Astronomy Colloquium — Ehud Behar

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Ehud Behar Title: X-Ray Spectroscopic Insights Into the Microphysics of Collisionless Shocks Abstract: The theory of collisionless shocks is well established and explains a multitude of astrophysical phenomena, while their microphysics is extremely difficult …

Astronomy Colloquium — Chris Hayward

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Chris Hayward Title: Bursty star formation: physical drivers and implications for JWST observations of high-redshift galaxies Abstract: A complete theory of galaxy formation requires understanding the details of how gas is converted into stars …

Physics Colloquium — Patrick Brady

Speaker: Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2241 Chamberlin Hall
@ 3:30 pm

Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Date:  Friday, January 26th Abstract: Brady will describe the current state of ground-based, gravitational-wave astronomy and the prospects for the future. He will present highlights from LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA observations including recent findings on compact …

Astronomy Colloquium — DeVon Wilson

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: DeVon Wilson Title: Coming soon Abstract: Coming soon Field: L&S EDIB Priorities Institution: UW-Madison Tea & cookies start at 3:15 PM. Zoom option available here.

Astronomy Colloquium — Luis Welbanks

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Luis Welbanks Field: Exoplanet Atmosphere Institution: Arizona State University Title: Decoding Exoplanet Atmospheres: The Revolutionary Role of JWST Abstract: The 2020s and beyond will be the era of spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres. In just …

Astronomy Colloquium — Yjan Gordon

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Yjan Gordon Title: Studying the Evolution of Radio Galaxies With the VLA Sky Survey Abstract: Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are a key phase of galaxy of evolution, and understanding the AGN duty cycle is …

Astronomy Colloquium — Meng Sun

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Meng Sun Institution: Northwestern University Title: Dancing with the stars: next generation models of binary star systems Abstract:Stars serve as the foundational components of astrophysics, with approximately half of them existing in binary …

Astronomy Colloquium — Amy Steele

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Amy Steele Field: Exoplanet/Planet Formation Institution: Yerkes Observatory Title: Using polluted white dwarf stars to learn about exoplanetary systems now, and in the future Abstract: There is evidence that most stars have circumstellar material …

Astronomy Colloquium — Rosalba Perna

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Rosalba Perna Field: Galactic Title: Electromagnetic Transients in the Disks of Active Galactic Nuclei Abstract: The disks of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) have emerged as interesting environments for the evolution of stars and the …

Astronomy Colloquium — Aaron Tran

4421 Sterling Hall
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Aaron Tran Field: Plasma Physics Institution: UW-Madison Title: Cosmic ray electron re-acceleration in the intracluster medium via magnetic pumping Abstract: Clusters of galaxies are embedded in a hot (T~10^7 K), low-density halo of gas …