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

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Marcel Agueros

Columbia University

host: Adam Kraus

Sep. 6

Exploring Galaxy Formation in the Epoch of Reionisation

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Stephen Wilkins

University of Sussex

host: Steve Finkelstein

Sep. 13

The Milky Way Laboratory

Our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, is our closest laboratory for studying physical processes throughout the Universe. Submillimeter observations of the cool, dense gas and dust in our Milky Way provide insights on universal processes including how stars form in both 'regular' and 'extreme' environments and how gas is organized on galactic scales. On a tour through our Milky Way Laboratory, I will discuss 1) how we can use dense, filamentary molecular clouds, potential "Bones of the Milky Way," to trace our Galaxy's spiral structure, 2) how large surveys of our Galaxy have revealed that star clusters continue to accrete significant mass while they are forming, and 3) how observing our extreme, turbulent Galactic Center (the Central Molecular Zone; the inner few hundred parsecs of our Galaxy) can help us learn more about how gas is converted into stars during the peak epoch of cosmic star formation (z~2).

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Cara Battersby

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

host: Neal Evans

Sep. 20

No talk scheduled

Sep. 27

Spin and Magnetism in Cool Stars

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Elisabeth Newton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

host: Andrew Mann

Oct. 4

A Story of Stellar Nurseries

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Nia Imara

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

host: Caitlin Casey

Oct. 11

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


Title:TBA
Adam McKay


Title: TBA
Trent Dupuy


UT Postdocs (Three talks)

Oct. 18

Title: TBA

Erik Petigura

California Institute of Technology

host: Brendan Bowler

Oct. 25

Title: TBA

Paul Robertson

Penn State University

host: Greg Mace

Nov. 1

Title: TBA

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

Vanderbilt University

host: Craig Wheeler/Eva Noyola

Nov. 8

Title: TBA

Matteo Brogi

University of Colorado Boulder

host: Dan Jaffe

Nov. 15

Title: TBA

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

Title: TBA

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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7 June 2016
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