Colloquia Schedule Fall 2014

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

Sep. 2

"Hot Chromospheres and Flares on Cool and Ultracool Dwarfs"

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Sarah Jane Schmidt

Ohio State University

host: Adam Kraus

Sep. 9

"Let it Collide: An Epic Saga of Star Wars Planets, Planetesimals, and Super Planet Crashes"

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Stefano Meschiari

University of Texas at Austin

host: Adam Kraus

Sep. 16

"The Complex Interplay between Star Formation and Galaxy Evolution from z~0-6"

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Desika Narayanan

Haverford College

host: Steve Finkelstein

Sep. 23

"Compact Galaxies and Super-Massive Black Holes"

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Remco van den Bosch

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg

host: Karl Gebhardt

Sep. 30

"The Architecture and Timing of Planetary Systems"

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Daniel Fabrycky

University of Chicago

host: TBD

Oct. 7

"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Supermassive Black Hole?"

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Jonathan Trump

Pennsylvania State University

host: Steve Finkelstein

Oct. 14

"Puzzles in the Structure of Disk Galaxies"

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Stephane Courteau

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

host: Karl Gebhardt

Oct. 21

"Galaxy Build-up in the First Gyr: Insights from ultra-deep HST and Spitzer Observations"

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Pascal Oesch

Yale University

host: Steve Finkelstein

Oct. 28

"Title: TBA"

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Speaker: TBD

Affiliation: TBD

host: TBD

Nov. 4

"Title: TBA"

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James Rhoads

Arizona State University

host: Steve Finkelstein

Nov. 11

"Title: TBA"

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Andrea Isella

Rice University

host: Adam Kraus

Nov. 18

"Title: TBA"

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Rebecca Bernstein

Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory

host: Taft Armandroff

Nov. 25

"Title: TBA"

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Speaker: TBD

Affiliation: TBD

host: TBD

Dec. 2

DeVaucouleurs Medalist

DeVaucouleurs Lecture: "The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes and Galaxy Evolution"

Multiwavelength surveys like GOODS and COSMOS indicate that most actively growing black holes are heavily obscured, and this fraction increases in the young Universe and in lower luminosity AGN. Most black holes grow in moderate luminosity AGN, which dominate the X-ray "background," rather than in luminous quasars. In the peak epoch of black hole growth, at z~1-3, such AGN are hosted in galaxies with significant disks, and thus cannot have undergone a recent major merger. Using morphological classifications from Galaxy Zoo (at z~0), we identify two distinct modes of galaxy evolution, with mergers and AGN feedback affecting only a minority. Mergers are more important at the high luminosity end, i.e., in quasars. Using a large-area hard X-ray survey ("Stripe 82X"), which finds quasars even in obscured systems, we are starting to fill in the last missing piece of a complete census of black hole growth across the luminous Universe.

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C. Megan Urry

Yale University

host: Shardha Jogee

Dec. 3
ECJ 1.202

DeVaucouleurs Medalist

Public Lecture: "Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe: An Observer's View"

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C. Megan Urry

Yale University

host: Shardha Jogee

Dec. 9

"Title: TBA"

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Katelyn Allers

Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

host: Adam Kraus

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