KICP Seminars & Colloquia, Current and Future

Seminar schedule for Current (Summer 2017) & Future Quarters
October 3, 2017
Astronomy Tuesday Seminar
Alison Coil
University of California, San Diego
Unconscious Bias: How It Works and How to Counter It   [Abstract]
October 4, 2017
Astronomy Colloquium
Alison Coil
University of California, San Diego
AGN-driven outflows at z~2   [Abstract]
 
WEDNESDAY COLLOQUIA
KICP Wednesday Colloquia: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in ERC 161 at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. A reception will be held in the ERC 401 following the talk.


 
FRIDAY NOON SEMINARS
KICP Friday noon seminar: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in ERC 401 at Noon on Fridays.


 
SPECIAL SEMINARS


 
OPEN GROUP SEMINARS


 
THURSDAY LUNCH DISCUSSIONS
KICP's Thunch: KICP Cosmology Lunch (Thunch) Weekly on Thursdays, Noon, ERC 401A.

Please join us for an informal lunch discussion, led by KICP fellows, of recent news and papers in cosmology. Topics range from experiment and observations to theory in all areas of KICP science. To submit or view papers for this week's Thunch please visit the Thunch website.


 
ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIA
Colloquia of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in ERC 161 at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. A reception will be held in Hubble Lounge (ERC 501) following the talk.

  • October 4, 2017 | 3:30 PM | ERC 161
    AGN-driven outflows at z~2
    Alison Coil, University of California, San Diego
    Note: Refreshments served at 4:45 PM, Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

    AGN-driven outflows are assumed to be a key driver of galaxy evolution, determining the shape of the galaxy stellar mass function at high masses and regulating, perhaps even quenching, star formation as galaxies become quiescent. However, the details of how common this feedback is and how it impacts the host galaxy are generally unclear. I will present new results using Chandra data in the CANDELS and UltraVISTA surveys showing which galaxies host AGN of a given accretion rate and how this correlates with star formation in the host galaxy from z~0 to z~4. I will further present new results from the MOSDEF survey on AGN-driven outflows at z~2, discussing their incidence, kinematics, and physical extent. We find that fast, galaxy-wide AGN-driven outflows are common in typical star-forming galaxies at z~2 and that they likely help regulate star formation at the cosmic peak of galaxy growth.

 
ASTRONOMY TUESDAY SEMINARS

  • October 3, 2017 | 12:00 PM | ERC 576
    Unconscious Bias: How It Works and How to Counter It
    Alison Coil, University of California, San Diego
    Note: Unconscious or implicit bias is a preference for groups that operates outside of our awareness and is based on stereotypes or attitudes that we hold and have been taught. I will present results from a variety of studies that show how unconscious bias play

    Unconscious or implicit bias is a preference for groups that operates outside of our awareness and is based on stereotypes or attitudes that we hold and have been taught. I will present results from a variety of studies that show how unconscious bias plays out, and how systemic it is, with a focus on academia. While I will mainly discuss faculty hiring, I will also touch on graduate admissions, review panels, recommendation letters, and interruptions during talks. I will discuss how the use of rubrics can help counter unconscious bias and other techniques to use when evaluating candidates.

 
ASTRONOMY SPECIAL SEMINARS