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Scientific Talks

SO/NSF OIR Lab Joint Colloquium Series Talks are held in Steward Observatory N210 at 3:30pm on Thursdays. Coffee will be available at 3:15. Light refreshments are served after the talk. Click here to stream podcasts of previous coloquium talks.

TAP Colloquium Series are held in Kuiper Space Building in room 312 at 3:45pm on Mondays with refreshments starting at 3:15.

In addition to these special talks we remind you that Steward Journal Club is every Wednesday at Noon in N305. NSF OIR Lab FLASH is every Friday from 12:00-1:00pm.

Other ongoing talk series are at Planetary Sciences (LPL) on Tuesdays at 3:45pm, and Physics colloquia are on Fridays at 3pm.

Steward Observatory Science Coffee is held at 9:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This is where graduate students, faculty, and postdocs discuss a handful of recent ArXiv papers over the course of half an hour.

Fall 2019

8/29/19: Cristobal Petrovich, Steward Observ.:

Shortest-period Planets and Merging Black Holes: A Chaotic History 

9/5/19: Daniela Huppenkothen, Univ. of Washington:

Data Science Challenges in Time Domain Astronomy: Building Methods, Tools and Communities

9/12/19: Taran Esplin, Steward Observ.:

Searching for the Stellar and Substellar members of Star-forming Regions

9/19/19: Christina Williams, Steward Observ.:

The View of Early Massive Galaxies in the Run Up to JWST

9/26/19: Jennifer Johnson, Ohio State Univ.:

Outstanding Questions in the Origin of the Elements

10/3/19: Diana Dragomir, Univ. of New Mexico:

Highlights from TESS’ First Bright Year and Future Plans

10/10/19: Tuan Do, UCLA:

The Galactic Center: A Laboratory for the Study of the Physics and Astrophysics of Supermassive Black Holes

10/17/19: Jorge Moreno, Pomona:

The Evolution of the Interstellar Medium in Merging Galaxies

10/24/19: Chad Trujillo, NAU:

The Search for an Undiscovered Giant Planet in our Solar System

10/31/19: Maria Drout, Univ. Toronto:


11/7/19: Chien-Hsiu Lee, NSF's OIR Lab:

Time-domain Astronomy: From Exoplanets to Cosmology

11/14/19: Jessica Werk, Univ. of Washington:

A Colossal Galaxy Adventure

11/21/19: Rebecca Jensen-Clem, UC Berkeley:

Exoplanet Imaging with Extremely Large Telescopes: A New Era of Detailed Exoplanet Characterization

12/5/19: David Wilner, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian:

New Views of Debris Disks

12/12/19: Keith Hawkins, UT Austin:

Galactic Archaeology in the Era of Gaia