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Event Date and Location Summary
Astronomy Colloquium: Ben Monreal Tue. November 28th, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Sears 552

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Ben Monreal (CWRU Physics) …Read more.

Astronomy Colloquium: Mark Vogelsberger Thu. December 14th, 2017
1:00 am-1:00 am
at Sears 552

Simulating Galaxy Formation: IllustrisTNG and beyond
Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)
In my talk I will describe recent efforts to model the large-scale distribution of galaxies with cosmological hydrodynamics simulations. I will focus on the Illustris simulation, and our new simulation campaign, the IllustrisTNG project. …Read more.

Past Events

Event Date Summary
Astronomy Colloquium: Phil Hopkins Fri. November 17th, 2017
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Stars Re-Shaping Galaxies
Phil Hopkins (Caltech)
The most fundamental unsolved problems in galaxy formation revolve around “feedback” from massive stars and black holes. I’ll present new results from the FIRE simulations which combine new numerical methods and physics in an attempt to realistically model the diverse physics of the interstellar medium, star formation, and feedback from stellar radiation pressure, supernovae, stellar winds, and photo-ionization. …Read more.

Astronomy Colloquium: Jason Wright Tue. November 7th, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Puzzle of Boyajian’s Star
Jason Wright (PSU)
I have been at the center of efforts to understand KIC 8462852, a strange star found during the Kepler mission. It exhibits deep, irregular “dips” or dimming events lasting days, up to 22% in depth, and appears to be dimming secularly on decadal timescales. …Read more.

Astronomy Colloquium: David Silva Fri. October 13th, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 am

NOAO Today and Tomorrow
David Silva (Director, NOAO)
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) is the U.S. national center for ground-based optical-infrared (OIR) astronomy. It is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). …Read more.

Astronomy Colloquium: Annika Peter Mon. September 25th, 2017
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Twinkle, twinkle, little galaxy
Annika Peter (OSU)
The littlest galaxies have the potential to tell us the most about the nature of dark matter and about star formation in extreme environments. …Read more.

Astronomy Colloquium: Amanda Kepley Tue. September 12th, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Opening New Frontiers in the Study of Star Formation with the Next Generation of Radio Telescopes
Amanda Kepley (NRAO)
Much of what we know about the molecular gas that fuels star formation comes from observations in the┬áMilky Way and other similar nearby galaxies. …Read more.

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