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Weekly Astrophysics Seminars 2017-2018

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM on Tuesdays in Room F160
on the first floor of the Technological Institute (2145 Sheridan Road) unless otherwise noted


Winter Quarter 2018

  Date      Speaker / Seminar Host
  Jan. 16

Todd Thompson
   Ohio State University

Jonathan Stern

  Feb. 13

Rebekah (Bekki) Dawson
   Pennsylvania State University

Wen-fai Fong

  Feb. 20

Christina Williams
   University of Arizona

Wen-fai Fong

  Feb. 27

Duncan Lorimer
   West Virginia University
   Fast Radio Bursts -- Nature's Latest Cosmic Mystery

Fast Radio Bursts are millisecond-duration pulses of unknown origin that were discovered by pulsar astronomers in 2007. A decade on from the discovery, with only 20 further bursts currently known, fast radio bursts remain enigmatic sources which parallel the early days of gamma-ray burst astronomy in the early 1970s. I will tell the story of their discovery, summarize what we know about them so far, describe the science opportunities these bursts present, and make predictions for what we will learn in the next decade.

Deanne Coppejans

Spring Quarter 2018

  Date      Speaker / Seminar Host
  Apr. 3

Shami Chatterjee
   Cornell University

Deanne Coppejans

  Apr. 24

Suvi Gezari
   University of Maryland

Giacomo Terreran

  May 1

Rachel Somerville
   Rutgers University

Sarah Wellons

  May 22

Charlie Conroy
   Harvard University

Cliff Johnson

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