CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2003
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Date Speaker Topic Host
09/11/03 Peter Hauschildt
(Univ. of Hamburg)
Model Atmospheres of M, L, and T dwarfs

Scott Kenyon
(Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences)
09/18/03 Kathryn Johnston
(Wesleyan University)
Stellar Halos and Hierarchical Structure Formation

James Bullock
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
09/25/03 Brian Fields
(Univ. of Illinois)
Primordial Nucleosynthesis in Light of the Cosmic Microwave Background

Kentaro Nagamine
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
10/02/03 Anton Koekemoer
(Space Telescope Science Institute)
Extreme X-ray/Optical sources (EXOs): Probes of the High Redshift Universe

Harvey Tananbaum
(High Energy Astrophysics)
10/09/03 Don Lamb
(Univ. of Chicago)
Scientific highlights of the HETE-2 mission

Ramesh Narayan
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
10/16/03 John Raymond
(Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Coronal Mass Ejections Associated with the Most Powerful Solar Flares

John Kohl
(Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences)
10/23/03 Janet Drew
(Imperial College London)
A binary taxonomy brain-teaser: the first carbon-enhanced cataclysmic variable

Scott Kenyon
(Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences)
10/30/03 Charles Alcock
(Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Fishing in the Dark: Searching for extremely faint objects in the outer Solar System

Matthew Holman
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
11/06/03 John Mather
(Goddard Space Flight Center)
The James Webb Space Telescope

Margaret Geller
(Optical and Infrared Astronomy)
11/13/03 Fred Adams
( University of Michigan)
Chaotic Case Studies: Sensitive dependence on initial conditions in star formation and planet formation

Charles Lada
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
11/20/03 Mitchell Begelman
(Univ. of Colorado Boulder)
Cooling Flows Sing the Blues

Aneta Siemiginowska
(High Energy Astrophysics)
11/27/03 Thanksgiving
12/04/03 Jean Brodie
(UC Observatories/Lick)
Globular Cluster Sub-Populations and Galaxy Assembly

John Huchra
(Optical and Infrared Astronomy)
12/11/03 Mario Biagioli
(Harvard University)
History of Astronomy Talk
Distance and authority in early telescopic astronomy

Owen Gingerich
(Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences)
12/18/03 Jacqueline Hewitt
LOFAR as a Radio Large-Aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope

Alyssa Goodman
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
Additional Information
Time: Tea - 3:30 PM
Talk - 4:00 PM
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Building D, Center for Astrophysics (unless noted otherwise) [Directions]
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Organizing Committee: Scott Kenyon and Antonella Fruscione
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