SFIR: Star Formation/ISM Rendezvous

When: Wednesdays
Time: 11am-12pm  
Where: Hybrid format, in person meetings in the Dome Room
Organizers:  Lachlan Lancaster <lachlanl[at]princeton.edu>; Eve Ostriker <eco[at]astro.princeton.edu>


Peyton night image from Lewis Library

SFIR (pronounced “sapphire”) is the Star Formation/ISM Rendezvous, a seminar covering research on all aspects of star formation and the interstellar medium in both the Milky Way and external galaxies.  SFIR is open to all interested members of the Princeton+IAS astrophysics community, as well as visitors from other departments.    

Members of the department (students, postdocs, and faculty) and visitors present research talks, at varying levels of formality, allowing for extensive discussion.   Contributions may also include journal-club style presentations and other updates and discussions.

SFIR Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Talk
2/23/22 Tim-Eric Rathjen
3/2/22 Xinfeng Xu
3/16/22 Ulrich Steinwandel
3/23/22 Thales Gutcke
3/30/22 Brent Tan
4/6/22 Laura Sommovigo

Newborn but dusty: the puzzle of EoR galaxies

4/13/22 Eric Moseley
4/20/22 Grace Telford
  Previous Speakers  


Elena Lacchin
Hydrodynamic simulations of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters
12/8/21 Marta Reina-Campos
McMaster University
Modelling stellar cluster populations alongside their host galaxies in a cosmic environment: the EMP-Pathfinder simulations
12/1/21 Gregory Green
Applications of auto-differentiation to dust, stars, dynamics
11/24/21 James Beattie
Global properties of compressible MHD turbulence and going beyond two moment star formation rate theories
11/17/21 Maria José Maureira
Physical conditions and dynamics of deeply embedded low-mass protostars at 10 au scales
11/10/21 Leire Beitia-Antero 
Complutense University of Madrid
The role of charged dust grains in shaping the evolution of molecular cloud envelopes
11/3/21 Ashley Barnes
The Argelander-Institut für Astronomie (AIfA), University in Bonn
Under pressure: constraining the dominant pre-SNe feedback mechanisms for several thousand star-forming regions
10/27/21 Shivan Khullar
University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Astrophysics
Star formation thresholds and the density PDF
10/20/21 Noe Brucy 
CEA Saclay
Understanding the Schmidt-Kennicutt relation: the crucial role of large-scale turbulent driving
10/13/21 Kimberly Emig
From Star-formation to Recombinaton: Expanding our View of the RRL Universe
10/6/21 Sergio Martinez-Gonzales
Destruction, Survival, and Growth of Dust Grains within Superbubbles
9/15/21 Kedron Silsbee
Cosmic ray propagation and mall-scale turbulence in the dense ISM
9/8/2021 Max Gronke
Best friends & mortal enemies: The impact of turbulence on multiphase gases
5/5/21 Archana Soam  NASA Ames Threads & flows in the dusty universe: Importance of astronomical polarimetry and spectroscopy in probing star forming regions
4/28/21 Jonathan Henshaw
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
Everything Flows: The dynamics of the molecular interstellar medium
4/21/21 Enrico Di Teodoro
Johns Hopkins University

Cold galactic outflows in the Milky Way- Magellanic system

4/14/21 Jaime Pineda
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

Feeding a Protostar with 10,500 au Scale Streamers

4/7/21 No lecture  
3/31/21 Catherine Zucker
Harvard University, Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Probing the Structure and Dynamics of our Local ISM on Parsec to Kiloparsec Scales