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2012 Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars

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2011 2012 2013 2014

Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Thu   Dec 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jamie Bock
  New Results from CIBER
Mon   Dec 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Leslie Hunt
  Scaling Relations of Metallicity, Stellar Mass, and Star-formation Rate in Low-metallicity Starbursts
Thu   Dec 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ali Vanderveld
(Univ. Chicago)
  Testing the Concordance Cosmology with Weak Gravitational Lensing
Mon   Dec 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Andres Asensio
  Clumpy Dusty Tori in AGN: A Bayesian Perspective
Thu   Nov 29   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   James Lloyd
  Super-Earth or Super-Venus?
Mon   Nov 26   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Francisco Muller-Sanchez
  Measuring Gas Flows in Nearby AGN with AO Integral Field Spectroscopy
Mon   Nov 19   JPL Astrophysics Science Fair   Various
(see Agenda)
  JPL Astrophysics Science Fair
Thu   Nov 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andreas Ross
(Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
  Gravitational Radiation from Compact Binaries with Effective Field Theory
Thu   Nov 8   Astrophysics Colloquium   Daniel Grin
(IAS, Princeton)
  New Light on Cosmic Initial Conditions and Dark Matter
Mon   Nov 5   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Henry Lin
  A Generalized Holographic Model of Cosmic Acceleration
Thu   Nov 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joaquin Vieira
  High Redshift Starburst Galaxies Revealed by SPT, ALMA, and Gravitational Lensing
Mon   Oct 29   Special Astrophysics Seminar   David Harvey
(Univ. Edinburgh)
  Using Global Competitions to Better Understand Dark Matter
Mon   Oct 29   Science Division Seminar   Joan T. Schmelz
(Univ. Memphis)
  Unconscious Bias in Hiring, Promotions, and Tenure
Mon   Oct 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Hyosun Kim
  A New Method of Determining the Characteristics of Evolved Binary Systems Revealed in the Observed Circumstellar Spirals
Thu   Oct 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Werner
  Spitzer's Greatest Hits
Thu   Sep 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Moshe Elitzur
(Univ. Kentucky)
  WISE Colors: What do they Mean?
Mon   Sep 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Hiroshi Kobayashi
(Nagoya Univ.)
  Planet Formation and Debris Disks
Mon   Sep 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Chihway Chang
  From Cosmology to CCDs – Weak Lensing Systematics and LSST
Thu   Aug 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Anthony Gonzalez
(Univ. Florida)
  An Infrared View of Galaxy Clusters at High Redshift
Mon   Aug 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tomida Kengo
  3D RMHD Simulations of Protostellar Collapse
Thu   Jul 19   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Hanno Rein
  Formation of Multi-planetary Systems - Success and Failure of Planetary Migration Theory
Thu   Jul 12   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Jessie Christiansen
(NASA Ames)
  Towards Determining eta-Earth: Characterizing the Kepler Survey Completeness
Thu   Jun 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Hai Fu
  Merger-Induced Black Hole Accretion and Star Formation: Observations vs. Simulations
Thu   Jun 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Steve Kahn
(Stanford Univ./SLAC)
  The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, A Stage IV Dark Energy Experiment
Tue   May 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marcos Lopes-Caniego
(Univ. Cantabria)
  Mining the Herschel-ATLAS: Submillimeter-selected Blazars in Equatorial Fields
Thu   May 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joaquin Vieira
  High-Redshift, Strongly Lensed Submillimeter Galaxies
Thu   May 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Barth Netterfield
(Univ. Toronto)
  Blast, BlastPol, Spider and Ballooning
Thu   Apr 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Bharat Ratra
(Kansas State Univ.)
  Dark Energy: Constant or Time Variable? (and Other Open Questions)
Tue   Apr 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Evan Keane
  Fast Radio Transients – The Past, the Present and LOFAR
Thu   Apr 19   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   John Johnson
  The Caltech Exolab
Mon   Apr 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rolf Kuiper
  Radiation Pressure Feedback in Massive Star Formation - The Radiation Pressure Barrier and Radiation-pressure-dominated Outflow Cavities
Thu   Apr 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Rogier Windhorst
(Arizona State Univ.)
  How Will JWST Measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly: Science and Project Update as of 2012
Mon   Apr 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Toshiya Namikawa
(Tokyo Univ.)
  Full-sky Lensing Reconstruction of Gradient and Curl Modes from CMB Maps
Thu   Apr 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Lifan Wang
(Texas A&M Univ.)
  An Optical / IR Observatory on Antarctic Plateau
Mon   Apr 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alina Kiessling
  SUNGLASS: A New Weak-lensing Simulation Pipeline
Thu   Mar 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kirk Gilmore
(SLAC, Stanford Univ.)
  The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Mon   Mar 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eric Huff
(U.C. Berkeley)
  Magnification and Cosmic Shear in the SDSS
Thu   Mar 22   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Dimitri Mawet
  High Contrast Imaging and Coronagraphy at ESO
Mon   Mar 19   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jonas Kuhn
  Digital Holography: Principle and Applications
Mon   Mar 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Julian Merten
  Creation of Cosmic Structure in Clusters of Galaxies
Mon   Mar 5   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Marie Ygouf
(UJF Grenoble)
  Simultaneous Exoplanet Detection and Instrument Aberration Retrieval in Multispectral Coronagraphic Imaging
Thu   Mar 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Alan Boss
(Carnegie Inst. Science)
  Kepler, Microlensing, and Direct Imaging: New Constraints on Exoplanet Formation Theories
Mon   Feb 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Satoshi Okuzumi
(Nagoya Univ.)
  Rapid Coagulation of Porous Dust Aggregates Outside the Snow Line
Thu   Feb 16   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Christoph Mordasini
(MPIA Heidelberg)
  Planetary Population Synthesis: Comparing Observations and Theory
Thu   Feb 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tony Piro
  Multi-Messenger Studies of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Mon   Feb 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Masahiro Takada
  Subaru HSC and PFS Projects
Thu   Feb 2   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Ruth Murray-Clay
  Planet Formation at Wide Separations
Wed   Feb 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Steven Tingay
(Curtin Univ. Tech.)
  The Murchison Widefield Array: A Low Frequency Precursor for the Square Kilometre Array
Mon   Jan 30   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Chris Ormel
(U.C. Berkeley)
  Core Accretion: Contrasting Planetesimal-driven and Fragment-driven Scenarios
Mon   Jan 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Kate Randall
  AGN and Stellar Contributions to Galaxy Luminosities
Thu   Jan 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dave Redding
  Active Optics for Low-Cost Astronomical Space Telescopes

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