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2014 Astrophysics Colloquia and Seminars

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Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Thu   Dec 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Stefano Ettori
  The Mass in Galaxy Clusters from X-ray/Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Observables
Mon   Dec 15   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rob Zellem
(LPL / Univ. Arizona)
  Observing Transiting Exoplanets: Removing Systematic Errors to Constrain Atmospheric Abundances, Structure, and Dynamics
Thu   Dec 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Todd Boroson
  LCOGT - Keeping You in the Dark
Mon   Dec 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Katherine Alatalo
  The Nature of Star Formation Quenching in Unlikely Sources
Thu   Dec 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   Julian Merten
  The Past, Present and Future of the Biggest Things* We Know
Mon   Dec 1   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Eduardo Banados
  The Most Distant Quasars with Pan-STARRS1
Mon   Nov 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Prof. Joel Primack
  Measuring All the Light in the Universe Using Gamma Rays
Thu   Nov 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Spergel
(Princeton Univ.)
Mon   Nov 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Farisa Morales
  Herschel-resolved Outer Belts of Two-belt Spitzer Debris Disks
Mon   Nov 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Andrew Romero-Wolf
  Radio Detection of Ultra-high Energy Particles
Thu   Nov 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brice Ménard
  De-projecting Astronomical Surveys
Mon   Nov 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Andrew Romero-Wolf
Thu   Oct 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Wes Traub
  A Model of Kepler Exoplanet Frequency, and Implications for Direct Imaging
Mon   Oct 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Don Pollacco
(Univ. Warwick)
Thu   Oct 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Julie Comerford
(Univ. Colorado - Boulder)
  Tracing Galaxy Evolution with Observations of Dual Supermassive Black Holes
Mon   Oct 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brad Peterson
  Masses of Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei
Thu   Oct 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Erika Nesvold
(Univ. Maryland)
  Gaps, Warps, Rings and Collisions: How Planets Interact with Debris Disks
Mon   Oct 13   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Andrés Plazas
(Univ. Pennsylvania)
  Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey
Thu   Oct 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Christian Ott
  New Insights into Massive Star Explosions
Mon   Oct 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Calen Henderson
  A Cold Exoplanet Census Through a Global Microlensing Survey
Thu   Oct 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Elinor Medezinski
  The Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble: Unveiling the Dark Sector
Mon   Sep 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jonathan Blazek
  Galaxy Intrinsic Alignments and Weak Gravitational Lensing
Thu   Sep 25   Astrophysics Colloquium   Syun-Ichi Akasofu
  What Causes the Aurora of the Earth, Solar Flares, Stellar Flares, and Planetary/Exoplanetary Auroras?
Wed   Sep 24   Technology-Instrumentation Seminar   Olivier Daigle
(NuVu Cameras)
  Electron-Multiplying CCD Detectors and Cameras
Mon   Sep 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ulrike Kuchner
(Univ. Vienna)
  Tracing Light: Trails of Galaxy Evolution through CLASH
Thu   Sep 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jason Kalirai
  The Stellar Graveyard of the Milky Way
Mon   Sep 15   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jorge Pineda
  The Lifecycle of the Interstellar Matter and Star Formation in the Galactic Plane revealed by the [CII] 158 μm Line
Thu   Sep 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kevin Bundy
(Kavli IPMU)
  Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA): An IFU Survey of 10,000 Galaxies
Thu   Aug 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Surhud More
  The Clustering and Weak Lensing of SDSS-III Galaxies: Cosmological Constraints
Mon   Jul 28   SURP Seminar   Daniel Jaffe
(Univ. Texas, Austin)
SURP Seminar High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy and the Formation of Stars and Planets: New Tools for Ground and Space Based Observations
Wed   Jul 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Christopher Stark
  Maximizing the exoEarth Yield For a Future Direct Imaging Mission
Mon   Jul 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Álvaro Ribas
  Circumstellar Disks Get Old Too: from Protoplanetary to Debris Disks
Mon   Jul 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Konstantinos Tassis
(Univ. Crete / FORTH)
  A Brave New ISM World: from Molecular Cloud Filaments to CMB B-Modes
Mon   Jul 7   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Eric Huff
  Weak Lensing on Speed: How Galaxy Kinematics Can Drastically Improve Weak Lensing Measurements
Mon   Jun 30   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Lorenzo Moncelsi
Thu   Jun 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tom Greene
  Infrared Studies of Protostars: Stellar and Circumstellar Properties
Mon   Jun 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Barth Netterfield
(Univ. Toronto)
  Astrophysics from the Stratosphere
Thu   Jun 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrew Benson
(Carnegie Obs.)
  Quantitative Predictions for Galaxy Formation
Mon   Jun 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Sarah Burke Spolaor
  Seeking Gravity and Light from Binary Supermassive Black Holes
Thu   Jun 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Wolfire
(Univ. Maryland)
  Stars, Cars, and PDRs
Mon   Jun 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Tim Eifler
  Constraining Cosmology and Dark Energy Models with the Dark Energy Survey
Thu   Jun 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   James Bartlett
  The Galaxy Cluster Mass Scale and Planck
Mon   Jun 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Douglas Lin
(UC Santa Cruz)
  Ubiquity of Planets and Diversity of Planetary Systems: Origin and Destiny of Multiple Super Earths and Gas Giants
Thu   May 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Cornelis Dullemond
(ZAH/ITA Univ. Heidelberg)
  Asymmetric Protoplanetary Disks: Signatures of Planet Formation
Thu   May 22   Astrophysics Colloquium   Richard Nelson
  Recent Developments in the Theory of Planet Formation
Thu   May 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nicolas Cowan
(Northwestern Univ.)
  Planetary Science from the Top-Down: the Exoplanet Opportunity
Mon   May 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Dom Walton
  Results from The NuSTAR Black Hole Spin Program
Thu   May 8   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nick Kaiser
(IfA Univ. Hawaii)
  Gravitational Redshifts in Clusters of Galaxies
Mon   May 5   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Phil Korngut
Thu   May 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nic Brummell
  Some Alternative Ideas in Nonlinear Solar Dynamo Theory
Mon   Apr 28   Science Division Seminar   See Abstract
  Ripples from Inflation: Detection of Degree Scale CMB B-Mode Polarization with BICEP2
Mon   Apr 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alessandro Rettura
  Finding the Most Distant Clusters of Galaxies
Thu   Apr 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Keiichi Umetsu
  CLASH: Weak-Lensing Shear and Magnification Analysis of 20 Galaxy Clusters
Mon   Apr 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ali Vanderveld
  Software Best Practices for Astrophysicists: Lessons from Nine Months in the Tech World
Thu   Apr 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrea Isella
  From Circumstellar Disks to Extrasolar Planets: Observational Insights
Thu   Apr 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Scott Gaudi
(Ohio State Univ.)
  The KELT-North Transit Survey: Hot Planets around Hot, Bright Stars
Mon   Apr 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Joshua Machacek
  Exploring Charge Exchange: JPL's High Charged Ion Facility
Thu   Apr 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
  Outflows from High-mass Stars
Thu   Apr 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ravi Kopparapu
(Penn State)
  Habitable Zones and the Frequency of Potential Habitable Planets in Extrasolar Planetary Systems
Mon   Mar 31   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Takashi Hosokawa
(Univ. Tokyo)
  High-mass Star Formation in the Early Universe
Thu   Mar 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Gregg Hallinan
  Space Weather and Cosmic Dawn from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory
Thu   Mar 27   Earth and Space Science Colloquium   Lee Billings
(Science Writer)
  Signs of Life: Giant Telescopes and the Search for Earth 2.0
Mon   Mar 24   JPL Astrophysics Science Fair   Various
(see Agenda)
  JPL Astrophysics Science Fair
Thu   Mar 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Pieter Deroo
  Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres: Hubble, Spitzer, NESSI and FINESSE
Mon   Mar 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rolf Kuiper
(MPIA - Heidelberg)
  Quantifying the Feedback Effects of Protostellar Outflows and Radiation Pressure in Massive Star Formation
Fri   Mar 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ian Crossfield
  Extrasolar Weather Maps via Doppler Imaging
Thu   Mar 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Avi Mandell
  Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres with HST/WFC3
Mon   Mar 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Sarah Sonnett
  Probing the Collisional and Dynamical History of the Outer Solar System through Rotation Properties
Thu   Mar 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Renyu Hu
  Helium Atmosphere on Exoplanet GJ 436 b Formed by Irradiation Driven Escape
Mon   Mar 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Peter Melchior
  Dark Energy Survey: Current Status and Early Results
Thu   Feb 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chuck Steidel
  The Ecology of Galaxy Formation Within the "Cosmic Web"
Mon   Feb 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Dmitry Strekalov
  Ghost Imaging of Space Objects
Thu   Feb 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   George Djorgovski
  Exploration of the Time Domain with the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey
Mon   Feb 10   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Stéphanie Juneau
(CEA Saclay)
  The Fueling of Black Holes in Galaxies from Cosmic Noon till Dusk
Thu   Feb 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Daniel Perley
  Quantifying High-Redshift Star Formation with Gamma-Ray Bursts: Promises and Perils
Mon   Feb 3   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jes Ford
(Univ. British Columbia)
  Galaxy Cluster Magnification in CFHTLenS
Thu   Jan 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Samuel Gulkis
  ESA Rosetta Rendezvous Mission to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Mon   Jan 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ryan Lau
(Cornell Univ.)
  SOFIA/FORCAST Observations of the Circumnuclear Ring and the Luminous Blue Variable Nebulae at the Galactic Center
Thu   Jan 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Heather Knutson
  Friends of Hot Jupiters: A Search for Massive, Long Period Companions in Hot Jupiter Systems
Thu   Jan 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Scott Gaudi
  Exoplanet Demographics with WFIRST
Mon   Jan 13   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Joan Feynman
  Centennial Solar Variability: Something New Under the Sun
Wed   Jan 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Daniel Perley

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