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MPA Cosmology Seminar

MPA New Lecture Hall, Tuesdays at 11:00

In each seminar there are typically two talks of 30 min each (20 min of presentation followed by 10 min of discussion). Other schedules may be arranged upon request.
If you are interested in giving a talk, then please contact Drew Jamieson or Ruediger Pakmor .


Spring 2024

Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
July 30 Facundo Rodriguez (Cordoba): Evolution of central galaxy alignments
July 23 Adi Nusser (Technion): TBA Sophie Vogt (USM): TBA
July 16 Jing Wang (Peking): New Ways of Looking into Galaxy Evolution in CGM and Groups/Clusters with New HI Data Xuchen Lin (Peking): Constraining the Co-existent Environmental/CGM Effects on Galaxy Evolution
July 9 Yihao Zhou (Carnegie Mellon): TBA
July 2 Reserved Reserved
June 25 Tomomi Sunayama (Arizona): Towards precision cosmology with galaxy clusters Oliver Zier (MIT): Accelerating radiative transfer (RT) in AREPO using GPUs
June 18 Michele Pizzardo (Halifax): The growth of clusters of galaxies with IllustrisTNG Nianyi Chen (Carnegie Mellon): Massive black hole binaries from seeds to giants: predictions from the ASTRID cosmological simulation and beyond
June 11 Atrideb Chatterjee (IUCAA): Cosmology from Point Clouds Kandaswamy Subramanian (IUCAA): Challenges in understanding primordial magnetic fields
June 4 Biwei Dai (UCB): Beyond Summary Statistics: Leveraging Generative Models for Field-Level Weak Lensing Analysis
May 28 Grace Lawrence (UCL): Gusts in the Headwind - Uncertainties in Direct Dark Matter Detection Sam Goldstein (Columbia): Non-perturbative techniques to search for massive-ish particles during inflation with large-scale structure surveys
May 21 Leonard Romano (MPE): Metal-Rich Star-Formation by Supernova Implosion
May 14 Stephen Stopyra (OKC/Stockholm): An Anti-halo Void Catalogue of the Local Super-Volume Pengfei Li (Utah): Emulating Extended Lya Halos Around Star-Forming Galaxies
May 7 Mudit Garg (UZH): Astrophysical signatures on Gravitational Waves of LISA Massive Black Hole Binaries Leander Thiele (IPMU): Neutrino mass constraint from an Implicit Likelihood Analysis of BOSS voids
Apr 30 Brian Tapia Contreras (UCC): Insights into the physical processes that shape the metallicity profiles in galaxies
Apr 23 Chris Byrohl (Heidelberg): Introducing cosmosTNG: Constrained Cosmological Galaxy Formation Simulations in the COSMOS field Eric Rohr (Heidelberg): The case for a CGM around massive satellites in TNG-Cluster
Apr 16
Apr 9 James Bolton (Notthingham): Testing dark photon dark matter with intergalactic gas Laurence Gong (USM/LMU/MPE): C3NN: Cosmological Correlator Convolutional Neural Network -- an interpretable machine learning tool for cosmological analyses
Apr 2 Thomas Tomlinson (Durham): Digging for the relics of ancient mergers at the heart of the Milky Way
Mar 26 Gen Chiaki (NAO): TBA Rikuto Omae (NAO): Probing the Magnetic Fields of Distant Galaxies to Unravel the Evolution of Galactic Magnetic Fields
Mar 19 Laura Salvati (IAS-Orsay): Cosmology with galaxy clusters detected in mm wavelengths Changhyin Cho (NYU): Simulating Outflow Behavior in Massive Galaxies: A New AGN Feedback Model in the HELLO Simulations
Mar 12
Mar 5 Ben Wandelt (IAP): AI-assisted discovery in cosmological physics
Feb 27 John Silverman (IPMU): Locking in co-evolution between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies in the early Universe Abhijeet Anand (LBNL): Data Releases of DESI and Archetype-based Redshift Estimation
Feb 20 Giovanni Cabass (RBI Zagreb): BOSS Constraints on Massive Particles during Inflation: The Cosmological Collider
Feb 13 Saleem Zaroubi (Groningen): Direct detection of the kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in galaxy clusters
Feb 6 IMPRS Workshop IMPRS Workshop
Jan 30 Claudia Muni (UCL): From particles to orbits: precise dark matter density profiles with dynamical information
Jan 23 Ignasi Pérez Ràfols (from the Universtitat Politècnica de Catalunya) : Cosmology (& astrophysics) with the Lyman alpha forest
Jan 16 Anja von der Linden (Stony Brook University) : Cluster Cosmology: Orientation Bias and Projection Effects
Jan 9 Chervin Laporte (Barcelona): Tracing dark matter halo wakes with stellar halos
Jan 2

Fall 2023

Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
Dec 12 Postdoc interviews Postdoc interviews
Dec 5 Postdoc interviews Postdoc interviews
Nov 28 Giorgos Korkidis (The University of Crete): Cosmology at the edges: the turnaround scale as new probe of cosmology Jenny Alejandra Gonzalez Jara (Santiago): Chemical Fingerprints of Stellar Halo Assembly
Nov 21 Valerie Domcke (CERN): Gravitational wave astronomy: status and challenges James Sullivan (UC Berkeley): Galaxies Remember Inflation - New Aspects of Local Primordial non-Gaussianity in Galaxy Surveys
Nov 14 Gilles Weymann-Despres (IJCLab): Linking cosmology to particles in a realistic slow-roll inflationary scenario Tibor Dome (Cambridge): 21 cm Intensity Mapping in Fuzzy Dark Matter Cosmologies
Nov 7 Tae-Hyeon Shin (Stony Brook University): The splashback radius as a probe of mass accretion history and cosmology Toshiki Kurita (MPA): Constraints on anisotropic primordial non-Gaussianity with galaxy shapes
Oct 31 Patricia Diego Palazuelos (MPA): Cosmic birefringence from the epochs of recombination and reionization.
Oct 24 Andrew Hannington (Cardiff): The circumgalactic medium of Milky Way like galaxies
Oct 17 Ankush Manda (IUCAA): How do outflows from the AGN affect the star formation activity inside the host galaxy? Xun Shi (Yunnan University): Iterative Mean-field Approach to dark matter halo structure -- find universality in the complex
Oct 10 Marco Marinucci (Technion institute of Haifa): Unbiased cosmology from biased tracers
Oct 3 Tag der Deutschen Einheit [Public Holiday]
Sep 26 [Cosmology group retreat]
Sep 19 Lachlan Lancaster (Columbia): What Pops the Wind-Blown Bubble? Ken Osato (Chiba University): Field-level inference with differentiable GridSPT
Sep 12
Sep 5

Spring 2023

Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
July 25 Graziano Rossi (Sejong University): Cosmological Neutrino Mass Detection: Alternative Clustering Methods
July 18 Marius Peper (Nicolaus Copernicus University): How do voids influence galaxy evolution? David Valles-Perez (Valencia): Turbulence in galaxy clusters & A Helmholtz-Hodge + Reynolds decomposition algorithm for SPH simulations
July 11 Dandan Xu (Tsinghua): Linking the rise and fall of star formation with the large-scale angular-momentum environment through circumgalactic medium Himanish Ganjoo (Perimeter Institute/NCSU): Illuminating Hidden Sectors with Early Matter Domination
July 4 Shun Saito (Missouri): Progresses on the galaxy bispectrum and a new observational test on the large-scale structure consistency relation
June 27 Antonela Monachesi (La Serena): Galaxy outskirts as a tool to reconstruct the accretion history of galaxies Facundo Gomez (La Serena): Lopsidedness as a tracer of early galactic assembly history
June 20 Florian List (Vienna): Fast time integrators for cosmological simulations Deanne Fisher (Swinburne University, Australia) : An Increasingly Complex View of Galactic Winds
June 13 Lucio Mayer (U Zurich): Direct formation of supermassive black holes from relativistic collapse in high-z galaxy mergers Hayden Foote (U of Arizona): The Large Magellanic Cloud's Dynamical Friction Wake in Cold vs Fuzzy Dark Matter
June 6 Megan Tillman (Flatiron): The effects of AGN and stellar feedback on the low redshift Lyman-alpha forest Laurence Gong (LMU): Cosmology from the integrated shear 3-point correlation function: simulated likelihood analyses with machine-learning emulators
May 30 Keir Rogers (Toronto): Searching for the fundamental nature of dark matter in the cosmic large-scale structure
May 23 Marta Monelli (MPA): Impact of half-wave plate systematics on the measurement of cosmic birefringence from CMB polarization Zhiyuan Yao (Jerusalem): Stream shattering across the virial shock
May 16 Jeongin Moon (Sejong University/MPA): First Detection of the BAO Signal from Early DESI Data
May 9 At 3pm, in person [60min talk]: Ue-Li Pen (ASIAA/CITA): Coherent cosmology: FRBs, lensing and path integrals
May 2 Viola Gelli (Firenze): Dwarf galaxies at high redshift in the JWST era Thales Gutcke (U. of Hawaii): Ancient globular clusters - a formation scenario from ultra-high resolutions simulations?
Apr 25 Cornelius Rampf (Vienna): Critical phenomena and cosmological perturbations at the extreme Thomas Montandon (Vienna): Relativistic matter bispectrum of cosmic structures on the light cone
Apr 18
Apr 11 Toni Kalevi Tuominen (Paris): Cosmic metal invaders: an EAGLE view of the intergalactic OVII in filaments
Apr 4 At 3pm, virtually over Zoom: Cyril Creque-Sarbinowski (Flatiron): Inflationary Signals of Parity Violation in Gravity
Mar 28 Nicolas Garavito (CCA): Modeling dark matter halos in disequilibrium using Basis Function Expansions
Mar 21 Giulia Capurri (SISSA): The stochastic gravitational-wave background from astrophysical sources as a tracer of the Large-Scale Structure
Mar 14
Mar 7 Clement Stahl (Strasbourg): Exploring the effects of primordial non-Gaussianity at galactic scales Chian-Chou Chen (ASIAA): New Insight from ALMA and JWST on the Triggering of Star Formation in Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at Cosmic Noon
Feb 28 Gen Chiaki (NAOJ): Seeding Second Stars: transition from Pop III to Pop II stars
Feb 21
Feb 14 Julia Stadler (MPA): Redshift-space distortions at the field level
Feb 7 [IMPRS workshop]
Jan 31 Alankar Dutta (IIS): Simulations and Modelling of the multiphase CGM Alessandro Greco (Padova): Probing Axions through Tomography of Anisotropic Cosmic Birefringence
Jan 24 Raphael Errani (Strassbourg): Dark matter halo cores and the tidal survival of Milky Way satellites
Jan 17 Azadeh Moradinezhad (Geneva): Capturing non-Gaussian information of galaxy clustering with weighted skew spectra
Jan 10
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