Category: Seminars


2021-03-08 Seminar: Jeffrey Regier (University of Michigan)

When: Monday, March 8th, 2021 Where: Join Zoom Meeting: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96005249441 Variational Inference for Cataloging the Visible Universe A key task in astronomy is to locate astronomical objects in images and to characterize them according to physical parameters such as color, apparent…

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2021-02-08 Seminar: Bruce Conway (UIUC)

When: Monday, February 8th, 2021, 2020   Where: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96882498511 Interplanetary Spacecraft Trajectory Design and Optimization There are many types of interplanetary trajectories; e.g. 2-impulse Hohmann transfer (Mars and Venus missions) , impulsive + gravity assist (Galileo & Cassini), impulsive + low-thrust electric…

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2020-12-14 Seminar: Angus Wright

When: Monday, December 14th, 2020  Where: https://washington.zoom.us/j/91798174425  Optimising Direct Redshift Calibration for Tomographic Cosmic Shear Comparisons between cosmological parameters from tomographic cosmic shear measurements and the cosmic microwave background reveal some tension between the amount and clustering strength of (predominantly dark)…

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2020-11-9 Seminar: Federica Bianco

DiRAC is pleased to welcome Federica Bianco to the department (virtually) to give a DiRAC Seminar on Monday Nov 9 at 10am PST.  DiRAC Seminars are appropriate for students and researchers at all levels who are interested in astronomy and/or data science,…

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DiRAC & Astronomy on Tap Seattle Present: ASTRONOMY AT HOME

Next, February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm! Streaming from DIRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt

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2020-5-14 Colloquium: Abigail Stevens

When: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 @ 3:30pm Where: via ZOOM Mapping Matter in Strong Gravity: Spectral-Timing of Black Holes and Neutron Stars One of the best laboratories to study strong-field gravity is the inner 100s of kilometers around black holes…

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2020-2-10 Seminar: Stephanie Juneau

When: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 12:30pm   Where: PAA, Room A214 The Influence of Giant Black Holes on the Fate of Galaxies, Stephanie Juneau (NSF’s OIR Lab) Supermassive black holes – with masses of millions to billions of times that…

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2019-12-09 Seminar: Adam Smercina

When: Monday, December 9th, 2019 @ 12:30pm  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. The Satellites and Stellar Halos of Nearby MW-mass Galaxies The outskirts of galaxies like the Milky Way (MW) are important testing grounds for our understanding of…

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2019-11-12 Seminar: Ashley Villar

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 10:00am  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Time-domain Astrophysics in the Era of Big Data The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will begin science operations in 2023 and is expected to increase…

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Astronomy Colloquium: Siegfried Eggl

When: October 31st, 2019 @ 3:45PM Where: PAA A102 This week’s colloquium speaker is our own Siegfried Eggl.  Throwing DARTs at Asteroids For the first time in the history of our planet its inhabitants have the means to avert catastrophic impacts of…

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