Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in the United States (USA)

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Multiwavelength Probes of Galactic Atmospheres
25 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The circumgalactic medium (CGM) can be viewed as an atmosphere that surrounds a galaxy and sustains star formation within it. Much of what we know about the CGM has come from absorption-line spectroscopy, mainly in the UV band, of gas at temperatures below the galaxy's virial temperature. A comparable amount of hotter gas, closer to the virial temperature, may also be present but has been harder to detect. If it is there, then the properties of the cooler clouds and the hotter ambient medium are likely to be complementary, deeply interwoven, and physically complex. It follows that the physics of cosmic rays, magnetic fields, turbulent mixing layers, conductive interfaces, and shocks may then play a leading role in setting the fate of the multiphase CGM. This conference will examine the evidence for a virial-temperature component along with the observations capable of revealing its properties and its relationship to the cooler components. Probes that complement UV absorption-line observations will be emphasized, including X-ray emission and absorption, UV and optical emission, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich probes, Fast Radio Bursts, and signposts of non-thermal particle acceleration.
Event listing ID:
1246624
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White Dwarfs from Physics to Astrophysics
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1246612
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White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1282719
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White Dwarfs as Cosmic Laboratories
10 Apr 2021 • online, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The vast majority of stars in our galaxy will eventually stop burning nuclear fuel and slowly cool as very dense spheres of gas, with radii of only ~7000 km (similar to Earth's radius). These “white dwarfs” (WDs) are the most common endpoint of stellar evolution. They play a central role in many areas of astrophysics, ranging from the study of exoplanets to thermonuclear supernovae, the type of explosions used to measure the expansion rate of our Universe. Recent observational probes by the Gaia, Kepler, and TESS satellites have gifted the astrophysics community with an incredibly rich dataset that is propelling our understanding of these objects. Old questions have been answered and new puzzles have emerged. How do these objects cool? Are their interiors liquid or solid? What happens when two WDs merge? Which planets survive the metamorphosis of their host stars into WDs? In this conference, we will answer some of these questions and explore ways to bring this exciting new astrophysics to the classroom.
Event listing ID:
1395662
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238th AAS Meeting — 238th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
06 Jun 2021 - 10 Jun 2021 • Anchorage, AK, 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:
1401271
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WIN 2021 — 28th Workshops on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos 2021
07 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021 • Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Abstract:
The goal of these Workshops is to offer the physics community a significant opportunity to assess the status of major topics within the field and initiate collaborative efforts to address current challenges. The Workshops attract leading experimentalists and theorists, from all over the world, allowing them to exchange ideas and to develop new strategies. In many cases the efforts initiated at these Workshops result in completed projects that are published in international journals. These projects have sometimes proven to be major breakthroughs such as the MSW effect, which was first discussed at the WIN85 meeting in Finland.
Contact:
Email: http://win2021.umn.edu/
Topics:
Neutrino Physics, Electroweak Interactions, Flavor and Precision Physics, Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology
Event listing ID:
1393714
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Gordon Research Seminar — Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320720
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Gordon Conference on Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1326447
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Gordon Research Conference — Origins of Solar Systems
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320710
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Gordon Research Seminar — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1321584
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Gordon Research Conference — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
27 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Abstract:
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (GRS)" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC.
Event listing ID:
1321629
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Long Program — Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
13 Sep 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA
Abstract:
The aim of this program is to connect efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address the latest advances and new challenges on the understanding of multi-messenger astronomy. The IPAM program will comprise four workshops, each addressing a different topic: the generation of catalogs of waveform templates; the discussion of the mathematical modeling of the equations governing strong relativistic systems; parameter estimation of astrophysical sources of gravitational waves; and the state of the art of big data and deep learning techniques for GW data analysis.
Event listing ID:
1376506
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GWAWS1 — Workshop I: Computational Challenges in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics
04 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, CA
Abstract:
Part of the Long Program Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Event listing ID:
1402992
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GWAWS2 — Workshop II: Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Gravitation
25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).
Abstract:
Part of the Long Program Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Event listing ID:
1403067
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Transport in Stellar Interiors
15 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Many of the largest uncertainties in the physics of stars are related to transport in their interiors, including the transport of heat, chemical elements, and angular momentum. Our current understanding of these processes has been challenged and refined by recent advances in observational data, including TESS and spectroscopic studies, by new work on 1D models, and by the ability to generate more sophisticated 3D simulations. This conference will bring together members of the community working on transport processes from a variety of angles, including observations, theoretical calculations, and stellar models, with an emphasis on how these techniques can be combined to improve our understanding of stellar physics.
Event listing ID:
1395690
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GWAWS3 — Workshop III: Source inference and parameter estimation in Gravitational Wave Astronomy
15 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Abstract:
The goal of this workshop is to connect statisticians and GW astrophysicists to discuss the current state-of-the-art approaches for parameter estimation in CBC and other GW sources alike and to identify the open issues to improve the status regarding low-latency searches.
Topics:
Part of the Long Program Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Event listing ID:
1366873
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239th AAS — 239th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022 • Washington DC, United States
Event listing ID:
1083084
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Building Bridges: Towards a Unified Picture of Stellar and Black Hole Binary Accretion and Evolution
14 Mar 2022 - 17 Mar 2022 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Binary systems are ubiquitous in nature, from stars to the supermassive black holes expected to reside in galactic nuclei. In many circumstances, the binary system is enveloped by circumbinary gas. How does circumbinary gas evolve and influence the embedded binary? What observational signatures of this gas are most informative? What novel numerical techniques must we deploy to better model these systems? This conference will bring together two distinct communities: those working on massive black hole binaries with those working on stellar binaries. Because recent years have seen remarkable progress in observations of stellar binaries, and numerical modeling of both stars and black holes, now is the ideal time to bring together these two groups. The conference will highlight the remarkable similarities of problems at such varied astrophysical scales, and shed light on the crucial next steps for pushing the boundaries of our knowledge.
Event listing ID:
1395776
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Interdisciplinary Developments in Neutrino Physics
28 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The goal of this conference is to survey the interdisciplinary avenues in modern neutrino physics, with a threefold overarching set of aims: (1) to maximize the new physics potential of present and upcoming experimental data, (2) to understand new directions in the quest for high-precision neutrino cross sections, including synergy with lattice QCD; and, (3) to ensure that the impact of neutrinos on astrophysical and cosmological processes is comprehensively addressed. Particular attention will be given to exploring connections between neutrinos and gravitational waves, cosmological data, sources for IceCube’s astrophysical neutrino events, implications of the latest sterile searches for cosmology and astrophysics, and an assessment of the role of the neutrino detectors as astrophysical observatories.
Event listing ID:
1395753
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Storming the Gravitational Wave Frontier
19 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The detection of gravitational waves by Advanced LIGO/Virgo has opened a new frontier in physics, with impact on areas ranging from field theory through stellar evolution and cosmology. It has also seeded new connections between theoretical communities, especially between field theorists and classical relativists. An even brighter future lies ahead, with more sensitive ground-based detectors and, eventually, a space-based observatory. Current and future experiments demand precision modelling of gravitational-wave signals in order to interpret the strongest gravitational-wave events and to enable sensitive searches for new physics which may be embedded in these signals. The conference will bring together experts from three communities: classical relativity, effective field theory, and scattering amplitudes. Building on the current state of the art, we will discuss the needs of the next generation of gravitational-wave experiments; identify which challenges theory must overcome; highlight recent advances in gravitational wave modelling for more detailed study; and uncover the most promising emerging tools and techniques from classical and quantum field theory for further development.
Event listing ID:
1395796
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240th AAS Meeting — 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jun 2022 - 16 Jun 2022 • Pasadena, CA, 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:
1401314
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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:
1083158
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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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245th AAS Meeting — 245th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025 • National Harbor, MD , United States
Event listing ID:
1083135
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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:
1401250


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Last updated: 19 January 2021