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2015 Astrophysics Colloquia and Seminars




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Date   Series   Speaker   Title
 
 
Fri   Dec 18   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Samantha Scibelli
(Stony Brook Univ.)
  Using HST/STIS data to Model High-Velocity Bullets from a Dying Star
 
Thu   Dec 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Gus Evrard
(Univ. Michigan)
  Empowering Cluster Cosmology: Models, Simulations and Reality
 
 
Thu   Dec 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Justin Crepp
(Notre Dame Univ.)
  Planet-Finding Spectrometers should Use Adaptive Optics
 
 
Thu   Dec 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Lou Strolger
(STScI)
  High Redshift Supernovae: Beyond the Epoch of Dark Energy
 
 
Thu   Nov 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joseph Silk
(IAP / JHU)
  The Limits of Cosmology
 
 
Mon   Nov 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Phillip Bull
(JPL)
  Dark Energy: The Necessity of a Multi-tracer Strategy
 
 
Thu   Nov 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Reid
(CfA)
  Mapping the Milky Way: the BeSSeL Survey
 
Tue   Nov 3   Star Formation Lunch Talk   Seyma Mercimek
(CfA)
  Star Forming Potential of the Perseus Star Forming Complex
 
Mon   Nov 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Shantanu Basu
(Western Univ., Ontario)
  The Migrating Embryo Model of Protostellar Disk Evolution and Planet Formation
 
 
Thu   Oct 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Jens Chluba
(Univ. Cambridge)
  Science with CMB Spectral Distortions: A New Window to Early-Universe and Particle Physics
 
Mon   Oct 26   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Hamsa Padmanabhan
(IUCAA, Pune)
  Evolution of Baryons in the High-redshift Universe
 
Mon   Oct 26   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Maria Kapala
(Univ. Cape Town / MPIA)
  The Energy Balance of the ISM in M31. [CII] Emission as a SFR Tracer
 
 
Mon   Oct 19   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Daniel Lenz
(Univ. Bonn)
  Dust and Gas from a Full-sky Perspective
 
 
Thu   Oct 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Yossi Shvartzvald
(JPL)
  How Common are Snowline-region Planets? Results from a Second Generation Microlensing Survey
 
Mon   Oct 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Shadab Alam
(CMU)
  Testing Gravity using Galaxy Redshift Surveys and CMB
 
 
Thu   Oct 8   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eric Mamajek
(Univ. Rochester)
  A Transiting Extrasolar Ring System: Indirect Evidence for Exosatellite Formation?
 
 
Thu   Oct 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Daniel Angerhausen
(NASA/GSFC)
  Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet Spectrophotometry (from ground-, airborne- and space-based observatories)
 
Mon   Sep 28   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Vikram Ravi
(Caltech)
  Gravitational-wave Limit Forces Re-think of Supermassive Black Hole Evolution
 
 
Thu   Sep 24   Special Seminar   Joan T. Schmelz
(Arecibo Obs.)
  Unconscious Bias in Hiring, Promotions, and Tenure
(SPECIAL SEMINAR - NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION)
 
Mon   Sep 21   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   William Langer
(JPL)
  Does the Far-IR Trace the Star Formation Rate in Distant AGNs?
 
 
Thu   Sep 10   Astrophysics Colloquium   Julianne Dalcanton
(Univ. Washington)
Marc Postman
(STScI)
David Schiminovich
(Columbia Univ.)
Jason Tumlinson
(STScI)
  The High Definition Space Telescope
 
 
Wed   Sep 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Vasiliki Pavlidou
(Univ. Crete)
  Optical Polarization Variability in Blazars
 
Tue   Sep 1   Astrophysics Colloquium   Konstantinos Tassis
(Univ. Crete)
  Star Formation through the Chemical Lens
 
 
Mon   Aug 24   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Avi Shporer
(JPL)
  Science with Orbital Phase Curves in the Space Age
 
 
Thu   Aug 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Heyer
(UMass Amherst)
  MHD Turbulence within Molecular Clouds
 
Mon   Aug 17   Astrophysics Colloquium   Colin Cunningham
(ROE)
  The UK Instrumentation and Adaptive Optics Programme for the European Southern Observatory
 
 
Mon   Aug 3   Astrophysics Colloquium   Rebecca Oppenheimer
(AMNH)
  Remote Reconnaissance of Exoplanetary Systems: Present and Future
 
 
Mon   Jul 27   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jens Kauffmann
(MPIfR)
  Exploring Distant Star Formation with ALMA
 
 
Thu   Jul 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Peter Melchior
(Ohio State)
  The Appeal and Chore of Wide-field Surveys
 
Mon   Jul 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Seyit Hocuk
(MPE)
  Gas-ice Chemical Interplay in Interstellar Clouds
 
 
Mon   Jun 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Brandon Hensley
(Princeton)
  Rethinking the Origin of the Anomalous Microwave Emission: A Case Against Spinning PAHs
 
 
Mon   Jun 22   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Hao-Yi Wu
(Caltech)
  Cosmology from Gas and Stars of Galaxy Clusters: Results from Rhapsody-G Hydrodynamical Simulations
 
 
Mon   Jun 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Satoshi Okuzumi
(Tokyo Tech)
  Excessive Water Delivery to Terrestrial Planets by Ice Pebbles in Protoplanetary Disks
 
 
Thu   Jun 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mike Zemcov
(Caltech)
  Near-IR Background Fluctuation Results from the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment
 
Mon   Jun 8   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Abigail Crites
(Caltech)
  The TIME-Pilot CII Intensity Mapping Experiment to Study the Epoch of Reionization
 
 
Thu   Jun 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Brown
(Univ. Warwick)
  Finding Nearby Planets with PLATO
 
 
Thu   May 28   Astrophysics Colloquium   Niel Brandt
(Penn State)
  Exceptional X-ray Weak Quasars and Their Implications for Accretion Flows, Broad Line Regions, and Winds
 
 
Thu   May 21   Astrophysics Colloquium   Mark Cropper
(UCL)
  ESA's Gaia Mission (with an emphasis on spectroscopy)
 
Mon   May 18   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Eric Murphy
(IPAC)
  (POSTPONED)
 
 
Thu   May 14   Astrophysics Colloquium   Wladimir Lyra
(JPL)
  Planet Signatures in Transitional Disks
 
Tue   May 12   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Michael R. Line
(UCSC)
  Characterizing the Diversity of Atmospheres: A Data Driven Perspective
 
Mon   May 11   Astrophysics Colloquium   Dimitri Mawet
(Caltech)
  High Contrast Imaging and Spectroscopy of Exoplanets: Results and Prospects with the VLT, Keck and Palomar
 
 
Thu   May 7   Astrophysics Colloquium   Scott Ransom
(NRAO)
  But Wait! There's More!: A Wealth of Science from Millisecond Pulsars
 
Mon   May 4   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Hogg
(NYU)
  Exoplanet Search and Population Inferences with Data-driven Models
 
 
Mon   Apr 27   Astrophysics Colloquium   John Trauger
(JPL)
  Adventures in Space Astronomy: Correcting HST's Blurry Vision
 
 
Thu   Apr 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Leslie Rogers
(Caltech)
  Origins and Demographics of Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Sized Planets
 
Mon   Apr 20   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ralf Klessen
(Heidelberg Univ.)
  ISM Dynamics and Star Formation
 
 
Thu   Apr 16   Astrophysics Colloquium   Nina Hatch
(Univ. Nottingham)
  Galaxy Protoclusters
 
Mon   Apr 13   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Elizabeth Cooke
(Univ. Nottingham)
  How to Build a Cluster: The Formation of Massive Cluster Galaxies as Revealed by the Clusters Around Radio-Loud AGN (CARLA) Survey
 
 
Thu   Apr 9   Astrophysics Colloquium   Alan Heavens
(ICIC/ICL)
  Standard Rulers, Candles and Clocks: Measuring the BAO Scale Model-independently
 
Mon   Apr 6   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Raman Sundrum
(Univ. Maryland)
  Cosmic Acceleration: Past, Present, Puzzles and Precision
 
 
Thu   Apr 2   Astrophysics Colloquium   Ted Bergin
(Univ. Michigan)
  Chemical Signatures of Planet Formation in Gas Rich Disks
 
Wed   Apr 1   Special Seminar   Edward Prather
(Univ. Arizona)
  The Astronomy Education Science Literacy Cocktail
(SPECIAL SEMINAR - NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION)
 
Mon   Mar 30   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Lauranne Lanz
(IPAC)
  Jet Feedback on the ISM of Radio Galaxies
 
 
Thu   Mar 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Bennett
(Notre Dame Univ.)
  All the Cool Planets are Found by Gravitational Microlensing
 
Mon   Mar 23   Astrophysics Colloquium   Noashi Murakami and Jun Nishikawa
(Hokkaido Univ., NAOJ)
  Recent Progress in Achromatic Photonic-Crystal Coronagraph Masks
 
 
Thu   Mar 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Evan Kirby
(Caltech)
  Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The Enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More
 
Mon   Mar 16   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   William Langer
(JPL)
  Ionized Gas and the Energetics of the Central Molecular Zone
 
 
Fri   Mar 13   Astrophysics Colloquium   Kevin France
(Univ. Colorado)
  Hubble's Ultraviolet View of Protoplanetary Disks and Exoplanetary Environments
 
Thu   Mar 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Henk Hoekstra
(Univ. Leiden)
  Weak Lensing by Large-scale Structure as an Accurate Probe of Cosmology and Much More
 
Mon   Mar 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Charles Shapiro
(JPL)
  The Precision Projector Laboratory: Detector Characterization and Astronomical Emulation
 
 
Thu   Mar 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Yun Wang
(IPAC)
  Probing Cosmic Acceleration With Galaxy Clustering
 
Tue   Mar 3   Special Seminar   Serena Dalena
(PRL)
  Successful Letters in Physical Review Letters: An Editor's Perspective
(THIS IS A SPECIAL SEMINAR WHICH MAY INTEREST ANYONE INTENDING TO PUBLISH IN PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS)
 
Mon   Mar 2   Special Seminar   Jason Gallicchio
(Univ. Chicago)
  Using Quasars and CMB to Test Quantum Entanglement
 
Mon   Mar 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Hyunsung Jun
(JPL)
  Distant Quasars: Black Hole Mass Growth and Dust Emission
 
 
Thu   Feb 26   Astrophysics Colloquium   Lars Kristensen
(HSCfA)
  Shocks and Star Formation
 
Mon   Feb 23   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Paul Nunez
(JPL)
  Resolving Stars and their Environments with Optical Interferometry
 
 
Thu   Feb 19   Astrophysics Colloquium   Steven Desch
(ASU)
  Meteoritic and Planetary Constraints on Our Protoplanetary Disk
 
Wed   Feb 18   Astrophysics Colloquium   Sydney Chamberlin
(Univ. Wisconsin)
  Gravity and the Unseen Sky
 
Tue   Feb 17   Special Astrophysics Seminar   Roberto J. Assef
(UDP, Chile)
  The Nature of Hot Dust Obscured Galaxies
 
 
Thu   Feb 12   Astrophysics Colloquium   Joel Bregman
(Univ. Michigan)
  Missing Baryons in Galaxies
 
Mon   Feb 9   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Joe Zuntz
(Univ. Manchester)
  Cosmic Shear Measurement Challenges
 
 
Thu   Feb 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   Massimo Meneghetti
(JPL)
  The Frontier Fields Lens Modelling Comparison Project
 
Thu   Feb 5   Astrophysics Colloquium   David Neufeld
(JHU)
  Small Interstellar Molecules and What They Tell Us: Recent Results from Herschel and SOFIA
(CANCELLED)
 
Mon   Feb 2   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Jonathan Fraine
(Caltech/UMD/PUCC)
  Transmission Spectroscopy for Comparative Planetology
 
 
Thu   Jan 29   Astrophysics Colloquium   Stefano Borgani
(Univ. Trieste)
  Galaxy Clusters as Tracers of Cosmic Evolution: the Role of Simulations
 
Mon   Jan 26   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Chris Hayward
(Caltech)
  Submillimeter Galaxies in the ALMA Era
 
 
Thu   Jan 22   Astrophysics Colloquium   Tod Lauer
(NOAO)
  Black Hole Demographics
 
 
Thu   Jan 15   Astrophysics Colloquium   Eugene Chiang
(U.C. Berkeley)
  Close-in Planets: Warm Jupiters, Super-Earths, and Exo-Mercuries
 
Mon   Jan 12   Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar   Claudio Maccone
(IAA SETI)
  The FOCAL Mission to the Sun Gravity Focus
 
 


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