Astronomy Colloquium

The Astronomy Colloquium is a highlighted event featuring a guest speaker each week during the semester. 

Upcoming Colloquium Schedule

Below is the Spring 2023 schedule; if you have any questions, please contact the speaker’s host, or the colloquium chair.

Spring 2023

Day and Time: Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm 
Location: Campbell Hall, Room 131
Colloquium Chair: Wenbin Lu (Spring 2023)

Date Speaker (Institution) Title  Host

Alexander Ji

Star Formation and R-Process Timescales in an Ultrafaint Dwarf Galaxy
Wenbin Lu
1/30 Steph Sallum Toward a Census of Directly Characterized Exoplanets Courtney Dressing
2/2 Kevin Burdge Identifying and characterizing millihertz gravitational wave sources and other minute to hour timescale compact object variables with synoptic surveys​ Alex Filippenko
2/6 Ilaria Caiazzo From Gaia to LISA: white dwarfs at the center of stellar revolution Wenbin Lu
2/9 Joel Leja Powered by Rainbows, Stars, and Machines: A Rapid and Inexorable AI Revolution in Galaxy Evolution Raffaella Margutti
2/13 Brendan Bowler Imaging Gas Giants to Terrestrial Worlds: Revealing the Formation, Dynamic Histories, and Atmospheres of Exoplanets Eugene Chiang
2/16 Andrew Chael Horizon-scale images of black hole accretion and jet launching Wenbin Lu
2/23 Canceled    
2/27 Michael Johnson The Next Decade of Discoveries with Radio Interferometry: Bringing Nature’s Deepest Mysteries into View Chung-Pei Ma
3/2 Daniel Stark Galaxies in the Reionization Era: New Insight from Early JWST and Ground-Based Telescopes Dan Weisz
3/9 Caitlin Casey Formed too Fast: Massive Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn Raffaella Margutti
3/16 Sean Andrews TBD Eugene Chiang

Day and Time:
Thursdays at 3:30 pm 
Location: Physics Building, Room 1
Colloquium Chair: Wenbin Lu (Spring 2023)

4/6 Lorenzo Sironi TBD Wenbin Lu
4/13 Brett McGuire TBD Jenny Bergner
4/27 Blakesley Burkhart (Rutgers University) Turbulent Beginnings: A Predictive Theory of Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium Chris McKee