Event Calendar

December  2019
SMTWTFS
12
  • Instrumentation Discussion Group
    December 2, 2019: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB88
3
  • Mentoring program discussion
    December 3, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

  • Dunlap Holiday Party
    December 3, 2019: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Harbord House, 150 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H2, Canada
  • GASA tea
    December 3, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
4
  • Journal club
    December 4, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
5
  • Seminar by Ronniy Joseph, Curtin University
    December 5, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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6
  • Journal club
    December 6, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 6, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 6, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 6, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
7
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  • Dunlap Tea
    December 9, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
10
  • GASA tea
    December 10, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
11
  • Journal club
    December 11, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 11, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 11, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1213
  • Journal club
    December 13, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Close stellar binaries and compact objects
    December 13, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 13, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 13, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
14
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  • Dunlap Tea
    December 16, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
17
  • GASA tea
    December 17, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
18
  • Journal club
    December 18, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 18, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 18, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1920
  • Journal club
    December 20, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 20, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday: Xmas movie screening
    December 20, 2019: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 20, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
21
2223
  • University Holiday Closure
    December 23, 2019: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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December  2019
SMTWTFS
12
  • Instrumentation Discussion Group
    December 2, 2019: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB88
3
  • Mentoring program discussion
    December 3, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

  • Dunlap Holiday Party
    December 3, 2019: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Harbord House, 150 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H2, Canada
  • GASA tea
    December 3, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
4
  • Journal club
    December 4, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
5
  • Seminar by Ronniy Joseph, Curtin University
    December 5, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

6
  • Journal club
    December 6, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 6, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 6, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 6, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
7
89
  • Dunlap Tea
    December 9, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
10
  • GASA tea
    December 10, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
11
  • Journal club
    December 11, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 11, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 11, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1213
  • Journal club
    December 13, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Close stellar binaries and compact objects
    December 13, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 13, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 13, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
14
1516
  • Dunlap Tea
    December 16, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
17
  • GASA tea
    December 17, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
18
  • Journal club
    December 18, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 18, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 18, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1920
  • Journal club
    December 20, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 20, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday: Xmas movie screening
    December 20, 2019: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 20, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
21
2223
  • University Holiday Closure
    December 23, 2019: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Info

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December  2019
SMTWTFS
12
  • Instrumentation Discussion Group
    December 2, 2019: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB88
3
  • Mentoring program discussion
    December 3, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

  • Dunlap Holiday Party
    December 3, 2019: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Harbord House, 150 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H2, Canada
  • GASA tea
    December 3, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
4
  • Journal club
    December 4, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
5
  • Seminar by Ronniy Joseph, Curtin University
    December 5, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

6
  • Journal club
    December 6, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 6, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 6, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 6, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
7
89
  • Dunlap Tea
    December 9, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
10
  • GASA tea
    December 10, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
11
  • Journal club
    December 11, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 11, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 11, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1213
  • Journal club
    December 13, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Close stellar binaries and compact objects
    December 13, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday
    December 13, 2019: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 13, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
14
1516
  • Dunlap Tea
    December 16, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB Lounge
17
  • GASA tea
    December 17, 2019: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge
18
  • Journal club
    December 18, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • DAA/Dunlap colloquium
    December 18, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Info

    Location: Cody Hall Cody Hall, 50 Saint George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  • Colloquium refreshments
    December 18, 2019: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Info

    Location: AB lounge, (AB 201, 50 St George St)
1920
  • Journal club
    December 20, 2019: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Info

    Location: AB201 (Wed), MP1318A (Fri)
  • Dynamics discussion group
    December 20, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info

    Location: MP1318
  • Sci-fi Friday: Xmas movie screening
    December 20, 2019: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Join the Slack channel on #scifi for announcements Location: AB lounge
  • Cosmology lunch discussion
    December 20, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Info

    Location: CITA 15th floor
21
2223
  • University Holiday Closure
    December 23, 2019: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Info

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CITA EVENTS
Murray Group Meeting
December 12, 2019: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Info

Location: MP 15th Floor Conf Room
Antoine Marchal (CITA)
December 12, 2019: 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

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Title: ROHSA: Regularized Optimization for Hyper-Spectral Analysis – Revealing the properties of turbulence in the Warm Neutral Medium

Abstract: Star formation in galaxies is strongly linked to the physical processes that govern the evolution of the interstellar medium. Stars form by gravitational collapse of dense and cold structures in molecular clouds but the process that leads to the formation of these overdensities is still unclear. One key element seems to be related to the efficiency of the formation of the Cold Neutral Medium (CNM). Several studies have aimed at understanding the production of the CNM through the condensation of the Warm Neutral Medium (WNM) in a turbulent and thermally unstable flow using numerical simulations. In general, these studies indicate the presence of a significant fraction of the mass being in the thermally unstable regime. However, the thermodynamical conditions of the gas remain largely unexplored from the observational point of view. To go further, and really compare with numerical simulation that are, for now, under constrained by observation, it is mandatory to map the column density structure of each phase and study the spatial variations of their centroid velocity and velocity dispersion. This calls for methods that can extract the information of each HI phase from fully sampled 21 cm emission data only. I will present ROHSA, an original Gaussian decomposition algorithm based on a multiresolution process from coarse to fine grid using a regularized non-linear least-square criterion to take into account simultaneously the spatial coherence of the emission and the multiphase nature of the gas. This method allows us to infer a spatially coherent vision of the three-phase neutral ISM. Based on these results, I will discuss the new constraints that are obtained with a high-level of confidence on the thermal and turbulent properties of the WNM.

Location: MP1318
Pulsar Coffee
December 13, 2019: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Info

Weekly paper discussion focussing on pulsars, compact objects, and propagation effects.

For a list of upcoming discussions, see:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KEyKBCmeGFUmMoiYKuHEDguCv9OOrEZqm3A6GM1Slk0/edit?usp=sharing 

If you would like to sign up for the presenter rota, email: simard@astro.utoronto.ca Location: CITA lounge
COBRA Discussion Group
December 13, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Info

Location: MP1318A
Cosmology Discussion
December 13, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Info

The schedule of speakers: https://tinyurl.com/cosmo-rota  
Location: 15th floor conference room
John Moores (York University)
December 16, 2019: 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

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Title: The Mystery of Methane on Mars: Fact, Folly or Figment?

Abstract: From the first announcement of its discovery in the atmosphere of Mars in 2003, methane has “punched above its weight” of a mere few parts per billion in our scientific imagination of the red planet. This fascination is the result of two factors. First, methane has a lifetime of only a few centuries in the Martian atmosphere, which implies that any methane observed must be resupplied in the present day. Secondly, on the Earth, atmospheric methane is produced mostly through biological processes. This has prompted cautious excitement surrounding the idea that a martian biology working deep underground could be providing the needed methane. The reality is more complex with numerous sources and sinks of methane in the martian environment, most of which are abiotic. In this talk, I will present a history of the investigation of martian methane and discuss some of my own work on this topic before looking to our future hopes of unraveling the story of this mysterious gas.

Host: J.J.

Location: MP1318
Scintillometry
December 17, 2019: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Info

Location: MP1318A
Blackboard Talks
December 17, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The schedule of speakers: https://tinyurl.com/cita-blackboard Location: MP 1318A
Murray Group Meeting
December 19, 2019: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Location: MP 15th Floor Conf Room
Yuan-Sen Ting (IAS)
December 19, 2019: 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

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Title: Into the starlight: Learning the Milky Way

Abstract: Understanding physical processes responsible for the formation and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way is a fundamental but unsolved problem in astrophysics. Most stars are long-lived, using the stars as "fossil records" (what is known as Galactic archaeology) can offer unparalleled insight into the assembly of galaxies. The landscape of Galactic archaeology is rapidly changing thanks to on-going large-scale surveys (astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, and asteroseismology) which provide a few orders of magnitude more stars than before. I will discuss various "phenomenological" opportunities enabled by large surveys. I will also discuss how we could describe substructures in the Milky Way through the lens of deep learning.

Host: Katie

Location: MP1318
Pulsar Coffee
December 20, 2019: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Info

Weekly paper discussion focussing on pulsars, compact objects, and propagation effects.

For a list of upcoming discussions, see:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KEyKBCmeGFUmMoiYKuHEDguCv9OOrEZqm3A6GM1Slk0/edit?usp=sharing 

If you would like to sign up for the presenter rota, email: simard@astro.utoronto.ca Location: CITA lounge
Bi-Weekly Stars & Planets / Dynamics discussion
December 20, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Info

Open discussion of stars- and planets-related topics or more specialized discussion of dynamics-related papers on alternating weeks. See here for details. Location: MP 1318A
Cosmology Discussion
December 20, 2019: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Info

The schedule of speakers: https://tinyurl.com/cosmo-rota  
Location: 15th floor conference room
Scintillometry
December 24, 2019: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Info

Location: MP1318A
Blackboard Talks
December 24, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Info

The schedule of speakers: https://tinyurl.com/cita-blackboard Location: MP 1318A