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Archived Webcasts (January 25, 2018 to February 24, 2018)
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
2018 Spring Science Colloquia
Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University)
In the past two years the gravitational-wave detections enabled by the LIGO detectors have launched a new field in observational astronomy allowing us to study compact object mergers involving pairs of black holes and neutron stars. I will discuss w ...
Thursday Feb 15, 2018
JWST Talks
Rob Douglas (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
2018 Spring Science Colloquia
Suzanne Staggs (Princeton University)
Famously, the rich angular power spectrum of the intensity of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) reveals the state of the universe a mere 10^{13} s after the big bang. In its fine-angular scale details, the CMB also encodes details of the CMB’s in ...
Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
JWST Talks
Stefanie Milam & John Stansberry (NASA/GSFC & STScI)
JWST Talks
Stefanie Milam & John Stansberry (NASA/GSFC & STScI)
Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
2018 Spring Science Colloquia
Jennifer Johnson (Ohio State University)
Reliable stellar ages hold the key to numerous questions of galaxy and stellar system formation. However, they have been frustratingly hard to measure for field stars. While Gaia will improve the situation markedly for nearby turnoff stars, determina ...
Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
STScI Public Lecture Series
Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)
STScI Public Lecture Series
Hannah Wakeford (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Though we may complain about it, Earth has nothing on the universe when it comes to wild weather. Within our own solar system, there are storms so large that our entire planet would be engulfed three times over. The thousands of exoplanets we hav ...
Friday Feb 2, 2018
STScI Astrobiology Lecture Series
Alfonso F. Davila (NASA Ames Research Center, Exobiology Branch)
Are we alone in the Universe? The search for life beyond Earth is the most compelling scientific question of our time; a positive detection would be one of the most profound discoveries ever made by humanity. Chemical evidence of habitable conditions ...
Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
2018 Cold Science Colloquia
Lea Hagen (STScI)
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2018 Cold Science Colloquia
Armin Rest (STScI)
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