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SEMINAR IN EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY
Astronomy 386S - Spring 2009
Th 3:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 48605

Professor

Derek Wills · RLM 13.136 · TBA · (512) 471-1392 · email


Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title


Jan 22

Mark Ammons

University of California at Santa Cruz

"Towards Advanced Study of Active Galactic Nuclei with Visible Light Adaptive Optics"
abstract


Jan 29

Greg Shields

University of Texas at Austin

"Organizational Meeting."


Jan 29

Martin Gaskell

University of Texas at Austin

"Comment on Binary Black Hole Candidate"


Feb 05

Kurtis Williams

University of Texas at Austin

"Search for Supernova Progenitors (and Potential Implications for Feedback and Cosmology)"


Feb 12

Guillermo Blanc

University of Texas at Austin

"VIRUS-P Exploration of Nearby Galaxies (VENGA): Concept and Survey Design"


Feb 19

Remco van den Bosch

University of Texas at Austin

"Mg b - Vesc"


Feb 26

Amanda Heiderman

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Luminous Infrared Galaxies with
the Submillimeter Array: II. Comparing the
CO(3-2) Sizes and Luminosities of Local and
High-Redshift Luminous Infrared Galaxies"
Iono et al. (2009) astroph/0902.0121


Mar 05

Peter Yoachim

University of Texas at Austin

"Sailing off the Edge of Spiral Galaxies with VIRUS-P"


Mar 12

Martin Gaskell

University of Texas at Austin

"Bulges, pseudo bulges, bars, velocity dispersions, star formation, and black hole masses - coevolution from the time of formation of the first galaxies to the present day, and other equally uninteresting topics."
abstract


Mar 19

Spring Break

Spring Break: March 16 - March 20.


Mar 26

William C. Keel

University of Alabama

"Dead Quasars, Backlit Galaxies, and other Gems from the Galaxy Zoo"
abstract


Mar 26

Lei Hao

University of Texas at Austin

"The Diagnostics of AGN and Starburst Galaxies in the Infrared"


Apr 02

Todd Boroson

National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

"A New Technique for Mining the SDSS QSO Archive and a Binary Black Hole Candidate"
abstract


Apr 09

Randi Worhatch

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Environments of Nearby Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey" by Leitzen et al., arXiv:0904.0558v1


Apr 09

John Barentine

University of Texas at Austin

"The Matter Distribution in Galaxies at z=0: Evolutionary Pathways to the Present Day Universe"


Apr 16

Jeremy Murphy

University of Texas at Austin

"Axisymmetric Dynamical Models of M87 with VIRUS-P Integral Field Spectroscopy"


Apr 16

Joshua Adams

University of Texas at Austin

"New Measurements of M87's Black Hole with Adaptive Optics Integral Field Spectroscopy"


Apr 23

Irina Marinova

University of Texas at Austin

"Gas Kinematics and Star Formation in Barred Galaxies"


Apr 23

John Jardel

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Properties of Ultra-Compact Dwarf Galaxies and Possible Formation Mechanisms" http://arxiv.org/abs/0804.4353


Apr 30

Tim Weinzirl

University of Texas at Austin

"The GOODS NICMOS Survey: Overview and Early Results"


May 07

Karl Gebhardt and
Marc Rafal

University of Texas at Austin

"HETDEX: Current Activities, Science Meeting Report, and Future"

NGC 1532/1531 merger (Gendler/Ovaldsen/ESO)