Astrophysics Colloquium

KIPAC co-hosts the Astrophysics Colloquium, held both at campus and SLAC at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.  The location can be found on our events calendar.  All interested parties are welcome to attend, and food is served.  

Please contact Becky CanningElisabeth Krause, Mattia di MauroIrina Zhuravleva or Jonathan Zrake for more information.

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Speaker
Douglas Scott (The University of British Columbia)

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Speaker
Scott Chapman (Dalhousie University)

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Speaker
Vasily Belokurov (Institute of Astronomy, University ofColumbia)

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Location

Campus, PAB 102/103

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Alex Wolszczan (Penn State)

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Location

Campus, PAB 102/103

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Joss Bland-Hawthorn (Sydney Institute for Astronomy)

Illuminating Gravitational Waves

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Location

Campus, PAB 102/103

Speaker
Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech)

On August 17 2017, for the first time, an electromagnetic counterpart to gravitational waves was detected. Two neutron stars merged and lit up the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from gamma-rays to the radio.  The infrared signature vividly demonstrates that neutron star mergers are indeed the long-sought production sites that forge heavy elements by r-process nucleosynthesis.

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