CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2007
 
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Date Speaker Topic Host
09/06/07 Omer Blaes
(UC Santa Barbara)
Radiation MHD Simulations of the Vertical Structure of Black Hole Accretion Disks

Jeff McClintock
09/13/07 Michael Blanton
(New York University)
What Low Luminosity Galaxies Tell Us About Cosmology

Beth Willman
09/20/07 Andrea Ghez
(UCLA)
Sackler Lecture:
Bringing our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole and its Environs into Focus with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics


[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
09/27/07 Deepto Chakrabarty
( MIT )
Spin and Magnetic Evolution of Millisecond X-ray Pulsars

[Video of the Presentation]
Jonathan Grindlay
10/04/07 Justin Kasper
(CfA)
Breaking the Ionospheric Barrier: The Murchison Wide-field Array and the Return of Low Frequency Radio Astronomy

[Video of the Presentation]
Leon Golub
10/11/07 Jeremiah P. Ostriker
(Princeton University)
X-Ray Emitting Clusters of Galaxies - How Do They Work and How Can We Use Them?

[Video of the Presentation]
Harvey Tananbaum Alexey Vikhlinin
10/18/07 Charles Lada
(CfA)
Dark Nebular Cores and the Origin of Stellar Masses

[Video of the Presentation]
Ramesh Narayan
10/25/07 Dan Hooper
(FermiLab)
Hot On The Trail of Particle Dark Matter

Doug Finkbeiner
11/01/07 Paul Green
(CfA)
Black Holes in the Blue Yonder - the Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP)

[Video of the Presentation]
Aneta Siemiginowska
11/08/07 Martha Haynes
(Cornell University)
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Lecture:
HI Cosmology in the Local Universe with ALFALFA


[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
11/15/07 Alison Coil
(University of Arizona)
Galaxies, Dark Matter and Black Holes at z=1

[Video of the Presentation]
Giovanni Fazio
11/29/07 Julia Lee
(Harvard University)
The dirt on dust composition: an X-ray perspective

[Video of the Presentation]
Jonathan Grindlay
12/06/07 Frederick Baganoff
(MIT)
How Luminous Was the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole in the Past?

[Video of the Presentation]
Aneta Siemiginowska Mark Reid
12/13/07 Max Tegmark
(MIT)
New clues about inflation, dark matter and dark energy

[Video of the Presentation]
Doug Finkbeiner
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: Douglas Finkbeiner and Aneta Siemiginowska
Webmaster: Douglas Finkbeiner
 
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