Lunch talk

This is a talk given at lunch time, usually in the conference room at noon.

The Life Cycle of Nearby Galaxies: internal and external processes regulating their gas content

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:15pm
Toby Brown (McMaster)

Every star in our Milky Way, and in all other galaxies, was born from the collapse of a cloud of hydrogen gas.  The importance of cold gas in galaxy evolution is therefore well established, as is its role as a probe of recent environmental effects on galaxies.

Massive star and cluster formation in the era of ALMA and SOFIA: comparing infrared dark cloud with Orion A

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:15pm
Shuo Kong (Yale)
Star formation is crucial to the cosmos in many ways. Among the key questions in star formation, the birth of massive star/cluster and the stellar initial mass function are the two outstanding issues to be conquered.

Needles in a Haystack: Searching for Exotic Transients in the Era of Wide-Field Surveys

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:15pm
Peter Blanchard (Harvard)

In this talk I will present an overview of my thesis project focusing on identifying and studying rare transients such as superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) and tidal disruption events (TDEs).  This program draws on data streams from all ongoing optical time-domain surveys using a custom aggregator


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