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White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe
17 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022 • Santa Barbara, California, United States
Abstract:
This program is motivated by the recent observational insights concerning white dwarfs as individuals and as a population, based on the astrometry from Gaia and large photometric (Kepler, TESS, ZTF, VeraRubin) and spectroscopic (SDSS-V, DESI, WEAVE, 4MOST) surveys. Some of the questions that these data, combined with improved input physics and white dwarf models, will answer are: How does crystallization affect white dwarf cooling? How good is our understanding of convection, overshoot, and mixing in general? How good are the predictions of the low-frequency gravitational wave foreground and thermonuclear supernovae rates (SN Ia, Iax, Ca transients)? What is the nature of the recently discovered stellar remnants of thermonuclear supernova and/or their donors? What are the architectures of planetary systems that survive the metamorphosis of their host stars into white dwarfs, and what is their ultimate fate?
Event listing ID:
1462962
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Bootstrapping Quantum Gravity
03 Jan 2023 - 24 Feb 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Abstract:
The AdS/CFT Correspondence, an enduring cornerstone of theoretical physics, turns 25 in November 2022. An outstanding problem in AdS/CFT is to understand the origins of the correspondence in the most fundamental terms possible. Harnessing substantial progress over the last several years in nonperturbative quantum and conformal field theory, this program will develop a constructive approach to the emergence of bulk spacetime in AdS/CFT, rooted in the rigorous modern language of conformal field theory and the conformal bootstrap. By leveraging a new generation of techniques, the program aims to constrain gravitational observables and to sharpen our understanding of the principles governing the quantum gravity landscape. The program will extend the horizons of the conformal bootstrap itself, by applying existing techniques to new holographic observables and by drawing lessons from non-bootstrap approaches.
Event listing ID:
1486390
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The Cosmic Web: Connecting Galaxies to Cosmology at High and Low Redshift
03 Jan 2023 - 17 Mar 2023 • Santa Barbara, California, United States
Contact:
Email: https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/cosmicweb23
Event listing ID:
1504465
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241st AAS Meeting — 141th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2023 - 12 Jan 2023 • Seattle, WA, United States
Event listing ID:
1083092
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Gravity from algebra: modern field theory methods for holography
23 Jan 2023 - 26 Jan 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The last several years have seen rapid development of a new language for conformal field theory(CFT), including insights from the conformal bootstrap program. This conference will bring to bear the modern arsenal of conformal field theory on the foundations of holography and quantum gravity. A theme of the conference will be the extent to which consistency conditions on quantum gravity are inherited from those of CFT, and whether they naturally lead to string/M-theory. By bringing together scientists on both sides of holographic duality, we hope to explore these issues in a broad way.Topics to be covered include large N bootstrap and the structure of holographic CFTs dual to general relativity; CFT sum rules and gravitational effective field theory; aspects of supersymmetry in holography; low-dimensional holography, modularity and quantum chaos; black holes from strongly-coupled finite temperature physics; symmetry constraints on gravitational path integrals and AdS vacua; S-matrices, their relation to CFT correlators, and holography away from AdS.
Event listing ID:
1448564
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The Co-evolution of the Cosmic Web and Galaxies across Cosmic Time
06 Feb 2023 - 09 Feb 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The cosmic web of the matter distribution in the universe provides the framework for the formation and evolution of galaxies and is fundamental to connect galactic properties to cosmology. This conference will address the effects of the cosmic web upon galaxies and vice versa. The aim is to create both a broad-brush and then, for some aspects, a more detailed, early to late time joint history of the web and galaxies. Indeed, the web reflects what the universe is on intermediate scales, which are informative, both in terms of cosmic evolution and quantity of data. It acts as a dynamically relevant intermediate-density bridge (easier to model) between cosmology and galaxies. It is also the source of all anisotropy, critical for angular momentum acquisition, which is the number two parameter in galaxy formation.
Event listing ID:
1448552
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Building a Physical Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with Data-driven Astronomy
27 Feb 2023 - 24 Mar 2023 • Santa Barbara, California, United States
Contact:
Email: https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/galevo23
Event listing ID:
1504450
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Science with the Line Emission Mapper: From Planets to Galaxies and Beyond
28 Feb 2023 - 03 Mar 2023 • Cambridge MA, United States
Organizer:
Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Abstract:
The Line Emission Mapper (LEM) Probe team will hold a science and technology workshop between February 28 – March 3 at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. LEM's primary goal is a comprehensive look at the physics of galaxy formation, including the stellar and black-hole feedback and flows of baryonic matter into and out of galaxies, which are best studied in X-rays. The workshop will present the current broad science case and the state of the underlying detector and mirror technology, in preparation for the 2023 NASA Astrophysics Probes call.
Contact:
Email: lem-contact@cfa.harvard.edu
Event listing ID:
1518777
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Exoplanet Systems and Stellar Life Cycles: Late-Stage and Post-MS Systems
19 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023 • Aspen, United States
Contact:
Email: https://sites.google.com/view/late-stage-exoplanets-2023
Event listing ID:
1504559
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Galaxy Formation and Evolution in the Data Science Era
21 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
This conference aims to explore the application of data-driven tools to learn about galaxy formation physics. It endeavors to maximize the gain from astrostatistics, data science, and machine learning for the galaxy formation field as a whole, by emphasizing the translation of data-driven results to physical understanding. This conference will focus on a sharing of expertise in data exploration and analysis tools, and an open discussion of how these may teach us about the physics of galaxy formation and evolution.
Event listing ID:
1448573
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The Fifth Workshop on Extremely Precise Radial Velocities
27 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Contact:
Email: https://conference.ipac.caltech.edu/eprv5/
Event listing ID:
1504588
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The Second Barry Blumberg Memorial Workshop in Astrobiology
05 May 2023 • Green Bank, West Virginia, United States
Organizer:
Green bank Observatory
Abstract:
This 3-day workshop at the Green Bank Observatory will focus on topics related to the role of oxygen in the universe, planets and life, and how the rise of oxygen on Earth may (or may not) likely have analogs on other planets. Attendance is limited to 50 participants, by application only, and all registration and travel expenses will be covered. The conference scope should be construed broadly; researchers working on any related problems are strongly encouraged to apply. Recognizing the challenges the pandemic has presented for networking over the past several years, this workshop will have a strong focus on early career researchers, and will have broad international participation. Presenters are encouraged to gear their talks to an interdisciplinary audience, eschewing the trees of internecine disciplinary debates for the forest of broader understanding.
Contact:
Phone: [5105947750];     Email: astrowright@gmail.com
Topics:
Astrobiology, planetary science
Event listing ID:
1524936
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Faraday Discussion — Astrochemistry at high resolution
31 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Organizer:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Abstract:
The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers from astronomy, gas-phase, solid state and surface physics, and chemistry communities to address the wide-ranging roles of chemistry in astronomy in the light of the wealth of observational detail becoming available in this era of high resolution astrochemistry. Our window on the universe is being opened more widely as new observational platforms are developed that will overcome the limitations of resources currently available to astronomers. Together we will address the role of chemical spectroscopy in identifying chemical species and probing their environments; we will attempt to understand the interplay of gas-phase, surface, solid state and photochemically-induced processes that drive the chemical evolution of our Galaxy and others; how this chemical evolution is intimately involved in controlling the process of star and planet formation; and how chemistry brings us to the edge of biology.
Event listing ID:
1512364
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242nd AAS Meeting — 242nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society
04 Jun 2023 - 08 Jun 2023 • Albuquerque, NM, United States
Abstract:
One of the central features of the AAS Summer and Winter Meetings is their plenary talks spanning the full breadth of astrophysics. Some plenaries are given by prize winners from the AAS and other organizations, while other speakers are selected by the AAS Vice Presidents. Most plenary talks present science content, but talks on the state of the profession, demographics, and societal issues of relevance to the astronomical community are also regularly scheduled.
Event listing ID:
1401291
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Gordon Research Seminar — Origins of Solar Systems
10 Jun 2023 - 11 Jun 2023 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Abstract:
This year's GRS will explore topics ranging from exoplanet detection and characterization, laboratory experiments relevant to planetary formation, advances in astrochemistry and astrobiology, protoplanetary disk observations, numerical simulations of the physical and chemical processes of early solar system formation, insights provided by spacecraft missions to ancient planetary bodies, and more.
Topics:
Constraining the Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems Through a Multidisciplinary Approach
Event listing ID:
1511952
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Gordon Research Conference — Origins of Solar Systems
11 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Abstract:
The Origins of Solar Systems GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. In 2023, we will highlight results from recent and ongoing missions including Hyabusa 2, OSIRIS-REx, and JWST, in addition to exciting work from ALMA, other facilities, and from theoretical investigations.
Topics:
Chemical and Dynamical Constraints on Planet Formation
Event listing ID:
1511964
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First Light in the Early Universe
12 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 • Boston, United States
Contact:
Email: http://www.mit.edu/~eilers/firstlight.html
Event listing ID:
1504575
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PASCOS 2023 — 28th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology
26 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 • Irvine, CA, United States
Abstract:
PASCOS is a conference series on particles, cosmology and strings. In 2023 it is scheduled to take place June 26-30 at the University of California Irvine.
Event listing ID:
1506970
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2023 Kavli-IAU Astrochemistry Symposium | Astrochemistry VIII - From the First Galaxies to the Formation of Habitable Worlds
10 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023 • Traverse City, MI, United States
Contact:
Email: https://events.mpe.mpg.de/event/14/
Event listing ID:
1504627
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14th International Neutrino Summer School 2023
07 Aug 2023 - 18 Aug 2023 • Fermilab, Batavia, United States
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What is String Theory? Weaving Perspectives Together
08 Jan 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 • KITP, Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
While it is widely acknowledged that string theory provides a framework for addressing quantum gravitational (and even quantum field theoretic) questions, the precise nature of its organizational principle remains obscure. Nearly three decades ago, when the question “What is string theory?” was asked, the perturbative string worldsheet viewpoint played the starring role. Since then, the discovery of D-branes, string dualities, and the holographic AdS/CFT correspondence has had spacetime dynamics taking center-stage. Much insight has been gleaned from these developments. We now have, for example, a much broader class of string backgrounds with better control over compactifications; strong constraints on the low energy effective field theories; a plethora of gauge-string dualities as well as applications of holographic techniques to a wide class of physical problems; and new angles on semiclassical gravitational physics from a fruitful interplay with quantum information in holography. Together with an influx of new tools and techniques, we have a very rich set of perspectives that illuminate the subject we continue to call string theory. While all these developments are interesting in and of themselves, it is an opportune moment to attempt to synthesize these, often disparate, strands and arrive at a deeper answer to the question in the title.
Event listing ID:
1517560
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Turbulence in the Universe
20 Feb 2024 - 23 Feb 2024 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Turbulence is an important process in various astrophysical environments and over vast scales. These environments range from the interior of stars, the solar wind, accretion flows, disks, jets, the interstellar medium and the circumgalactic medium, to the intra-cluster medium. The past few decades have seen great advances in both observational and theoretical studies of astrophysical turbulence. The advances in understanding and measuring turbulence have also brought significant changes to many branches of astronomy.

This conference will bring together turbulence experts from a wide range of subfields in astrophysics and physics. The goal is to encourage and enhance interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations. The conference will cover many topics, including: turbulent dynamo, magnetic reconnection, plasma physics, space physics, unresolved physics and sub-grid models in numerical simulations, turbulence in the laboratory, new observational techniques for diagnosing turbulence, connecting observations and models, and astrophysical applications of magnetized turbulence (e.g. star formation, cosmic rays, accretion, galaxy formation and evolution).

Event listing ID:
1519880
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TESS 2024 Meeting — Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS) 2022
07 Apr 2024 - 12 Apr 2024 • Dallas TX, United States
Abstract:
TESS welcomes participation by the entire Heliophysics community, including all four traditional sub-disciplines devoted to studies of the Sun, Heliosphere, Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere.
Topics:
The Triennial Earth-Sun Summit is a joint meeting of the AAS Solar Physics Division and the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union.
Event listing ID:
1482981
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Anticipating the Rising Tide of Tidal Disruption Events: Theory and Observations
22 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Tidal disruption events (TDEs), which occur when a star is destroyed by the immense tidal field of a supermassive black hole, fuel luminous accretion flares that provide unique insight into the properties of galactic nuclei and their central black holes. The detection rate of these events has accelerated in recent years thanks to advances in wide-field survey capabilities across the electromagnetic spectrum. Nonetheless, there remain theoretical uncertainties in the modeling of TDEs that obfuscate understanding in the face of observations, and our ability to use TDEs as a collective Rosetta Stone for deciphering black hole demographics across cosmic time remains elusive. To bridge theory and observation and to start to tap the wealth of understanding contained within TDE observations, this conference aims to unite the diverse field of astronomers working on TDEs and the related fields of variable Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and X-ray binaries. This conference will highlight the recent advances that have been made in understanding TDEs, make connections to related astrophysical phenomena, and elucidate the most outstanding questions in TDE theory and observation.
Event listing ID:
1519999
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Loops 24
06 May 2024 - 10 May 2024 • Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Abstract:
The international conference Loops ‘24 is the most recent in a long tradition of biennial meetings focused on loop quantum gravity and background independent approaches to quantum gravity. The conference will be held from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10, 2024, at the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA). The program will feature morning plenary talks complemented by contributed talks. Plenary sessions will be held in the auditorium of the Broward County Main Library one block away from the campus. The conference will highlight recent developments in canonical loop quantum gravity, covariant loop quantum gravity (spin foams), and other approaches to quantum gravity, as well as applications to symmetry-reduced models, quantum cosmology, black holes in quantum gravity, and other topics. Foundational, mathematical, numerical and phenomenological aspects will be covered.
Topics:
Gravitation and Cosmology
Event listing ID:
1517646
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Cosmic Signals of Dark Matter Physics: New Synergies
03 Jun 2024 - 06 Jun 2024 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Observables spanning a wide range of cosmic epochs and length-scales independently testify to the existence of dark matter. Although little is known about the microphysical nature of dark matter, its mere existence points to physics beyond the Standard Model. New developments in theory, cosmological simulations, and observational capabilities in the era of large surveys have opened up a vast landscape for dark matter discovery, which includes models that can only be tested by astrophysical and cosmological probes.
Event listing ID:
1519964
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245th AAS Meeting — 245th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025 • National Harbor, MD , United States
Event listing ID:
1083157
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247th AAS Meeting — 247th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
04 Jan 2026 - 08 Jan 2026 • Phoenix, AZ, United States
Abstract:
One of the central features of the AAS Summer and Winter Meetings is their plenary talks spanning the full breadth of astrophysics. Some plenaries are given by prize winners from the AAS and other organizations, while other speakers are selected by the AAS Vice Presidents. Most plenary talks present science content, but talks on the state of the profession, demographics, and societal issues of relevance to the astronomical community are also regularly scheduled.
Event listing ID:
1401294


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