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Monday, October 20, 2014

TAC Seminar

Seminar: TAC Seminars | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex


Matteo Cantiello, KITP

Department of Astronomy



Tabitha Voytek (Carnegie Mellon)

Seminar: RAL Seminars | October 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex


Tabitha Voytek, Carnegie Mellon

Radio Astronomy Lab


I will be introducing the “Sonda Cosmologica de las Islas para la Deteccion de Hidrogeno Neutro” (SCI-HI) experiment. This experiment is an all-sky 21-cm brightness temperature spectrum experiment studying the cosmic dawn (z~15-35) through the temporal evolution of the IGM. The experiment is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y...   More >

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Opulence and Thrift in the Interstellar Medium

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | October 23 | 4:10 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall


Eve Ostriker, Princeton

Department of Astronomy


Star formation governs many aspects of galactic structure and evolution, but it is even move intimately linked to the structure and evolution of the interstellar medium (ISM). The rate of star formation determines the rate at which gas is locked into orbit within a galactic halo, and (together with galactic winds) determines the depletion of a galaxy's store of baryons. In disk galaxies, star...   More >