Physics and Astronomy Colloquium 2018-2019

Fall 2018 and Winter 2019:  Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Spring 2019:  Thursdays, 3:30-4:30

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (map)

Reception from 3:15 p.m.
(unless otherwise posted)

For more information, contact Yaroslav Tserkovnyak

Fall 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Nigel Goldenfield

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Ni Ni

University of California, Los Angeles

Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, Octoer 18, 2018, 3:30-4:30

David Reitze

Executive Director

LIGO Laboratory

California Institute of Technology

The gravitational-wave detections by LIGO and Virgo in the past three years have already revealed breakthrough insights into the high energy cosmos.  Among the new knowledge revealed these detections— black holes can form in binary systems, binary black hole mergers seed the formation of more massive black holes, binary neutron star mergers produce gamma ray bursts, the heaviest elements in the periodic table likely come from the collision of two neutron stars, the radii of neutron stars can be constrained by gravitational-wave emissions, and the Hubble constant can be measured using gravitational-wave sources as standard sirens.  

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:30-4:30

Humphrey Maris

Brown University


Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3:30-4:30

Smadar Naoz

University of California, Los Angeles


Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 3:30-4:30

Stephanie Simmons

Simon Fraser University



Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:30-4:30

Marcos Santander

University of Alabama


Abstract:  TBA

Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30


Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:30-4:30

Sami Mitra

APS Physical Review Letters


Abstract:  TBA




Past Physics and Astronomy Colloquia