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2019 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.

Other Years:
2018 2019 2020 2021

Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Thu   Dec 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Noémie Globus
(NYU / Flatiron Inst.)
  On the Origin of the Ultra-high Energy Cosmic-rays
Thu   Dec 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Giusi Micela
  High Resolution Spectroscopy for Exoplanets
Thu   Nov 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Richard Teague
  Witnessing the Dynamics of Planetary Assembly
Mon   Nov 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Anowar Shajib
  Increased Hubble Tension with a New Measurement of the Hubble Constant using Strong Lensing
Thu   Nov 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Hubert Klahr
  The Origin of Vortices and Rings in Disks around Young Stars
Thu   Nov 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Patrick Slane
  The X-ray Sky in High Definition: Twenty Years of Science with the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Mon   Nov 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rosalie McGurk
(Carnegie Obs.)
  Optical and Mechanical Design for the ROSIE Integral Field Unit on the Magellan IMACS
Thu   Oct 31   Astrophysics Colloquium   Edith Fayolle
  Understanding Ice-gas Interactions in Star- and Planet-forming Regions through Laboratory Studies
Thu   Oct 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Angelle Tanner
  A Matter of Perspective: Exoplanet Discoveries, Studies and Compilations
Mon   Oct 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Daniel Gilman
  New Constraints on the Nature of Dark Matter with Quadruple-image Strong Gravitational Lenses
Mon   Oct 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Benjamin Racine
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  Measurements of Degree-Scale B-mode Polarization with the BICEP/Keck Experiments at South Pole
Thu   Oct 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Karan Jani
(Vanderbilt Univ.)
  Intermediate-mass Black Holes in the Era of Gravitational-wave Astronomy
Thu   Oct 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   J. Xavier Prochaska
(UCSC / UCO Lick Obs.)
  Constraining Progenitor Models and Cosmology with New Localizations of Fast Radio Bursts
Thu   Sep 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Zhaohuan Zhu
  Using Disk Substructures to Reveal the Young Planet Population
Mon   Sep 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Joshua Blackman
(Univ. Tasmania)
  A Giant Planet around a White Dwarf: Adaptive Optics follow-up of Microlensing Events
Thu   Sep 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Farisa Morales (on behalf of Michael Werner)
  Latest Results from the Palomar 200-inch Telescope
Thu   Sep 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bradford Benson
  Cosmic Microwave Background Observations with the South Pole Telescope
Thu   Sep 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nickolas Solomey
(Wichita State Univ.)
  Developing a Neutrino Detector for Space Flight
Thu   Aug 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sébastien Viscardy
  Searching for CH4 Source Regions on Mars Using a GCM: Application to the MSL-PFS Spike in June 2013
Thu   Jul 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nicholas Ross
(Univ. Edinburgh)
  Quasar Astrophysics, Multi-messager Astronomy, and What We are Doing Now, Before LISA Flies
Mon   Jul 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Eckhart Spalding
(Univ. Arizona)
  High Contrast Interferometry with LBTI
Thu   Jul 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   John Conklin
(Univ. Florida)
  The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna: Observing mHz Gravitational Waves from Space
Thu   Jul 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   John Bally
(Univ. Colorado Boulder)
  Protostellar Explosions, IR Transients, Ejected Stars, and the IMF
Mon   Jul 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Johanna Teske
(Carnegie Inst.)
  A Southern Hemisphere RV Follow-up Program for TESS with PFS/Magellan II
Mon   Jul 1   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marcell Tessenyi and Max Joshua
(Blue Skies Space Ltd.)
  Twinkle: A Low-Earth Orbit Visible and Infrared Spectroscopy Observatory
Thu   Jun 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Paul Hartogh
  Submillimeter Wave Heterodyne Observation of the Solar System
Thu   Jun 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bradford Benson
Mon   Jun 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   David Nataf
  Clues to Globular Cluster Formation
Tue   Jun 11   Space Physics Seminar   Marco Velli
  Parker Solar Probe: Understanding the Solar Corona and Solar Wind
Thu   Jun 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Aida Kirichenko
  Optical Studies of Millisecond Pulsar Binary Systems
Mon   Jun 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marco Velli
  First Perihelion Results from Parker Solar Probe
Thu   May 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dara Norman
  Five Reasons to Care about the Decadal Survey's "State of the Profession" Section
Wed   May 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dara Norman
  Facing and Tackling the Resource Challenges that Accompany Time Domain Science
Thu   May 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ignas Snellen
(Leiden Obs.)
  Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Mon   May 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marcelo Alvarez
(U.C. Berkeley)
  The Connection between Large Scale Structure and the Cosmic Microwave Background
Thu   May 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tom Prince
  Gravitational Wave Astrophysics without the Waves
Mon   May 13   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jessi Muir
(Stanford Univ.)
  Testing the Standard Cosmological Model with the Dark Energy Survey
Thu   May 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Keith Olive
(Univ. Minnesota)
  Big Bang Nucleosynthesis - Post Planck
Mon   May 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Natasha Batalha
  Atmospheric Models at the Onset of Next-Generation Telescopes
Thu   May 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrea Lommen
(Haverford Coll.)
  The NICER mission and the Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Sky
Mon   Apr 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ryan Loomis
  Tracing Chemical Inheritance in Protoplanetary Disks
Thu   Apr 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ted Bergin
(Univ. Michigan)
  Chemical Structure and Finding Proto-Planets in the Age of ALMA
Mon   Apr 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marco Velli
  First Perihelion Results from Parker Solar Probe
Thu   Apr 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sarah Shandera
(Penn State)
  Dark Black Holes
Mon   Apr 15   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Przemek Mroz
(Warsaw Univ. Obs.)
  Exploring the Free-Floating Planet Population with Gravitational Microlensing
Thu   Apr 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dimitri Veras
(Univ. Warwick)
  Planetary Systems Around Post-main-sequence Stars
Mon   Apr 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tom Esposito
(U.C. Berkeley)
  Debris Disk Results from the Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey: Resolving Dusty Disks on Solar System Scales with Polarimetry
Thu   Apr 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   Christoph Mordasini
(Univ. Bern)
  A New Generation of Planetary Population Syntheses
Mon   Apr 1   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Luis‑Henry Quiroga Nunez
(Leiden Obs.)
  Synergies Between Gaia and VLBI Astrometry
Thu   Mar 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Werner
  Recent Results from the 5-m Palomar Telescope
Mon   Mar 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Simon Birrer
  Probing Dark Matter with Strong Gravitational Lenses
Thu   Mar 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Clara Sousa-Silva
  Finding an Alien Biosphere with Computational Chemistry
Thu   Mar 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Kaiser
  Quantum Entanglement: Recent Tests, New Applications
Mon   Mar 11   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Kat Feng
  Advancing Spectral Retrievals in the Era of Large Space-based Telescopes
Mon   Mar 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tansu Daylan
  Probing the Small-scale Structure in Strongly Lensed Systems via Transdimensional Inference
Thu   Feb 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kevin Heng
(Univ. Bern)
  Atmospheric Retrieval of Exoplanets: Extracting Chemical Abundances from Spectra of Exo-atmospheres
Mon   Feb 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Mario Damiano
  Two Lenses for Glasses: Low- and High-resolution Spectroscopic Observations of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Thu   Feb 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Lori Allen
Tue   Feb 19   Space Physics Seminar   Rajkumar Hajra
  High-Speed Solar Wind Streams and Corotating Interaction Regions: Some Study on Interplanetary Characteristics, Evolution and Impacts
Mon   Feb 11   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Greg Herczeg
Thu   Feb 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Diana Dragomir
  First Results and the Bright Future of the TESS Mission
Thu   Jan 31   Astrophysics Colloquium   Yanqin Wu
(Univ. Toronto)
  Studying Planet Formation with a Sample of 5000
Mon   Jan 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jason Wang
  Capturing Footage of Young Jovian Worlds
Thu   Jan 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Antonija Oklopčić
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  Probing the Escaping Exoplanet Atmospheres
Thu   Jan 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jessica Werk
(Univ. Washington)
  Why Circumgalactic Matter Matters for Galaxy Evolution
Mon   Jan 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Bharat Ratra
(Kansas State Univ.)
  Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?

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