Astronomy 386S - Spring 2017

Seminar in Extragalactic Astronomy

Th 3:30 · RLM 15.316B · Not for credit Spring 2017


Steven Finkelstein · RLM 16.210 · (512) 471-1483 · email

Schedule

Jan. 19 Steven Finkelstein
The University of Texas at Austin
Organizational Meeting

Jan 26 Extragalactic discussion group

Feb 2 Khan Asad
SKA South Africa
Polarization Leakage in Epoch of Reionization Windows

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Feb 9
RLM 5.104
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Keith Hawkins

Columbia University
Galactic Archaeology with Spectroscopy and Gaia

One of the key objectives of modern astrophysics is to understand the formation and evolution galaxies. Dissecting the assembly history of the Milky Way, which is a fantastic testing ground for our theories of galaxy formation, requires a detailed mapping of the structure, dynamics, chemical composition, and age distribution of its stellar populations. We have entered an era of large spectroscopic and astrometric surveys, which has begun to pave the way for the exciting advancements in this field. Combining data from the many multi-object spectroscopic surveys, which are already underway, and the rich dataset from Gaia will undoubtedly be the way forward in order to disentangle the full chemo-dynamical history of our Galaxy. In this talk, I will discuss my current work in Galactic archaeology and how I have used large spectroscopic surveys to dissect the structure of our Galaxy. I will also explore the future of Galactic archaeology and discuss ways in which UT could position itself as a leader in this field.

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Feb 16
RLM 5.104
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Brendan Bowler

The University of Texas at Austin
Revealing the Formation and Atmospheres of Exoplanets with Direct Imaging

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Feb 23
RLM 5.104
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Stella Offner

UMass Amherst
Towards a Unified Model for Star Formation: Forging Order from Randomness

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Mar 2
RLM 5.104
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Gregory Herczeg

Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University
The Evolution of Protoplanetary Disks and Their Host Stars

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Mar 9 Matthew Shetrone
The University of Texas at Austin
Making the most of the HET using the Phase II and Phase III interfaces

Mar 16 Spring Break
 

Mar 23 Caitlin Casey
The University of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Mar 30 Jackie Champagne
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Apr 6 Rebecca Tippens
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Apr 13 Sydney Sherman
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Apr 20 - Talk #1 Matt Stevans
The University of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Apr 20 - Talk #2 Briana Indahl
The University of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

Apr 27 Sinclaire Manning
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

May 4 Jonathan Florez
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Title: TBA

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