Monthly Archives: November 2012

AstroMcGill Episode 20 – David Tsang



Guest: David Tsang (McGill). We talked about neutron star mergers as emitters of gravitational waves. These waves are ripples in the curvature of space-time.

Hosts: James Kennedy, Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 23 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 19 – Dong Lai



Guest: Dong Lai (Cornell). We discussed his research on hot Jupiters, a type of exoplanets on which tidal forces play an important role.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 22 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 18 – Ue-Li Pen



Guest: Ue-Li Pen (CITA, U of Toronto). We talked about his involvement with the rehabilitation of the Algonquin Radio Observatory, and how it was used for radio pulsar scattering observations.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 10 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 17 – Mathias Zaldarriaga



Guest: Mathias Zaldarriaga (IAS/Princeton). We discussed various topics of cosmology (the Big Bang, inflation, the Cosmic Microwave Background, etc…).

Hosts: James Kennedy, Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 25 minutes.