: New Insights on Planetary Systems

03/18/21: Kathryn Neugent, University of Washington 

"The Binary Fraction of Red Supergiants"

04/01/21:Jennifer Marshall, Texas A&M University

"The future of massively multiplexed spectroscopy: the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer"

04/08/21: Bob Benjamin, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

"Three New Things about the Milky Way"

04/15/21: Sarita Brown, Excelencia in Education 

"Today’s Faculty = Scholars, Teachers, and Equity Practitioners"

04/22/21: Cora Dvorkin, Harvard:

"Discovering New Physics with Cosmological Data Sets"

05/06/21: Andy Chaikin

FALL 2020

8/27/20: Maura McLaughlin, University of West Virginia:

 "The NANOGrav 12.5-Year Data Set: New Insights into Galaxy Growth and Evolution" 

9/10/20: Emma Beasor, NSF NOIR Lab:

 "The Evolution Of Red Supergiants To Supernova"

9/17/20: Brian Williams, Goddard:

 "High-resolution X-ray Spectroscopy: Science with XRISM"

9/24/20: Monika Soraisam, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign:

 "Big-Data Rush: Mining Time-Domain Data of Local Stellar Populations"

10/1/20: Dimitrios Psaltis, Steward Observatory:

"A New Test of General Relativity with the Event Horizon Telescope"

10/8/20: Amy Reines, Montana State University:

"Supermassive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies"

10/15/20: Laura Mayorga, Johns Hopkins University:

"The Solar System Laboratory and Beyond"

10/29/20: Matthew Madhavacheril, Perimeter Institute:

"Mapping the Cosmic Mass and Gas Distribution Using the Arcminute-Resolution Microwave Sky"

11/12/20: Anthony Pullen, New York University:

"Line Intensity Mapping: Modeling & Analysis in the Precision Era"

11/19/20: Kirk Barrow, Stanford University:

"Using High-Cadence Synthetic Observations to Unlock a New Era in Astrophysics"

12/3/20: Dara Norman, NSF NOIR Lab

"Advancing the Inclusion Revolution"

12/10/20: Jessie Christiansen, IPAC/CalTech


3/5/20: Duncan Brown, Syracuse University:
What Have we Learned about Binary Neutron Stars Since the Discovery of GW170817?

2/13/20: Carolyn Raithel, Steward Observ.:
Constraining the Neutron Star Equation of State with Gravitational Wave Events

FALL 2019

12/12/19: Keith Hawkins, UT Austin:
Galactic Archaeology in the Era of Gaia 

12/5/19: David Wilner, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian:
New Views of Debris Disks

11/14/19: Jessica Werk, Univ. of Washington:
A Colossal Galaxy Adventure

11/7/19: Chien-Hsiu Lee, NSF's OIR Lab:
Time-domain Astronomy: From Exoplanets to Cosmology

10/24/19: Chad Trujillo, NAU:
The Search for an Undiscovered Giant Planet in our Solar System

10/17/19: Jorge Moreno, Pomona:
The Evolution of the Interstellar Medium in Merging Galaxies

10/3/19: Diana Dragomir, Univ. of New Mexico:
Highlights from TESS’ First Bright Year and Future Plans

9/26/19: Jennifer Johnson, Ohio State Univ.:
Outstanding Questions in the Origin of the Elements

9/19/19: Christina Williams, Steward Observ.:
The View of Early Massive Galaxies in the Run Up to JWST

9/12/19: Taran Esplin, Steward Observ.:
Searching for the Stellar and Substellar Members of Star-forming Regions

9/5/19: Daniela Huppenkothen, Univ. of Washington:
Data Science Challenges in Time Domain Astronomy: Building Methods, Tools and Communities


4/25/19: Adam Kraus, Univ. of Texas:
The Impact of Binary Stars on Planetary Systems

4/11/19: Siyi Xu, Gemini Observ.:
Planetary Systems around White Dwarfs

4/4/19: Brian Fields, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign:
When Stars Attack! Near-Earth Supernova Explosions Revealed by Deep-Ocean and Lunar Radioactivity

3/28/19: Steven Finkelstein, Univ. of Texas:
Implications of Reionizing the Universe with Low Galaxy Escape Fractions

3/21/19: Hervé Dole, Univ. of Paris-South, at Orsay:
Protoclusters of Galaxies: From Planck to the Euclid and JWST Era

3/14/19: Robert Nikutta, NOAO:
Parsec-Scale Obsuration in Active Galactic Nuclei

2/28/19: Guy Perrin, Observatoire de Paris:
First Explorations of Sgr A* at the Event Horizon Scale and First Tests of General Relativity with GRAVITY

2/14/19: Jenny Greene, Princeton: 
Dwarf Galaxies and Their Black Holes

2/7/19: Molly Peeples, STScl:
Galaxies and the Circumgalactic Medium

1/31/19: Gloria Delgado Inglada, UNAM:
Gas and Dust in Planetary Nebulae 

1/17/19: Rachel Mandelbaum, CMU:
Cosmology with the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey

FALL 2018

12/6/2018: Adrian Price-Whelan, Princeton:
The Dynamic Milky Way in the Gaia Era

11/29/2018: Irene Shivaei, Steward Observ.:
Stellar and Dust Content of Galaxies at High Redshifts

11/15/2018: Brian Nord, Fermilab:
AI in the Sky: Implications and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Astrophysics and in Society

11/8/2018: Erik Petigura, Caltech:
Formation and Erosion of Small Planet Cores and Envelopes

11/1/2018: Sebastiaan Krijt, Steward Observ.:
Understanding Dust Coagulation and Volatile Evolution in Planet-Forming Disks

10/18/2018: Karen Meech, Univ. of Hawaii:
The Story of 1l/'Oumuamua, the First Visitor from Another Solar System

10/11/2018: Deirdre Shoemaker, Georgia Tech.:
Black Holes Across the Gravitational Wave Sky

10/4/2018: Cara Battersby, UConn:
The Milky Way Laboratory

9/6/2018: Rob Kennicutt, Steward Observ.:
The Schmidt Law at Sixty

8/23/18: Bradley Johnson, Columbia:
Looking Beyond the Horizon of Our Universe


5/3/2018: Eric Agol, Univ. of Washington: 
Characterizing the TRAPPIST-1 System

4/19/2018: Alessandra Corsi, Texas Technology:
Radio and GW Observations of the Transient Sky: GW170817 and Future Prospects

3/22/2018: Dan Weisz, UC Berkeley:
Low-Mass Galaxies in the Early Universe 

3/15/2018: Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. of Sal Paulo:
New Multi-Color Surveys- An IFU-Like Data Cube of the Nearby Universe

3/14/2018: Nicole Cabrera Salazar:
Our Complicity in the Leaky Pipeline

3/1/2018: Rachel Friesen, NRAO:
The Green Bank Ammonia Survey: Probing the Evolution of Star-Forming Regions from Filaments to Cores

2/22/2018: Jordan Stone, Steward:
Constraining the Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets with LBTI

2/15/2018: Sally Oey, Univ. of Michigan:
Toward Understanding Feedback from Local Lyman Continuum Emitting Galaxies

2/1/2018: Ryan Chornock, Ohio Univ.:
GW170817: A Golden Neutron Star Merger

1/25/2018: Katey Alatalo, Carnegie/STScl:​
The Life-Cycle of Gas in Dying Galaxies

1/18/2018: Aaron Meisner, LBNL:​
Mapping the Universe in Search of Nearby Worlds

FALL 2017

11/30/2017: Jillian Bellovary, AMNH & Queens:
Multimessenger Signatures of Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies

11/9/2017: Joseph Silk, IAP:
The Limits of Cosmology

10/26/2017: Ethan Vishniac, JHU:
Dynamos - How do they work?

10/12/2017: Jessica Lu, UC Berkeley:
Black Holes, Big and Small - A Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics View

10/5/2017: Jeremiah Murphy, FSU:
How Do Massive Stars Die?

9/28/2017: Dan Kelson, Carnegie:
Gravity + Noise

9/21/2017: Chad Bender, Steward:
The Search for Earth-Twins with a New Generation of Doppler Spectrometers

9/14/2017: Courtney Dressing, UC Berkeley:
Exploring Planetary Systems Orbiting Cool Dwarfs


5/04/2017: Iair Arcaivi, LCOGT:
New Ways of Doing Time Domain Astronomy: Supernovae, TDEs and Beyond

4/27/2017: Simon Hodgkin, Cambridge:
Mapping the Transient Sky with Gaia

4/13/2017: Tabetha Boyajian, LSU:
Sizing up the Stars

4/06/2017: Jay Farihi, UCL:
Exoplanetry Archaeology: Observing the Fossil Record of Rocky Planetary Systems

3/30/2017: Simeon Bird, Cambridge:
Cosmology, Gas Around Galaxies, and Primordial Black Holes

3/09/2017: Ilsedore Cleeves, Harvard:
From Disks to Planets Through the Astrochemical Lens

3/07/17: Jennifer van Saders, Princeton:
Making Sense of Stellar Rotation Observed with Kepler: Gyrochronology, Magnetism, and a Sun in Transition

2/27/2017: Blakesley Burkhart, Harvard:
New Diagnostics of MHD Turbulence: From Galaxies to Galaxy Clusters

2/16/2017: Ondrej Pejcha, Princeton Univ:
Cool and Luminous Outbursts from Merging Binary Stars

2/14/17: Mark Dijkstra, Univ. of Oslo:
Probing Feedback with the Lya Emission Line

2/09/2017: Peter Behroozi, UC Berkeley:
Maximizing Inference from Galaxy Observations

2/02/2017: Alan Stern, SWRI:
The Pluto System as Explored by New Horizons

1/19/2017: Erika Hamden, CalTech:​
Observing the Faint Universe in Emission

FALL 2016

12/01/2016: Maxwell Moe, Steward:
The Formation and Evolution of Binary Stars

11/17/2016: Evgenya Shkolnik, ASU: (Link coming soon)

11/10/2016: Jon Mauerhan, Berkeley:
Tracing the Shapes of Supernovae with Spectropolarimetry

11/03/2016: Stella Offner, UMass Amherst:
The Impact of Stellar Feedback on Star Cluster Formation

10/20/2016: David Schlegel, LBNL:
DESI and Beyond: Design Considerations for Massive Redshift Surveys

10/06/2016: Rachel Street, LCOGT:
Exoplanets in the 4th Dimension - lessons learned from time domain follow-up

09/29/2016: Mariska Kriek, Berkeley:
Reconstructing the Formation Histories of Massive Galaxies

9/22/2016: Robin Dong, Steward:
Introducing ​a New Field: Observational Planet Formation

9/15/2016: Gail Zasowski, JHU:
New Tools for Galactic Archaeology from the Milky Way

9/08/2016: Kevin Hainline, Steward:
Hunting for Monsters: Selecting and Understanding Active Galactic Nuclei in the Infrared

9/01/2016: Omer Blaes, UCSB:
Confronting MHD Theories of Accretion Disks with Observations of Dwarf Novae


5/05/16: Doug Finkbeiner, Harvard:
Mapping Galactic Dust in 3 Dimensions with Pan-STARRS1 and 2 MASS

4/28/16: Scott Tremaine, IAS:
Three Problems in Exoplanet Dynamics

4/21/16: Christoph Baranec, University of Hawaii:
Robo-AO and the Rapid Transient Surveyor

4/14/16: Patrick Kelly, UC Berkeley:
The Multiply Imaged Strongly Lensed Supernova Refsdal 

4/07/16: Fabienne Bastein, Pennsylvania State University
Convention in Cool Stars, as Revealed through Stellar Brightness Variations

3/31/16: Dawn Erb, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Low Mass Galaxies and their Gas at the Peak Epoch of Star Formation

3/24/16: Anders Johansen, Lund University
Forming Planets in Protoplanetary Discs

3/10/16: Julie Comerford, University of Colorado-Boulder
AGN Triggering in Galaxy Mergers as Traced by Dual AGN and Offset AGN

3/03/16: Mary Putman, Columbia University
Gas Flows at Various Astronomucical Scales

2/25/16: Marcia Rieke, Steward
NIRCam: Your Next Near-Infrared Camera in Space

2/18/16: Nuria Calvet, University of Michigan
Pre-Main Sequence Accretion Revisited, What Does it Tell Us About Disk Structure and Evolution?

2/11/16: Wen-Fai Fong, Steward
Setting the Stage for the Era of Gravitational Wave Discovery

2/04/16: Yashar Hezavehe, Stanford
Detection of a Dark Matter Subhalo with ALMA Observations of Gravitational Lenses

1/28/16: Stefano Valenti, LCOGT
The Progenitor of Supernovae in the Era of Wife-field Surveys

1/21/16: Ian McGreer, Steward
Growing Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshift

FALL 2015

11/12/15: Jessica Werk, UCSC
Why the Invisible Reservoir of Gas Around Galaxies Counts in Galaxy Evolution

11/05/15: Federica Bianco, NYU
Explosions in my Data

10/29/15: Nitya Kallivayalil, Univ. of Virginia
Proper Motions in Local Group: Next Generation Astrometry

10/22/15: Vasily Belokurov, Cambridge, UK
Marc Aaronson Memorial Lecture

10/15/2015: Alex Parker, SWRI
Exploring the Worlds Beyond Neptune

10/08/2015: Phil Hinz, Steward
The Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Planetary Systems (HOSTS): LBTI's Key Survey

10/01/2015: Hilke Schlichting, MIT
Crash, Boom, Bang: Giant Impacts & The Formation of Planets at Home and Abroad

9/24/15: Chris Matzner, Univ. of Toronto
Star Cluster Formation: A Battle Between Mass Accretion and Stellar Feedback

9/17/15: Eduardo Rozo, NOAO
RedMapper and RedMagic: Enabling Cluster and LSS Science in Photometric Surveys 

9/10/15: Daniel McIntosh, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
Galactic Capitalism: The Buildup of a Bimodal Galaxy Population

9/03/15: David Jewitt, UCLA
The Active Asteroids

8/27/15: Evan Kirby, Caltech
Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More

Spring 2015

4/23/15: Rachel Bezanson
The Surprisingly Complex Lives of Massive Galaxies and the Stability of the Mass Fundamental Plane

4/16/15: Jacqueline Hodge, NRAO
Revealing the gas-star formation connection over cosmic time

4/09/15: Bhuvnesh Jain, University of Pennsylvania
Lensing and Large-Scale Structure in the Dark Energy Survey

3/26/15: Roman Rafikov, Princeton
Signposts of Planetary Systems Around Evolved Stars

3/12/15: Charles Gammie, University of Illinois
Slow food for black holes

3/5/15: Mark Sykes, PSI
Dawn at Ceres

2/19/15: Anja von der Linden, Stanford
Weighing the Giants: Accurate Galaxy Cluster Masses for Cosmology

2/12/15: Ryan Foley, University of Illinois
The Most Common "Peculiar" Supernova

2/05/15: Susan Kassin, STScI
The Formation of Disk Galaxies

1/29/15: Stan Owocki, Universtiy of Delaware
Magnetospheres of Magnetic Massive Stars

1/22/15: Robert Lupton, Princeton
What can LSST learn from SDSS and HSC?

Fall 2014

12/11/14: Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt University
Advances in Stellar Astrophysics, Solar Physics, and Exoplanet Science with Large Surveys

12/04/14: Bruce Draine, Princeton
Andromeda's Dust

11/20/14: Karin I. Öberg, Harvard University
The Chemistry of Planet Formation

11/13/14: Alis Deason, UCO/Lick
Rethinking Galactic Architecture: Clues from Satellites and Destroyed Dwarfs

10/23/14: Sangeeta Malhotra, ASU
[CII] emission line as tracer of ISM in galaxies near and far.

10/16/14: Andrew MacFadyen, New York University
The Dynamics, Stability and Radiation of GRB Jets *Note, cuts off before ending

10/09/14: Andrej Prsa, Villanova University
Unprecedented accuracy in the fundamental parameters of stars from multiple stellar systems

10/02/14: Paul Goldsmith, JPL
Tracing the Interstellar Medium and Star Formation with [CII] and CO

09/18/14: Andrew Skemer
Imaging Exoplanets with the LBT

09/04/14: Ori Fox, Berkeley
Constraining Supernova Progenitors That We Never Saw

Spring 2014

05/01/14: Matthias Steinmetz, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam
Large Spectroscopic Surveys and the Chemo-Dynamical Evolution of the Milky Way

04/24/14: Graduating Astronomy Major Research Symposium
Undergrad Research Colloquium

04/17/14: Rita Mann, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
The Potential to Form Planets in the Orion Nebula: The ALMA Perspective

04/10/14: Ian McLean, UCLA
Development and Performance of MOSFIRE, the muti-object spectrometer for infrared exploration at Keck Observatory

04/03/14: John Kormendy, UT Austin
Supermassive Black Holes: Coevolution (Or Not) of Black Holes and Host Galaxies

03/27/14: Antonela Monachesi, Michigan
Testing Stellar Halo Formation Models with the GHOSTS Survey

03/13/14: Armin Rest, STSci
An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historic Supernovae and Stellar Eruptions

02/27/14: Alice Shapley, UCLA
Rest-frame Optical Spectra: A Window into Galaxy Formation at z~2

02/20/14: Stephanie Juneau
The Fueling of Black Holes in Galaxies from Cosmic Noon till Dusk

02/13/14: Andrew Youdin, Bok Fellow, Steward Observatory
The Origin of Solar and Extrasolar Planets

02/06/14: Karin Sandstrom, Bok Fellow, Steward Observatory
The Connection between Star Formation and the Cold Interstellar Medium in Nearby Galaxies

01/30/14: Anil Seth, Univ. of Utah
Finding and Forming Star Clusters in Andromeda

1/23/14: David Stevenson, CalTech
Origin of the Moon

1/16/14: Henry Ferguson, STScI
CANDELS: Observing Galaxy Assembly

Fall 2013

12/05/13: Dr. Nick Konidaris, CalTech
The SED Machine

11/21/13: Edo Berger, Harvard University
Short Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

11/14/13: Robert Quimby, Kavli IPMU
Unusually Bright Supernovae

11/07/13: Josh Grindlay, Harvard
Black Hole Variability on Days-to-Century Timescales

10/31/13: Alan Dressler, Carnegie Observatories
Infalling groups and galaxy evolution in the IMACS Cluster Building Survey

10/24/13: Meredith Hughes, Wesleyan University
Planet Formation through Radio Eyes

10/17/13: Fiona Harrison, Caltech
First Results From The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-Energy X-ray Mission

10/10/13: Desika Narayanan, Steward Observatory
Four Myths about Galaxies in the Era of ALMA

9/26/13: Alicia Soderberg, Harvard
Supernova Forensics

9/19/13: Eric F. Bell, University of Michigan
The effects and importance of galaxy merging in a cosmological context

9/19/13: George Becker, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Insights into Cosmic Reionization from the Evolution of the UV Background


Spring 2013

Jan. 17: Knut Olsen, NOAO
"A Stellar Heist in the Magellanic Clouds"

Jan. 24: Marc Kuchner, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
"What can images of dusty debris disks tell us about extrasolar planets"

Feb. 4: Dave Arnett, Steward Observatory
Henry Norris Russell Lecture
"Computers and Thinking"

Feb. 7: Christian Ott, Cal Tech
"Core-Collapse Supernovae and Neutron Star Mergers:Cosmic Laboratories for Extreme Physics"

Feb. 11: Chris Carilli, NRAO, Charlottesville
"Cool Gas in the Distant Universe"

Feb. 18: Rob Simcoe, MIT Kavli Institute
"Advances in Infrared Instruments and Characterization of the z > 5 Universe"

Feb. 21: Kevin France, University of Colorado
"Current and Future Space Instruments for the Study of Protoplanetary Disks and Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Hubble and Beyond" Only first half is available

Feb. 25: Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere, UC Berkeley
"The Physics of Galaxy Formation: Gas, Stars, & Black Holes"

March 7: Gurtina Besla, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
"Local Group Dynamics and Implications for Dwarf Galaxy Evolution and Near Field Cosmology"

March 19: Matt Walker, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Galactic Dynamics and the Nature of Dark Matter

March 21: Dan Stark, Steward Observatory
Early Star Forming Galaxies and Cosmic Reionization

March 25: Kaitlin Kratter, University of Colorado/JILA
Looking Forward: Binaries and their Planets*no audio*

March 28: Michael Boylan-Kolchin, UC Irvine
Near-Field Cosmology: Big Science From Small Galaxies*no audio*

April 2: Selma de Mink, Space Telescope Science Institute/Johns Hopkins
Live fast, die young - The Evolution of Massive Stars towards their Death: Rotation, Binarity and Mergers

April 25: Joey Richards, UC Berkeley
Astronomical Discovery and Classification for the Synoptic Survey Era

April 29: Herve Dole, IAS Orsay
Overview of Planck Cosmology Results and Selected Topics on Galaxies and Clusters

May 2: Crystal Martin, UCSB
Demographics and Physical Properties of Galactic Gas Flows at 0.4 < z < 2.0

Fall 2012

Sept. 13: Dan Stark, Steward Observatory
"Early Star Forming Galaxies and Reionization"

Sept. 20: Karl Stapelfeldt, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
"Debris Disks as Tracers of Nearby Planetary Systems"

Sept 27: Jenny Greene, Princeton
"Galaxy Nuclei, Galaxy Outskirts"

Oct. 4: Maryam Modjaz, NYU
"Stellar Forensics with Explosions: Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and their Environments"

Oct. 11: Josh Winn, MIT
"Spin-Orbit Interactions for Exoplanetary Systems"
Only the first 17 minutes are available

Oct. 25: Jason X Prochaska, UCO/Lick Observatory
"Quasars Probing Quasars: Clues to AGN Feedback and the Formation of Massive Galaxies"

Nov. 8: Lars Bildsten, UCSB
"Diverse Energy Sources for Stellar Explosions"

Nov. 15: Pieter van Dokkum, Aaronson Lecture
"The formation of massive galaxies"

Nov. 29: Richard Ellis, Cal Tech
"Obesity in the Universe: Why Did Early-Type Galaxies Grow in Size?"




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