Mar 04, 2019

Nia Imara, Harvard University CfA

"Special Colloquium Lunch Talk - 3/4/19 Nia Imara - Star Formation, Etc."

Stars are of fundamental importance to astronomy, and how they form and shape their environments influence everything from exoplanet studies to cosmology.  In this talk, I will discuss recent ALMA observations of dwarf galaxies—excellent astrophysical laboratories for exploring star formation in the early Universe—and I will consider some future prospects for advancing our knowledge in this exciting field.  As a bonus, I will present a novel idea for detecting planets bound to x-ray binaries, proposing that the x-ray light curves of such systems be inspected for signatures of transiting planets.

Event Details

Date:
Mar 04, 2019

Time:
12–1pm

Location:
4421 Sterling Hall, Noon Lunch talk

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