Colloquia Schedule Fall 2013

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

Sep. 3

See the handbills posted around the department for the details of the special colloquium that is being held today.

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Special Colloquium Speaker

Sep. 10

See the handbills posted around the department for the details of the special colloquium that is being held today.

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Special Colloquium Speaker

Sep. 17

See the handbills posted around the department for the details of the special colloquium that is being held today.

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Special Colloquium Speaker

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Sep. 25

See the handbills posted around the department for the details of the special colloquium that is being held today.

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Special Colloquium Speaker

This presentation being held at 3:00 pm during the Cosmos Seminar time-slot.

Oct. 1

"The Present and Future of Exoplanets with Precise Radial Velocities"

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Jason T. Wright

Pennsylvania State University

host: Adam Kraus

Oct. 8

Frank N. Bash Symposium 2013: New Horizons in Astronomy: 6-8 October 2013. No Colloquium presentation scheduled on 8 October, to avoid conflict.


Oct. 15

Tinsley Visiting Scholar/Planetary Group

"Accessing the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Exoplanets"

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Seth Redfield

Wesleyan University

host: Michael Endl

Oct. 22

"Large-Scale Surveys of Star Formation in the Milky Way"

The formation of massive stars and star clusters is still poorly understood, despite its importance in cosmology, ecology of the ISM, and stellar demographics. We still debate such basic questions as the main formation mechanism and the timescales. However, a wealth of data from several new surveys promises to transform our understanding of this process. I will present background and new results from two large-scale surveys of molecular gas and star formation content of the Milky Way's 4th quadrant. CHaMP is a multi-wavelength, sensitive, unbiased, and uniform study of all massive star formation sites at sub-parsec resolution within a 20x6 degree window in Vela, Carina, & Centaurus, including both the cold molecular gas and warmer areas heated by embedded young star clusters. The CHaMP clouds show a range of unexpected but key properties that shed new light on molecular cloud evolution and star cluster formation. ThrUMMS completely maps the remaining 60x1-degree portion of the 4th quadrant in 12CO, 13CO, C18O, and CN at arcminute- (ie, parsec-scale) resolution, and will be a key tool for obtaining distances to structures revealed by Hi-GAL, GLIMPSE, and many other surveys, as well as characterising the physics of GMCs in more detail than possible previously. Both surveys feature freely downloadable image & data files for custom analysis and other applications.

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Peter Barnes

University of Florida

host: Neal Evans

Oct. 29

"Supermassive Black Hole Binaries: The Search Continues"

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Tamara Bogdanovic

Georgia Institute of Technology

host: Steve Finkelstein

Nov. 5

"Observational Hallmarks of Evolution and Planet Formation in Circumstellar Disks"

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Sean Andrews

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

host: Neal Evans

Nov. 12

"The Role of Large Herschel Surveys in the Fields of Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology"

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Marco Viero

California Institute of Technology

host: Karl Gebhardt

Nov. 19

"Galaxy Evolution at High Redshifts: Lyman-alpha and Other Lines"

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Sangeeta Malhotra

Arizona State University

host: Steve Finkelstein

Nov. 26

"Revealing Cosmic Origins: from Exoplanet Atmospheres to the Intergalactic Medium with the HST Cosmic Origins Spectrograph"

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Cindi Froning

University of Texas at Austin

host: Edward Robinson

Dec. 3

"A CMB Perspective of the Epoch of Reionization"

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Christian Reichardt

University of California, Berkeley

host: Paul Shapiro

Dec. 10
2:30 pm

"Dark Matter in the Smallest Galaxies"

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Matthew Walker

Carnegie-Mellon University

host: Andrew Mann

Visitors to the Department of Astronomy can find detailed information and maps on our Visiting Austin Page.

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