Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
R&G Lunch Talks, Fall 2003 and Spring 2004
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Radio and Geoastronomy Lunch Talks (2003/4)

Fridays -- 12:30pm -- 160 Concord, Room 340 (unless otherwise noted)


August 15 Robert Estalella University of Barcelona "The dust envelope of L723" (Abstract)
August 29 Christina Walker St Andrews Univ, Scotland "Self-consistent Monte Carlo radiation transfer and the structure of Brown Dwarf disks"
September 5 Frank Bensch CfA "Radio and FIR Line Emission from Molecular Clouds in weak FUV Fields: Observations and PDR Models" (Abstract)
September 26 at 2PM in Phillips Auditorium Rashid Sunyaev Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany "Internal gas motion and turbulence in clusters of galaxies: SZ and X-Ray line profiles"
October 3 A. Stark CfA "The Physical State of Molecular Gas in the Galactic Center Region"
October 24 Jerry Mitrovica Univ. of Toronto "Sea-Level Fingerprints and Climate Dominoes" (Abstract)
Thursday November 6
2 PM in Pratt
(interferometry seminar)
Rick Perley NRAO "The Expanded Very Large Array Project: Goals, Progress, and the Future for Radio Astronomy" (Abstract)
Friday November 7
Tom Herring MIT "Analysis of the Southern California GPS Network (SCIGN) Data" (Abstract)
Friday November 14
Eric Keto CfA New techniques in spectral line modeling and the structure of Lynds clouds
Monday November 17
in Phillips Auditorium at 2:30 PM
Frank Shu Tsinghua University "Theory of the Stellar Initial Mass Function" (Abstract)
November 21 Yu Gao UMass "The Global Star Formation Law and Dense Molecular Gas in Galaxies" (Abstract)
December 5 Michael R. Meyer University of Arizona "Structure and Evolution of Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars: Placing Our Solar System in context" (Abstract)
December 12 Jonathan Tan Princeton Star Formation in Disk Galaxies: from GMCs to Star Clusters (Abstract)
January 9 Tracey DeLaney (host Bryan Gaensler) U Minnesota The Separation of Spatial and Kinematic X-ray, Radio, and Optical Components in Cassiopeia A (Abstract)
Tuesday January 13 at 11AM Kirsten Knudsen (host Jiasheng Huang) Leiden A New Deep SCUBA Survey of Gravitionally Lensing Clusters (Abstract)
January 16 Tim Robishaw Berkeley "Polarization Measurements at the GBT: Calibration, Sidelobes, and the Zeeman Effect" (Abstract)
January 23 Josh Winn CfA "The Central Images of Gravitationally Lensed Quasars" (Abstract)
January 30 Josep Miquel Girart Institut de'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya / CSIC The Illuminated Molecular Condensation Ahead of HH 2 (Abstract)
February 6 Hsiao-Wen Chen MIT "Rapid Growth of Massive Galaxies: A Paradox for Hierarchical Formation Models?" (Abstract)
February 20 No talk due to colloquium conflict
March 5 No talk due to colloquium conflict
March 12 Wouter Vlemmings Cornell Magnetic Fields in the Envelopes of Late-type Stars: Circular Polarization of Water Masers (Abstract)
March 26 Salman Hameed Smith College / UMass-Amherst Bashing Pseudoscience in Academia (Abstract)
April 2 Ted Cheung CfA and Brandeis X-ray Jets in AGN: Recent Results and Unsettled Questions (Abstract)
Monday April 5 in Pratt D.C. Backer UC Berkeley Observations and Model of the PSR J0737-3039 Double Pulsar System (Abstract)
April 16 Mike Skrutskie and John Wilson Virginia Triplespec: A New Infrared Spectrograph for 5-10 Meter Telescopes(Abstract)
April 22 Alessandro Montanari Coldigioco Geological Observatory From Sargassi to Frasassi: Holocene journey of an eel into a tectonically active mountain range (Abstract)
April 23 Lynn Matthews CfA Extraplanar HI in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies (Abstract)
April 30 Naomi McClure-Griffiths CSIRO/ATNF A new spiral arm in the fourth quadrant of the Milky Way (Abstract)
May 07 Paola Caselli INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri "The Chemical Structure of Pre-Stellar Molecular Cloud Cores" (Abstract)
Tuesday May 25 Daisuke Iono UMass/CfA "The Response of Atomic and Molecular Gas to a Disk-Disk Collision" (Abstract)
May 28 Eric Keto CfA "The Stability of Bonnor Ebert Spheres" (Abstract)
June 25 Dominic Schnitzeler Leiden "A WENSS View of the Galactic Interstellar Medium"

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