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Upcoming Colloquia

Galaxy Evolution in Dense Environments

Cody Hall, AB 107

Laura Parker (McMaster University)

November 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Over time star-forming galaxies transform into passively-evolving red galaxies. These transformations are due to a combination of internal processes, like the presence of a bar or active galactic nucleus, as well as environmental processes. I will review some of our recent work on galaxies in…

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Joint Colloquium presented by The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Cody Hall, AB 107

R. Peter Broughton and Andrew Oakes (IHPST, University of Toronto)

November 28, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“The UofT and J.S. Plaskett” by R. Peter Broughton Abstract: John Stanley Plaskett (1865-1941) did not show any interest in astronomy until 1903 when he embarked on a career that would blossom into one of the most illustrious of his time. By 1913, he convinced the Canadian…

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The Transient Universe: Cosmic Explosions and Dark Energy

Cody Hall, AB 107

Mark Sullivan (University of Southampton)

December 12, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Type Ia supernovae have long been used as probes of the expansion history of the universe. Their standardisable luminosities make them very attractive as distance measures, and they remain indispensable in constraining the properties of dark energy. In this talk, I will give an update…

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