The goal of the Thunch seminar is to encourage the scientific interaction of the Princeton Astrophysics community. In addition, it should give everybody (students and postdocs in particular) a chance to present their research to a broad audience. Potential visiting speakers may contact the Thunch Czars to request a talk.

The talks are held on Thursdays at 12:15 pm, currently in Grand Central. They are rather informal, so leave time for questions throughout. Please try to keep your talk to about 50 minutes.

Most importantly, attendees are supposed to eat lunch throughout the talk!  Participants bring their own lunch; to honor tradition, you may wish to pick up a hoagie from Hoagie Haven.   

Please send the title and abstract of your talk a week prior to the Thunch Czars, Matt Sampson and Rachel Wang.

A few rules apply:

  • Priority goes to those who have not given a talk recently, and to postdocs and graduate students.
  • Visiting speakers must be explicitly invited by our department
  • There is, unfortunately, no money in Thunch to pay for travel, so visitors need another source of funding.

You now know everything about Thunch! So, go grab an empty slot for your chance to give a Thunch Talk this semester, and plan to join the group to learn about the fascinating research being done right next door!

Upcoming Speakers Fall 2022:

September 15th: Aritra Ghosh (Graduate Student, Yale University)

September 22nd: Thales Gutcke (NASA Hubble Fellow and Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton)

September 29th: Fengwu Sun (Graduate Student, University of Arizona)

October 6th: Yubo Su (Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton)

October 13th: Yinhao Wu (Graduate Student, Leicester University)

October 20th: Fall break

October 27th: Lizhong Zhang (Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Barbara)

November 3rd: Oliver Zier (Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany)

November 10th: Chang-Goo Kim (Post-Doctoral Associate Research Scholar, Princeton)

November 17th: Tsun Hin Navin Tsung (Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Barbara)

December 1st: Ore Gottlieb (Rothschild Fellow, CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwest University)

December 8th: Sihao Cheng (Postdoc Member at the Institute for Advanced Study)

Spring 2022:

February 3rd: Benjamin Crinquand (Post-Doctoral Associate Research Scholar, Princeton)
February 10th: Matthew Coleman (Post-Doctoral Associate Research Scholar, Princeton)
February 17th: Riddhi Bandyopadhyay (Post-Doctoral Associate Research Scholar, Princeton)
February 24th: Alex Gagliano (Pre-Doctoral Fellow, CCA Flatiron)
March 10th: Igor Andreoni (Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Space-Science Institute)
March 17th: Sihao Cheng (Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University)
March 24th: Keith Hawkins (Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin)
March 31th: Frank van den Bosch (Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Yale)
April 7th: Mor Rozner (Graduate Student, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

April 14th: Sam Yee (Graduate Student, Princeton)

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