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SEMINAR IN PLANETS AND LIFE
Astronomy 383L - Fall 2007
W 3:30-4:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 50680

victoria crater, mars

Professors

John Scalo

Office: RLM 15.204
Hours: M 10:30-12, F 3-4, or after any class, or by phone
Phone: (512) 471-6446
email

J. Craig Wheeler

Office: RLM 17.230
Hours: MWF 11-12, or by appt
Phone: (512) 471-6407
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Schedule
Date
Speaker
Title
Aug. 29
John Scalo  
Organizational Meeting.
Sept. 5
 
Attend Tuesday Colloquium.
Sept. 12
Amanda Bayless  
"The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets XII. A giant planet orbiting the metal-poor star HD171028," by Santos, N.C., Mayor, M., Bouchy, F., Pepe, F., Queloz, D., Udry, S.; download paper at ArXiv:0708.0954 and read it before attending the discussion, please.
Sept. 19
  
No talk scheduled
Sept. 26
  
No talk scheduled
Oct. 3
Bill Cochran
"A Giant Planet Orbiting the 'Extreme Horizontal Branch' Star V 391 Pegasi," by Silviotti et al.
Nature v449, 189-191

Oct. 11
John Scalo
Unexpected Atmospheric Protection from Ozone Erosion and Nucleobase Damage on Flare Star Planets
Oct. 17
  
Please attend Bashfest on October 14-16
Oct. 24
John Scalo
Life in Hell? Unexpected Atmospheric Protection from Ozone Erosion and Nucleobase Damage on Flare Star Planets
Oct. 31
Candace Gray 
"A Spitzer Search for Water in the Transiting Exoplanet HD 189733b," by Ehrenreich, David; Hébrard, Guillaume; Lecavelier des Etangs, Alain; Sing, David K.; Désert, Jean-Michel; Bouchy, François; Ferlet, Roger; Vidal-Madjar, Alfred (all IAP) arXiv:0709.0576
2007ApJ...668L.179E
Nov.7
Joe Hahn
Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston
"Toward a Deterministic Model of Planetary Formation IV: Effects of Type-I Migration," by Shigeru Ida, D. N. C. Lin, http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.1375
Nov. 14
Anita Cochran
Leading a discussion of: "Planet formation around stars of various masses: The snow line and the frequency of giant planets," by Kennedy and Kenyon (astro-ph 4 Oct 2007 arXiv:0710.1065v1).
Nov.21
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Nov. 28
Rob Robinson
Journal Club: "A New Planet around an M Dwarf: Revealing a Correlation between Exoplanets and Stellar Mass," by Johnson et al. 2007, ApJ, 670, 833.
Dec. 5
J. Craig Wheeler
Journal Club: "Search for Supernova-Produced Fe-60 in a Marine Sediment," by Fitoussi et al., arXiv:0709.4197














 
 





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