Events and Activities

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

Sep
27
2021

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

The Hough Stream Spotter: A new Method for Detecting Linear Structure in Resolved Stars and Application to the Stellar Halo of M31
Sarah Pearson
11:00am|Virtual Meeting

Each week, we hold a relatively informal seminar/discussion series with an emphasis on extra-galactic and large-scale structure astrophysics.

During Galread a leader/visitor presents a recent paper to the discussion group. The PDF of the paper is...

Sep
27
2021

Princeton University Extrasolar Planet Discussion Group

Towards an Exoplanets Demographics Ladder
Jessie Christiansen
12:00pm|Virtual Meeting

The NASA Kepler mission has provided its final planet candidate catalogue, the K2 mission has contributed another four years’ worth of data, and the NASA TESS mission has been churning out new planet discoveries at a rapid pace. The demographics of...

Sep
27
2021

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Fall Seminar Series

Imaging Supermassive Black Hole Accretion Flows: Magnetic Fields, Jets, and Inner Shadows
Andrew Chael
12:30pm|Jadwin, 4th floor or Zoom

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced images of both total intensity and polarized radiation from plasma around the supermassive black hole in M87 on event horizon scales.

In this talk, I will discuss what these images tell us about the...

Sep
30
2021

Princeton University Thunch Talk

A new window on star formation history at the Galactic Center
Zhou Chen
12:15pm|Virtual Meeting

As the closest galactic nucleus, Milky Way's Nuclear Star Cluster (NSC) provides a unique opportunity to resolve the stellar population and to study its composition and star formation in this extreme environment. The limitation in our current...

Oct
01
2021

Princeton University Astroplasmas Seminar

Black hole flares: ejection of accreted magnetic flux through 3D plasmoid-mediated reconnection
Bart Ripperda
12:30pm|Dome Room, Peyton Hall or Zoom

Magnetic reconnection can power bright and rapid flares originating from the inner magnetosphere of accreting black holes. We conduct extremely high resolution general-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics simulations, capturing plasmoid-mediated...

Oct
04
2021

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

TBA
Dalya Baron
11:00am|Virtual Meeting

Each week, we hold a relatively informal seminar/discussion series with an emphasis on extra-galactic and large-scale structure astrophysics.

During Galread a leader/visitor presents a recent paper to the discussion group. The PDF of the paper is...