CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2006
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Date Speaker Topic Host
09/07/06 Joergen Christensen-Dalsgaard
(University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Helio- and asteroseismology: windows on stellar interiors
James Arthur Lecture

[Video of the Presentation]
Sylvain Korzennik
09/14/06 David Kaplan
Nearby, Thermally Emitting Neutron Stars: Laboratories for Extreme Physics

Pat Slane
09/21/06 Jack Hughes
(Rutgers University)
New Insights into the Physics of Supernovae and their Remnants: A Comprehensive X-ray Study of SN 1572

[Video of the Presentation]
Pat Slane
09/28/06 Christy Tremonti
(University of Arizona)
Post-starburst Galaxies and Fossil Galactic Winds: new constraints on feedback and the starburst-AGN connection

[Video of the Presentation]
Nelson Caldwell
10/05/06 Greg Laughlin
(UC Santa Cruz)
Extrasolar Planets

[Video of the Presentation]
David Charbonneau
10/12/06 Jeff McClintock
The Spin of the Near-Extreme Kerr Black Hole GRS 1915+105

[Video of the Presentation]
Ramesh Narayan
10/19/06 Alexander Vilenkin
(Tufts University)
The principle of mediocrity

[Video of the Presentation]
Doug Finkbeiner
10/26/06 David Bennett
(Notre Dame)
Detection of Low-Mass Extrasolar Planets by Gravitational Microlensing

Charles Alcock
11/09/06 Niel Brandt
(Penn State University)
Adventuring Through the Distant X-ray Universe: Recent Results from the Chandra Deep Field Surveys

Jeff McClintock
11/16/06 Gary Schmidt
(University of Arizona)
Funnels, Siphons, and Winds, "Oh, My!" The Weird and Wonderful World of Magnetic Accretion

Belinda Wilkes
11/30/06 Ellen Zweibel
(University of Wisconsin)
Primordial Generation of Magnetic Fields

Ed DeLuca
12/07/06 Michael McCarthy
The First Negative Molecular Ion in the Interstellar Gas

Pat Thaddeus
12/14/06 Steven Dick
(NASA Headquarters)
Astrobiology and the Biological Universe

Owen Gingerich
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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