Astronomy

2021 Dec 13

BHI Colloquium

11:00am to 12:00pm

Lieke van Son (Astronomy) - Harvard University

Title: The redshift evolution of the binary black hole merger rate: a weighty matter.

Abstract: Current gravitational wave detectors are starting to reveal the redshift evolution of the binary black hole (BBH) merger rate, and third-generation detectors promise to probe BBH mergers across all redshifts of interest to stellar mass BHs. The redshift evolution of the BBH merger rate contains valuable information on the BH progenitors and their...

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2021 Nov 01

BHI Colloquium

11:00am to 12:00pm

Ken Ng (Astronomy) - MIT

Title: Tracing the high-redshift binary black hole populations using the next-generation gravitational-wave detectors...

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David Kaiser

David Kaiser

Professor of Physics, MIT
Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science
Associate Dean for Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing
David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics at MIT. He is the author of several award-winning books on the... Read more about David Kaiser
Avi Loeb

Abraham (Avi) Loeb

Founding Director (and current Senior Faculty) of the Black Hole Initiative
Director, Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC), and Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University
Former Chair, Department of Astronomy (2011-2020)

Research Interests:
Professor Loeb has published more than 800 papers and 8 books on a broad range of research areas in theoretical...

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Dominic Chang

Graduate Student

Dominic Chang is a graduate student in the physics department at Harvard University. He is a collaborator with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) which...

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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 ...

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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...

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