CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2010
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Date Speaker Topic Host
01/21/10 Judith Croston
(University of Southampton)
The physics of radio lobes: particle content, energetics and environments

[Video of the Presentation]
Dan Harris
01/28/10 Scott Ransom
Detecting Gravitational Waves (and doing other cool physics) with Millisecond Pulsars

[Video of the Presentation]
Alicia Soderberg
02/04/10 Anna Frebel
(CfA / Clay Fellow)
Clay Fellowship Lecture:
Stellar Archaeology: New Science with Old stars

[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
02/11/10 Bruce Macintosh
Images and spectra of an extrasolar planetary system

[Video of the Presentation]
Ruth Murray-Clay
02/18/10 Rob Simcoe
Early Galaxy Formation and the Chemical Enrichment of Intergalactic Matter

[Video of the Presentation]
Edo Berger
02/25/10 Dave Latham
Super-Earths and Life

Matt Holman
03/04/10 Giovanni Fazio
Observing the High Redshift (z > 5) Universe with Spitzer: Cold and Warm

[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
03/11/10 Mark Krumholz
(UC Santa Cruz)
Understanding the Star Formation Rate

Stella Offner
03/18/10 Vicky Kalogera
Binary Compact Objects and their Powerful Astrophysics

[Video of the Presentation]
Alicia Soderberg
03/25/10 Alice Shapley
The ISM in Star-forming Galaxies at z~2-3: Surprising New Insights

[Video of the Presentation]
Edo Berger
04/01/10 Margaret Meixner
(STScI / Visiting Scientist at CfA)
The Life Cycle of Matter in the Magellanic Clouds: Insights from the Spitzer SAGE Surveys

[Video of the Presentation]
Jay Strader
04/08/10 Avishai Dekel
(Hebrew University)
High-z Galaxy Formation in the Standard Cosmology

[Video of the Presentation]
Yuval Birnboim
04/15/10 Juan Antonio Belmonte
(Instituto De Astrofisica de Canarias)
TEMPLES, STARS AND PYRAMIDS: selected results of the Egyptian-Spanish Mission on the archaeoastronomy of ancient Egypt.

[Video of the Presentation]
Owen Gingerich
04/22/10 Peter McCullough
(STScI / Visiting Scientist at CfA)
Discovery and Characterization of Transiting Extrasolar Planets

Christopher Burke
04/29/10 Tim de Zeeuw
(ESO (Director General))
ESO and the E-ELT

Charles Alcock
05/06/10 Feryal Ozel
(University of Arizona)
Astrophysical Measurement of the Equation of State of Neutron Star Matter

James Moran
05/13/10 Reinhard Genzel
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Lecture:
Formation and Evolution of Massive Galactic Disks at z~1-2

James Moran
05/20/10 Sean Andrews
pH Lecture:
Planet-forming Disks Around Young Stars

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]
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Organizing Committee: Edo Berger and Aneta Siemiginowska
Webmaster: Edo Berger
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