Last Updated February 27, 2024

The upcoming colloquium is shown below. The current schedule for the remainder of the semester can be seen here. Previous abstracts of colloquiums from this semester will be archived in the future.

When there's a colloquium, come meet the speaker and have coffee & snacks at 3:30 pm in Workman 312, then attend the talk at 4 pm in Workman 101! You can also attend via Zoom (the meeting ID is 922 7877 4516 and the pass code is 521185).

25 Years of Science with Chandra

Speaker: Akos Bogdan (Harvard CfA)

Date: February 29, 2024 @ 4pm

Workman Center, Room 101

Abstract: In 2024, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's Great Observatories, providing us with the sharpest X-ray images every taken of the cosmos. Throughout its mission, Chandra has revolutionized many areas of astrophysics, including our understanding of planets within our Solar System, the formation and evolution of stars, massive black holes, and the physics and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters. In this presentation, I will discuss the amazing technology behind Chandra, highlight some of the most exciting discoveries from the last 25 years, and explore what the future holds for Chandra and the field of X-ray astronomy.