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2020 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:
2017 2018 2019 2020

Date   Series   Speaker   Title
 
 
Thu   Dec 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Geoff Bowers
(ASIAA)
  The Event Horizon Telescope
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Dec 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Patrick Young
(ASU)
  TBA
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Dec 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   TBA
(JPL)
  Reserved
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Nov 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bryce Bolin
(IPAC)
  Characterizing the Nucleus, Morphology and Activity of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Nov 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mathias Nowak
(Univ. Cambridge)
  The ExoGRAVITY Large Program: New Constraints on Planet Formation Models from Dual-field Optical Interferometry
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Nov 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chad Bender
(Univ. Arizona)
  NEID: A Next Generation Extreme Precision Radial Velocity Spectrometer and the Quest for Earth Twins
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Oct 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Evgenya Shkolnik
(ASU)
  Holistic View of Exoplanets, their Environments, and their Potential to Host Life
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Oct 26   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Devin Chu
(UCLA)
  Investigating the Origin of the Stars Closest to the Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Oct 22   Astrophysics Colloquium   Quentin Nenon
(U.C. Berkeley)
  The Radiation Belts of Jupiter Inward of Europa's Orbit: Recent Discoveries and Remaining Mysteries, Importance for Space Plasma Physics, Planetary Science and Radiation Risk Assessment
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Oct 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Roser Juanola-Parramon
(NASA/GSFC)
  One Picometer at a Time: Designing the Next Generation of Space Telescopes to Characterize ExoEarths
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Oct 8   Astrophysics Colloquium   Laura Blecha
(Univ. Florida)
  The Dynamics and Multi-messenger Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Evolution
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Oct 5   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Luke Bouma
(Princeton Univ.)
  Two Young Transiting Exoplanets: One Was, One Was Not
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Oct 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jason Glenn
(NASA GSFC)
  The Galaxy Evolution Probe: A Concept for a Mid- to Far-Infrared Survey Machine to Precisely Measure the Star Formation History, Growth of AGN, and Evolution of Galactic Interstellar Medium over Cosmic Time
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Sep 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ana Lobo
(Caltech)
  Seasonal Cycles Over a Broad Range of Planetary Climates
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Sep 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Stefanie Milam
(NASA GSFC)
  Probing the Origins of Our Solar System: Future Studies of Comets with Astrophysics Assets
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Sep 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Gabriel Soto
(Cornell Univ.)
  Scheduling Optimal Starshade Observations in Exoplanet Imaging Mission Simulations
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Sep 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Werner
(JPL)
  JPL Research Opportunities at the 5-m telescope at Mt. Palomar
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Sep 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Mengya Hu
(Princeton Univ.)
  The Search for Another Earth Using Space Telescopes with Starshades: Realistic Image Simulation and Signal Detection
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Aug 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Maria Steinrueck
(Univ. Arizona)
  Transport-induced Disequilibrium Chemistry and Photochemical Hazes in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres: Insights from 3D Simulations
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Jun 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Scott Gaudi
(OSU)
  The Roman Galactic Exoplanet Survey
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   May 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Stefanie Milam
(NASA GSFC)
  Probing the Origins of our Solar System: Future studies of Comets with Astrophysics Assets
(POSTPONED)
 
Mon   May 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alessandra Silvestri
(Leiden Univ.)
  (CANCELLED)
 
 
Thu   Apr 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Will Percival
(Univ. Waterloo)
  (CANCELLED)
 
Mon   Apr 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Mengya Hu
(Princeton Univ.)
  (POSTPONED)
 
 
Thu   Apr 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Laura Blecha
(Univ. Florida)
  Multi-messenger Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Pairs and Binaries
(POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 8)
 
 
Thu   Apr 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Roser Juanola-Parramon
(NASA/GSFC)
  The Search for Life with the Next Generation of (Imperfect) Space Telescopes: A Technical Perspective
(POSTPONED)
 
 
Mon   Apr 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tim Brandt
(UCSB)
  (POSTPONED)
 
 
Thu   Apr 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Werner
(JPL)
  The 200-inch Palomar Telescope: Highlights and Opportunities
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Mar 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bryce Bolin
(IPAC)
  Characterizing the Nucleus, Morphology and Activity of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov
(CANCELLED)
 
Mon   Mar 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Devin Chu
(UCLA)
  Investigating the Origin of the Stars Closest to the Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole
(POSTPONED)
 
 
Thu   Mar 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Darren DePoy
(Texas A&M Univ.)
  A New Technique for Precision Color Photometry: Eliminating all Non-Common Path Errors including Atmospheric Scintillation
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
Mon   Mar 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Javier Romualdez
(Princeton Univ.)
  Astronomy and Cosmology from the Suborbital Environment: The Prospects and the Perils of Scientific Ballooning
(VIRTUAL EVENT)
 
 
Thu   Mar 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sean Carroll
(Caltech)
  From Quantum Mechanics to the Universe
(POSTPONED)
 
 
Thu   Mar 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jennifer Wiseman
(NASA GSFC)
  The Hubble Space Telescope at 30: Discoveries, Surprises, and a Bright Future
(CANCELLED)
 
Mon   Mar 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Werner
(JPL)
  The Spitzer Space Telescope: 16 Years of Discovery
 
 
Thu   Feb 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Kopp
(NORDITA)
  The Schrödinger Method, a Unifying Dynamical Description for Dark Matter and Massive Neutrinos
 
Mon   Feb 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Caroline Morley
(UT Austin)
  Prospects for Observing Exoplanets in the Coming Years with JWST
 
 
Thu   Feb 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ruobing Dong
(Univ. Victoria)
  Observational Planet Formation
 
 
Thu   Feb 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Judit Szulágyi
(Univ. Zurich)
  The Key for Planet Formation: The Circumplanetary Disk
 
Mon   Feb 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Lisa Dang
(McGill Univ.)
  Characterizing Exoplanets with the Spitzer Space Telescope
 
 
Thu   Feb 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bhuvnesh Jain
(Univ. Pennsylvania)
  The H0 Puzzle: Early vs. Late Time Resolutions
 
Mon   Feb 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Yao-Yuan Mao
(Rutgers Univ.)
  Dwarf Galaxies as Dark Matter Laboratories
 
 
Thu   Jan 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Satya Gontcho A Gontcho
(Univ. Rochester)
  Cosmology with Quasars in the DESI Era
 
 
Thu   Jan 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Laura Schaefer
(Stanford Univ.)
  Volatiles in Planetary Interiors
 
Tue   Jan 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Remo Burn
(Univ. Bern)
  Next-Generation Exoplanet Population Synthesis: The Influence of Stellar Mass
 
 
Thu   Jan 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jenny Greene
(Princeton Univ.)
  (POSTPONED)
 
 


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