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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.


Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Towards EeV neutrino astronomy with GRAND
Kumiko Kotera
11:00am|Peyton Hall Auditorium

We are living exciting times: we are now able to probe the most violent events of the Universe with diverse messengers (cosmic rays, neutrinos, photons and gravitational waves). One challenge to complete the multi-messenger picture resides in the...


Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

New Insights into Strong Gravity from Accreting Black Holes
Prashant Kocherlakota
11:00am|Bloomberg Lecture Hall

Recent horizon-scale images of Messier 87* and Sagittarius A* have been used to demonstrate that their spacetimes are well-described by the Kerr metric. The latter is a solution to the vacuum Einstein equations of general relativity, and is used to...


Princeton University Thunch Talk

Searching for Non-Interacting Black Holes in the Binary Zoo
Dom Rowan
12:00pm|Peyton Hall, Grand Central

Characterizing the mass distribution of compact objects is essential for understanding the late-stage evolution of massive stars. The majority of black hole mass measurements come from X-ray binaries and gravitational wave mergers, but the majority...


Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Fractionalization of Charge and Statistics: Anyons in Condensed Matter Systems
Mike Manfra
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: A basic tenet of quantum theory is that all elementary particles are either bosons or fermions. Ensembles of bosons or fermions behave differently due to differences in their underlying quantum statistics. Starting in the late 1970’s it was...


Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

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...