Colloquia Schedule Fall 2016

Colloquia are on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated) at 3:30 pm in RLM 15.216B

Aug. 30

Setting Stellar Chronometers: The PTF(+) Open Cluster Survey


Marcel Agueros

Columbia University

host: Adam Kraus

Sep. 6

Exploring Galaxy Formation in the Epoch of Reionisation


Stephen Wilkins

University of Sussex

host: Steve Finkelstein

Sep. 13

The Milky Way Laboratory


Cara Battersby

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

host: Neal Evans

Sep. 20

No talk scheduled

Sep. 27

Spin and Magnetism in Cool Stars


Elisabeth Newton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

host: Andrew Mann

Oct. 4

A Story of Stellar Nurseries


Nia Imara

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

host: Caitlin Casey

Oct. 11

Network Cosmology: What can we learn from galaxy Facebook?
Sungryong Hong

Comet Update!
Adam McKay

The Fossil Record of Binary and Planetary Orbits
Trent Dupuy

UT Postdocs (Three talks)

Oct. 18

Formation and Compositions of Planet Interiors and Atmospheres: Discoveries from Kepler, K2, and beyond


Erik Petigura

California Institute of Technology

host: Brendan Bowler

Oct. 25

The Future of Exoplanet Science at McDonald Observatory


Paul Robertson

Penn State University

host: Greg Mace

Nov. 1

Title: TBA

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

Vanderbilt University

host: Craig Wheeler/Eva Noyola

Nov. 8

Towards the Characterization of Potentially Habitable Planets with High Resolution Spectroscopy


Matteo Brogi

University of Colorado Boulder

host: Dan Jaffe

Nov. 15

Controlling Star Formation: From Clouds to Galaxies

Eve Ostriker

Princeton University

host: Volker Bromm

Nov. 22

Title: TBA

Sean Gulick

The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics

host: Bill Cochran

Nov. 29

Dust-obscured star formation at the Cosmic Frontier : New observations from the Large Millimeter Telescope

While UV surveys have mapped out the unobscured star formation rate density over cosmic time, our observations of obscured star formation remain incomplete beyond z~3. Millimeter observations are crucial to complete the census of star formation in the Universe. I will present new observations with the Large Millimeter Telescope including a 1.1 mm survey of the HST Frontier Fields. The clusters act as cosmic telescopes to amplify lower-luminosity galaxies, probing further down the millimeter luminosity function than possible with blank-field observations. With this survey we detect dust in galaxies with star formation rates as low as ~10 solar masses per year allowing us to measure the dust-obscured star formation in typical galaxies at high redshift. I will highlight an curious galaxy which challenges our picture of dust obscuration in the early Universe.


Alexandra Pope

University of Massachusetts Amherst

host: Caitlin Casey

Dec. 6

Title: TBA

David Sand

Texas Tech University

host: Kristy McQuinn

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