Astronomy Colloquia at Caltech for 2002-2003

Colloquia are held every Wednesday during the academic year at 4pm in room 155 Arms. Tea and cookies are served at 3:45 pm in the astrophysics library located on the 1st floor of Robinson building.

Date: Speaker / Talk Title / Host
October 2 Dick Bond (CITA, sabbatical at Caltech) The CMB and Inflation, Then and Now
Host: Tony Readhead
October 9 Bruce Draine (Princeton Univ.) Interstellar Dust -- From Microwaves to X-Rays
Host: Lynne Hillenbrand
October 16 Mike Shao (JPL) The Start of Science with the Keck Interferometer, and the Status of SIM
Host: George Djorgovski
October 23 Andy Fabian (Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy) Chandra Observations of Clusters of Galaxies
Host: Roger Blandford
October 30 Puragra Guhathakurta (UC Santa Cruz, Lick Obs.) M31: A Fossil Record of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Host: George Djorgovski
November 6 Karl Gebhardt (Univ. of Texas) Black Holes of All Masses: the Globular Cluster/Galaxy Connection
Host: Andrew MacFadyen
November 13 Kip Thorne (Caltech) LIGO, LISA, and the Numerical Simulation of Gravitational-Wave Sources
November 20 Bernard Sadoulet (UC Berkeley) The Technology of Dark Matter Searches
Host: Roger Blandford
November 27 -No Colloquium-
December 4 Laura Ferrarese (Rutgers Univ.) Black Hole Demographics
Host: George Djorgovski
January 8, 2003 AAS 2003 (Seattle, WA) 1/5 - 1/9
January 15 John Carlstrom (Univ. of Chicago) Detection of Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background using DASI
Host: Tony Readhead
January 22 Geoff Blake (Caltech) High Resolution OVRO Millimeter Array and Keck NIRSPEC Spectroscopy of Circumstellar Disks
January 29 Andrea Ghez (UCLA) Full 3-D Orbital Solutions for Stars Making a Close Approach to the Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy
Host: Roger Blandford
February 5 Michael Norman (UCSD) The First Billion Years (Numerical Investigations of the Young Universe) (The Kingsley Lecture)
Host: Roger Blandford
February 12 Wendy Freedman (Carnegie) Cosmological Parameters (The Fifth Annual Greenstein Lecture)
Host: Roger Blandford
February 19 Chris Sneden (Univ. of Texas) The remarkable chemical compositions of binary blue metal-poor stars
Host: Lynne Hillenbrand
February 26 Mario Livio (STScI) Type Ia Supernovae and Cosmology: Could We Be Fooled?
Host: Roger Blandford
March 5 Andrew Blain (Caltech) Evolution and Selection Effects of Ultraluminous Dusty Galaxies
March 12 Walter Lewin (MIT) X-ray Astronomy -- The Early Pioneering Years
Host: Bob Rutledge
March 19 Matthew Colless (Australian National Univ.)  Results from the 2dF and 6dF Galaxy Redshift Surveys
April 2 Richard Griffiths (Carnegie Mellon) Deep surveys with Chandra and XMM - the X-ray evolution of AGN and galaxies
Host: Roger Blandford
April 9 Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT) The Spin Periods of Millisecond X-Ray Pulsars and the Possible Role of Gravitational Radiation
Host: Roger Blandford
April 16 Nancy Levenson (Univ. of Kentucky) An X-ray View of Obscured AGN and the Starburst Connection
Host: Andrew MacFadyen
April 23 Sylvain Veilleux (Univ. of Maryland) Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies: Quasars / Ellipticals in Formation?
Host: Lee Armus
April 30 Renyue Cen (Princeton) The Universe Was Reionized Twice
Host: George Djorgovski
May 7 Todd Thompson (UC Berkeley) Supernovae, Protoneutron Star Winds, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements
Host: Wal Sargent
May 14 Jill Bechtold (Univ. of Arizona)  Heavy Element Abundances in Quasar Absorbers: New Observations with Chandra and HST
Host: Lynne Hillenbrand
May 21 Doug Leonard (Univ. of Massachusetts) The Cepheid Distance to NGC 1637: A Direct Test of the EPM Distance to SN 1999em 
Host: Lynne Hillenbrand
May 28 Rosemary Wyse (Johns Hopkins Univ.)  Constraints on Galaxy Formation from the Milky Way and its Satellites
Host: Lynne Hillenbrand
June 4 Reem Sari (Caltech) Kuiper Belt Binaries: Dynamics of Runaway Accretion

 

*Previous Astronomy Colloquia:
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

Updated:
6/4/03
Gina Armas
(gma@astro)