Astro Tuesday Series
Astro Tuesday Series:
  1. Informal blackboard "ChalkTalk" presentations at noon-1PM in the Hubble Lounge (ERC 501). There are nominally two 30-minute long presentations every week. Some food will be provided. To sign up, please email Daniel Fabrycky or Fausto Cattaneo or Damiano Caprioli.
  2. Forma 1-hr long lunch-time seminars are scheduled occasionally, and these will be held in the ERC 576.

Current & Future Astro Tuesday Series
DateEventTalk
April 30, 2019ChalkTalkCharles Lee Mudd Jr., Exploring the Boundaries of Space Law and Policy: An Attorney's Perspective
April 30, 2019Tuesday SeminarDara Norman, Facing and Tackling the Resource Challenges that Accompany Time Domain Science Dara Norman

Past Astro Tuesday Series
DateEventTalk
April 23, 2019Tuesday SeminarNoemie Globus, The origin of the ultra-high energy cosmic-ray dipole
April 16, 2019ChalkTalkRichard Kessler, Photometric classification challenge
Fausto Cattaneo, The origin of the Earth's magnetic field: a tale of two Taylors
March 19, 2019ChalkTalkThomas Crawford, The basics of CMB data analysis
Edward J. Kibblewhite, Photography and large scale surveys
January 22, 2019ChalkTalkRichard G. Kron, Nancy Roman's contributions to studies of stellar populations in the solar neighborhood
January 8, 2019ChalkTalkSam McDermott, Wavelets: An Ambitious Introduction
Gordan Krnjaic, Distorted neutrino oscillations from ultra-light dark matter

ChalkTalk
January 8, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | ChalkTalk

ChalkTalk
January 22, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | ChalkTalk
  • Richard G. Kron
    Nancy Roman's contributions to studies of stellar populations in the solar neighborhood

ChalkTalk
March 19, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | ChalkTalk

ChalkTalk
April 16, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | ChalkTalk

The origin of the ultra-high energy cosmic-ray dipole
April 23, 2019 | ERC 576 | 12:00 PM | Host: Damiano Caprioli | Tuesday Seminar
Noemie Globus, NYU-CCA

Although their astrophysical sources remain a mystery, new measurements brought by experiments such as the Pierre Auger Observatory and Telescope Array, have radically improved our knowledge of the ultra-high energy cosmic-rays (UHECRs). I will review the current observational status (spectrum, composition, and arrival directions) and present new results on the interpretation of the first 5 sigma anisotropy in the UHECR sky: a "dipole" for UHECRs with energies above 8 EeV, reported in 2017 by the Pierre Auger Observatory.

ChalkTalk
April 30, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | ChalkTalk
  • Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Mudd Law, Principal Attorney and Founder
    Exploring the Boundaries of Space Law and Policy: An Attorney's Perspective

Facing and Tackling the Resource Challenges that Accompany Time Domain Science Dara Norman
April 30, 2019 | ERC 501 | 12:00 PM | Host: Hsiao-Wen Chen | Tuesday Seminar
Dara Norman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

The era of Time Domain science is upon us! With larger and larger surveys and multi-messenger science, there will be increasing demand for a variety of follow-up resources to advance TD research. But while that sounds straight forward to address, with limited resources, practical concerns need to be sorted out: How will these resources be allocated and who decides? What will the policies be around Target of Opportunity (ToO) interrupts; which science will get interrupted and is compensation required/practical/ethical? With multiple groups researching similar (or the same) questions with limited telescope resources, should there be an expectation that data will be shared, and if so, under what terms? How do we balance the ever growing demand for TD follow-up with the continuing demand for “static” observations?

While the need for TD follow-up is acknowledged in the community, the procedures, policies and plans to handle such follow-up are not being discuss broadly in the larger community between groups interested in TD science and researchers whose work does not depend critically on the timing of observational follow-up. Come discuss your thoughts and concerns as we tackle this under-appreciated, but critical, topic.