Rutgers Astrophysics Seminar and Colloquium Calendar
Spring 2017

Astrophysics seminars are held at 1:30 PM on Thursdays in room 401, with refreshments to follow in room 332W. Departmental colloquia are held at 4:45 PM on Wednesdays in the Physics Lecture Hall, preceded by tea and cookies at 4:30 PM. Special dates, times, and locations are noted in bold in the table below.

Date Location Speaker Title (Click for abstracts) Hosts
Thu Jan 26 Serin 401 Carles Badenes (Pittsburgh) Neutrons in Type Ia Supernovae:
the most dangerous and terrifying particles in the Universe!
Thu Feb 2 Serin 401 Romeel Davé (Univ. Western Cape) A Multi-Scale Approach to Modeling the Baryon Cycle Sellwood/BrennanR
Thu Feb 9 Serin 401 Mathew Madhavacheril (Princeton) Cosmic Lever Arms with CMB Lensing
postponed due to snow
Thu Feb 16 Serin 401 Tjitske Starkenburg (Simons CCA) Dark influences: the impact of dark satellites on dwarf galaxies Somerville/Ahmed
Thu Feb 23 Serin 401 Jia Liu (Princeton) Weak lensing in the nonlinear regime Gawiser/Camacho
Thu Mar 2 Serin 401 Keith Hawkins (Columbia) Galactic Archaeology with Spectroscopy and Gaia Baker/Rivera
Thu Mar 9 Serin 385 Ben Shappee (Carnegie/Princeton) The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae Jha/Dettman
Thu Mar 16   no seminar - spring break    
Thu Mar 23 Serin 401 Susan Clark (Columbia) Using neutral hydrogen to measure
cosmic magnetism and CMB foregrounds
Thu Mar 30
Serin 401 Anthony Pullen (NYU) Enhancing Cosmic Probes of Gravity with Weak Lensing Gawiser/Mitchell
Thu Apr 6 Serin 401 Lauren Anderson (Simons CCA) Improving Gaia Parallaxes with a Data-Driven Model
of the Color-Magnitude Diagram
Thu Apr 13 Serin 401 Anja von der Linden (Stony Brook) Weighing the Giants: Cluster Masses and Cosmology Pryor/BrennanS
Wed Apr 19 PLH Anna Frebel (MIT) Observing the signature of a single prolific r-process event
in an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy
Thu Apr 20   no seminar - colloquium    
Wed Apr 26 PLH Hakeem Oluseyi (Florida Tech/NASA) Star Hacking – Finding the Next Earth and Getting There Baker
Thu Apr 27 Serin 401 Pieter van Dokkum (Yale) Exploring the low surface brightness sky
with the Dragonfly Telephoto Array

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