Astrophysics/Relativity Seminar Schedule

2017 Fall

    08/29     —     Prof. Adam Helfer :   “ The apparent shape of a relativistically moving sphere (I)

    09/05     —     Porf. Adam Helfer :   “ The apparent shape of a relativistically moving sphere (II)

    09/12     —     Prof. Haojing Yan :   “ Beyond JWST - Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)

    09/19     —     (Canceled)

    09/26     —     Prof. Angela Speck :   “ Recalescence and Crystalline Silicates in Space

    10/03     —     Prof. Peng Yu (Westminster College) :   “ The falling cat -- a cursory look at sub-riemannian geometry

    10/10     —     James Runge :   “ Exploring Star Formation in the most massive, low z galaxies using WISE

    10/17     —     Marat Musin :   “ Anchoring Global Stellar Mass Density in the Local Universe

    10/24     —     Kameswara Mantha (UMKC) :   “ The Tale of Two Techniques: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations of Close-Pairs and Tidal Features to Quantify Galaxy Merging

    10/31     —     Zhiyuan (Jerry) Ma :  “ Accurately Measuring Dusty Star Formation with Herschel Data - Progress Report

    11/07     —     Prof. Sergei Kopeikin:   “ Gravitational deflection of light: What else can the Eddington experiment tell us about gravity?

    11/14     —     Chenxiaoji (Jimmy) Ling (Comprehensive Exam):   “ Study of Planck Compact Sources

    11/21     —     Thanksgiving holidays; no seminar

    11/28     —     Prof. Yicheng Guo

    12/05     —     Prof. Rainer Glaser

2017 Spring

    01/24     —     Prof. Adam Helfer :   “ Gravitational collapse, Hawking Radiation, Firewalls and All That (I)
    01/26     —     *Dr. Yicheng Guo (UC Santa Cruz); special seminar 4-5pm; “ Distant Low-mass Galaxies as an Incisive Tool to Explore Galaxy Formation and Evolution

    01/31     —     Porf. Adam Helfer :   “ Gravitational collapse, Hawking Radiation, Firewalls and All That (II)

    02/07     —     *Dr. Vivian U (UC Riverside) :   “ Nuclear Gas Dynamics in Luminous Infrared Galaxies

    02/14     —     *Dr. Patrick Kelly (UC Berkeley) :   “ Expected and Unexpected Insights from Upcoming Transient Searches
    02/17     —     *Dr. Daniel Jacobs (Arizona State University); special seminar; “Unlocking the promise of high redshift 21cm: Very First stars, better cosmology, and context for JWST

    02/21     —     Lisa Shepard :   “ Astrophysical Masers

    02/28     —     Prof. Sergei Kopeikin :   “ Relativity and Fundamental Physics

    03/07     —     Prof. Peng Yu (Westminster College) :   “ What relativists can learn from quantum information science

    03/14     —     Prof. Haojing Yan :   “ Gaia and its first data release

    03/21     —     Jacob Brown :   Cancelled

    03/28     —     Spring Break; no seminar

    04/04     —     Marat Musin : Cancelled

    04/11     —     Lisa Shepard (Comprehensive Exam)

    04/17     —     Prof. Min S. Yun (UMass) :   “ The Most Luminous Galaxies in the Universe

    04/25     —     Sean Baldridge :   “ NGC 2392: Deciphering the Lack of H2 Emission

    05/02     —     Zhiyuan (Jerry) Ma