australia telescope compact array
SEMINAR IN PLANETS AND LIFE
Astronomy 383L - Fall 2008
W 3:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 49630

Professor

John Scalo · RLM 15.204 · M 10:30-12, F 3-4, or after any class, or by phone · (512) 471-6446 · email


Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title


Aug 27

John M. Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

Organizational Meeting.


Sep 03

Mike Endl

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XIII. A planetary system with 3 Super-Earths (4.2, 6.9, & 9.2 Earth masses). http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0806.4587


Sep 10

Candace Gray

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Radio observations of Jupiter-family comets" by Crovisier et al. http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0808.3843


Sep 17

Stuart Barnes

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Laser frequency combs for astronomical observations", by Steinmetz et al. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/321/5894/1335


Sep 24

No talk scheduled.


Oct 01

Kurtis Williams

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37 IV: Limit on the Fraction of Stars with Planets as Small as 0.3 R_J" (astro-ph/arXiv:0809.3807)


Oct 08

Anita Cochran

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Cryptic photosynthesis - extrasolar planetary oxygen without a surface biological signature" ArXiv:0809.3990


Oct 15

No talk scheduled.


Oct 22

No talk scheduled.


Oct 29

Anna Frebel

University of Texas at Austin

"Carbon Abundance at Low Metallicity and its Implications for Life, the Universe, and Everything"


Nov 05

Judit Ries

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Pollution of single white dwarfs by accretion of many small asteroids" by M. Jura (UCLA), (v1) (AJ, in press, 19pp, 4 figs) http:arXiv.org/abs/0802.4075


Nov 12

Erik Brugamyer

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Detecting Life-bearing Extrasolar Planets with Space Telescopes" by Steven V. W. Beckwith, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 684, Issue 2, pp. 1404-1415.


Nov 19

Manos Chatzopoulos

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Optical SETI: A Spectroscopic Search for Laser Emission from Nearby Stars" by G. Marcy, http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0112479


Nov 26

Anita Cochran &
Stuart Barnes

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: Discussion of various papers on the planets around Fomalhaut and HR8799: http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.2606 (Marois, et al.); http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.1994 (Kalas, et al.); http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.1985 (Chiang, et al.)


Dec 03

TBD

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