Calendar

Apr
26
Fri
Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator)
Apr 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102

The Role of Ecology in Star and Planet Formation

Megan Reiter, Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Understanding how feedback regulates star and planet formation is one of the outstanding unsolved problems in astrophysics. Stellar feedback affects all astrophysical scales: it shapes the interstellar medium and mass function of galaxies, determines the fragmentation and star formation efficiency of molecular clouds, and plays a central role in the geochemical evolution of terrestrial planets. High-mass stars shape the local star-forming environment – the ecology – via radiation pressure, stellar winds, photoionization, and supernovae. Photoionization is the least explored of these; however, recent numerical work suggests that it dominates the destruction of molecular clouds and planet-forming disks around stars born in clusters. These predictions depend critically on the dynamics of newborn stars and feedback-altered gas, but these quantities are poorly unconstrained. I will talk about two on-going surveys using ALMA, MUE/VLT, and M2FS/Magellan to measure gas and stellar kinematics in order to test the role of environment in shaping the outcome of star and planet formation.

Apr
29
Mon
Pizza lunch: Kristen Luchsinger
Apr 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Kristen Luchsinger @ AY 119

ASTR 598

May
3
Fri
Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott)
May 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

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May
10
Fri
Colloquium: Paul Shapiro (Host: Sultan Hassan)
May 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Paul Shapiro (Host: Sultan Hassan) @ BX102

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Paul Shapiro, UT Austin

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Observatory Open House
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Host: Kristian Finlator. Assisted by Rachel Marra, David Decolibus, and Sean Sellers.

Aug
23
Fri
Colloquium: Safe Zone Training (Host: Inclusive Astronomy Group)
Aug 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Safe Zone Training (Host: Inclusive Astronomy Group) @ BX102

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Aug
30
Fri
Colloquium: Lisa Young (Host: TBD)
Aug 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Lisa Young (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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Lisa Young, New Mexico Tech

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Sep
6
Fri
Colloquium: Brian Svoboda (Host: TBD)
Sep 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Brian Svoboda (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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Sep
13
Fri
Colloquium: OPEN (Host: TBD)
Sep 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: OPEN (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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Sep
20
Fri
Colloquium: OPEN (Host: TBD)
Sep 20 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: OPEN (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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