The Carnegie Observatories Colloquium Series

Tuesdays -- 4:00 pm -- William T. Golden Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
Coffee served at 3:30 pm
Contact for program information: Gwen Rudie.
You can find a listing of previous colloquia here.

Clicking the title links to the abstract.

Date Speaker Video URL
September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm Prof. Chung-Pei Ma (UC Berkeley)
The MASSIVE Survey of Early-Type Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes in the Local Universe
September 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Prof. Kate Rubin (San Diego State University)
Resolving the Small-Scale Structure of the Cool Circumgalactic Medium
October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Keith Hawkins (Columbia)
Galactic Archaeology in the Gaia Era
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October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Cameron Hummels (Caltech)
Circumgalactic Gas Modeling & Effective Science Education
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October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Maria Drout (Carnegie Observatories)
Sometimes what Glitters is Gold: The Detection of an Optical Counterpart to a Neutron Star-Neutron Star Merger
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October 31, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. George Preston (Carnegie)
Reminiscences about Mount Wilson and Las Campanas since 1951
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November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Jessie Christiansen (NExScI)
The Final Kepler Catalog
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November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm Prof. Shri Kulkarni (Caltech)
The Zwicky Transient Facility: First Light & Prospects
November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm Prof. Jo Bovy (Toronto)
Mapping the Milky Way in 6D with Gaia
November 28, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. James Guillochon (Harvard)
MOSFiT: Working Together to Understand Energetic Transients
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December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm Prof. Mark Voit (Michigan State)
Circumgalactic Precipitation
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December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Jennifer Burt (MIT)
Optimizing efficiency and mitigating mass biases in TESS era radial velocity surveys
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January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Dan Hooper (University of Chicago)
The WIMP Is Dead. Long Live the WIMP!
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January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Rachael Beaton (Princeton)
Engineering the Measurement of the Hubble Constant
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January 30, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Anne Jaskot (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
How to Reionize the Universe - Clues from the Low-Redshift Green Pea Galaxies
February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Katey Alatalo (Carnegie/STScI)
The life-cycle of gas in dying galaxies
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February 15, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Martin Weinberg (UMass)
Barred Galaxies and Dark Matter: a study of complexity and chaos
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February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Márcio Catelan (Católica)
The Ages of (the Oldest) Stars
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February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Jim Fuller (Caltech)
Surprising Impacts of Gravity Waves
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March 6, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Mariska Kriek (Berkeley)
Reconstructing the Formation Histories of Massive Galaxies
March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Denija Crnojevic
Resolving the extended stellar halos of nearby galaxies: the future of Near-Field Cosmology
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March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Marcia Bartusiak (MIT)
The Day We Found the Universe
April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Mike Gladders (Chicago)
Strong Lensing: Lenses and Sources
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April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Gurtina Belsa (Arizona)
The Dynamics of the Local Group: Challenges to Convention in the Era of Precision Astrometry
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April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Benjamin Oppenheimer (Colorado)
It’s All about the Galaxies: How the Circumgalactic Medium Informs How Today’s Galaxies Formed
April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Tiffany Meshkat (IPAC)
Occurrence of giant planets around stars with dusty debris disks
May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki
The Brightest Stars in the Universe as Extragalactic Probes of Cosmic Abundances and Distances
May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Marja Seidel (Carnegie)
TBD
May 22, 2018 - 4:00pm Prof. Daniel Stark (Arizona)
TBD
May 29, 2018 - 4:00pm Dr. Stefano Pasetto (Carnegie)
TBD