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Astronomy Calendar:

Fall 2021

Aug 30, 2021

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A Good Hard Look at Cosmic Supermassive Black-Hole Growth

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Streaming Live

Speaker: Niel Brandt (Penn State University)Host: Jonelle Walsh

The 7 Ms Chandra X-ray Observatory exposure on the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S) has provided the most sensitive extragalactic X-ray survey by a wide margin. About 1050 X-ray sources have been detected, primarily distant active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and starburst/normal galaxies. The unmatched deep multiwavelength coverage for these sources allows s... read more  »

Sep 6, 2021

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Roads Not Taken

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Streaming Live

Speaker: Cameron Liang (Institute for Defense Analysis)Host: Stephanie Ho

I will discuss some highlights of research topics in my graduate school and postdoc experience. I will discuss my perspective and the technical skills I gained along the way. I will focus on my experience transitioning out of academia, and how my background helps transition into the world of data science and my current research role.      ... read more  »

Sep 13, 2021

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When Stars Go Nonlinear: Large Amplitude Tides and Stellar Oscillations

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)

Speaker: Nevin Weinberg (University of Texas, Arlington)Host: Jonelle Walsh

Tides significantly impact the structure, evolution, and fate of many types of close binary systems, including short-period exoplanets, stellar binaries, and coalescing binary neutron stars.  In many of these systems, the tide’s amplitude is so large that it cannot be treated as a small, linear perturbation to the background star.  In this talk, ... read more  »

Sep 20, 2021

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Prospects for Observing Exoplanets in the Coming Years with JWST

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Caroline Morley (University of Texas, Austin)Host: Stephanie Ho

As exoplanet astronomers, we currently stand at a threshold: with current and near-future discoveries from TESS, we have now discovered many of the nearby planets we share our neighborhood with. The Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, as well as dedicated ground-based efforts, have provided a taste of the diversity of atmospheres these worlds have. The... read more  »

Oct 11, 2021

There and Back Again

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)

Speaker: Ryan Oelkers (Texas A&M University)Host: Jonelle Walsh

A considerable number of astronomers and physicists have begun pursuing careers in industry as the demand for data driven talent has increased. However, it can be difficult for early career scientists to navigate the industry job market or know what to expect in a post-academic career. In this seminar, I will summarize the technical aspects of my gradua... read more  »

Oct 25, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Kayhan Gultekin (University of Michigan)Host: Jonelle Walsh

Nov 1, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Griffin Hosseinzadeh (Center for Astrophysics & University of Arizona)Host: Stephanie Ho

Nov 8, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Yuanyuan Zhang (Fermilab & Texas A&M University)Host: Stephanie Ho

Nov 15, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Joe Burchett (New Mexico State University)Host: Stephanie Ho

Nov 22, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)

Speaker: Yumi Choi (Space Telescope Science Institute)Host: Stephanie Ho

This seminar will be virtual. Link TBA.

Dec 6, 2021

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TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)Hawking Auditorium

Speaker: Allison Strom (Carnegie University & Princeton University )Host: Jonelle Walsh