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.
Prof. Caitlin Casey, University of Texas
|"The Obscured Universe: from Peak Star-Formation to Reionization"|
Dr. Sarah Vigeland, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays"
Dr. Anne Medling, University of Toledo
" From Nuclear Outflows to Galactic Winds "
Prof. Susanna Widicus Weaver, Emory University
"Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the 'THz-Gap'"
"Reverse Engineering Supernovae"
Prof. Dan Milisavljevic, Purdue University
"Galaxy Evolution in the Early Universe and Arp 220"
Prof. Nick Scoville, Caltech
"Strong Lensing: Lenses and Sources"
Prof. Mike Gladders, University of Chicago
"Comets, unseen planets, and the outer fringes of the solar system"
Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study
"What can gravitational waves really tell us about inflation?"
Prof. Peter Adshead, University of Illinois
"Tension in the Hubble Constant?"
Prof. Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Icko Iben Lecture Series Lecturer
"The final parsec: time-domain exploration of the inner regions of quasars"
Prof. Yue Shen, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois
"Gravitational Waves from Dynamically-formed Binary Black Holes "
Dr. Carl Rodriguez, MIT
"Electromagnetic counterparts to GW170817 and astrophysical implications"
Dr. Kenta Hotokezaka, Princeton University