Category: Seminars


2018-08-03 Seminar: David van Dyk

When: August 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor David A van Dyk, Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London Quantifying Discovery in Astro/Particle Physics: Frequentist and Bayesian Perspective Statistical discovery questions in astrophysics and high-energy…

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2018-02-20 Seminar: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, CEA-Saclay/Observatoire de Paris

When: February 20, 2018 @ 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: PAB, B305, 3rd floor The challenge of the distributed Euclid survey: The ESA Euclid space mission core science goals rely on complementary deep ground-based surveys covering both the northern and southern galactic…

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2018-02-14 Brown Bag: Eddie Schlafly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

When: February 14, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, Seminar Room, 6th floor The DECam Plane Survey: Optical Photometry of Two Billion Objects in the Southern Galactic PlaneThe DECam Plane Survey is a five-band optical and near-infrared survey of…

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2018-02-12 Lunch Seminar: Naoki Yoshida, Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo

When: February 12, 2018 @ 12:30 – 1:30pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor Big Data Cosmology with Subaru HSC Survey Subaru HSC is ongoing and is planned to survey a total of ~1200 square degrees by 2019. We have…

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2018-02-05: Seminar: Melissa Graham

When: February 5, 2018 @ 12:30-1:30pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor Mini-Workshop: Alert Stream Filters for Your ZTF Science Goals The seminar will start with a brief presentation of some of the main ZTF science drivers that require Alert…

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2018-02-02 Seminar: Andreas A. Berlind, Vanderbilt University

When: February 2, 2018 @ 1:00-2:00pm  Where: PAB, 3rd floor, B305 From Dark Matter to Galaxies: Probing the Spatial Structure of the Universe on Small Scales The last decade has seen an explosion of high precision measurements of the structure of the…

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2018-01-24 Brown Bag: Adrian Price-Whelan, Princeton University

When: January 24, 2018 @12:00-1:00pm  Where: B305 (PAB)  Very wide binaries and comoving stars in the Gaia era Conatal and coeval stars are important tracers of kinematics, stellar models, dark matter physics, and star and planet formation processes in the…

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2017-12-13 Brown Bag: R. Michael Rich, UCLA

When: December 13, 2017 @12:00-1:00pm  Where: B305 (PAB)   The Halos and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (HERON) survey We have used a dedicated 0.7m telescope to image 123 galaxies in the Local Volume to ~ 30 mag/sq arcsec. We find a…

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2017-12-11 Lunch Seminar: Danny Goldstein

When: December 11, 2017 @1:30-2:30pm Where: WRF Data Science Studio, The Seminar Room Strongly Lensed Supernovae In 1964, Norwegian astronomer Sjur Refsdal showed that time delays between the multiple images of strongly lensed supernovae (LSNe) could be used to measure the Hubble…

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2017-11-14 Lunch Seminar: John Swinbank

John Swinbank will review the design and scientific goals of LSST, provide an update on the current status of construction, explore some of the algorithmic and data processing challenges that the LSST Data Management team faces, and describe the key role that members of the Department of Astronomy here at UW are playing in making it all possible.

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