Public AstroPhysics Night - "Cosmic Dawn: The Search for the First Stars"

Jeff Peterson (Carnegie Mellon)

Date: Oct 9, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 552
Public Lecture

Today the universe is filled with stars, but the early universe had no stars. So, when did the very first stars form? To answer this question cosmologists travel to some of the most remote places on the planet. Using precise, portable instruments they study a faint radio glow that has the potential determine when stars first lit up the cosmos.


The lecture is free and open to all, no astronomy/physics background expected!


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MSI/Physics Summer Student Discussion

Date: Jun 2, 2020 2:00 PM
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MSI Virtual Lunch Talks

Date: Jun 1, 2020 12:00 PM
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MSI/Physics Summer Student Discussion

Date: May 26, 2020 2:00 PM
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MSI Virtual Lunch Talks

Date: May 25, 2020 12:00 PM
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AstroPhysics Livestream - "Take it to the Limit: Mammoth Machines and the Tiniest Particles"

Lia Formenti (McGill University, Physics)

Date: May 21, 2020 2:00 PM
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MSI/Physics Summer Student Discussion

Date: May 19, 2020 2:00 PM
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MSI/Physics Summer Student Discussion

Date: May 12, 2020 2:00 PM
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Livestream - "Life as an astronomer at the South Pole"

Cynthia Chiang, Josh Montgomery, Maclean Rouble (MSI)

Date: May 6, 2020 3:30 PM
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MSI Virtual Lunch Talk

Adrian Liu

Date: May 4, 2020 12:00 PM
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MSI Seminar

Jennifer Eigenbrode (NASA/GSFC)

Date: Apr 28, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Alicia Rouco Escorial (Northwestern University)

Date: Apr 21, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Virtual Lunch Talk

Raul Monsalve (MSI)

Date: Apr 20, 2020 12:00 PM
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**CANCELLED** MSI Seminar

Jess McIver (UBC)

Date: Apr 14, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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**CANCELLED** Astro Seminar

Blakesley Burkhart (Rutgers University)

Date: Apr 7, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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**CANCELLED** MSI Seminar

Adam Showman (University of Arizona)

Date: Mar 31, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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**CANCELLED** Astro Seminar

Allison Noble (ASU)

Date: Mar 24, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Lunch Talks

Date: Mar 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "Take it to the Limit: Mammoth Machines and the Tiniest Particles"

Lia Fomenti (McGill University)

Date: Mar 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: FDA 233
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**CANCELLED** MSI Seminar

Rosalba Perna (SUNY Stony Brook)

Date: Mar 17, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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**CANCELLED** Astro Seminar - "Probing the particle nature of dark matter with strong gravitational lensing"

Yashar Hezaveh (UdeM)

Date: Mar 10, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Lunch Talks

Date: Mar 9, 2020 12:00 PM
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Astronomy on Tap

Dr. Cynthia Chiang & Dr. John Ruan (McGill University (MSI))

Date: Mar 4, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: McLean's Pub - 1210 rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6
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MSI Seminar - "Cosmography and Black Hole Spectroscopy with Gravitational Waves"

Will Farr (SUNY Stony Brook)

Date: Feb 25, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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**CANCELLED** Special Seminar - RAISIN: Type IA SN in the Near-IR

Robert Kirshner (Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation)

Date: Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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**CANCELLED** Public AstroPhysics Night - Our Extravagant Universe: The Undiscovery of Cosmic Deceleration

Robert Kirshner (Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation)

Date: Feb 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)
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Astro Seminar - "Astrophysics with the NANOGrav Pulsar Timing Array"

Michael Lam (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Date: Feb 18, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Lunch Talks

Date: Feb 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Special MSI Seminar - "Multiwavelength Studies of Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources in Extragalactic Globular Clusters"

Kristen Dage (Michigan State University)

Date: Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Seminar - "Detecting Signs of Life and its Origin on Other Planets"

Laurie Barge (Caltech)

Date: Feb 11, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Special Seminar - "Fast radio burst updates from the Apertif telescope"

Emily Petroff (University of Amsterdam, Anton Pannekoek Institute)

Date: Feb 10, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Astro Seminar - Measuring the Epoch of Reionization with Line Intensity Mapping using TIME

Abigail Crites (University of Toronto)

Date: Feb 4, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Seminar - "Mass ejection, compact objects, and electromagnetic transients"

Rodrigo Fernandez (University of Alberta)

Date: Jan 28, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "Biophysics: How Physicists Think About Life"

Lili Zeng (McGill University)

Date: Jan 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium, FDA
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Astro Seminar - "The CMB as a Backlight"

Alex van Engelen (CITA)

Date: Jan 21, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom (room 105), Rutherford Physics Building
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MSI Lunch Talks

Date: Jan 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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MSI Seminar - "Lunar geochemical and Galactic astronomy X-ray observations with Apollo 15 and 16"

Erik Kuulkers (ESA)

Date: Jan 14, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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EPOD Discussion

Date: Jan 14, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: MSI Lounge
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Astro Seminar - "Analysis of Strong Gravitational Lensing Data with Machine Learning"

Laurence Levasseur (UdeM)

Date: Jan 7, 2020 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Seminar - "From ice crystals to ice caps, the climate of Mars as seen at the poles"

Isaac Smith (York University)

Date: Dec 10, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "The Oldest Light in the Universe"

John Sievers (McGill Space Institute)

Date: Dec 5, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 522
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MSI Seminar - Inner Solar Systems

Rebekah (Bekki) Dawson (Penn State University)

Date: Nov 26, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "String Theory: How the Universe Speaks in Numbers"

Anh-Khoi Trinh (McGill University)

Date: Nov 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium, FDA
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Astro Seminar - Quantifying the rate of dual-AGN with BAYMAX

Adi Foord (University of Michigan)

Date: Nov 19, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Seminar - "The Mystery of Methane on Mars: Fact, Folly or Figment?"

John Moores (York University)

Date: Nov 12, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Anna I. McPherson Public Lecture -

Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo)

Date: Nov 7, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: Leacock Auditorium (Room 132), Leacock Building
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Astro Seminar - "The Magnetic Interstellar Medium in Three Dimensions"

Susan Clark (IAS)

Date: Nov 5, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Seminar - "The rivers and seas of Titan"

Taylor Perron (MIT)

Date: Oct 29, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Astro Seminar - "Studying Star Formation from the Stratosphere"

Laura Fissel (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)

Date: Oct 22, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Seminar - "Black Holes in Low Mass Galaxies"

Anil Seth (University of Utah)

Date: Oct 15, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Public AstroPhysics Night - "Cosmic Dawn: The Search for the First Stars"

Jeff Peterson (Carnegie Mellon)

Date: Oct 9, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 552
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2nd Global 21cm Workshop

Date: Oct 9, 2019 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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Astro Seminar - "Deciphering the Engines of Fast Radio Bursts"

Brian Metzger (Columbia University)

Date: Oct 8, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Boardroom, Rutherford Physics Building
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2nd Global 21 cm Workshop

Date: Oct 8, 2019 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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Special Seminar - "Science & Journalism: Errors = Media x Confusion ^2"

Katia Moskvitch (Science Writer)

Date: Oct 7, 2019 2:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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2nd Global 21cm Workshop

Date: Oct 7, 2019 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Seminar - "General Relativity Stands Alone?"

Christopher Smeenk (Western University)

Date: Oct 1, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Special Seminar -

Nienke van der Marel (NRC Herzberg)

Date: Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: FDA 233
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Astro Seminar - "Probing Inhomogeneous Reionization with Lyman alpha Surveys: From the ground to WFIRST"

James Rhoads (NASA Goddard)

Date: Sep 24, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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Public Astro Night - "Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History"

Lewis Dartnell (University of Westminster)

Date: Sep 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 504
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MSI Seminar - "Origin of volatiles in Earth’s mantle"

Curtis Williams (UC Davis)

Date: Sep 17, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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EPOD Discussion - Accessible Astronomy

Date: Sep 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: MSI Lounge
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Special Seminar - "High-redshift astrophysics using every photon"

Patrick Breysse (CITA)

Date: Sep 16, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: MSI Conference Room (3550 University)
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Special Event - "Cosmology Research at McGill"

Date: Sep 11, 2019 9:30 AM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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Astro Seminar - "Relativistic Jets from Weakly Accreting Black Holes"

Richard Plotkin (University of Nevada - Reno)

Date: Sep 10, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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MSI Jamboree 2019

MSI Faculty

Date: Sep 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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Special Seminar - "Navigating the New Epoch of FRB Discovery"

Liam Connor (Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam)

Date: Sep 3, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: Bell Room (room 103), Rutherford Physics
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