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KITP Weekly Program of Scientific Activities

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Monday, Jun 17

12:15pm Blackboard Lunch Auditorium
Dan Kasen (Berkeley)
Light and Gravitational Waves from Merging Stars
1:30pm Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales Auditorium
All Participants
Organizational meet and greet session
2:00pm The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics Small Seminar Room
All Participants
All-participants organizational meeting
3:30pm Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy Auditorium
All Participants
Meet and Greet

Tuesday, Jun 18

9:30am The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics Small Seminar Room
Emanuele Berti (Johns Hopkins)
On multiband GW astronomy: What are we learning from gravitational wave observations of merging binaries, and what do we need to learn more?
11:00am Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy Auditorium
Rachael Roettenbacher (Yale)
Imaging Spotted Stars
11:15am Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales Small Seminar Room
Nathaniel Craig (UCSB)
Much Ado About Naturalness

Wednesday, Jun 19

9:30am The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics Small Seminar Room
Daniel Holz (University of Chicago)
Cosmology with standard sirens and the Hubble constant tension: an outlook
11:00am Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy Auditorium
Elisabeth Adams (PSI)
Brian Jackson (Boise State)
Ultra-Short Period Planets
11:15am Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales Small Seminar Room
Cliff Cheung (Caltech)
Fine-Tuning, Symmetry, and Infrared Completion

Thursday, Jun 20

9:30am The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics Small Seminar Room
Doug Lin (UC Santa Cruz)
Stellar rejuvenation and gravitational waves in AGN disks
11:00am Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy Auditorium
Svetlana Berdyugina (KIS)
Magic of Inversions: How to resolve surfaces of pointlike stars and exoplanets
11:15am Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales Small Seminar Room
Walter Goldberger (Yale)
Effective Field Theory for Black Hole Horizons

Friday, Jun 21

10:30am Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales Auditorium
Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS)
Discussion session
2:00pm The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics Auditorium
All Participants
TBA
3:30pm Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy Auditorium
All Participants
Bring-a-Plot

Seminar Rooms, Auditorium, Commons Room, and Founders' Room are located on the 1st floor of Kohn Hall. Coffee and cookies are served daily in Kohn Hall Commons Room at 3:15 p.m. except on those Tuesdays when there is a Physics Department Colloquium.
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