CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2005
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Date Speaker Topic Host
08/25/05 Bob Lin
(Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley)
Particle Acceleration by the Sun

Ed DeLuca
09/08/05 Andrew Knoll
(Harvard, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Opportunity, Meridiani, and the Search for Life on Mars

[Video of the Presentation]
Dimitar Sasselov
09/15/05 Renu Malhotra
(University of Arizona)
The Origin of Planetary Impactors in the Inner Solar System

Matt Holman
09/22/05 Steven Stahler
(UC Berkeley)
Unsolved Problems in Star Formation

[Video of the Presentation]
Gary Melnick
09/29/05 Gary Da Costa
(Mt. Stromlo Observatory, The Australian National Observatory)
The Structure of the Sculptor and Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

[Video of the Presentation]
Nelson Caldwell
10/06/05 Peter Barthel
(Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,Groningen)
To be or not to be active

[Video of the Presentation]
Belinda Wilkes
10/13/05 Giuseppe Gavazzi
(Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
The Evolution of Evolved Galaxies

[Video of the Presentation]
Antonella Fruscione
10/20/05 Bryan Gaensler
Magnetars and Their Environments

[Video of the Presentation]
Josh Grindlay
10/27/05 Amy Barger
(University of Wisconsin)
AGN Evolution

[Video of the Presentation]
Nelson Caldwell
11/03/05 Stephane Udry
(University of Geneva)
From Hot Jupiters to Hot Neptunes and below

[Video of the Presentation]
David Latham
11/10/05 Rosanne Di Stefano
Mesolensing: Discovering Nearby Stellar Remnants and Low-Mass Dwarfs

[Video of the Presentation]
Ramesh Narayan
11/17/05 Marla Geha
(Carnegie Observatories)
Dwarf Disk Galaxies: Exploring Dynamics and Baryon Content at the Faint-end of the Luminosity Function

[Video of the Presentation]
Charles Alcock
11/24/05 Thanksgiving
12/01/05 Matt Holman
The Use of Transit Timing to Detect Extrasolar Planets

[Video of the Presentation]
Joshua Winn
12/08/05 Sara Schechner
(Harvard, History of Science Department)
Politics and the Dimensions of the Solar System: John Winthrop's Observations of the Transits of Venus in 1761 and 1769

[Video of the Presentation]
Owen Gingerich
12/15/05 Mario Mateo
(University of Michigan)
The Darkest Galaxies: Kinematics and Dark Matter in the Dwarf Spheroidal Satellites of the Milky Way

Andrew Szentgyorgyi
Additional Information
Time: Tea - 3:30 PM
Talk - 4:00 PM
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Building D, CfA [Directions]
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