Category Archives: James Kennedy

AstroMcGill Episode 35 – Andrey Timokhin



Guest: Andrey Timokhin (NASA/GSFC). We discussed his research on pulsars and their emission mechanism.

Hosts: Robert Archibald and James Kennedy.

Duration: 18 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 23 – Chris Thompson



Guest:  Chris Thompson (CITA, U of Toronto). We discussed his research on gamma-ray bursts and magnetars.

Hosts: James KennedyRyan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 19 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 22 – Chelsea Sharon



Guest: Chelsea Sharon (Rutgers University). We talked about the study of star formation in very distant galaxies.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 18 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 21 – Victoria Scowcroft



Guest: Victoria Scowcroft (Carnegie Observatory). We talked about her involvement in the Carnegie Hubble Program, a project dedicated to the measurement of the Hubble constant by calibrating the steps of the distance ladder.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 17 minutes.


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.


AstroMcGill Episode 16 – Abby Vieregg



Guest: Abby Vieregg (Harvard CFA). We talked about her work on the detection of neutrinos (hard-to-detect fundamental particles) with the balloon-borne instrument ANITA at the South Pole.

Hosts: James Kennedy, Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 23 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 15 – Abe Falcone



Guest: Abe Falcone (Penn State). The discussion was about cosmic rays, very energetic particles with cosmic origin.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 30 minutes.