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2016 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
 
 
Thu   Dec 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Evgenya Shkolnik
(ASU)
  A Review and Preview of Magnetic Star-Planet Interactions
 
 
Thu   Dec 8   Special Seminar   Fabrice Gaillard
(ISTO/CNRS--INSU)
 
Planetary Science Seminar An Analysis of Volcanic Degassing of COHS Species in a Planetary Perspective
(THIS IS A PLANETARY SCIENCE SEMINAR OF INTEREST TO THE ASTROPHYSICS COMMUNITY. NOTE THE DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION)
 
Mon   Dec 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chris Carilli
(NRAO)
  The Next Generation Very Large Array
 
 
Thu   Dec 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Aaron Meisner
(LBL)
  NEOWISE Beyond the Main Belt: Searching for Planet Nine
 
Mon   Nov 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jeff Linsky
(UC Boulder)
  UV and X-ray Emission from Exoplanet Host Stars: Results of the MUSCLES HST Treasury Survey and Photochemistry in Exoplanet Atmospheres
 
 
Mon   Nov 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Youngmin Seo
(JPL)
  Star Formation in the L1495-B218 Filaments in Taurus and Dynamical Stability of Filaments and Dense Cores
 
 
Fri   Nov 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Yasuhito Narita
(IWF Graz)
  Turbulence in Space Plasmas - Solved and Unsolved Problems
 
 
Thu   Nov 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eric Agol
(Univ. Washington)
  Detection, Masses and Densities of Transiting Exoplanets with Dynamical Interactions
 
 
Tue   Nov 1   Special Astrophysics Seminar   N. Jeremy Kasdin
(Princeton Univ.)
  Imaging Exoplanets from the Next Generation of Space Telescopes
 
 
Thu   Oct 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jason Glenn
(Univ. Colorado Boulder)
  A Fresh Look at Molecular Gas in Galaxies
 
Mon   Oct 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Gijs Mulders
(Univ. Arizona)
  The Kepler Exoplanet Population around Different Types of Stars
 
 
Thu   Oct 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jean-Philipe Beaulieu
(IAP)
  Microlensing Mass Measurements Using KECK AO, Paving the Road for Euclid and WFIRST
 
Mon   Oct 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nicholas Achilleos
(UCL)
  Aspects of Discs in Astrophysical Systems
 
Mon   Oct 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sebastien Charnoz
(Univ. Paris Diderot / IPGP)
  Planet and Moon Formation
(CANCELLED)
 
 
Thu   Oct 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Alessandro Morbidelli
(Nice Obs.)
  Solar System Formation and Evolution: Hints to Discuss the Origin of the Diversity of Planetary Systems
 
Wed   Oct 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Vanessa Moss
(Sydney Obs. / CSIRO)
  Searching for HI Absorption in Galaxies up to z = 1 with ASKAP-FLASH
 
Mon   Oct 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Mislav Balokovic
(Caltech)
  Hard X-ray Spectroscopy of Obscured AGN with NuSTAR
 
 
Thu   Sep 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mara Salvato
(MPE)
  The eROSITA Surveys and the Follow-up
 
Mon   Sep 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Paul Bellan
(Caltech)
  Mechanism that Removes Accretion Disk Angular Momentum While Driving Associated Bi-directional Astrophysical Jets
 
 
Thu   Sep 22   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joel Bergé
(ONERA)
  MICROSCOPE: Five Months After Launch
 
Mon   Sep 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mei-Yu Wang
(Texas A&M)
  Revealing the Nature of Dark Matter with Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies
 
 
Mon   Sep 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Troxel
(Ohio State Univ.)
  Cosmology from Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey
 
 
Mon   Aug 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jonas Lippuner
(Caltech)
  The Origin of Heavy Elements: r-Process Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers
(CANCELLED)
 
 
Mon   Aug 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Thomas Jarrett
(Univ. Cape Town)
  The Mid-infrared Extragalactic Sky: Toward a 3-D Roadmap of the Galactic Poles
 
 
Thu   Jul 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   James Kasting
(Penn State)
  Habitable Zones and the Search for Life on Planets Around Other Stars
 
Mon   Jul 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Franck Le Petit
(LERMA)
  Some Challenges in the Simulation of the Physics and Chemistry of Photo-dissociation Regions
 
 
Thu   Jul 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrea Isella
(Rice Univ.)
  Ringed Disks Observed by ALMA: Implications for Planet Formation
 
 
Thu   Jun 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Claire Chandler
(NRAO)
  A cm-Wavelength View of Star Formation with the Jansky VLA
 
Mon   Jun 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Philip Bull
(JPL)
  Tales from Theory Space: Progress on Dark Energy in the Last Decade
 
 
Thu   Jun 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Christine Chen
(STScI)
  Dusting for Prints of Exoplanetary Systems
 
Tue   Jun 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   B-G Andersson
(NASA ARC)
  Why Interstellar Grains Align and Why You Should Care
 
Tue   Jun 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Angelos Vourlidas
(JHU/APL)
  Coronal Mass Ejections: A Tutorial and Lessons Learned for Exoplanet Space Weather
 
Mon   Jun 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Yan Betremieux
(JPL)
  A Journey Through the Refractive Layers of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
 
 
Thu   Jun 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Neil Gehrels
(NASA/GSFC)
  WFIRST Mission: The Dark Side and Other Worlds
 
 
Thu   Jun 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Karin Öberg
(CfA)
  The Icy Chemistry of Planet Formation
 
 
Thu   Jun 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Halpern
(UBC)
  CHIME: Measuring the Expansion History of the Universe with 21 cm Radiation
 
 
Thu   May 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Josh Frieman
(Fermilab / Univ. Chicago)
  Probing the Accelerating Universe with the Dark Energy Survey
(CANCELLED)
 
Wed   May 25   OCSCT Seminar   Adam Riess
(JHU / STScI)
  A New Measurement of the Expansion Rate of the Universe
 
Mon   May 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Andrew Romero-Wolf
(JPL)
  Topic: Gravity Waves
(CANCELLED)
 
 
Thu   May 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nick Seymour
(Curtin Univ.)
  Exploring the Low Frequency Universe with the Murchison Widefield Array
 
Mon   May 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Nicola Schneider
(Univ. Cologne)
  Radiative Feedback and Filaments: The Requisites for Massive Star-formation?
 
 
Mon   May 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Douglas Clowe
(Ohio Univ.)
  Through a Lens, Darkly
 
 
Thu   May 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jacob Bortnik
(UCLA)
  A Machine-learning Reconstruction of the Coupled Inner Magnetospheric Environment
 
Mon   May 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Shigeru Wakita
(NAOJ)
  Constraints on Planetesimals from their Thermal Evolution
 
 
Thu   Apr 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rolf Kuiper
(Univ. Tuebingen)
  Protostellar Outflows, Radiation Pressure, and Ionization Feedback from Massive (proto)Stars
 
Mon   Apr 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Takashi Hosokawa
(Univ. Tokyo)
  Formation of Extremely Massive Stars and Origins of Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
 
 
Thu   Apr 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrew Siemion
(U.C. Berkeley)
  The Breakthrough Listen Initiative: Our Boldest Effort to Answer Our Oldest Question
 
 
Thu   Apr 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Rachel Mandelbaum
(CMU)
  Intrinsic Galaxy Alignments and the Cosmic Web
 
 
Thu   Mar 31   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nienke van der Marel
(Univ. Hawaii)
  Planet Formation in the ALMA Era: Gas and Dust in Protoplanetary Disks
 
Mon   Mar 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Hironao Miyatake
(JPL)
  Evidence of Halo Assembly Bias in Massive Clusters
 
 
Thu   Mar 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kevin Bundy
(Kavli IMPU)
  Galaxy Death and the Role of "Red Geysers"
 
Mon   Mar 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Emmanuel Schaan
(Princeton Univ.)
  Prospects for Calibrating the Shear Multiplicative Bias with CMB Lensing
(CANCELLED)
 
 
Thu   Mar 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Alexie Leauthaud
(Kavli IPMU)
  Thinking Big (and Small): Frontier Science in the Era of Wide Field Lensing Surveys
 
 
Thu   Mar 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tom Abel
(Stanford Univ.)
  Dark Matter Dynamics
 
Mon   Mar 7   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tim Brandt
(IAS Princeton)
  Disrupted Globular Clusters as the Source of the Galactic Center GeV Excess
 
 
Thu   Mar 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michele Vallisneri
(JPL)
  LIGO's First Detection: Context, Sociology, and Implications
 
Wed   Mar 2   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Natasha Batalha
(Penn State)
  A Community Tool for Transiting Exoplanet Science with the James Webb Space Telescope
(LOCATION CHANGED TO 168-427)
 
Mon   Feb 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Sunil Golwala
(Caltech)
  A Wide-Area Submillimeter Imaging and Spectroscopy Survey
 
 
Thu   Feb 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sarah Tuttle
(UT Austin)
  Simple Instruments for Complicated Physics
 
Mon   Feb 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   David Neufeld
(Johns Hopkins Univ.)
  Small Interstellar Molecules and What They Can Tell Us
 
 
Thu   Feb 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Fred Ciesla
(Univ. Chicago)
  The Early Stages of Planet Formation: Connecting Meteoritic and Protoplanetary Disk Observations
 
Tue   Feb 16   OCSCT Seminar   Michele Vallisneri
(JPL)
  GW150914: LIGO's First Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
 
 
Thu   Feb 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Merav Opher
(Boston Univ.)
  The Structure of the Heliosphere Revisited: Magnetized Jets Driven by the Sun
 
Mon   Feb 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Roberto Assef
(Univ. Diego Portales)
  Hot, Dust-Obscured Galaxies
 
 
Mon   Feb 1   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Paolo Serra
(JPL)
  Cosmic Infrared Background Anisotropies with Planck, Herschel and Other Sub-millimeter Surveys
 
 
Thu   Jan 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brad Hansen
(UCLA)
  Long Term Evolution of Compact Planetary Systems
 
Mon   Jan 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Gary Zank
(CSPAR UAH)
  The Interaction of Stellar Winds with the Interstellar Medium (ISM) – of Use to Exoplanet Studies?
 
 
Thu   Jan 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrew Bunker
(Univ. Oxford)
  The High Redshift Universe with HST and JWST
 
 
Thu   Jan 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Katherine Kretke
(SwRI-Boulder)
  From Pebbles to Planets
 
 


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