Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium schedule

Colloquia are held via Zoom or in-person (SW 214) at 11:15 AM Fridays during Fall 2023 (unless noted below).  

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Academic year 2022-2023




Department Welcome

Swain West 405
10:30 AM - noon
Students, Faculty and Staff of the Astronomy Department

Friday, August 26

Jamie Tayar
(University of Florida)

The Evolution of Stellar Rotation: Alone and Together, Inside and Out September 9

Gongjie Li
(Georgia Tech)

Dynamical Origin and Habitability of Planets -- On the Spin-Axis Variations of Planets September 16

Darryl Seligman
(Cornell University)

Interstellar Comets and the New Insights to Planet Formation They Provide

September 30

Gloria Koenigsberger
(The National Autonomous University of Mexico / IU)

Asynchronously rotating binary stars: Internal structure & observational diagnostics

October 7

Di Li
(National Observatories of China)

A Dynamic Universe through CRAFTS October 21

Sylvio Ferraz Mello
(The University of Sao Paulo)

Tidal Evolution of Close-in Exoplanets and Host Stars October 28

Kevin Schlaufman
(Johns Hopkins University)


Exoplanet Host Star Age Inferences and Their Impacts on Models of Planet Formation and Evolution

November 4

Marla Geha
(Yale University)

Our Galaxy in Context: Exploring Satellite Galaxies Around Milky Way Analogs with the SAGA Survey November 11

Xiaohui Fan
(University of Arizona)

Quasars and the intergalactic medium at cosmic dawn November 18

Fred Adams
(University of Michigan)

Effects of Clusters on Planetary Systems and Possible Constraints on the Birth of our Solar System December 2

Anowar Shajib

(University of Chicago)

Measuring the Hubble constant with strong-lensing time delays: past, present, and future January 20

Joel Ong

(University of Hawaii)

Recent Advances in Gravitoacoustic Mixed-Mode Asteroseismology January 27

Tom Steiman-Cameron

(Indiana University)

Transport in Gravitationally Unstable Protoplanetary Disks: Slings, Swings, and Rings February 3

Lynne Hillenbrand


Infant Stars Behave Like Teenagers February 10

Moire Prescott

New Mexico State University

Lighting Up the Gas Reservoir Outside Galaxies February 17

Malena Rice

Yale University

Insights from the Orbital Architectures of Planetary Systems March 3

David Stevenson


Mixing and Unmixing in Planets March 24

Emily Cunningham

(Columbia University)

Testing Galaxy Formation Models with Large-scale Surveys of the Milky Way Stellar Halo March 31

Frank Van Den Bosch

(Yale University)

Stress-Testing the LCDM Paradigm on Non-Linear Scales April 7

Alessandro Morbidelli

(Nice Observatory)

Planet formation and evolution: key processes to understand the origin of planetary systems April 14

Alycia Weinberger
(Carnegie Institution for Science)

Connecting Disks to Planetary Architectures and Compositions April 21

Paul Butler

(Carnegie EPL)

April 28