Events and Activities

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

Mar
09
2021

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) Monthly Meeting

The Royal Road: Eclipses and Transits in the Era of Gaia and TESS
Keivan Stassun
7:30pm|Virtual Meeting

In 1992, the first exoplanets were discovered by measuring the slight timing variations in rotating pulsars. Since then, we’ve pointed increasingly sophisticated ground- and space-based instruments at more normal stars, hoping to image their planets...

Mar
10
2021

Stability and Testability

Constraint metric approximation and constraint stability
Liviu Paunescu
11:00am|Remote Access
Constraint metric approximation is about constructing an approximation of a group $G$, when the approximation is already given for a subgroup $H$. Similarly, constraint stability is about lifting a representation of a group $G$, when the lift is...
Mar
10
2021

Geometric and Modular Representation Theory Seminar

Two Geometric Realizations of the Affine Hecke Algebra I
3:00pm|Simonyi Hall 101 and Remote Access

In this talk we will begin the discussion of the results in Bezrukavnikov's "On Two Geometric Realizations of the Affine Hecke algebra". We will put all the previous tools described in this series of talks together to construct the equivalence of...

Mar
10
2021

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Special Seminar

What's on the horizon? A discussion on the scientific prospects of the next-generation Event Horizon Telescope
3:00pm|Virtual Meeting

Abstract: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced the first image of a black hole for M87, opening the possibility to test general relativity and our understanding of black hole accretion and high-energy plasma physics. 

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Mar
10
2021

Rutgers University Physics/Astronomy Colloquium

The Emerging Field of Fast Radio Bursts
J. Xavier Prochaska
3:30pm|Virtual

I will review advances in the research of fast radio bursts -- millisecond pulses of intense, coherent radio emission -- and their applications to studying diffuse gas and magnetic fields across the cosmos.  At the start of 2021, nearly every major...