This is a talk held during the regular colloquium series (usually Tuesdays at 4pm).

The Origin of Hot Jupiters

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Dr. Kevin Schlaufman (Carnegie)

It has now been 20 years since the discovery of 51 Peg b, the first planet around another Sun-like star.  Since then, many discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how planetary systems form and evolve.  At the same time, we are still grappling with the problem posed by that first dis

A Sampler of NuSTAR Highlights

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Dr. Dan Stern (JPL)

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, launched in June 2012 and became the first telescope in orbit to focus high energy X-ray light above 10 keV.  This powerful X-ray emission provides a unique probe of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, from flares on the surface o


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