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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.

Mar
04
2024

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

CLusters in the Uv as EngineS (CLUES). II. Sub-kpc scale outflows driven by stellar feedback
Jiayi Sun
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...

Mar
04
2024

Institute for Advanced Study/Princeton University Early Universe/Cosmology Lunch Discussion

Exploring Beyond-LCDM Models with Bayesian and Frequentist Statistics
Laura Herold
12:30pm|Peyton Hall, Grand Central

While cosmological parameter inference is predominantly Bayesian, in this talk, I will discuss how frequentist statistics can be used as a complementary method for parameter inference. I will introduce the frequentist profile likelihood and discuss...

Mar
04
2024

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Seminar Series

Bob in a Black Hole, or: On Decoherence from Horizons
Sam Gralla
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor

Abstract: Recently it was shown that black holes impart a fundamental rate of decoherence on all nearby quantum superpositions [Danielson, Satishchandran, Wald (DSW) 2022], eventually erasing all quantum information in their vicinity.  The effect can...

Mar
05
2024

Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Planet Nine from Outer Space
Matt Brown
11:00am|Peyton Hall Auditorium

Astronomers have been predicting and searching for planets beyond Neptune for almost 180 years. In all previous cases the predictions were based on bad data, bad physics, or both, and the predictions turned out to be wrong. In 2016, we joined this ...

Mar
05
2024

Princeton Center for Heliophysics Seminar

Measuring Radial Evolution of the Solar Wind Flow with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter
Samuel Badman
2:00pm|Virtual Meeting

Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter are providing unprecedented joint measurements of the radial evolution of the solar wind from below the Alfven point out to 1 au allowing new empirical constraints on its flow properties. We will show results from...

Mar
06
2024

University of Pennsylvania Astrophysics Seminar

High-resolution images of light dark matter — First results of the DAMIC-M experiment
Radomir Smida
3:30pm|U.Penn, David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E19

The DAMIC-M experiment will exploit the sub-electron resolution capabilities of skipper charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to search for light dark matter particles in a broad range of masses from 1 eV to 10 GeV. A prototype DAMIC-M detector has been...