Events and Activities

Explore current and upcoming events and activities happening at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Aug
02
2021

Princeton Center for Heliophysics Seminar

Using kinetic entropy to study energy conversion and dissipation in space plasmas
Paul Cassak
3:00pm|Virtual Meeting

A recurring theme in the fundamental plasma physics of heliospheric, planetary, and astrophysical plasmas is the ultimate fate of large scale energy when it reaches small scales. This is certainly topical for magnetic reconnection, turbulence, and...

Aug
03
2021

Princeton University Summer Astrophysics Colloquia

Microphysical Insights into Protoplanetary Disks and Exoplanet Atmospheres
Diana Powell
12:30pm|Virtual Meeting

A fundamental understanding of planetary histories and characteristics requires an empirical connection between planet formation and evolved planets—a long-sought goal of astrophysics. This connection is now increasingly possible due to simultaneous...

Aug
10
2021

Princeton University Summer Astrophysics Colloquia

Understanding Planetary Evolution with Eclipsing Disks & Transiting Planets
Joey Rodriguez
12:30pm|Virtual Meeting

The success of ground-based transit and RV surveys, and the Kepler/K2 and TESS missions, have shifted the exoplanet field from pure discovery to a combination of discovery, demographic analysis, and detailed characterization, especially for...