SFIR: Star Formation/ISM Rendezvous

When: Mondays
Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Where: Hybrid format, in person meetings in the Dome Room
Organizers:  Chang-Goo Kim, [email protected]


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

1/29/24Chang-Goo KimTIGRESS-NCR predictions on low metallicity conditions.
2/5/24Eric Koch (CfA)Local Group L-Band Survey (https://www.lglbs.org)
2/12/24Chang-Goo Kim 
2/19/24Grace Telford 
2/26/24Sanghyuk MoonWhen and how prestellar cores collapse
3/4/24Arshia Jacob (JHU)HyGAL: Investigating the cosmic-ray ionization rate in diffuse clouds
3/11/24Jiayi Sun 
3/18/24Lucia Armillotta 
3/25/24Nora Linzer 
4/1/24David Setton 
4/8/24Solar Eclipse 
4/15/24Conference at STScI 
4/22/24Celine Greis (McMaster) 
4/29/24No Meeting 
5/6/24Ronan Hix 


Past Semesters

9/22/22Yue Hu 
University of Wisconsin
Characterizing 3D magnetic fields in star-forming regions
9/29/22Ahmad Ali
University of Exeter
How does stellar feedback in star-forming regions depend on environment?
10/6/22Deanne Fisher
Testing Theories of Regulated Star Formation in Clumpy, Gas Rich Disk Galaxies
10/27/22Alex Gurvich
Rapid galactic disk settling at the end of bursty star formation in the FIRE simulations
11/3/22Matilde Mingozzi
Exploring UV diagnostics of the interstellar medium in local high-z analogs in the JWST era
11/10/22Caleb Choban
UC San Diego
Interstellar Dust Evolution in Cosmological Zoom-in Simulations
11/17/22Jonathan Stern
Tel-Aviv University
Is 'Disk Settling' Driven by the Physics of the Circumgalactic Medium?
12/1/22Ben Keller
University of Memphis
New Frontiers in Understanding Feedback-Regulated Galaxy Formation with Simulation
12/8/22Xihan Ji
University of Kentucky
Deciphering the imprint of stellar feedback in HII regions with nebular diagnostics
12/15/22ChongChong He
University of Maryland, College Park
Star Formation Laws Regulated by Photoionization Feedback and Formation of Large Keplerian Disks in Magnetized Cores
 Previous Speakers 
4/20/22Grace Telford
4/13/22Eric Moseley
4/6/22Laura Sommovigo
Newborn but dusty: the puzzle of EoR galaxies
3/30/22Brent Tan
3/23/22Thales Gutcke
3/16/22Ulrich Steinwandel
3/16/22Xinfeng Xu
2/23/22Tim-Eric Rathjen
12/15/21Elena Lacchin 
Hydrodynamic simulations of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters
12/8/21Marta Reina-Campos 
McMaster University
Modelling stellar cluster populations alongside their host galaxies in a cosmic environment: the EMP-Pathfinder simulations
12/1/21Gregory Green 
Applications of auto-differentiation to dust, stars, dynamics
11/24/21James Beattie 
Global properties of compressible MHD turbulence and going beyond two moment star formation rate theories
11/17/21Maria José Maureira 
Physical conditions and dynamics of deeply embedded low-mass protostars at 10 au scales
11/10/21Leire Beitia-Antero  
Complutense University of Madrid
The role of charged dust grains in shaping the evolution of molecular cloud envelopes
11/3/21Ashley 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
10/27/21Shivan Khullar 
University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Astrophysics
Star formation thresholds and the density PDF
10/20/21Noe Brucy 
CEA Saclay
Understanding the Schmidt-Kennicutt relation: the crucial role of large-scale turbulent driving
10/13/21Kimberly Emig 
From Star-formation to Recombinaton: Expanding our View of the RRL Universe
10/6/21Sergio Martinez-Gonzales 
Destruction, Survival, and Growth of Dust Grains within Superbubbles
9/15/21Kedron Silsbee
Cosmic ray propagation and mall-scale turbulence in the dense ISM
9/8/2021Max Gronke
Best friends & mortal enemies: The impact of turbulence on multiphase gases
5/5/21Archana Soam  NASA AmesThreads & flows in the dusty universe: Importance of astronomical polarimetry and spectroscopy in probing star forming regions
4/28/21Jonathan Henshaw
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
Everything Flows: The dynamics of the molecular interstellar medium
4/21/21Enrico Di Teodoro
Johns Hopkins University
Cold galactic outflows in the Milky Way- Magellanic system
4/14/21Jaime Pineda
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
Feeding a Protostar with 10,500 au Scale Streamers
4/7/21No lecture 
3/31/21Catherine Zucker
Harvard University, Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Probing the Structure and Dynamics of our Local ISM on Parsec to Kiloparsec Scales