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2011 Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars

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Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Mon   Dec 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   James Bartlett
  Planck Early Results on Galaxy Clusters
Thu   Dec 8   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Rapetti
(Univ. Copenhagen)
  Constraints on Dark Energy, Observable-mass Scaling Relations, Neutrino Properties and Gravity from Galaxy Clusters
Thu   Dec 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Swain
  The FINESSE Explorer
Mon   Nov 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Aurelien Benoit-Levy
  Digging out cosmological information from CMB lensing in the Planck era
Thu   Nov 17   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Kerri Cahoy
  How to use a space-borne coronagraph to find exoplanets embedded in debris disks
Mon   Nov 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Orkan Umurhan
  Baroclinic instabilities and Disk Meterology
Thu   Nov 10   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Daniel Fabrycky
(Lick Obs)
  New Views on Extrasolar Planetary Systems from Kepler
Mon   Nov 7   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Chaz Shapiro
  Preventing Gravitational Lensing of Gravitational Wave Standard Sirens
Thu   Nov 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Doug Finkbeiner
(CfA, Harvard)
  Model-Independent Parameterization of Energy Injection During the Recombination Epoch
Mon   Oct 31   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Samaya Nissanke
Thu   Oct 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   Various
(see Agenda)
  Herschel–Spitzer–WISE JPL Science Fair
Mon   Oct 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Chad Galley
  Dynamics of Extended Bodies in Effective Field Theory
Thu   Oct 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Alessandro Rettura
(U.C. Riverside)
  On the Dependence of Formation Epochs, Sizes and Star Formation Histories on Stellar Mass and Environment at 1 < z < 2
Mon   Oct 17   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Remi Soummer
  Orbital motion of HR8799 b,c, d using HST data from 1998
Thu   Oct 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Maria Spiropulu
  The Large Hadron Collider
Thu   Oct 6   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Daniel Apai
(U. Arizona)
  Phase Mapping of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs
Thu   Sep 29   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Tom Greene
  Simulating time domain exoplanet observations with JWST
Mon   Sep 26   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Davide Pietrobon
  Using Gibbs sampling in WMAP component separation
Mon   Sep 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Pieter Deroo
  Molecular Spectroscopy of Extra-Solar Planet Atmospheres
Thu   Sep 8   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Bertrand Mennesson
  Exo-zodiacal Light and Interferometry: Current Accomplishments and Prospects
Thu   Aug 11   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Travis Barman
(Lowell Obs.)
  Clouds and Chemistry in the Atmospheres of HR8799b and 2M1207b
Mon   Aug 1   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Ming Zhao
  Ground-based detection of thermal emission from nearby hot Jupiters
Thu   Jul 28   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Takahiro Sumi
(Osaka Univ.)
  Unbound or Distant Planetary Mass Population Detected by Gravitational Microlensing
Mon   Jul 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jonathan Tan
(Univ. Florida)
  The Orion Challenge
Thu   Jul 21   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Lisa Poyneer
  Gemini Planet Imager: Exoplanet Performance Capabilities
Mon   Jul 11   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Joe Catanzarite
  Exoplanetary Microlensing
Mon   Jun 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alvise Racanelli
(ICG Portsmouth)
  Testing Cosmological Models using RSD and ISW
Thu   Jun 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Schlegel
  Measuring Dark Energy with BOSS and BigBOSS
Mon   Jun 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Justin Edmondson
  Dynamic Current Sheet Formation and Dissipation with Application to Inter (Super)granular Flow Lanes and Quasi-Homologous Jet Activity
Mon   Jun 13   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Marc Favata
  Issues in the analytic modeling of inspiralling compact binaries
Mon   Jun 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Bart De Ponthieu
  What can we learn from spicules about coronal heating?
Thu   May 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   N/A
  NO COLLOQUIUM - room reserved for QUIET collaboration
Mon   May 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Kyle Stewart
  Orbiting Cool Halo Gas: Observing the End of Cold Flow Accretion
Thu   May 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Steven Furlanetto
  The Reionization of the Universe
Mon   May 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Scott Gregory
  The Magnetic Field of Forming Sun-like Stars
Thu   May 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Sherwin
  Quantum engineered field-effect transistors for near quantum-limited terahertz heterodyne receivers operating at high temperatures
Mon   May 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Julian Merten
(ITA, Univ. Heidelberg)
  Towards an Understanding of Galaxy Clusters
Mon   May 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Yong Shi
  Extended Schmidt Law: Role of Existing Stars in Star Formation
Thu   Apr 28   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Jason Steffen
  Kepler systems with multiple transiting objects
Thu   Apr 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Katherine Mack
(Univ. Cambridge)
  The 21-cm Forest
Mon   Apr 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Solange Ramirez
  Spectroscopic Identification of Massive Young Stellar Objects in the Galactic Center
Mon   Apr 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jack Burns
(Univ. Colorado)
  Into the Dark Ages: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer
Thu   Apr 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Fiona Harrison
  NuSTAR --- CANCELLED (will re-schedule)
Mon   Apr 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   Naoki Itoh
(Sophia Univ.)
  Seeing galaxy clusters through the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Thu   Mar 31   Astrophysics Colloquium   Marc Postman
  Through a Lens, Darkly: An Innovative Survey to Study the Dark Universe
Mon   Mar 28   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Jacob Bean
  The Small Star Opportunity to Find and Characterize Habitable Planets
Thu   Mar 24   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Rebecca Jensen-Clem and Joseph McCarter
(MIT class of 2012 and 2011)
  Exoplanet Observations with CubeSats
Mon   Mar 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   John Pearson
  HCN: more than your average tracer of dense gas
Thu   Mar 17   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Fred Adams
(Univ. Michigan)
  Constraints on the Birth Environment of the Solar System
Mon   Mar 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   TBA
  Red Team Meeting : No ALS talk today
Mon   Mar 14   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Naoshi Murakami and Dimitri Mawet
(Hokkaido Univ. and JPL)
  Exoplanet Coronagraph Masks with Photonic and Liquid Crystals
Thu   Mar 10   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Nick Gautier
  Kepler Planetary and Astrophysical Results
Thu   Feb 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Martin Elvis
  Quasar Death
Thu   Feb 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dragan Huterer
(Univ. Michigan)
Thu   Jan 27   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Ben Zuckerman
  Direct imaging of extrasolar planets: new insights on the remarkable planetary system of bright star HR 8799
Mon   Jan 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Roberto Assef
  Identifying Active Galaxies in the Mid-Infrared and Mapping their Cosmic Evolution
Thu   Jan 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Claudio Grillo
  Dark Matter in Massive Early-Type Galaxies

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