Seminars and Colloquia at ESO Garching and on the campus

September 2021

27/09/21 (Monday)
14:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
CAS Seminar
Talk — Introducing CRAFT (Cosmic Ray Acceleration From Turbulence) in Molecular Clouds
Brandt Gaches (Physikalisches Institut, Univ. Koeln)
15:30, MPA Large Seminar Room E.0.11 (MPA, Garching) | ESO Garching
MPA Institute Seminar
Talk — Emulating cosmology with a neural network for N-body simulations
Andrew Jamieson (MPA)
28/09/21 (Tuesday)
11:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Cosmology Seminar
Talk — Galaxy formation in the brane-world
Cesar Hernandez-Aguayo (MPA)
30/09/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Seven months of Perseverance on Mars
Kenneth A. Farley (Caltech)

Abstract

The Perseverance rover landed on the floor of an ancient martian lake on February 18, 2021. After confirming complete functionality of the rover and demonstrating the capabilities of the Ingenuity helicopter, the rover began its science investigations in earnest. The rover has now traversed almost 3 km, exploring rocks on the crater floor. Early data suggest that at least some of these rocks are lava flows with pervasive aqueous alteration. A major milestone was achieved in early September when the first samples for possible Earth return were successfully cored, sealed, and stored on the rover. I will discuss the mission's goals, activities and preliminary results.

October 2021

01/10/21 (Friday)
16:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
High Energy Seminar
Talk — Enhancing and extending NuSTAR’s capabilities with the characterization of scattered light background: implications for hard X-ray observations of galaxy clusters
Aysegul Tümer (University of Utah)

Abstract

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. According to large scale structure formation scenarios, they are hierarchically formed by mergers of smaller scale structures, which are the most energetic (10^65 ergs) processes in the universe that drive shocks and turbulence into the intracluster medium (ICM). Thermodynamical properties of the X-ray emitting ICM are sensitive probes of these dynamic activities. Although we have advanced X-ray satellites to observe these phenomena, there are caveats in interpreting their data; the most challenging one being the characterization of the background. In this talk, I will present our techniques and approaches to obtain the true data of clusters of galaxies from the X-ray mission NuSTAR, which suffers from scattered light, and share the process of how we deduce the real emission on a working example of the cluster Abell 3395.

05/10/21 (Tuesday)
12:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Lunch Talk
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Enrique Gaztañaga (Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC))
07/10/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Cosmological Insights from the Dark Energy Survey
Michael Troxel (Duke University)
12/10/21 (Tuesday)
12:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Lunch Talk
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Simon Deeley (University of Queensland)
14/10/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Francis Halzen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
19/10/21 (Tuesday)
12:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Lunch Talk
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Marina Ricci (USM)
21/10/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Mapping the Assembly of Planetary Systems in 6 Dimensions
Richard Teague (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
26/10/21 (Tuesday)
12:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Lunch Talk
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Francesca Pinna (MPIA, Heidelberg)
28/10/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — GRMHD Simulations of Jet Formation
Sasha Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern University)

November 2021

04/11/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Stellar populations in the inner Milky Way and future spectroscopic surveys
Melissa Ness (Columbia University)
09/11/21 (Tuesday)
12:00, Webinar | ESO Garching
Lunch Talk
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Paula Jofre (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
11/11/21 (Thursday)
16:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Dwarf galaxies (near and far) and their effects on dark matter haloes
Gurtina Besla (University of Arizona)
18/11/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Andrew Pontzen (UCL)
25/11/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Karina Caputi (University of Groningen)

December 2021

02/12/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Let it 7Be
Paolo Molaro (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)
09/12/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Stellar clustering connecting the formation and evolution of galaxies to the formation and evolution of us
Diederik Kruijssen (Heidelberg University)
16/12/21 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — The albedos and phase curves of celestial bodies
Kevin Heng (University of Bern)

January 2022

13/01/22 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Mirjana Povic (Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI))
20/01/22 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — (topic to be announced)
Nami Sakai (RIKEN)
27/01/22 (Thursday)
15:15, Webinar | ESO Garching
Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
Talk — Radio observations of high energy astrophysical sources and results of the ThunderKAT survey
Rob Fender (University of Oxford)