3:30–4:30 pm Zoom
Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton University) “Galactic Probes of Dark-Sector Physics”
12:00–1:00 pm Zoom
Talks: Kayla Owens (UChicago) “Current Challenges in Cepheid Distance Calibrations Using Gaia EDR3” and Siddhartha Gupta (UChicago) “Lepton-driven Non-resonant Streaming Instability” | Host: Vikram Dwarkadas
3:30–4:30 pm Zoom - Please contact Laticia at email@example.com for info.
Resonant Chains versus More “Typical” Exoplanetary Systems
In the field of exoplanets, the most extreme systems often capture our attention, and they teach us interesting lessons. However, statistical modeling of survey data is important too, as it identifies what are the more common processes involved in planet formation.
For some systems, three or more planets are linked by mean-motion resonances, forming a “resonant chain.” The observable transit timing variations allow masses and orbital parameters to be measured to excellent precision. Their current orbits, including orbital phase information, teaches us about the interactions of planets with disks. The spreading of resonant chains from exact resonance implicates tidal dissipation in the planets.
Resonant configurations are rare in the transit survey data though, and we report methods for characterizing the more “typical” close-in exoplanetary systems. After we had gotten used to extreme orbits among exoplanetary gas giants, we found surprisingly small mutual inclinations and eccentricities of the very common close-in systems of super-earths and sub-neptunes. Despite being on sub-AU scales, these architectural properties are very similar to the Solar System. Confronting planet formation theories with all this fossil evidence is an ongoing project.
2:30–3:30 pm ERC 401
Shivam Pandey (UPenn) “Perturbation theory for non-linear galaxy biasing in photometric galaxy surveys”
12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401
Maria Vincenzi (Duke) “Present and future of SN Ia cosmology: from the Dark Energy Survey to the Vera Rubin Observatory”
11:00 am–12:00 pm ERC 401
SH0ES team Webinar with new H0 results and Pantheon updates
3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161
Will Farr (Stony Brook University) “Ringing Black Hole Bells and Other Exciting Recent Results in Gravitational Wave Astronomy”
9:00 am–5:00 pm ERC 401
2:00–3:00 pm ERC 517
Rohan Naidu (Harvard) “Unraveling the Galactic Stellar Halo with the H3 Survey”