CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2013
 
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Date Speaker Topic Host
01/24/13 Owen Gingerich
(Harvard/CfA)
THE GREATEST MYTH IN THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY

[Video of the Presentation]
01/31/13 Phil Hopkins
(UC Berkeley)
Bok Prize Lecture: A New Approach to Turbulence: The Origins of ISM Structure, Stellar Clustering and the IMF, and (perhaps?) Planet Formation

[Video of the Presentation]
Avi Loeb
02/07/13 Megan Urry
(Yale)
Cosmic Black Hole Growth and Galaxy Co-Evolution

[Video of the Presentation]
Harvey Tananbaum
02/14/13 Steve Furlanetto
(UCLA)
The (Not Quite) First Galaxies in the Universe

[Video of the Presentation]
Avi Loeb
02/21/13 Michael McDonald
(MIT)
The Phoenix Cluster: A New Lease on Life for Cooling Flows (and other exciting results from the South Pole Telescope)

[Video of the Presentation]
Paul Nulsen
02/28/13 Armin Rest
(STScI)
An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historic Supernovae and Stellar Eruptions

[Video of the Presentation]
Ryan Foley
03/07/13 Neta Bahcall
(Princeton)
Cecilia Payne-Gaposhkin Lecture: Where is the dark matter?

[Video of the Presentation]
03/14/13 Fiona Harrison
(Caltech)
Unveiling the High Energy X-ray Sky with the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

[Video of the Presentation]
Josh Grindlay
03/21/13 Bryan Gaensler
(U. of Sydney)
Cosmic Magnetism

[Video of the Presentation]
Pat Slane
03/28/13 Katherine Blundell
(Oxford)
Modes of mass loss from microquasars

Martin Elvis
04/04/13 Joe Silk
(Universite Pierre et Marie Curie)


[Video of the Presentation]
Doug Finkbeiner
04/11/13 Lars Bildsten
(KITP/UCSB)
New Insights into Stellar Interiors from Asteroseismology

[Video of the Presentation]
04/18/13 Eric Becklin
(UCLA)
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA): Overview and The First Science Results

[Video of the Presentation]
Giovanni Fazio
04/25/13
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05/02/13 pH lecture: Matthew Walker
(CfA)
Galactic Dynamics and the Nature of Dark Matter

[Video of the Presentation]
05/09/13 Joshua A. Frieman
(U.Chicago / Fermilab)
The Dark Energy Survey

[Video of the Presentation]
Molly Swanson
05/16/13 Adam Kraus
(CfA)
Clay Lecture: Giant Planets Caught at Formation

[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
05/23/13 Marijn Franx
(Leiden Observatory)
Sackler Lecture: Observing the evolution of galaxies

[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.
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Organizing Committee: Sean Andrews, and Alexey Vikhlinin
Webmaster: Sean Andrews
 
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