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2013 Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars

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Date   Series   Speaker   Title
Thu   Dec 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andrew Wetzel
  Galaxy Evolution in Groups and Clusters in a Hierarchical Universe
Mon   Dec 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   M.J.F. Rosenberg
(Leiden Obs.)
  Radiative and Mechanical Feedback in Starburst Galaxies
Thu   Dec 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Phil Hopkins
  Cosmological Simulations: Now with Physics!
Tue   Dec 10   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Eric Jullo
  Cosmology with the Combination of Lensing and Galaxy Clustering
Mon   Dec 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Aurélien Hees
  Tests of Gravitation at Solar System Scale Beyond PPN Formalism
Thu   Dec 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Warren Skidmore
(30-m Telescope Obs. Corp.)
  Thirty Meter Telescope: The Next Generation of Ground Based Optical/Infra Red Observatory
Mon   Dec 2   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Naoshi Murakami
(Hokkaido Univ. / JPL)
  Recent Activities of High-contrast Imaging Techniques Developed in Hokkaido University
Mon   Nov 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Michael Troxel
(Univ. Texas Dallas)
  Gravitational Lensing as a Tool for Cosmology: Sources of Bias and Techniques for Achieving its Full Potential
Thu   Nov 21   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   David Soderblom
  The Future of Age: How Asteroseismology Reveals Fundamental Properties of Stars Like our Sun
Mon   Nov 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Elisa Chisari
(Princeton Univ.)
  Intrinsic Alignments: Cosmology from the Large Scales and Constraining the Non-linear Regime
Thu   Nov 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mike Ressler
  A User's Introduction to JWST
Mon   Nov 11   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Ixandra Achitouv
(Univ. Obs. Munich)
  Abundance of Halos and Voids in the Excursion Set Approach
Thu   Nov 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Meier
  The Fire of the Phoenix: How Cosmic Jets are Born, and Re-Born, into their Final Observed Form
Tue   Nov 5   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Udo J. Wehmeier
(ETH / Univ. Bern)
  CHEOPS - A Swiss Led Exoplanet Transit Mission
Mon   Nov 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Nick Battaglia
(Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
  Cosmology with the Secondary Anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Thu   Oct 31   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Wladimir Lyra
  Evolution of Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation
Mon   Oct 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Aditya Rotti
  Is the (PLANCK Sky) Universe Isotropic?
Wed   Oct 23   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Christine Chen
  The Origin and Evolution of Dust and Gas in Debris Disks
Mon   Oct 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Massimo Meneghetti
(JPL / Bologna Obs.)
  Understanding Lensing Galaxy Clusters: What are we Learning from Simulations?
Thu   Oct 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Niel Brandt
(Penn State)
  New Probes of Quasar Winds: Multi-Year Variability, Redshifted Troughs, and Hard X-ray Spectroscopy of Broad Absorption Line Quasars
Mon   Oct 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Joel Bergé
(ONERA Châtillon)
  Testing the Equivalence Principle in Space with MICROSCOPE
Thu   Oct 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chris Gordon
(Univ. Canterbury)
  Dark Matter and Astrophysical Model Constraints from Galactic Center Fermi-LAT Gamma Ray Observations
Mon   Oct 7   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Justin Ellis
(Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  Searching for Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Thu   Oct 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Hironao Miyatake
(Princeton Univ.)
  Towards Weak Lensing Measurements with Hyper Suprime-Cam
Mon   Sep 30   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins
  Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Astrophysical Sources with Gamma-ray Anisotropy
Thu   Sep 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Michael Schneider
  (G)astrophysics and Weak Gravitational Lensing
Mon   Sep 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Annika Peter
(Ohio State Univ.)
  The Astrophysics of Dark Matter Detection
Thu   Sep 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tony Piro
  The First Moments of Stellar Death
Thu   Sep 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nahum Arav
(Virginia Tech)
  Kinetic Luminosity of Quasar Outflows and its Implications to AGN Feedback: VLT/X-shooter and HST/COS Observations
Thu   Sep 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mike Eracleous
(Penn State)
  The Quest for the Dynamical Signature of Close Supermassive Binary Black Holes
Thu   Aug 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nick Gautier
  Kepler Past, Present, and Future
Mon   Jul 15   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Yves Ellinger
  Adsorption and Chemical Reactions on Interstellar Grains: From H to Complex Organic Molecules
Wed   Jun 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Seog-Tae Han
  Rockets to Radio: Research Projects at the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Mon   Jun 17   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jean-Michel Desert
  From the Statistics to the Individual Characterization of Exoplanets
Thu   Jun 6   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ari Maller
  The Milky Way's Warm Halo Clouds
Thu   May 30   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chris Carilli
  The Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization
Mon   May 20   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Anna Nierenberg
  Bright and Dark: Measurements of the Luminosity and Mass Functions of Satellite Galaxies as a Test of Galaxy Formation and the Nature of Dark Matter
Thu   May 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Katherine Freese
(Univ. Michigan)
  Inflationary Cosmology after Planck
Thu   May 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   JPL Planck Team
  The Universe According to Planck, Part 2
Thu   May 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Janna Levin
(Columbia Univ.)
  Black Holes Get Loud and Bright
Mon   Apr 29   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Julian Merten
  The Dark Matter Density Profile
Mon   Apr 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Alvise Raccanelli
  Large Scale Galaxy Clustering
Thu   Apr 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Charles Lawrence and the JPL Planck Team
  The Universe According to Planck, Part 1
Mon   Apr 15   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Steven Tingay
  The Murchison Widefield Array: The Low Frequency Precursor for the Square Kilometre Array
Thu   Apr 11   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Katja Poppenhaeger
  X-ray Studies of Exoplanet Systems: A New Spin on the Age-Activity Relationship
Mon   Apr 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Will Dawson
  Evidence for Self-interacting Dark Matter: A Call for a Regime Change
Mon   Apr 1   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   James Jee
  Cosmic Shear Results from the Deep Lens Survey
Thu   Mar 28   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Thomas Barclay
(NASA Ames)
  Life at the Edge of What is Possible with Kepler
Mon   Mar 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Rutger van Haasteren
  Pulsar Timing as an Instrument to Probe Fundamental Physics and Astrophysics
Thu   Mar 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Megan Donahue
  HST CLASH: Clusters, High-z Galaxies, Supernovae
Thu   Mar 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   John Bally
(Univ. Colorado)
  Star Formation in Orion
Mon   Mar 11   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Francisco Muller-Sanchez
  Measuring Gas Flows in Nearby AGN with AO Integral Field Spectroscopy
Thu   Mar 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Chaz Shapiro
  Emulating Weak Gravitational Lensing Measurements in the Lab
Mon   Mar 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jens Kauffmann
  The Formation and Evolution of Dense Gas in Clouds
Mon   Feb 25   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Francis-yan Cyr-Racine
  Cosmological Signatures of Non-standard Dark-Matter and Neutrino Physics
Thu   Feb 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jeff Peterson
  Intensity Mapping with 21-cm, Lyman-Alpha and the C+ Lines
Thu   Feb 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Andy Taylor
(Univ. Edinburgh)
  Dark Energy and Euclid
Mon   Feb 11   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Roland De Putter
  Using BOSS Galaxy Clustering and other Cosmological Data to Understand Neutrinos
Thu   Feb 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eric Linder
  New Probes of Dark Energy
Mon   Feb 4   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Dominika Wylezalek
  Clusters Around Radio-Loud AGN as Seen by Spitzer
Thu   Jan 31   Astrophysics Colloquium   Anze Slozar
  Detection of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in Lyman-alpha Forest
Mon   Jan 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Nicolas Flagey
  Water Absorption in Galactic Translucent Clouds: Conditions and History of the Gas Derived from Herschel/HIFI PRISMAS Observations
Thu   Jan 24   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ludo van Waerbeke
(Univ. British Columbia)
  Gravitational Lensing with CFHTLenS: Results and Lessons Learned
Thu   Jan 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kelly Denney
  Probing Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology with Reverberation Mapping Methods
Wed   Jan 16   Exoplanet Science Colloquium/Seminar   Thomas Henning
  Water Worlds in Protoplanetary Disks
Mon   Jan 14   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Anthony R. Pullen
  Cross-Correlations as a Cosmological Carbon Monoxide Detector

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