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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.

May
10
2021

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

RESSCHEDULING
Bhawna Motwani
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...

May
10
2021

Princeton University Extrasolar Planet Discussion Group

Orbital Decay of Short-Period Exoplanets via Tidal Resonance Locking
Jim Fuller
12:00pm|Virtual Meeting

A large fraction of known exoplanets have short orbital periods where tidal excitation of gravity waves within the host star causes the planets’ orbits to decay. We study the effects of tidal resonance locking, in which the planet locks into...

May
10
2021

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

Topic 1: Narrowing the mass range of Ultra-light Dark Matter Topic 2: Paper presentation on CosmicRIM
Elisa Ferreira and Chirag Modi
12:30pm|Virtual Meeting

Abstract 1: Among the many possible candidates for the nature of dark matter, one of the most well-motivated class of models and leading candidate is the ultra-light dark matter.  This class represents the lightest possible dark matter candidates...

May
11
2021

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) Monthly Meeting

Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System
Alex Hayes
7:30pm|Virtual Meeting

Titan is the only solar system body besides Earth that supports standing bodies of liquid on its surface. There’s compelling evidence that beneath Europa’s icy shell is a global ocean of liquid water. Might these support life? Solar system...

May
13
2021

Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

Physics of Enigmatic Fast Radio Bursts
Pawan Kumar
11:00am|Virtual Meeting

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short duration (~ms), very bright, radio transients. Their detection in 2007 was a major unexpected discovery in astronomy in decades. Hunting for FRBs and measuring their physical properties have become one of the...

May
14
2021

Princeton University Astroplasmas Seminar

Alfvénic fluctuations and switchbacks in the solar wind
Anna Tenerani
12:30pm|Virtual Meeting

Large amplitude, turbulent Alfvénic fluctuations have been commonly observed in the solar wind since the first in-situ measurements, and they are thought to provide a possible mechanism to heat the solar corona and accelerate the solar wind. Despite...