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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

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

Organized by:

2011 - 2012 season:
TUESDAY 6 September 2011 (Room 312) Philip Muirhead (Caltech)

Cool Kepler Planet Hosts: Cooler, Smaller, More Habitable

12 September 2011 Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel-Aviv University)

Observing the Growth of the Most Massive Black Holes at High Redshifts

19 September 2011 Avi Shporer (UCSB)

Doing More with Photometry: Studying binary companions with orbital photometry

26 September 2011 David Nataf (The Ohio State University)

Probing the Age and Helium Enrichment of the Galactic Bulge with the Red Giant Branch Bump

3 October 2011 Michele Fumagalli (UCSC)

Exploring the Gas-Cycle in High-Redshift Galaxies: A Joint Effort of Theory and Observations

10 October 2011 Dennis Just (Steward Observatory)

Encounters at the Edge of a Cluster: Environment's Effect on Galaxy Evolution

17 October 2011 Tomer Tal (Yale)

Minor mergers and the mass growth of massive galaxies

24 October 2011 Renbin Yan

The Puzzle of LINERs and the Warm Ionized Gas in Early-type Galaxies

31 October 2011 Ramin Skibba (Steward Observatory)

Are Brightest Halo Galaxies Central Galaxies?

7 November 2011 Claire Lackner (Princeton)

Astrophysically Motivated Bulge Disk Decompositions in SDSS

14 November 2011 Vivian U (IfA)

Kinematics and Energetics in the Nuclei of Local Luminous Infrared Galaxies

THURSDAY 17 November 2011 Pascale Jablonka (EPFL, Switzerland / Caltech)

Dwarf spheroidal galaxies : a landmark for galaxy formation

21 November 2011 Sugata Kaviraj (Imperial College London)

Early-type galaxies: the last 8 billion years

28 November 2011 Kate Whitaker (Yale)

The Build Up of Red Galaxies with the NEWFIRM Medium-Band Survey

5 December 2011 Ian Crossfield (UCLA)

Infrared Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres

12 December 2011 Caitlin Casey (IfA)

Taking Census of Extreme Hearschel-bright Starbursts at High-z

--- (Winter Break)

26 December 2011 ---

9 January 2012 Jean-Rene Gauthier (Caltech)

The Physical Origin of Cool Gas in Massive Halos

TUESDAY 17 January 2012 Kaitlin Kratter (CfA)

Multiplicity in Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics

23 January 2012 Christian Reichardt (Berkeley)

Probing reionization and large-scale structure with the South Pole Telescope

30 January 2012 Yuichi Matsuda (Caltech)

Subaru Lya Imaging of the Circum-galactic Medium at Galaxy Formation Epoch

6 February 2012 Susan Kassin (Goddard)

The Epoch of Disk Settling: z~1 to Today

13 February 2012 Vicky Scowcroft (Carnegie Observatories)

The Carnegie Hubble Program

20 February 2012 --- (Holiday)

27 February 2012 Lincoln Greenhill (Harvard/CfA)

Toward Detecting the Universe at z ~ 20: The LEDA array

5 March 2012 Martin Bureau (Oxford)

The Tully-Fisher Relation: Across Morphological Types and Redshifts

12 March 2012 Matt George (Berkeley)

Galaxies in X-ray Groups: Finding Halo Centers and Tracking Evolution

19 March 2012 --- (Spring Recess)

26 March 2012 --- (Spring Recess)

2 April 2012 Jon Swift (Caltech)

The Progeny of the Interstellar Medium

9 April 2012 Hai Fu (UC Irvine)

Merger-Induced Black Hole Accretion and Star Formation: Observations vs. Simulations

16 April 2012 Rob Simcoe (MIT)

Heavy-Element Enrichment in the Early Universe Observed with FIRE

23 April 2012 Evan Keane (MPIfR, Bonn)

Fast Radio Transients

30 April 2012 Joaquin Vieira (Caltech)

High Redshift Strongly Lensed Submillimeter Galaxies

7 May 2012 Chris Fassnacht (UC Davis)

Exploring the Dark Side of Galaxies

14 May 2012 Dave Tsang (Caltech)

Resonant Shattering of Neutron Star Crusts

21 May 2012 Cullen Blake (Princeton)

Detecting Small Planets Orbiting Small Stars Using Small Telescopes and GPS

TUESDAY 29 May 2012 Paola Pinilla (Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Heidelberg)

From Stardust to Planetesimals

4 June 2012 Carl Melis (UCSD)

Observations of Terrestrial Planet Formation

11 June 2012 Julie Wardlow (UC Irvine)

Gravitationally lensed galaxies in the Herschel HerMES survey

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