Events List

DateEvent TypeSpeaker
10/01/2018CCPP Brown BagDavid Hogg [ + ]
10/01/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
10/01/2018Informal Astro TalkJaiyul Yoo [ + ]
10/02/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
10/02/2018Astro SeminarJeremiah Murphy [ + ]
10/03/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
10/03/2018HEP SeminarConnor Behan [ + ]
10/03/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
10/04/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumWill Farr [ -- ]

Title: The Emerging Population of Gravitational Wave Sources
Description: The last three years have been a bonanza for gravitational wave astronomy. The first gravitational wave signal ever detected---GW150914, the merger of a 30- and a 40-solar mass black hole---has been followed by five more announced black hole mergers (the latest, GW170814, observed for the first time by both the LIGO detectors and the Virgo detector). Slightly more than a year ago, the first observed merger of two neutron stars (GW170817) was also detected in the electromagnetic spectrum, in a collective effort involving almost 4000 astronomers around the world. Each of these events carries a wealth of information about the merging objects, their progenitors, their environment, and the universe; however, to extract this information we must often resort to statistical methods that extract features collectively from the entire population of events. I will run through a few highlights from individual detections (including the measurement of the Hubble constant from GW170817), and then discuss recent results in modeling the population of merging compact objects including: using the distribution of spins in the population to distinguish among competing formation mechanisms; measuring the distribution of merger events in redshift to determine that we live---and gravity propagates---in three spatial dimensions (who knew?) and (eventually) measure the star formation rate to sub-percent precision; and measuring the maximum mass of stellar-mass black holes and using this feature in the mass spectrum for cosmography. (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
10/05/2018SPS Mentor MixerSPS Mentor/Mentee Mixer [ + ]
10/05/2018NYU-CCA LSS Group MtgNYU-CCA LSS Group Mtg [ + ]
10/05/2018Grad Student SympGraduate Student Symposium [ + ]
10/08/2018No Brown Bag [ + ]
10/08/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
10/09/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
10/09/2018Astro SeminarElisa Chisari [ + ]
10/10/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
10/10/2018HEP SeminarJacob Sonnenschein [ + ]
10/10/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
10/11/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumMichel Devoret [ + ]
10/12/2018MacFadyen Group MtgMacFadyen Group Mtg [ + ]
10/12/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
10/12/2018ISCISC [ + ]
10/15/2018CCPP Brown BagMassimo Porrati [ + ]
10/15/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
10/16/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
10/16/2018Astro SeminarAndrey Timokhin [ + ]
10/16/2018Special SeminarAlex Vilenkin [ + ]
10/17/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
10/17/2018HEP SeminarJesse Thaler [ + ]
10/17/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
10/18/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumEric Vanden Eijnden [ + ]
10/19/2018NYU-CCA LSS Group MtgNYU-CCA LSS Group Mtg [ + ]
10/19/2018Special HET SeminarAlessandro Sfondrini [ + ]
10/19/2018ISCISC [ + ]
10/22/2018CCPP Brown BagAnthony Pullen [ + ]
10/22/2018Informal Astro TalkGabrijela Zaharijas [ + ]
10/22/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
10/23/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
10/23/2018Astro SeminarMatteo Cantiello [ + ]
10/24/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
10/24/2018HEP SeminarEliezer Rabinovici [ + ]
10/24/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
10/25/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumMariangela Lisanti [ + ]
10/26/2018ISCISC [ + ]
10/29/2018CCPP Pizza SocialPizza [ + ]
10/29/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
10/30/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
10/30/2018Astro SeminarMichele Bannister [ + ]
10/31/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
10/31/2018HEP SeminarChris Hull [ + ]
10/31/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]