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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

Mondays, Hameetman auditorium (Cahill)
Tea:  4.00pm
Talk: 4.15pm

Organized by:

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2012 - 2013 season:
TUESDAY 4 September 2012 Marco Viero (Caltech)

99% Invisible: Uncovering the dusty galaxies which lie beneath the confusion noise floor

10 September 2012 Trent Dupuy (CfA/SA0)

Next Generation Tests of Substellar Evolution

TUESDAY 11 September 2012 Natalie Hinkel (NExScI/Caltech)

The Hypatia Catalog - Stellar Abundances in the Solar Neighborhood

17 September 2012 Christoph Baranec (Caltech)

Robo-A0 Science and Operations

24 September 2012 Adam Miller (UC Berkeley)

How to Find the Rare Sources All New Surveys Promise: Machine-learning Enabled Classification and Discovery

1 October 2012 Eilat Glikman (Yale)

The Reddest Quasars: A Transitional Phase in Quasar/Galaxy Co-Evolution

8 October 2012 Gijs Mulders (Amsterdam)

Constraints on protoplanetary disk turbulence from radiative transfer models

15 October 2012 Daniel Szomoru (Leiden)

Structural Evolution of Galaxies between z=0 and z=2.5

** IN ROOM 370 ** 22 October 2012 Rachel Bezanson (Yale)

Galaxy quenching and the remarkable stability of the velocity dispersion function since z~1.5

** AT NOON, IN ROOM 370 ** 23 October 2012 Remco van den Bosch (MPIA)

Uber-massive black holes

29 October 2012 Kenneth Wong (Arizona)

Optimal Mass Configurations for Lensing High-Redshift Galaxies (and how to find them in the SDSS!)

TUESDAY 30 October 2012 Joan Schmelz (U. of Memphis)

Some Like it Hot: What Observations Can Tell Us About Solar Coronal Heating

5 November 2012 Iair Arcavi (Weizmann Institute)

The Explosive Deaths of Massive Stars

12 November 2012 Mark Vogelsberger (Harvard/ITC/CfA)

Large-scale galaxy formation on a moving mesh: gas accretion revised

19 November 2012 Kathy Cooksey (MIT)

Tracking the Evolution of Strong, z=1.5-4.5 CIV Absorbers with Thousands of Systems

26 November 2012 Aleks Diamond-Stanic (UC San Diego)

Probing the Gas Around Galaxies and Black Holes

3 December 2012 Fuyan Bian (Arizona/Steward Obs.)

A Population of the Most Luminous Lyman Break Galaxies at z \sim 3

10 December 2012 Ali Vanderveld (UChicago/KICP)

Testing the Concordance Cosmology with Weak Gravitational Lensing

--- (Winter Break)

**FRIDAY** 11 January 2013 Dovi Poznanski (Tel Aviv University)

Sodium Absorption as a Tracer of Dust Extinction, and much more, using SDSS

14 January 2013 Saurav Dhital (Boston University)

SLoWPoKES: Constraining Binary Formation Theory and Testing Fundamental Properties

**TUESDAY** 22 January 2013 IN ROOM 370 Alex Karim (Durham University)

More than LESS: First results from the ALMA survey of the Extended Chandra Deep Field South

28 January 2013 Ryan Shannon (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Constraining the Supermassive Black Hole Population with Gravitational Waves and Pulsar Timing Arrays

4 February 2013 Reed Riddle (Caltech)

Building a Better Robot: Designing Automated Control Systems for Astronomical Instruments

11 February 2013 Mike Werner (JPL/Caltech)

Spitzer's Greatest Hits

**TUESDAY** 19 February 2013 Renee Hlozek (Princeton)

New Results from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT): Cosmological parameters from three seasons of data

25 February 2013 Gary Sanders (TMT)

Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT): Latest Developments and Next Steps

4 March 2013 Sarah Miller (UC Riverside/Caltech)

Understanding the Dark Matter - Baryon Connection Through Disk Galaxy Assembly

11 March 2013 Nahum Arav (Virginia Tech)

Kinetic Luminosity of Quasar Outflows and its Implications to AGN Feedback: VLT/Xshooter and HST/COS Observations

18 March 2013 James Binney (Oxford)

How are spiral galaxies fed and kept blue

25 March 2013 Zhaohuan Zhu (Princeton)

Planet-Disk Interaction: A Classical Problem in the New Era Helps to Find Young Planets in Birth

1 April 2013 Joseph Munoz (UCLA)

The Interstellar Medium of Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization

8 April 2013 David Kipping (CfA)

The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK)

15 April 2013 Molly Peeples (UCLA)

What have galaxies done with their metals?

22 April 2013 Graca Rocha (JPL/Caltech)

The contribution of Planck to Cosmology: 13.8 billion years of the history of the Universe unveiled by the satellite mission Planck

29 April 2013 Lucianne Walkowicz (Princeton)

Stellar Astrophysics and Kepler: Understanding Exoplanets in Light of their Host Stars

6 May 2013 Joaquin Vieira (Caltech

High redshift starburst galaxies revealed by SPT, ALMA, and gravitational lensing

13 May 2013 Greenstein Lecture -- Roger Blandford (Stanford)

The Accelerating Universe

20 May 2013 Sebastiano Cantalupo (UCSC)

TBA

TUESDAY 28 May 2013 Ryan Cooke (UCSC)

The Most Metal-poor Damped Lyman-alpha Systems and Early Nucleosynthesis

3 June 2013 Sjoert van Velzen (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Probing the jet-launching mechanism of supermassive black holes with radio surveys

10 June 2013 Peng Oh (UCSB)

Turbulence and Cosmic-Rays in Galaxy Clusters

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