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  Astronomy Colloquia at Caltech for 2008-2009   

Colloquia are held every Wednesday during the academic year at 4pm in the Cahill Hameetman auditorium. Tea and cookies are served at 3:45 pm in the Ahmanson library located on the 1st floor of Cahill.

 

Date

Speaker

                                                   Talk Title

OCTOBER

   1

          Ranga-Ram Chary

               ( Caltech)

Host:  Lee Armus

 

Light after the First Dark ages: The formation of

Galaxies And Reionization of the Universe

   8

              Andy Lawrence

(Royal Observatory, Edinburgh)                            )

Host:  Sterl Phinney

Results from the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey

(UKIDSS)

  15

            Vasiliki Pavlidou

                (Caltech)

The Most Active Galaxies Viewed in Gamma-rays:

Blazars in the Fermi GeV Sky

  22

              Dan Marrone
    (University of Chicago)

Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Science with the SZA and

CARMA

  29

              Jeff Hester

 (Arizona State University)

Host:  George Djorgovski

The Crab Nebula:  An Astrophysical Chimera

NOVEMBER

5

     Sean Carroll

       (Caltech)

Host:  George Djorgovski

Dark Forces

12

    Charles Lada

     (Harvard)

Host:  John Carpenter

Dark Nebular Cores and the Origin of Stellar Masses

19

        Tom Abel

       (Stanford)

Host:  Nick Scoville

Making Galaxies on Supercomputers; one Star at a Time   

26

    NO COLLOQUIUM

 

DECEMBER

 

3

    Jennifer Lotz

         (NOAO)

Host:  Andrew Blain

Reconciling Observations of the Galaxy Merger Rate

JANUARY

7

AAS meeting

no colloquium

14

  Joanna Dunkley

     (Princeton)

Host: Chris Hirata

Polarized microwaves: from Milky Way astrophysics to cosmic inflation

21

    Brant Robertson

(KICP, U of Chicago)

Host: Lee Armus

Bifocals for Baryonic Physics: Toward Successful Models of High-Redshift Galaxy Formation

28

    Philip Hopkins

       (Berkeley)

Host: Lee Armus

Quasars, Feedback, and Galaxy Formation

FEBRUARY

4

  Nadia Zakamska

        (IAS)

Host: Chuck Steidel

The structure and evolution of obscured quasars

11

     Andrew Blain

        (Caltech)

Nature and evolution of the most luminous galaxies

18

   Mark Swinbank

(Univ. of Durham)

Host: Richard Ellis

Galaxies Under the Cosmic Microscope: Resolving Galaxy Formation on sub-kpc scales via Gravitational Lensing

25

  Charles Townes

    (UC Berkeley)

Host: Lynne Hillenbrand

Interferometric Measurements of the Size, Shape, and Behavior of Stars
(11th Annual Greenstein Lecturer)

MARCH

 

4

 Rachel Mandelbaum

              (IAS)

    Host: Fiona Harrison

Insights into galaxy formation and cosmology from weak lensing

11

     Adam Bolton

            (IfA)

   Host: Chuck Steidel

Strong Lensing and the Mass of Massive Galaxies

18

        Jason Kalirai

            (STSci)

     Host: Chuck Steidel

Stellar Remnants as Astrophysical Probes

25

      John Johnson

             (IfA)

 Host: Lynne Hillenbrand

Three Question in Exoplanetary Science

APRIL

1

   Judd Bowman

       (Caltech)

Host: Tony Readhead

21 cm Cosmology and Astrophysics: The Road to Reionization

8

     Chris Mihos

(Case Western)

Host: Lee Armus

Using Intracluster Light to Probe Galaxy Clusters

15

 Andrew Benson

       (Caltech)

Host: Chris Hirata

Modelling the Origins of the Hubble Sequence

22

      Piero Madau

(Lick Observatory)

Host: George Djorgovski

Galactic Dark Matter Substructure

29

  Todd Thompson

(Ohio State Univ.)

Host: Nick Scoville

Feedback in Starburst Galaxies

MAY

6

    Noel Swerdlow

   (Caltech, H&SS)

Host: George Djorgovski

Ptolemy's Cosmology, the First Scientific Cosmology

13

  Marc Kamionkowski

          (Caltech)

Host:

Is the Universe Homogeneous and Isotropic ?

20

  Dominik Riechers

          (Caltech)

Host: Shri Kulkarni

Massive galaxy and black hole formation back to within 1 billion years after the big bang

27

    Rene Ong

      (UCLA)

Host: Nick Scoville

CANCELLED

JUNE

 

3

     James Graham

     (U.C. Berkeley)

Host: John Carpenter

Direct Detection of Exoplanets: The Gemini Planet Imager & Fomalhaut b

17

        Avi Loeb

   (CfA harvard)

Host: Shri Kulkarni

New Insights about the Milky-Way Galaxy


Information for Speakers

 

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Updated:
6/12/09, gma