Fall 2013

12:30 - 1:30 PM, 166 Barrows (the building on the north side of Hearst Field Annex)

Bold means confirmed


Aug 29:
  • Yakov Faerman Ultra-Compact High-Velocity Clouds as Minihalos and Dwarf Galaxies
  • Lauren Weiss   The Automated Planet Finder telescope works.  You can use it too!
  • Christian Reichardt   The Detection of B-mode Polarization in the CMB with SPT
Sept 5:
  • Hubert Klahr  Disk Weather and Planet Formation
  • James Graham The Gemini Planet Imager Survey
  • James McBride The Role of Magnetic Fields in Starburst Galaxies as Revealed by OH Megamasers

Sept 12:
  • Lars Bildsten  Helium Detonations for Thermonuclear Supernova
  • Alex Parker Exploring the Outer Solar System with New Horizons
  • Alex Fillippenko Lick Observatory

Sept 19:
  • Roger Blandford Pular Timing Arrays
  • Eve Lee Dynamic Star Formation
  • Melissa Graham Supernovae with the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

Sept 26:

  • Rodrigo Fernandez  Delayed outflows from neutron star merger remnant accretion disks
  • David DeBoer - The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA)
  • Anatoly Spitkovsky  Accelerating the acceleration: new techniques for modeling cosmic ray feedback
Oct 3:
  • Raphael Bousso -- special full hour talk/discussion on "firewalls," black hole information, ...
  • (no colloq speaker slot this week)

Oct 10:

  • Sedona Price -- Direct measurement of dust attenuation in z~1.5 star-forming galaxies from 3D-HST
  • Di Li (colloq. speaker) -- Are Massive Cores Supercritical?
  • Eugene Chiang -- Disks, Gaps and Holes

Oct 17:

  • David Spergel WFIRST/AFTA
  • Casey Law  Searching for Cosmological Millisecond Radio Transients with the VLA
  • Bekki Dawson - The Legacy of Giant Planet Dynamical Histories in the Post-Kepler Era

Oct 24:

  • Karin Oberg (colloq. speaker) - Diffusion in interstellar ices.
  • Martin White  The Dark Energy Specroscopic Instrument:  Opportunities for Quasar and Galaxy Science
  • Ashley King (U of M; Friday SSL colloq. speaker) - The extremely fast wind from the black hole IGR J17091-3624.

Oct 31:

  • Howard Isaacson  Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Planets:  The Transition from Gaseous to Rocky Planets
  • Jennifer van Saders (OSU)  Better Stars, Better Planets: Using Stellar Rotation to Refine Estimates of Stellar Parameters
  • Jeff Silverman (UT Austin) - "High-Velocity Features in Type Ia Supernovae"

Nov 7:

  • Josh Bloom  The new (secret) Data Science initiative on campus
  • Ian McLean The NIRSPEC Brown Dwarf Spectroscopic Survey (BDSS)
  • Franck Marchis Origami Nanosat Telescopes

Nov 14:

  • Ruobing Dong  Understanding the Earliest Stages of Planet Formation Through Resolved Observations and Simulations of Protoplanetary Disks
  • Ann-Marie Madigan  Instabilities in near-Kepler potentials
  • Jason Wang Airborne observing with SOFIA

Nov 21

  • Juna Kollmeier (colloq. speaker)
  • Tushar Mittal Debris disks with Spitzer
  • Joo Heon Yoon (UCSB):  The Effect of Environment on the Circumgalactic Medium

Dec 5:

  • Kaitlin Kratter (colloq. speaker) - Dynamical instabilities in three-body systems
  • Blake Sherwin   CMB Lensing: Mapping Mass at High Redshifts
  • Drummond Fielding  The Turbulent Origin of Misalignment: Explaining Observations of Extrasolar Obliquities

Dec 12

  •  Erik Petigura  Prevalence of Earth-size planets orbiting Sun-like stars
  • Ryan O'Leary   The Missing Pulsar Problem in the Galactic Center
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