Event category: Seminars

Sept. 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
Reed Essick, U Chicago
Abstract: Gravitational waves provide a completely new way to study the universe. From the initial direct detection of coalescing black holes in 2015, to the ground-breaking multimessenger observations of coalescing neutron stars in 2017, and continuing with the now routine detection of merging stellar remnants, gravitational wave astronomy has quickly matured into a key aspect... More »
Sept. 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
Louise Edwards, Cal Poly
Abstract: Several puzzles continue to plague our understanding of the formation of Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BCGs): 1) What can the age and metallicity of the accumulated stellar mass tell us about when, where and how BCGs are created – and can these be understood simultaneously in hierarchical galaxy formation models? 2) How does the intracluster... More »
Oct. 5, 2020, 2:00 pm
Djuna Croon, TRIUMF
Abstract: TBD For more information, please contact Yu-Dai Tsai at ytsaiATfnal.gov.
Oct. 12, 2020, 2:00 pm
Stefano Profumo, UCSC
Abstract: In the age of gravitational wave astronomy, the possibility that some of the black holes in the universe have a primordial, rather than stellar origin, and that they might be a non-negligible fraction of the cosmological dark matter, is quite intriguing. I will review the status of the field, and comment on search strategies... More »
Oct. 19, 2020, 2:00 pm
Yu-Dai Tsai, FNAL
Abstract: TBD For more information, please contact Yu-Dai Tsai at ytsaiATfnal.gov.
Oct. 26, 2020, 2:00 pm
Jose Maria Ezquiaga Bravo, U Chicago
Abstract: TBD For more information, please contact Yu-Dai Tsai at ytsaiATfnal.gov.
Nov. 2, 2020, 2:00 pm
Graham White, IPMU
Abstract: Next generation gravitational wave detectors have a chance of verifying the existence of a cosmological first order transition. To make quantitative statements requires a proper understanding of the process of taking a model with a given set of parameters, converting those parameters into macroscopic thermal parameters and converting those thermal parameters into observables. In... More »