In order to foster more regular interaction between scientists at the MIT LIGO Lab and the MIT Kavli Institute, we are starting a new weekly afternoon tea-time series from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays, to be hosted at the LIGO Lab (NW22) and MKI (37) on alternating weeks. The General Relativity Informal Tea-Time Series will be a forum for regular discussion between the gravitational-wave experiment, theory, and astrophysics communities at MIT. Every week, we aim to have an informal discussion of recent research topics. Occasionally, visitors will be invited to give a presentation.
This is the current schedule, for Spring 2014.
We plan on meeting every Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
|March 5||Marlar Lounge||Sean McWilliams (WVU)||Prospects for Detecting Stochastic Gravitational Waves from Supermassive Black-Hole Binaries with Pulsar Timing Arrays|
|March 7||NW22||Kai Hwang (USC)||Cloud Analytics for Big-Data Intelligence in Scientific Discovery and Social Application|
|March 12||NW22||Rob Simcoe (MIT)||Thoughts on Vertical Integration and the role of MIT's OIR Resources for Gravitational Wave Astrophysics|
|March 25||NW22||Lizhe Wang (IRSDE-CAS)||Data-intensive Scientific Discovery in Digital Earth|
|March 26||NW22||Evan Ochsner (UWM)||Speeding up parameter estimation of compact binary coalescences|
|April 2||Marlar Lounge|
|April 9||NW22||Maria Alessandra Papa (AEI)||Searches for continuous gravitational wave signals|
|April 16||NW22||Thomas Cotbitt (LSU)||Recent progress with micro-fabricated mirror oscillators|
|April 23||NW22||Jameson Rollins (Caltech)||aLIGO Guardian progress and status|
|April 30||Marlar Lounge|
|May 14||Marlar Lounge||Sveta Shah (Radboud University)||Gravitational-wave astrophysics of eLISA Galactic binaries|
|May 21||NW22||David Blair (UWA)||TBD|
|May 23||NW22||Nora Luetzgendorf (ESA)||Intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters|
|May 28||NW22||Charlie Dufort (MIT)||Characterization of low-frequency seismometers signal in the Cambridge-MIT environment||June 6||NW22||Takaaki Yokozawa (OCU)||Supernova detection study: Investigation of progenitor core rotation with Gravitational Wave and Neutrino detector|
|Nov. 6||NW22 conference room||Leo Singer (Caltech)||The Needle in the Hundred-Square-Degree Haystack: from Fermi GRBs to LIGO Discoveries|
|Nov. 13||MKI Marlar lounge||William Yam (MIT)||LIGO: The Basics|
|Nov. 20||NW22 conference room|
|Nov. 27||MKI Marlar lounge||Bruce Allen (AEI Hannover)||Einstein@Home|
|Dec. 4||NW22 conference room||Rainer Weiss (MIT)||A Trio of Unintended Null Experiments - why graduate students might take the long view|
|Dec. 11||MKI Marlar lounge||Andres Guzman (CFA)||High-mass stars and their formation: sources of exciting phenomena|
|Dec. 18||NW22 conference room|
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