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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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2016 2017 2018 2019

Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Thu   Dec 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Evgenya Shkolnik
  A Review and Preview of Magnetic Star-Planet Interactions
Thu   Dec 8   Special Seminar   Fabrice Gaillard
Planetary Science Seminar An Analysis of Volcanic Degassing of COHS Species in a Planetary Perspective
Mon   Dec 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chris Carilli
  The Next Generation Very Large Array
Thu   Dec 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Aaron Meisner
  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
  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
  Microlensing Mass Measurements Using KECK AO, Paving the Road for Euclid and WFIRST
Mon   Oct 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nicholas Achilleos
  Aspects of Discs in Astrophysical Systems
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
  Hard X-ray Spectroscopy of Obscured AGN with NuSTAR
Thu   Sep 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mara Salvato
  The eROSITA Surveys and the Follow-up
Mon   Sep 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Paul Bellan
  Mechanism that Removes Accretion Disk Angular Momentum While Driving Associated Bi-directional Astrophysical Jets
Thu   Sep 22   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joel Bergé
  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 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
  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
  A cm-Wavelength View of Star Formation with the Jansky VLA
Mon   Jun 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Philip Bull
  Tales from Theory Space: Progress on Dark Energy in the Last Decade
Thu   Jun 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Christine Chen
  Dusting for Prints of Exoplanetary Systems
Tue   Jun 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   B-G Andersson
  Why Interstellar Grains Align and Why You Should Care
Tue   Jun 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Angelos Vourlidas
  Coronal Mass Ejections: A Tutorial and Lessons Learned for Exoplanet Space Weather
Mon   Jun 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Yan Betremieux
  A Journey Through the Refractive Layers of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Thu   Jun 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Neil Gehrels
  WFIRST Mission: The Dark Side and Other Worlds
Thu   Jun 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Karin Öberg
  The Icy Chemistry of Planet Formation
Thu   Jun 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Halpern
  CHIME: Measuring the Expansion History of the Universe with 21 cm Radiation
Wed   May 25   OCSCT Seminar   Adam Riess
  A New Measurement of the Expansion Rate of the Universe
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
  A Machine-learning Reconstruction of the Coupled Inner Magnetospheric Environment
Mon   May 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Shigeru Wakita
  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
  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
  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"
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
  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
Mon   Feb 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Sunil Golwala
  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
  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
  Cosmic Infrared Background Anisotropies with Planck, Herschel and Other Sub-millimeter Surveys
Thu   Jan 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brad Hansen
  Long Term Evolution of Compact Planetary Systems
Mon   Jan 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Gary Zank
  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
  From Pebbles to Planets

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