Astronomy 381S - Spring 2016

Seminar in Theoretical Astrophysics

M 3:30 · RLM 15.316B · Not for credit in Spring 2016


J. Craig Wheeler · RLM 17.230 · (512) 471-6407 · email

Schedule

Jan 18
No talk scheduled: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: University Closed

Jan 25 J. Craig Wheeler
University of Texas at Austin
Organizational Meeting

Feb 1 J. Craig Wheeler
University of Texas at Austin
"The Brightest Supernova Ever"
  Coral Wheeler
University of California, Irvine
"Sweating the Small Stuff: Simulating Dwarf Galaxies, Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies, and their own Tiny Satellites"

Feb 8 Milos Milosavljevic
University of Texas at Austin
"Can we Reverse-Engineer Nucleosynthesis?"
  Aaron Smith
University of Texas at Austin
"Probing the Primordial Universe with the Lyman Alpha Emitter CR7"

Feb 15 Benny Tsang
University of Texas at Austin
"Radiation Hydrodynamics of Super Star Cluster Formation"
  Volker Bromm
University of Texas at Austin
"The Mystery of CR7"

Feb 22 Alexander Tchekhovskoy
University of California, Berkeley
"New Frontiers in Simulating Black Hole Accretion and Jets"

abstract


Feb 29 Brandon Bozek
University of Texas at Austin
"Dark Matter Models in the Local and High-z Universe"
  Manos Chatzopoulos
University of Chicago
"Emission from Pair Instability Supernovae with Rotation"

abstract


Mar 7
No talk scheduled.

Mar 14
No talk scheduled: Spring Break.

Mar 21   No talk scheduled

Mar 28 Richard Matzner
UT Austin, Dept. of Physics
"LIGO" followed by an Open Discussion of LIGO Results and Implications

Apr 4 Michael Boylan-Kolchin
University of Texas at Austin
"High-redshift Science in the Local Group"
  Wenbin Lu
University of Texas at Austin
"Tidal disruption events and the black hole event horizon"

Apr 11   No talk scheduled

Apr 18 J. Craig Wheeler
University of Texas at Austin
"Moderated open discussion of LIGO and the beginning of gravitational-wave astrophysics. (Come with questions, perspectives and plans)"

Apr 25 Bohua Li
University of Texas at Austin
"Complex scalar field dark matter and stochastic gravitational wave background from inflation"
  Alex Fitts
University of Texas at Austin
"FIRE in the Field: Simulating the Threshold of Galaxy Formation"

May 2 Yi-Kuan Chiang
University of Texas at Austin
PhD Defense Presentation
"Galaxy Proto-Clusters as an Interface between Structure, Cluster, and Galaxy Formation"

abstract


28 April 2016
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