CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2008
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Date Speaker Topic Host
09/04/08 Zeljko Ivezic
(University of Washington)
Mapping the Milky Way with SDSS and LSST

[Video of the Presentation]
Douglas Finkbeiner
09/11/08 Suvi Gezari
(Johns Hopkins)
Flares from Starving Beasts: The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes

[Video of the Presentation]
Martin Elvis
09/18/08 J. Richard Bond
Gruber Prize Lecture "The Cosmology of Now and Then Through the First Light" -- Radcliffe Gymnasium

Charles Alcock
09/25/08 James Evans
(Program in Science, Technology and Society, University of Puget Sound)
Gravity in the Century of Light: The Gravitation Theory of Georges-Louis Le Sage

[Video of the Presentation]
Owen Gingerich
10/02/08 Guinevere Kauffmann
(Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics)
Galaxies and their Supermassive Black Holes: Lessons from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

[Video of the Presentation]
Aneta Siemiginowska
10/09/08 Donald W. Kurtz
(University of Central Lancashire)

[Video of the Presentation]
Dave Latham
10/16/08 Andy Fabian
(IoA, Cambridge)
The cool stuff in the cores of clusters of galaxies

[Video of the Presentation]
Julia Lee
10/23/08 Avi Loeb
New Frontiers in the Early Universe and Around Black Holes

[Video of the Presentation]
James Moran
10/30/08 Volker Springel
Into the darkness: Predicting the distribution of dark matter in our Galaxy

[Video of the Presentation]
Lars Hernquist
11/06/08 Henrietta Leavitt Symposium 100th Anniversary of Henrietta Leavitt's Cepheid Period-Luminosity Relation -- Note: The talks are scheduled from 12pm - 5pm

Nancy Evans
11/13/08 Scott Kenyon
Formation and Evolution of Planets and Debris Disks

[Video of the Presentation]
Nancy Brickhouse
11/20/08 Shep Doeleman
(MIT / Haystack)
Approaching the event horizon: submm-VLBI of SgrA*

[Video of the Presentation]
Jim Moran
12/04/08 Pierluigi Belli
(Roma 2 "Tor Vergata")
Signals from the Universe: from DAMA/NaI to DAMA/LIBRA

[Video of the Presentation]
Douglas Finkbeiner
12/11/08 Jill Knapp
(Princeton University)
Star Formation in the Taurus Dark Clouds

[Video of the Presentation]
Alyssa Goodman
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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