ARC Seminar

The astrophysics, relativity, and cosmology (ARC) seminar is a graduate student seminar that discusses significant (often foundational) results of both historical or contemporary research interest which are broadly related to the named fields. It takes place at 4:30 pm on alternating Mondays in 312 Cahill at the California Institute of Technology.

Upcoming presentations

  • 9 January 2023: Basics of LIGO Detectors (and LVK Analysis) (Rhiannon Udall)
  • 23 January 2022: Introduction to Git (Sarah Habib)

Past presentations

  • 7 November 2022: Problems with ΛCDM Cosmology on Small Scales (and How to Fix Them) (Isabel Sands)
  • 24 October 2022: What Gravitational Waves Actually Look Like (Keefe Mitman)
  • 10 October 2022: Dynamical Tides in Stars (Linhao Ma)
  • 26 September 2022: Ingredients for a Binary Black Hole Simulation (Kyle Nelli)
  • 19 September 2022: Types are Good, Actually (Kiran Shila)
  • 29 August 2022: Gaia Data Release 3 (Nicholas Rui)
  • 22 August 2022: Causality and Locality (Isaac Legred)
  • 1 August 2022: Mass Transfer Stability in Binaries (Peter Scherbak)
  • 11 July 2022: Shakura–Sunyaev Disks (Yoonsoo Kim)
  • 23 June 2022: Chemistry of Planet Formation (Suchitra Narayanan)
  • 16 June 2022: Fast Radio Bursts (Nadine Soliman)
  • 16 May 2022: Physics-Informed Machine Learning (Himanshu Chaudhary)
  • 9 May 2022: Zero to Julia with Automatic Differentiation (Kiran Shila)
  • 18 April 2022: Introduction to Asteroseismology (Nicholas Rui)
  • 4 April 2022: Shock-Capturing Schemes for Discontinuous Galerkin Method in SpECTRE (Yoonsoo Kim)
  • 7 March 2022: Beyond General Relativity (Kyle Nelli)
  • 7 February 2022: An Invitation to Complex Spacetime I: Newman-Janis from Amplitudes (Joonhwi Kim)
  • 24 January 2022: Dynamic Programming (Sarah Habib)
  • 10 January 2022: Rapid Stellar Rotation and Exoplanet Spin-Orbit Measurement (Shashank Dholakia & Shishir Dholakia)
  • 6 December 2021: Bayesian Inference with Nested Sampling (Rhiannon Udall)
  • 15 November 2021: Rotating Stars in General Relativity (Yoonsoo Kim)
  • 1 November 2021: Diffeomorphism Invariance (Isaac Legred)
  • 18 October 2021: Stellar Encounters and Dynamical Friction (Nicholas Rui)