Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
Daniel Green

Daniel Green was an undergrad at UBC and got his PhD from Stanford in 2009 under the supervision of Eva Silverstein.  After postdocs at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Stanford, he joined the faculty at CITA in 2014.  He moved to UC San Diego in 2017 where he is an Assistant Professor of Physics.  He research spans several subjects including a variety of problems in Particle Physics and Cosmology.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
Yuan-Sen Ting

Yuan-Sen Ting is a survey scientist working on the evolution and formation of the Milky Way. He traces the history of the Milky Way by tracking the properties of billions of stars in the Milky Way. Yuan-Sen's work operates at the intersection of large surveys in astronomy, theoretical physics, statistics, and machine learning. Yuan-Sen received his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University in 2017.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
Prof. Koyama

Kazuya Koyama is a Professor of Cosmology at the University of Portsmouth.  His research interests lie in theoretical cosmology, particularly the origin of structure in our Universe and the late time acceleration of the Universe. He was awarded his PhD from Kyoto University. Prof.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
Cora Uhlemann

Cora Uhlemann works on modelling cosmic structure formation by utilising tools from different areas of theoretical physics in order to probe fundamental physics. In particular, she is interested in non-Gaussian clustering statistics and nonlinear gravitational dynamics. Cora is a Euclid collaboration member and co-leads the work package for Additional Galaxy Clustering Probes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
Chris O'Dea

Dr. Christopher O’Dea received a BS in Physics from MIT and a PhD in Astronomy from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He held postdoctoral positions at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, and faculty positions at STScI and Rochester Institute of Technology, and is currently Professor of Physics & Astronomy at University of Manitoba.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. He obtained his BScH and MSc degrees in Physics at Queen's University in Canada, and his PhD in Astronomy at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Michael spent three years as a Hubble Fellow at MIT, before being hired as an Assistant Professor in July 2015.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro

Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro is an associate research scholar at Princeton University. He completed his PhD at the Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular in Valencia, Spain. He has held post-doctoral positions at the Trieste Observatory, Italy and the Flatiron Institute in New York City. Francisco is interested in studying cosmology using the large-scale structure of the Universe. More recently, he has been applying machine learning techniques to cosmology and astrophysics. Francisco is the main architect of the Quijote and CAMEL simulations.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
ChangHoon Hahn

ChangHoon Hahn is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. His research focuses on developing and applying data science and statistical techniques to large galaxy surveys in order to understand galaxy formation/evolution and test fundamental physics with the large-scale structures of the Universe. Before Princeton, ChangHoon was a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics. He completed his PhD in Physics at New York University Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Erin Kara

Erin Kara is an Assistant Professor of Physics at MIT. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she attended Barnard College, where she obtained a B.A. in physics with a minor in art history. After graduating in 2011, she moved to the United Kingdom on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study for a Masters and a PhD from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Amjad Ashoorioon

Amjad Ashoorioon is a Faculty Member in the School of Physics at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences.  His research interests include Early Universe Cosmology, Inflation, Cosmological perturbation theory and Stringy Cosmology.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Alexa Villaume

Alexa Villaume is a Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. She recently completed by PhD at the University of California Santa Cruz as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow under the advisement of Professors  Jean Brodie and Charlie Conroy (Harvard).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Catherine Heymans

Catherine Heymans is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh, Director of the GCCL Institute at the University of Bochum, Germany and a European Research Council Fellow.   She specialises in observing the dark side of our Universe using deep sky observations to test whether we need to go beyond Einstein with our current theory of gravity. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Bhuvnesh Jain

Bhuvnesh Jain's research area is cosmology and gravitational lensing. The questions he studies are: How did small fluctuations in the early universe grow  to form the large-scale structure observed today? What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy? And how did these mysterious components of our universe shape the formation of galaxies and clusters?  

Monday, August 24, 2020 — 10:00 AM to Tuesday, August 25, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT
Go Green Logo

We are pleased to announce a virtual meeting for the presentation of the first GOGREEN Data release and science results, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics.  The public portion of the meeting will run from 10am-2pm EDT on Monday Aug 24, and 10am-12pm EDT on Tuesday Aug 25. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Katie Bouman

Katie Bouman is an assistant professor in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology. Before joining Caltech, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She received her Ph.D. in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT in EECS. Before coming to MIT, she received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. The focus of her research is on using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary imaging.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Laurence Perreault Levasseur

Laurence Perreault-Levasseur is an assistant professor at the University of Montréal and an Associate Member of Mila, where she conducts research in the development and application of machine learning methods to cosmology. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Flatiron Institute in New York City.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
David Weinberg

David Weinberg is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Ohio State University.  His research interests include large scale structure, weak lensing, and observational constraints on cosmic acceleration; the physics of galaxy formation, the intergalactic medium, and circumgalactic medium; and the chemical evolution of the Milky Way.  Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty, he received his PhD from Princeton University (1989) and held postdoctoral positions at Cambridge University, U.C. Berkeley, and the Institute for Advanced Study. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Dan Scolnic

Dan Scolnic is an assistant professor of physics at Duke University.  He received his B.S. from MIT and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.  He received a NASA Hubble Fellowship as well as a Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics Fellowship for his postdoctoral work at The University of Chicago.  This year, Dan won the prestigious Packard Fellowship.  Dan leads work in multiple collaborations on using Type Ia Supernovae to measure cosmological parameters.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Mario Juric

Mario Juric is the WRF Term Chair Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington, and the Director of UW's Institute for Data-Intensive Research in Astronomy and Cosmology (DiRAC).

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Peter Behroozi

Peter uses computational statistics to study links between dark matter halo assembly, galaxy formation, and the growth of supermassive black holes. His research involves generating simulated universes for millions of different physical models, with the aim of constraining which physics best describes current observations and which new observations would best improve our current understanding of galaxy and black hole formation. These methods are especially powerful as they allow combining many disparate observations (across different redshifts, environments, and formation tracers) into a self-consistent description of the Universe.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Emanuele Castorina

I got my PhD from SISSA in 2015, then I moved to UC Berkeley where I have been the Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics for 4 years. In 2019 I joined the Theory Department at CERN as a Senior Fellow. In the fall of 2020 I will start as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Milan.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Annika Peter

I received a PhD in physics from Princeton University in 2008.  My advisor was Scott Tremaine (Institute for Advanced Study).  I was a Moore postdoctoral fellow at Caltech 2008-2010, and a McCue postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine 2011-2013.  Since 2013, I have been a faculty member in the physics and astronomy departments at The Ohio State University, and a member of the CCAPP Science Board.  I received tenure in 2019.  My work straddles the line of physics and astronomy: I use the tools of astronomy and astrophysics to reveal the fundamental physics of dark matter.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Katie Mack

Katie Mack is a theoretical cosmologist specializing in the connections between astrophysics and particle physics. She is currently an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and a Simons Emmy Noether Fellow at Perimeter. She completed her PhD in Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton before doing two postdoctoral fellowships, one at Cambridge's Kavli Institute for Cosmology and one at Melbourne University.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Andrej Obuljen

Andrej Obuljen is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo working with Prof. Will Percival. He has earned his PhD degree at SISSA (Italy). His main research interest is studying the Large-scale Structure of our Universe using either future 21cm Intensity Mapping or upcoming spectroscopic galaxy surveys (e.g. DESI) in order to better constrain main cosmological parameters.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT
Norm Murray

Norman Murray is a theoretical astrophysicist with wide-ranging interests from nonlinear dynamics to solar physics to (exo)planets, galaxies, and active galactic nuclei. He is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Toronto, Canada, and, from 2006 to 2014, Director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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