Koji Mukai (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County) will be presenting the colloquium titled "Science with XRISM: Resolving the Nature of the Energetic Cosmos."
Vice chair of graduate studies Dr. Dean Townsley will be presenting graduate student information.
Dr. Nevin Weinberg will give a public talk on "Stellar Seismology".
Dr. Dominic Walton will give a public talk on "The Discovery of Ultraluminous X-ray Pulsars"
Dr. Maria Charisi will give a public talk on "Gravitational waves – a new window to the universe"
Part one of two: Physics and astronomy faculty members provide short overviews of their research. Refreshments, including tea, coffee, and cookies, will be served at 3:45 p.m. in Gallalee 227.
All grad students are required to attend this talk and discussion, which will introduce new grad students and clarify the department's expectations and requirements for new and continuing students. First, new graduate students starting this semester will be introduced briefly. After that, there will be a talk and discussion intended to help clarify requirements and expectations