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

In recent years our ability to observationally probe the early phase of galaxy formation has been dramatically transformed, thanks largely to installation of Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. As of 2016 we have now identified around 1000 candidate star forming galaxies at z~7 and above, with the first, albeit small, samples now emerging at z~10. At the same time, simulations of the early Universe have also improved dramatically and it is now possible to carry out hydrodynamical simulations of cosmological volumes. I will present both recent observational results from Hubble, Spitzer, and ALMA and the first result from the BlueTides project. BlueTides is amongst the largest hydro-dynamical galaxy formation simulation ever conducted and will simulate the evolution of the Universe to z~6 using ~700 billion particles within a (400/h)3 Mpc3 co-moving volume.


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


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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