Astrophysics Colloquium


The Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois hosts a weekly colloquium during the academic year for invited speakers to discuss current research topics in astronomy and astrophysics. Colloquia are normally on Tuesday afternoons at 3:45 pm in 134 Astronomy Building, with coffee and cookies served in Astronomy 222 at 3:30pm. Please follow this link for more details.


 September 11

Prof. Caitlin Casey, University of Texas

"The Obscured Universe: from Peak Star-Formation to Reionization"

September 18

Dr. Sarah Vigeland, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

"Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays"

September 25

Dr. Anne Medling, University of Toledo

" From Nuclear Outflows to Galactic Winds "

October 2

Prof. Susanna Widicus Weaver, Emory University

"Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the 'THz-Gap'"

October 9

"Reverse Engineering Supernovae"

Prof. Dan Milisavljevic, Purdue University

October 16

"Galaxy Evolution in the Early Universe and Arp 220"

Prof. Nick Scoville, Caltech

October 23

"Strong Lensing: Lenses and Sources"

Prof. Mike Gladders, University of Chicago

October 30

"Comets, unseen planets, and the outer fringes of the solar system"

Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study

November 6

"What can gravitational waves really tell us about inflation?"

Prof. Peter Adshead, University of Illinois

November 13

"Tension in the Hubble Constant?"

Prof. Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago

Icko Iben Lecture Series Lecturer

November 27

"The final parsec: time-domain exploration of the inner regions of quasars"

Prof. Yue Shen, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois

December 4

"Gravitational Waves from Dynamically-formed Binary Black Holes "

Dr. Carl Rodriguez, MIT

December 11

"Electromagnetic counterparts to GW170817 and astrophysical implications"

Dr. Kenta Hotokezaka, Princeton University