Compact Object Mergers and the Origin of Heavy Elements

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11:00am
Dr. Sanjana Curtis (University of Chicago)

When compact object binaries involving neutron stars merge together, they eject neutron-rich matter that undergoes r-process nucleosynthesis, synthesizing some of the heaviest elements in our Universe and powering an electromagnetic transient called a kilonova.

The connection between the escape of ionizing photons and galaxy properties at z~3

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tony Pahl (UCLA)

The connection between the escape fraction of ionizing photons (f_esc) and the properties of galaxies, such as stellar mass, age, star-formation rate (SFR) surface density, and dust content, are key inputs for reionization models, but many of these relationships remain untested at high redshift.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:00am
Prof. Vera Gluscevic (USC)


Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Christian Aganze (UCSD)


Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:00am
Dr. Christopher Moore (Harvard)

TBD **in person**

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Aayush Saxena (UCL)


Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:00am
Dr. Phillip Macias (UC Santa Cruz)


Friday, October 28, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Margaret Lazzarini (Caltech)


Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 11:00am
Prof. Cecilia Mateu (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)


Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 11:00am
Prof. Anthony Pullen (New York University)