Barnard College and Nevis Labs Online Summer Series
The Summer Colloquium Series consists of a series of lectures and seminars given by scientists on a diverse array of research topics. The goal of these lectures is to introduce the student to cutting edge research happening in the fields of Physics and Astronomy. This lecture series will be held via Zoom and will run from June 15 to 30 July at 1 PM EDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lectures will be 40 min long to allow enough time for discussions.
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Title: Introduction and "Exploring the Energetic Universe with Gamma-ray Observatories"
Speaker: Prof. Reshmi Mukherjee (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
Title: "A Brief History of Chemistry in the Cosmos"
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Savin (Columbia University and Nevis Labs)
Also, see Dr. Savin's interview by the AAS.
Title: "From Instrumentation to Astrophysics: a Journey in Collaborative Science."
Speaker: Dr. Zsuzsanna Marka (Columbia University)
- Gravitational waves and the birth of a new science
- Columbia researchers to help LIGO Observatory discover gravitational waves
- Gravitational waves, Einstein’s ripples in spacetime, spotted for first time
From Instrumentation to Astrophysics: a Journey in Collaborative Science
Title: “The highest-energy particles in the universe”
Speaker: Prof. Marcos Santander (University of Alabama)
- Extremely powerful cosmic rays are raining down on us. No one knows where they come from.
- The Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays
Title: "Exploring the Universe with the Big Bang Machine"
Speaker: Prof. John Parsons (Nevis Labs, Columbia University)
Title: "What is a black hole?"
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Kabat (Lehman College, CUNY)
- Black Holes (Symmetry Magazine)
- Are Black Holes Dark (Pioneer Works Broadcast, Prof. Janna Levin)
- Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
- Gravity’s waterfall
Title: "Record-breaking Gamma-Ray burst observations"
Speaker: Dr. Elisabetta Bissaldi (INFN & Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
- Teraelectronvolt emission from the γ-ray burst GRB 190114C
- A close-up look at an unusually powerful gamma-ray burst
Title: "Seeing the Universe in Neutrinos from the Earth's South Pole"
Speaker: Prof. Naoko Kurahashi Neilson (Drexel University)
Title: "The pSCT: An innovative, next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory"
Speaker: Dr. Massimo Capasso (Barnard College)
Title: "Stof tot Nadenken" - "The Dusty Universe"
Speaker: Prof. Fritz Paerels (Columbia Astronomy)
Title: "Radio Galaxies and their Powerful Jets"
Speaker: Prof. Jodi Christiansen (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
Title: "Nature’s tiniest fundamental matter particles - Neutrinos!"
Speaker: Prof. Georgia Karagiorgi (Nevis Labs, Columbia University)
Title: "The Beauty of the Hidden Universe: the eROSITA X-ray Sky Survey"
Speaker: Dr. Christoph Tenzer (University of Tübingen)
- The Dawn of X-ray Astronomy: Nobel Lecture by Riccardo Giacconi
- X-ray Astronomy in 2019
Space telescope to chart first map of the Universe in high-energy X-rays
Title: "Better together: the importance of binary stars in astronomy"
Speaker: Kaitlin Kratter* (University of Arizona and Steward Observatory)
*(The speaker was an Astrophysics Major at Barnard College)