IAS/PU Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

New views on the Milky Way

Amina Helmi

The Gaia mission and its data releases are driving a revolution in our understanding of the Milky Way and its constituents. In this talk, I will highlight a few of the results stemming from the analysis of the truly spectacular datasets produced so...

Soft Astronomy

Alice Quillen

Compact mass-spring models can measure remarkably small deformations while conserving angular momentum. We use them within an N-body code to simulate tidal evolution of viscoelastic spinning objects, tying simulated rheology to spin dynamics...

It’s been a fantastic decade for black hole studies, highlighted by the 2017 and 2020 Nobel Prizes in Physics. Multiple Galactic Center research groups, the Event Horizon Telescope, and LIGO/Virgo continue to bring rapid-fire new observations to...