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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.

Feb
09
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

The Black Hole at Our Galactic Center
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lives a compact massive object called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) which is believed to be a black hole. Its mass, as inferred from the orbits of gravitationally bond stars as well as from direct images...

Feb
13
2023

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Spring Seminar Series

Fully Nonlinear ray-tracing in Cosmological Simulations with Numerical Relativity
Hayley Macpherson
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: High-precision cosmological surveys are due to deliver measurements accurate to the percent level. In order to ensure we correctly interpret these data, we need to be sure that our cosmological model is accurate. A key component of the...

Feb
14
2023

Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Turbulence in collisionless space plasma: the Big Picture
William H. Matthaeus
10:30am|Princeton University, Peyton Hall Auditorium

Turbulence is a near ubiquitous feature of fluids and plasmas in geospace, the heliosphere and in astrophysics and well as in laboratory plasma and in the terrestrial environment. Turbulence links large scale energy reservoirs with small scale...

Feb
14
2023

Princeton University Dark Cosmos Seminar

High-Precision Measurement of the W boson Mass with the CDF II Detector
Bo Jayatilaka
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall, Joe Henry Room

Abstract: The mass of the W boson, a mediator of the weak force between elementary particles, is tightly constrained by the symmetries of the standard model of particle physics. The Higgs boson was the last missing component of the model. After...

Feb
16
2023

Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

Our Galaxy in motion: Ripples, ridges and spirals in the Milky Way
Jason Hunt
11:00am|Bloomberg Lecture Hall

Data from ESA’s Gaia mission is already revolutionizing Galactic astronomy, providing an unprecedented view of the Solar neighborhood and beyond. However, while it provides us a great opportunity to transform our understanding of the Milky Way, it...

Feb
16
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Linking Force, Form and Function in Intestinal Organoids
Xavier Trepat
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: Intestinal organoids capture essential features of the intestinal epithelium such as crypt folding, spatial compartmentalization of different cell types, and cellular movements from crypt to villus. Each of these processes and their...

Feb
20
2023

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Spring Seminar Series

Geometric Optics Approximation for the Einstein Vacuum Equations
Arthur Touati
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: In this talk I will present recent work on the rigorous justification of the geometric optics approximation for the Einstein vacuum equations, and its link with the Burnett conjecture in general relativity. I will start by presenting the...