CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2009
 
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Date Speaker Topic Host
09/03/09 Andrew MacFadyen
(NYU)
Extreme Stellar Explosions - The Dynamics and Observational Signatures of Gamma-Ray Bursts

[Video of the Presentation]
Edo Berger
09/10/09 Chris Carilli
(NRAO)
Radio observations of galaxy formation

[Video of the Presentation]
Aneta siemiginowska
09/17/09 Chris Reynolds
(University of Maryland, College Park)
The subtle physics of black hole accretion

[Video of the Presentation]
Julia Lee
09/24/09 Aristotle Socrates
(IAS)
The Eddington Limit in Cosmic Rays

Alison Farmer
10/01/09 Jason Kalirai
(STSCI)
Stellar Evolution, Mass Loss, and Dead Stars

[Video of the Presentation]
Jay Strader
10/08/09 Marla Geha
(Yale)
The Darkest Galaxies

[Video of the Presentation]
Anna Frebel
10/15/09 Alyssa Goodman
(Harvard/CfA)
Holistic Star Formation

[Video of the Presentation]
Edo Berger
10/22/09 Roger Romani
(Stanford)
Fermi LAT Pulsars: The New Gamma-ray View of the Pulsar Machine

Pat Slane
10/29/09 Ruth Murray-Clay
(CfA)
Frontier Planets: Wide Separation Giants and Hot Super-Earths

[Video of the Presentation]
Daniel Fabrycky
11/05/09 Scott Hughes
(MIT)
The gravitational two-body problem in general relativity

[Video of the Presentation]
Alicia Soderberg
11/12/09 Ralph Kraft
(CfA)
An X-ray Study of the Nearest Radio Galaxy - Centaurus A

Christine Jones
11/19/09 Nathan Smith
(UC Berkeley)
Eta Carinae and Pre-Supernova Temper Tantrums of Massive Stars

[Video of the Presentation]
Ryan Foley
12/03/09 Nick Scoville
(Caltech)
Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Evolution

Martin Elvis
12/10/09 Mateusz Ruszkowski
(U. of Michigan)
Shaken and stirred: conduction and turbulence in clusters of galaxies

[Video of the Presentation]
Paul Nulsen
12/17/09 Ryan Foley
(CfA / Clay Fellow)
Clay Fellowship Lecture:
Type Ia Supernovae are NOT Standard Candles (but Dark Energy Still Exists)


[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
Additional Information
Time: Tea - 3:30 PM
Talk - 4:00 PM
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Building D, Center for Astrophysics (unless noted otherwise) [Directions]
Information and instructions for Colloquium speakers.
Information for local hosts.
Organizing Committee: Edo Berger and Aneta Siemiginowska
Webmaster: Edo Berger
 
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