SFIR: Star Formation/ISM Rendezvous

 Peyton night image from Lewis Library 

When:  Wednesdays
Time:   11am-Noon
Where: Peyton Hall Dome Room (201)    (except 2/21 - room 140)

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.

Organizers for 2017-2018 are  Philip Mocz <pmocz AT astro.princeton.edu>, Evan Schneider <es26 AT astro.princeton.edu, and Eve Ostriker <eco AT astro.princeton.edu>.   

The current speaker list for this semester is below and at this link, which also includes archives.


Date Speaker   Title Link
01/03/18 SFIR - Haifeng Yang (Univ. Virginia) Origins of (sub)millimeter disk polarization abstract
02/07/18 SFIR - Yi-Kuan Chiang (JHU) Which Galactic dust map should I use? Insights from extragalactic tomography abstract
02/21/18 SFIR - Philip Mocz (Princeton) Structure formation in magneto-gravo-turbulence abstract
02/28/18 SFIR journal club    
03/14/18 SFIR journal club    
03/28/18 SFIR - Woong-Tae Kim (SNU) Nuclear Structures, Ring Star Formation, and Gas Inflows in Barred-Spiral Galaxies abstract
04/04/18 MHD Group Meeting - Goni Halevi (Princeton) r-Process Nucleosynthesis from Three-dimensional Jet-driven Core-Collapse Supernovae with Magnetic Misalignments abstract
04/11/18 MHD Group Meeting - Kung-Yi Su (Caltech) Suppressing the Cooling Flows in Massive Galaxies with Turbulent Stirring  
04/18/18 SFIR - Evan Schneider (Princeton) Starburst-Driven Winds as an Origin for Cool Gas Around Galaxies abstract