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Astrophysics Calendar

The calendar is a collection of events hosted by The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and other local institutions and groups focused on Astrophysics and Astronomy. Emails are sent out every Friday with the calendar for the upcoming week and daily emails are sent with each days events. If you are interested in being added to the calendar distribution list, please contact Amanda Cenker, Academic Assistant at IAS.

Oct
04
2023

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Colloquium

The Great Dimming of Betelgeuse: A Surface Mass Ejection and its Consequences
Andrea Dupree
4:00pm|Virtual Meeting

This presentation examines the behind-the-scenes details of the creation of the heart of the JWST Observatory, it’s mirrors. We overcame many technical challenges, including “Micro-Yield”, pitting and “edge-relief”; not to mention that the particles...

Oct
04
2023

Princeton University Machine Learning in Physics

Machine learning meets quantum many-body physics
Juan Felipe Carrasquilla Alvarez
4:30pm|Jadwin Hall Room A10

In this talk, I will discuss our work on using models inspired by natural language processing in the realm of many-body physics. Specifically, I will demonstrate their utility in reconstructing quantum states and simulating the real-time dynamics of...

Oct
05
2023

Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

Dancing with the Black Holes: Spin Secrets of Merging Binaries
Vishal Baibhav
11:00am|Bloomberg Lecture Hall

 Gravitational waves have uncovered a treasure trove of nearly 90 merging black holes and neutron stars, each with its own unique story to tell. In this talk, our focus centers on black hole spins, seeking to decipher the secrets hidden within...

Oct
05
2023

Princeton University Thunch Talk

Unveiling the Multiphase, Clumpy Structure of the Circumgalactic Medium of High-z Galaxies
Zhuhai Li
12:15pm|Peyton Hall, Grand Central

In this talk, I will present our recent progress on constraining the physical properties of the ''cool'' (T ~ 104K) phase of the circumgalactic medium (CGM) via modeling Lya emission and low-ionization-state (LIS) metal absorption lines. We developed...

Oct
05
2023

Rutgers University Astrophysics Seminar

Using Supernovae to Study their Massive Star Progenitors
Azalee Kyra Bostroem
2:00pm|Serin Hall Rm W330, Rutgers and Zoom

Although massive stars have a profound influence on the Universe at every scale, from the evolution of galaxies to the formation of the elements necessary for life, the answers to key questions about their mass loss and explodability are unknown...

Oct
05
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Neural signal propagation atlas of C. elegans
Andy Leifer
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: Both physics and neuroscience seek to understand how the edges and nodes of a network dictate its function. But until recently, it was not possible to quantitatively explore the relation between the structure and function of a biological...

Oct
09
2023

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

Globular Clusters
Madeleine McKenzie
11:00am|Zoom and Peyton Hall, Grand Central

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...