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Astronomy Colloquium

Seminars in 2013

Seminars in 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
David Weinberg, Prof., Ohio State University
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Exploring the Extreme Universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Julie McEnery, GSFC/Maryland
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Dark Matter Detected in the Galactic Center?
Prof. Kevork Abazajian, UC Irvine
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Are planetary systems flat?
Scott Tremaine, IAS Princeton
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Quantifying High-Redshift Star Formation with Gamma-Ray Bursts - Promises and Perils
Dan Perley, Caltech
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The Influence of Baryons in Interpreting the Cosmological Model
Alyson Brooks, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Observing the Unobservable: Tracing Dark Matter Haloes and Galaxy Assembly
Genevieve Graves, Princeton
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
From the IMF to the S-Process in Early-Type Galaxies
Charlie Conroy, Prof., UCSC
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Observing Galaxy Assembly
Henry Ferguson, STScI
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The Dusty Universe Unveiled by the Herschel Space Observatory
Asantha Cooray, Prof., UC Irvine
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Observations of Star-Forming Galaxies in the Reionization Era
Richard Ellis, Caltech
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Alan Dressler, Dr., Carnegie Observatories
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
The Bridged Gap: Transients in the Local Universe
Mansi Kasliwal, Carnegie
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Exploding stars and Cosmic Acceleration: Better Precision in the Infrared
Robert Kirshner, Harvard
Thursday, March 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Lars Hernquist, Prof., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The James Webb Space Telescope
Dr. John Gardner, NASA GSFC
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Massive Stars Across the Cosmos: Engines, Lighthouses, and Laboratories
Emily Levesque, Univ of Colorado
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Extracting Science from Surveys of our Galaxy
Prof. James Binney, University of Oxford
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Adventures in High Time Resolution Astrophysics
Stuart Littlefair, Univ of Sheffield
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Norm Murray, CITA
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Detecting the First Stars at Redshift 20:
Rennan Barkana, Tel Aviv
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
How the Milky Way Built its Disk
Hans-Walter Rix, MPIA
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
New Dimenstions for Stellar Spectroscopy: Reconstructing Chemo-Dynamical Evolution of the Galaxy with Late-Type Stars
Dr. Maria Bergemann, MPA
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Redshift Space Distortions of the Galaxy Distribution
Alex Szalay, John Hopkins University
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Connie Rockosi, UC Santa Cruz, UCO/Lick Observatory
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historic Supernovae and Stellar Eruptions
Armin Rest, STScI
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Completing the Inventory of the Outer Solar System
Dr. Scott Sheppard, DTM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
The Murchison Widefield Array: the low frequency Precursor for the Square Kilometre Array
Steven Tingay, Curtin Institute, Western Australia
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
RR Lyrae Variables: Getting Out of the Galaxy
Juna Kollmeier, Carnegie
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Charles Lawrence, NASA JPL
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Supermassive Black Holes in Giant Elliptical Galaxies
Chung Pei Ma, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Davy Kirkpatrick, IPAC, Caltech
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Planet formation in the Kepler Era
Hilke Schlichting, UCLA
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Annika Peter, Prof., UC Irvine/Ohio State University
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
CSI-Los Angeles: The Growth of Distant Galaxies and Reionization
Ranga- Ram Chary, Caltech
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Risa Wechsler, Stanford University
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Gone with the Wind? Galactic winds and star formation quenching
Christy Tremonti, Wisconsin
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Getting WIRED About Dust and Substellar Objects Orbiting White Dwarfs
Dr. John H. Debes, STScI
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
"First Results of the BeSSeL Survey"
Mark Reid, Harvard
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The Evolution of Galaxy Sizes
Dr. Bianca Poggianti, INAF
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Star Formation, Black Holes, and Feedback in Galaxy Formation
Prof. Phil Hopkins, Caltech
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The Buildup of the Red Squence with Cosmic Time
Dr. Ryan Quadri, Carnegie Observatories
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Fomalhaut b's Eccentric Orbit and Main Belt Structure: Evidence for other Fomalhaut Planets?
Prof. Paul Kalas, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
From building blocks to large galaxies: towards understanding the formation of the Milky Way
Anna Frebel, MIT
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
What is the Universe Made of ? Insights from Gravitational Lensing
Prof. Tommaso Treu, UCSB
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
A Cold Dark Matter Controversy in Dwarf Galaxies
James Bullock, UC Irvine
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Niel Brandt, PSU
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Dust-Obscured Activity in High Redshift Galaxies
Alexandra Pope, UMass
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Piet van der Kruit, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
From Planetesimals to Giant Planets: Chemical and Dynamical Probes of Planet Formation
Joan Najita, NOAO
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Chris Hayward, Heidelberger Inst. for Theoretical Studies
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Globular Clusters and Halo Stars: Chemodynamical tracers of galaxy assembly
Jean Brodie, UCO Lick Observatory
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Development and Performance of MOSFIRE, the Multi-Object Spectrometer for Infrared Exploration at Keck Observatory
Prof. Ian McLean, UCLA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
The microphysics of astrophysics: adventures in computational magnetohydrodynamics
Xuening Bai, Harvard
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Alis Deason, UCO/Lick)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
The build-up of galaxies since z~2
Pieter van Dokkum, Yale
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Seeing Gravitational Waves: Transients in the Local Universe
Dr. Mansi Kasliwal, Carnegie Observatories
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Cosmic Reionization
Chris Carilli, NRAO, Socorro
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Real-Time Cosmology
Prof. Jeremy Darling, Univ. of Colorado
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Scientific highlights from the Palomar Robo-AO system and plans for a Mauna Kea Robo-AO
Christoph Baranec, Univ of Hawaii
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Jessica Werk, UCSC
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
From Circumstellar Disks to Extrasolar Planets: Observational Insights
Andrea Isella, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
On the Fine Structure of the Cepheid Metallicity Gradient in the Galactic Thin Disk
Prof. Giuseppe Bono, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Prof. Zheng Zheng, Univ. of Utah
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Angular momentum transport in stars
Matteo Cantiello, Kavli