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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
25
2021

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

Compact Object Modeling in the Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae
Claire Ye
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...

Oct
25
2021

Princeton University Extrasolar Planet Discussion Group

Tracing Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems: From Protoplanets to Young and Mature Planetary Systems
Jiayin Dong
12:00pm|Virtual Meeting

Dynamical tracers of planets, such as their eccentricity, inclination, orbital obliquity, and spin rate, can be used to constrain and refine planet formation and evolution processes. I will begin the talk with mature planetary systems and show how...

Oct
25
2021

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Fall Seminar Series

Quantifying the Unknown Using Electromagnetic and Gravitational Observations of Compact Objects
Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño
12:30pm|Jadwin, 4th floor or Zoom

Over the past years, electromagnetic and gravitational observations have been used to understand the nature of compact objects and the matter around them. However, our ability to learn about the underlying fundamental physics depends heavily on our...

Oct
25
2021

Princeton Center for Heliophysics Seminar

Dust in Space Plasmas: Investigations of Orbital Debris and Asteroid Evolution
Christine Hartzell
3:00pm|Virtual Meeting

The interaction of charged particles with the local plasma environment is of interest in a variety of space applications. This talk will focus on two specific applications: 1. the design of new technologies to detect orbital debris and 2. the...

Oct
26
2021

Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Implications, Tests, and Unsolved Problems in Cosmic Ray Feedback
Ellen Zweibel
11:00am|IAS, Bloomberg Lecture Hall and via Zoom

Cosmic rays, the relativistic component of diffuse astrophysical plasma, exchange energy and momentum with the thermal gas collisionlessly, mediated by the ambient magnetic field. Some but not all models of this interaction show that cosmic rays can...

Oct
28
2021

Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

Magnetized Models for the Formation of the Moon
11:00am|Bloomberg Lecture Hall and Zoom

The giant impact theory for the formation of the Moon suggests that a planetary impactor struck the proto-Earth in an oblique collision shortly after the formation of the solar system. This collision produces liquid and vapor debris, drawn from the...

Oct
28
2021

Princeton University Thunch Talk

Using TESS Full Frame Images to find exoplanets transiting faint stars
Tansu Daylan
12:15pm|Virtual Meeting

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is proceeding with its mission of discovering transiting, small exoplanets hosted by bright stars that are amenable to mass measurements, and hence, bulk and atmospheric characterization. Accordingly...