Past Events

  • 2021 May 18

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Giacomo Fragione (Astronomy) - Northwestern University (CIERA)

    Title: Intermediate-mass black holes: love it or list it 

    Abstract: Very little is known about the formation, evolution and demographics of the...

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  • 2021 May 11

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Ollie Burke (Physics) - Max Planck Institute

    Title: Constraining the spin parameter of near-extremal black holes using LISA

    Abstract: It has been shown in the past that extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs),...

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  • 2021 May 04

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Aaron Zimmerman (Physics) - University of Texas

    Title: Testing the nature of black holes: towards precision ringdown tests

    Abstract: The final phase of gravitational radiation from black hole binaries is the ``...

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  • 2021 Apr 27

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Jared Speck (Mathematics) - Vanderbilt University

    Title: Cosmological Singularities in General Relativity: The Complete Sub-Critical Regime

    Abstract: The celebrated theorems of Hawking and Penrose show that...

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  • 2021 Apr 20

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Martin Taylor (Mathematics) - Imperial College

    Title: The nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes

    Abstract: I will present a theorem on the full finite codimension nonlinear...

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  • 2021 Apr 06

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Adam Pound (Physics) - University of Southampton

    Title: Gravitational-wave astronomy and the two-body problem in its small-mass-ratio limit

    Abstract: Gravitational-wave detectors have revolutionized our...

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  • 2021 Mar 30

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm

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    Ruth Daly (Astronomy) - Penn State University

    Title: Black Hole Spin and Accretion Disk Properties obtained with a New Method for 750+ Sources

    Abstract: Four types of black hole system will be...

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  • 2021 Mar 23

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm

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    Lydia Patton (Philosophy) - Virginia Tech

    Title: Population Synthesis in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics

    Abstract: Population synthesis in astrophysics “does not have direct analogues in other fields of science...

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  • 2021 Mar 09

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Gabriele Benomio (Mathematics) - Princeton University

    Title: A new instability for higher dimensional black holes

    Abstract: In contrast with the classical stability of stationary, asymptotically flat black holes...

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  • 2021 Mar 02

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Stephanie LaMassa (Astronomy) - Space Telescope Science Institute

    Title: Insights into the Feeding Habits of Supermassive Black Holes from “Changing-Look” AGN...
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