The Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Friday Lunch Seminar (APSFLS): A community-building opportunity

APSFLS is a seminar advertised to the Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Department members and related research organizations. The seminar series aims to provide an opportunity for scientists (especially junior) to speak about their scientific work, as well as an opportunity for members of our community to informally socialize, network, and build collaborative relationships.  While the lunch seminar's primary focus is scientific research, we welcome discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics related to conducting work in our scientific field if the speaker wishes.

When: Fridays from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm. Free pizza available at 12:00 pm

Location: Foothills Room (JILA 10th Floor) & hybrid

Please fill out this form if you would like to present such a talk at CU in the 2023-2024 academic year or to nominate someone else to be invited as a speaker. We particularly encourage nominations for speakers from historically excluded groups. 

Talks are primarily held in-person, but there is an option to speak via Zoom. For in-person presenters, travel funds may be available upon request.

Fall 2023 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker
9/22 Tyler McMaken (CU Boulder)
9/29 New CU Post-docs (Harish & Navin)
10/6 Christopher Bambic (Princeton)
10/13 TBD
10/20 TBD
10/27 TBD
11/3 Tyler Trent (University of Arizona)
11/10 Allison Matthews (Carnegie Observatory)
11/17 Alisa Galishnikova (Princeton)
12/1 TBD
12/8 TBD

Contact information: Dr. Joseph Simon (post-doc):, Aimee Schechter (graduate student):, Andrew Hamilton (professor):, Ben Brown (professor):, and Maggie Huber (graduate student):