Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium (2nd Floor) (160 Fifth Avenue)

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium (2nd Floor)

160 Fifth Avenue


2nd annual NYC-wide event for local astronomers to meet. Three separate events at Columbia, NYU and CCA.

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When: Sep 6, 2019 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: GDFA - GothamFest - 9-06-2019
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    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Breakfast 1h
    • 10:00 AM 10:03 AM
      Welcome from the Director!
    • 10:03 AM 10:45 AM
      Session 1: smallest

      Moderator: Chiara Mingarelli

      • 10:03 AM
        Dan Forman-Mackey (Flatiron/CCA) 6m
      • 10:09 AM
        Jackie Faherty (AMNH): BDNYC: Brown Dwarfs to Exoplanet characterization 6m
      • 10:15 AM
        Megan Bedell (Flatiron/CCA): Finding Other Earths 6m
      • 10:21 AM
        Rodrigo Luger (Flatiron/CCA): Making maps of stars and exoplanets 6m
      • 10:27 AM
        David W. Hogg (NYU) 6m
      • 10:33 AM
        Adam Jermyn (Flatiron/CCA): Turbulent Stars (or ... Stars!) 6m
      • 10:39 AM
        David Kipping (Columbia): f sub i 6m
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Poster Overview
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      AM Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Session 2: bigger than the smallest

      Moderator: Stephanie Tonnesen

      • 11:30 AM
        James Cho (Flatiron/CCA): Baroclinic Instability on Cool, Tidally-Synchronized Objects 8m
      • 11:38 AM
        Megan Ansdell (Flatiron/CCA): How quickly do planets form? 8m
      • 11:46 AM
        Mordecai-Mark Mac Low (AMNH): Star Forming Clouds Have Magnetized Envelopes and Gravitationally Dominated Cores 8m
      • 11:54 AM
        Maria Okounkova (Flatiron/CCA): Binary black holes beyond general relativity 8m
      • 12:02 PM
        Sabrina Appel (Rutgers University): Investigating the Impact of Stellar Feedback on Models of Star Formation 8m
      • 12:10 PM
        Chiara Mingarelli (Flatiron/CCA): Gravitational waves from supermassive black holes will be awesome 8m
      • 12:18 PM
        Eileen Gonzales (CUNY): Atmospheric Retrieval of the d/sdL7+T7.5p binary 2MASS J1416+1348AB 8m
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Session 3: smaller than the biggest

      Moderator: Rodrigo Luger

      • 2:00 PM
        Blakesley Burkhart (Flatiron/CCA/Rutgers): Unifying Analytic Models of Star Formation in Galaxies Across Cosmic Time 6m
      • 2:06 PM
        Miles Cranmer (Princeton): Neural Network Recipes for Astrophysics 6m
      • 2:12 PM
        Adrian Price-Whelan (Flatiron/CCA): Surprises in the Galactic Graveyard 6m
      • 2:18 PM
        Aaron Yung (Rutgers): Semi-Analytic Forecasts for JWST and Beyond 6m
      • 2:24 PM
        Stephanie Tonnesen (Flatiron/CCA): It's Cloud Illusions I Recall, I Really Don't Know Clouds at All... (But I'm Working on It) 6m
      • 2:30 PM
        John Forbes (Flatiron/CCA): The baryon cycle in radially resolved semi analytic models 6m
      • 2:36 PM
        Saavik Ford (CUNY): GW190706 happened in an AGN disk 6m
      • 2:42 PM
        Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro (Flatiron/CCA): Cosmology in the machine learning era 6m
      • 2:48 PM
        Glennys Farrar (NYU) 6m
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      PM Coffee Break 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
      Session 4: biggest

      Moderator: Drummond Fielding

      • 3:30 PM
        Daniel Angles-Alcazar (Flatiron/CCA): Cosmological hyper-refinement simulations of AGN fueling and feedback 6m
      • 3:36 PM
        Michael Blanton (NYU): Computational Astronomy in the SDSS 6m
      • 3:42 PM
        Shy Genel (Flatiron/CCA): Following the Angular Momentum of Dark Matter and Stars during Galaxy Assembly 6m
      • 3:48 PM
        Mehmet Alpaslan (NYU): What can we learn from the luminosity of satellite galaxies? 6m
      • 3:54 PM
        Katerina Chatziioannou (Flatiron/CCA) 6m
      • 4:00 PM
        Chen Ding (NYU): On the origin of the ultra-high energy cosmic ray anisotropy 6m
      • 4:06 PM
        Shirley Ho (Flatiron/CCA): Machine Learn the Universe?! 6m
      • 4:12 PM
        Colin Hill (Columbia/CCA): From SO to H0 6m
      • 4:18 PM
        David Spergel (Flatiron/CCA) 6m
    • 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Reception 1h 30m