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2017 Astrophysics and Heliophysics/Space Physics Colloquia and Seminars

See seminar/colloquium abstract (click on title of talk) for location and time. The Science Visitor and Colloquium Program sponsors the Astrophysics Colloquium series. Other JPL science seminars related to astrophysics, exoplanet science, heliophysics, and space physics may be listed here as a convenience to the JPL science community.

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Date   Series   Speaker   Title
 
 
Mon   Oct 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros
(JHU)
  TBA
 
 
Mon   Oct 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Idan Ginsburg
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  TBA
 
 
Mon   Oct 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Mattia Di Mauro
(SLAC, Stanford)
  TBA
 
 
Thu   Sep 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jeff Booth
(JPL)
  TBA
 
Mon   Sep 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alexandra Amon
(Univ. Edinburgh)
  Weak Lensing with the ESO Kilo-Degree Survey
 
 
Mon   Sep 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Stephen Unwin
(JPL)
  Your American Astronomical Society
 
 
Thu   Sep 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Leslie Looney
(Univ. Illinois)
  Setting the Initial Conditions for Planets: The Young Circumstellar Disk
 
 
Thu   Aug 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Phil Hopkins
(Caltech)
  Dust and Gas in the ISM: New Instabilities and Understanding
 
 
Mon   Jul 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Masato Shirasaki
(NAOJ)
  On Covariance Estimation in Weak Gravitational Lensing Survey
 
 
Thu   Jul 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chin-Fei Lee
(ASIAA)
  ALMA Observations of Protostellar Disks and Jets in the Early Stages of Star Formation
 
Mon   Jul 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Natalia Dzyurkevich
(CSUN)
  What Molecular Cloud Collapse Can Teach Us about the Initial Stages of Protoplanetary Disks
 
 
Thu   Jul 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Phil Hinz
(Univ. Arizona)
  The Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial planetary Systems (HOSTS): Exozodiacal Dust Detection with the LBT Interferometer
 
 
Thu   Jun 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Alonso
(Univ. Oxford)
  Science with Future Ground-based CMB Experiments
 
Tue   Jun 27   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Jay Pasachoff
(Williams Coll.)
  Heliophysics and the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
 
 
Mon   Jun 19   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Stacy Kim
(OSU)
  Constraining Self-Interacting Dark Matter through Equal Mass Mergers of Galaxy Clusters
 
 
Mon   Jun 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sally Dodson-Robinson
(Univ. Delaware)
  Best Practices for Ground-Based Disk-Mass Measurements
 
 
Mon   Jun 5   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Shun Saito
(MPA)
  Towards Lyman-alpha Intensity Mapping with HETDEX
 
 
Thu   Jun 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sherry Suyu
(MPA-Garching)
  Shedding Light on the Dark Cosmos through Gravitational Lensing
 
 
Thu   May 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eliza Kempton
(Grinnell Coll.)
  Revealing the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Super-Earths
 
Mon   May 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alexie Leauthaud
(UCSC)
  (CANCELLED)
 
 
Thu   May 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brian Keating
(UCSD)
  The Twisted Universe: The Cosmic Quest to Reveal Which End is Up
 
 
Thu   May 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Daniel Apai
(Univ. Arizona)
  TBA
 
Mon   May 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Melanie Simet
(U.C. Riverside)
  Weak Lensing with Galaxy Clusters
 
 
Thu   May 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brant Robertson
(UCSC)
  Constraining Cosmic Reionization with Hubble, James Webb, and WFIRST
 
 
Thu   Apr 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Felix Fuerst
(ESA)
  Ultraluminous X-ray Pulsars
 
Mon   Apr 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Elisabeth Mills
(San Jose State Univ.)
  Toward a New Understanding of the Relationship Between Dense Gas and Star Formation in the Center of Our Galaxy and the Distant Universe
 
 
Thu   Apr 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Martin Elvis
(CfA)
  The Near-term Value of Commercial Space for Astronomy and Planetary Science
 
 
Thu   Apr 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Renée Hlozek
(Univ. Toronto)
  Constraining Ultra-light Axions with CMB Data: Shining Light on the Lightest Particle Dark Matter Candidates
 
Mon   Apr 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rebecca Jensen-Clem
(Caltech)
  Towards the Detection of Polarized Thermal Emission from Brown Dwarfs and Directly Imaged Exoplanets
 
 
Thu   Mar 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chung-Pei Ma
(UCB)
  Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies
 
 
Thu   Mar 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   B.J. Fulton
(Caltech)
  The APF Fifty: A Robotic Search for Earth's Nearest Neighbors
 
Mon   Mar 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Albert Izard
(U.C. Riverside)
  Producing Fast and Accurate Mock Galaxy Catalogues
 
 
Thu   Mar 16   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Jeremy Jones
(GSU)
  The Ages of kappa Andromedae, lambda Boo Stars, and Other Interesting A-Stars
 
 
Thu   Mar 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jayne Birkby
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  Exoplanet Atmospheres at High Spectral Resolution
 
Tue   Mar 7   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Natsuko Izumi
(NAOJ)
  Star Formation Activity in the Outer Galaxy
 
Mon   Mar 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marta Bryan
(Caltech)
  Lurking in the Shadows: Long Period Gas Giant Planets as Tracers of Planet Formation
 
 
Thu   Mar 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Josh Frieman
(Fermilab / Univ. Chicago)
  Probing Cosmic Acceleration with the Dark Energy Survey
 
Mon   Feb 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Emily Rauscher
(Univ. Michigan)
  The Diversity and Complexity of Exoplanet Atmospheres
 
 
Thu   Feb 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   William Lotko
(Dartmouth Coll. / NCAR)
  What Causes Recurrent Air Density Anomalies in Geospace at 400 km Altitude?
 
 
Thu   Feb 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Saavik Ford
(AMNH/CUNY)
  An EM Signature of BH-BH Mergers, and Related Phenomena
 
Mon   Feb 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Barry McKernan
(CUNY/AMNH)
  The AGN Disk Channel for LIGO Black Hole Mergers
 
 
Tue   Feb 7   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Laurent Wiesenfeld
(IPAG)
  Theory and Experiments for Astrochemistry
 
Mon   Feb 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Adam Ginsburg
(NRAO)
  The Effects and Importance of Feedback on High-mass Star Formation Within Massive Clusters
 
 
Thu   Feb 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Neta Bahcall
(Princeton Univ.)
  Lighting Up The Dark: Where Is The Dark Matter?
 
 
Fri   Jan 27   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Jacqueline McCleary
(Brown Univ.)
  Cosmology with the Dark Matter Substructure of Galaxy Clusters
 
Thu   Jan 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mike Janssen
(JPL)
  Early results from the Juno Microwave Radiometer Experiment
 
Mon   Jan 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   C. Darren Dowell
(JPL)
  The High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-plus (HAWC+) for SOFIA
 
 
Thu   Jan 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Steve Levin
(JPL)
  Juno at Jupiter
 
Tue   Jan 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   David Neufeld
(JHU)
  The Cosmic Ray Ionization Rate in the Galactic disk, as Determined from Observations of Molecular Ions
 
 


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