Victoria Grinberg

talks

contact:

Victoria Grinberg
grinberg[at]space.mit.de

Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
USA

This site only lists my scientific talks. You can find talks aimed at the general public in the service & outreach section.

colloquia, seminar and lunch talks

  • Boston University Tuesday lunch talk, Boston, MA, USA
    2014 September 30; 45 min
    A High Energy View of Black Holes: Bringing Together Spectral, Timing, and Polarization Analysis
  • MIT GRITTS (General Relativity Informal Tea-Time Series), MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Cambridge, MA, USA
    2014 September 3; 45 min
    X-ray studies of the properties of black holes: relativistic iron lines
  • Astronomy seminar talk, University of Würzburg, Germany
    2014 May 22; 45 min
    Quasars on fast-forward: States and state-transitions in black hole binaries
  • Theory Lunch Talk, UMD, College Park, MD, USA
    2014 March 23; 45 min
    A holistic view of a black hole binary: bringing together spectral, timing and polarization analysis of Cygnus X-1
  • High Energy Astrophysics Division Lunch Talk, Harvard/CfA, Cambridge, MA, USA
    2014 Feb 23; 45 min
    A holistic view of a black hole binary: bringing together spectral, timing and polarization analysis of Cygnus X-1
  • HETG Group Meeting, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Cambridge, MA, USA
    2013 May 9; 45 min
    A holistic view of a black hole binary: bringing together spectral, timing and polarization analysis of Cygnus X-1
  • Astrophysical Seminar/Colloquium, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tübingen, Germany
    2013 January 7; 45 min
    A multiwavelength view of the microquasar Cyg X-1: spectral variability, gamma-ray polarisation, and jets
  • ESAC Faculty Seminar, ESAC, Madrid, Spain
    2012 December 13; 45 min
    A multiwavelength view of the microquasar Cyg X-1: variability and state transitions on timescales from hours to years
  • Sonderseminar, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany
    2011 September 8; 45 min
    A Multiwavelength View of the Microquasar Cygnus X-1: Spectral Variability, Gamma-ray Polarization, and Jets
  • Remeis observaroty DLR projects seminar, Bamberg, Germany
    2011 July 27; 20 min
    The Broadband Variability of the Black Hole Cygnus X-1
  • Diploma colloquium, ECAP Seminar, Erlangen, Germany
    2011 May 5; 45 min
    The Broadband Variability of the Black Hole Cygnus X-1

contributed talks

  • XMM-Newton 2015 Science Workshop: The Extremes of Black Hole Accretion, ESAC, Madrid, Spain
    2015 June 9; 12 min
    Focused winds in high mass X-ray binaries: the case of Cyg X-1/HDE 226868
  • 2015 MIT Kavli Postdoc Symposium, Cambridge MA, USA
    2015 April 30; 15 min
    Understanding the origin of hard X-rays in black hole binaries using polarization
  • 10th INTEGRAL Workshop: A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky, Anapolis MD, USA
    2014 September 18; 12 min
    State-resolved polarization with INTEGRAL: Cues for the origin of hard X-rays in black hole binaries
  • 2014 HEAD Meeting, Chicago IL, USA
    2014 August 12; 12 min
    Timing the Beast: A Spectro-Timing Approach to Understanding X-ray Binaries
  • The X-ray Universe 2014, Dublin, Ireland
    2014 June 17; 15 min
    Black hole disks in X-rays and UV: XMM, HST-COS and NuSTAR observations of 4U1957+11
  • 2014 MIT Kavli Postdoc Symposium, Cambridge MA, USA
    2014 May 2; 15 min
    Timing the Beast: A Spectro-Timing Approach to Understanding X-ray Binaries
  • 223rd AAS Meeting, Washington DC, USA
    2014 January 8; 15 min
    A holistic view of a black hole binary: bringing together spectral, timing and polarization analysis of Cygnus X-1
  • Black hole (g)Astronomy - Exploring the different flavours of accretion, Brindisi, Italy
    2013 September 4; 15 min
    Defining states with all sky monitors & 16 years of Cygnus X-1 spectro-timing with RXTE
  • Black Hole Universe 2012, Bamberg, Germany
    2012 June 18; 15 min
    Every second week for fourteen years: RXTE observations of Cyg X-1
  • Black Holes in Orbit (4th WGmeeting & 3rd MCmeeting, COST Action MP0905 - Black Holes in a Violent Universe), Manchester, UK
    2011 September 8; 15 min
    A Multiwavelength View of the Microquasar Cygnus X-1: Spectral Variability, Gamma-ray Polarization, and Jets
  • 8th INTEGRAL/BART Workshop, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
    2011 April 28; 20 min
    The Broadband Variability of the Black Hole Cygnus X-1

other

Undergraduate-focussed talks:

  • The extreme physics of compact objects: observing neutron stars and black holes in X-rays
    2014 March 24, Wheaton college
    An invited talk, intended primarily for the 200-level "Frontiers of Astronomy" class and the 300-level "Astrophysics" class, but also attended by students taking other physics and astronomy classes.

The Remeis Observatory literature club, which I organized 2010-2013, is a weekly series of short talks of about fifteen minutes plus fifteen minutes discussion each. Each talk is based on a recent high impact paper from a field that the speakers themselves are not working in. Each speaker has a maximum of a day (~24h) to choose a paper, prepare the talk and give it.

  • 2012 January 10
    The Cassiopeia A Supernova Was of Type IIb
  • 2011 February 1
    Supermassive black holes do not correlate with galaxy disks or pseudobulges & Supermassive black holes do not correlate with dark matter haloes of galaxies
  • 2010 October 19
    An upper limit on the contribution of accreting white dwarfs to the type Ia supernova rate
  • 2010 April 29
    The role of black holes in galaxy formation and evolution