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Colloquium

15
FEB

Matthew Stoneking

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

Dr. Matthew Stoneking will join us on February 15 at 1:30 PM in White Hall G09. His talk is titled Electron-positron Plasma in a Levitated Dipole Trap.

22
FEB

Colby Haggerty

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

08
MAR

Cooper Lecture Series: Bruce Dean

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

22
MAR

Rachel Henderson

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

29
MAR

Vanessa Bal

1:30 PM / Virtual (Contact staff for information)

Dr. Vanessa Bal will join the department on March 29, 2023 at 1:30 PM via Zoom. in White Hall G09. Her talk is titled Autism in adulthood: Addressing misconceptions to promote understanding and foster inclusive communities. Continue reading for Dr. Bal's abstract and biography.

Awareness of autism has steadily increased over the past several decades. Unfortunately, what is known about autistic adults is still quite limited and there are many misconceptions that can have negative effects on the adult autism community. The focus of this talk will be to provide an overview of autism, particularly in adults, address several common myths about autism in adulthood, and provide some considerations for making settings (particularly university departments) more inclusive.

05
APR

P. Ganesh

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

12
APR

Mike Santos

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

19
APR

Ximena Cid

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

26
APR

Ronald Gamble

1:30 PM / White Hall G09

Dr. Ronald S. Gamble, Jr. will join the department on April 26, 2023 at 1:30 PM in White Hall G09. His talk is titled General Relativity Decoded: Black Hole Physics Deciphered Using High-Lorentz Relativistic Jets. Continue reading for Dr. Gamble's abstract and biography.

Relativistic jets from active galactic nuclei (AGN) have been of peak interest in the high-energy astrophysics community for their uniquely dynamic nature and incredible radiative power; emanating from supermassive black holes and similarly accreting compact dense objects. An overall consensus on relativistic jet formation states that accelerated outflow at high Lorentz factors are generated by a complex relationship between the accretion disk of the system and the frame-dragging effects of the rotating massive central object. This talk will provide a basis for which circular polarization states, defined using a spin tetrad formalism, contribute to a description for the angular momentum flux in the jet emanating from the central engine. A vierbien representation of the Kerr spacetime is used in formulating the spin tetrad 1-forms. A discussion on unresolved questions in jet formation and how we can use General Relativistic theory to elucidate a solution to some of these questions within black holes physics.