CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2005
 
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Date Speaker Topic Host
01/20/05 Phil Gregory
(University of British Columbia)
A Bayesian Revolution in Spectral Analysis

[Video of the Presentation]
Vinay Kashyap
(High Energy Astrophysics)
01/27/05 Renu Malhotra
(University of Arizona)
The Kuiper Belt as a Planetary Debris Disk
Postponed


Scott Kenyon
(Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences)
02/03/05 Avi Loeb
(Center for Astrophysics)
Mapping Cosmic Hydrogen in the Infant Universe

[Video of the Presentation]
Lincoln Greenhill
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
02/10/05 Neal Evans
(University of Texas)
Star Formation in Context

[Video of the Presentation]
Phil Myers
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
02/17/05 Marta Volonteri
(Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)
Hierarchical Assembly of Massive Black Holes

[Video of the Presentation]
Martin Elvis
(High Energy Astrophysics)
02/24/05 Luis Ho
(Carnegie Observatories)
Black Hole Demographics in the Local Universe

[Video of the Presentation]
Paul Ho
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
03/03/05 Pepi Fabbiano
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Investigating galaxy evolution with Chandra

[Video of the Presentation]
Jonathan Grindlay
(High Energy Astrophysics Division)
03/10/05 Marcelo Gleiser
(Dartmouth College)
History of Astronomy Lecture
A Few Lessons from Kepler: The Role of Mytho-Poetic Imagination in Science


[Video of the Presentation]
Owen Gingerich
(Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences)
03/17/05 Paul Ho
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Science with the Submillimeter Array

[Video of the Presentation]
James Moran
(Radio and Geoastronomy)
03/22/05 Rashid Sunyaev
(Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik; Sackler Lecture)
Sackler Lecture
The Sky in Hard X-Rays


[The video of this talk is not available .]
Charles Alcock
(Director, CfA)
03/31/05 Edward B. Churchwell
(The University of Wisconsin)
Recent Results from the Spitzer GLIMPSE Legacy Science Program

[Video of the Presentation]
Tom Megeath
(Optical Infrared Division)
04/07/05 Eliot Quataert
(Univ. of California, Berkeley)
Bok Prize Lecture
Gas Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei: Starbursts and AGN Fueling


[Video of the Presentation]
Ramesh Narayan
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
04/13/05 Ewine van Dishoeck
(Leiden Observatory)
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Lecture
Ice Cold and Steaming Hot: Spitzer Observations of Gas and Dust in Star- and Planet-Forming Regions


[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
(Director)
04/14/05 Eric Mamajek
(Center for Astrophysics Clay Fellow)
Clay Fellow Symposium
What Can Nearby, Young Stars Tell Us About Star and Planet Formation?


[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
(Director)
04/21/05 Chris Done
(University of Durham)
Accretion onto black holes: from galactic binaries to AGN

[Video of the Presentation]
Aneta Siemiginowska
(High Energy Astrophysics Division)
04/28/05 Jaymie M. Matthews
(University of British Columbia)
Probing Pulsations and Planets with a Humble Space Telescope: Results of Ultraprecise Photometry from Canada's MOST Microsat

Dimitar Sasselov
(Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences)
05/05/05 James Liebert
(University of Arizona)
White Dwarfs from the SDSS as Tracers of the Ages amd Evolution of Populations in the Galaxy

[Video of the Presentation]
Rosanne Di Stefano
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
05/12/05 Neil Gehrels
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Gamma Ray Burst Discoveries by the Swift Mission

[Video of the Presentation]
Stephen Murray
(High Energy Astrophysics Division)
05/19/05 Lee Smolin
(Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Astrophysical tests of quantum gravity

[Video of the Presentation]
Margaret Geller
(Optical and Infrared Astronomy)
05/26/05 Richard French
(Whitin Observatory, Wellesley College)
Saturn's Rings in the Cassini Era

[Video of the Presentation]
Brian McLeod
(Optical and Infrared Astronomy)
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: Antonella Fruscione and Ramesh Narayan
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