Fall Semester 2011

Date Speaker Title
Monday, September 12, 2011 Diana Worrall,
University of Bristol
Active-Galaxy Jets: an Exhausting Business
Monday, September 19, 2011 Elke Roediger,
Jacobs University Bremen
Understanding Dynamical Galaxy Clusters: Combining Observations and Simulations
Monday, September 26, 2011 Daisuke Nagai,
Yale University
Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters
Monday, October 3, 2011 Helen Kirk,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Mass Segregation in Clustered and Isolated Star-Forming Environments
Monday, October 17, 2011 Jeff Hall,
Lowell Observatory
Fifty Years of Stargazing: Stellar Cycles at Lowell Observatory
Monday, October 24, 2011 Smadar Naoz,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Origin of Retrograde Hot Jupiters
Monday, October 31, 2011 Thomas Dame,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Milky Way as a Grand Design Spiral
Monday, November 7, 2011 Catherine Espaillat,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Planet Formation in Dusty Disks Around Young Stars
Monday, November 14, 2011 No Seminar No Seminar
Monday, November 21, 2011 Kevin Schawinski,
Yale University
The Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes
Monday, November 28, 2011 Thomas Bania,
Boston University
The Green Bank Telescope H II Region Discovery Survey
Monday, December 5, 2011 Barry Madore,
Carnegie Observatories
Decoding the Schmidt Law: What Can We Know about Star Formation?
Monday, December 12, 2011 Maryam Modjaz,
New York University
Stellar Forensics with Supernovae & GRBs