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Weekly Astrophysics Seminars 2012-2013

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM on Tuesdays in Room F160
on the first floor of the Technological Institute (2145 Sheridan Road) unless otherwise noted



Fall Quarter 2012

  Date      Speaker / Seminar
  Sept. 25 Gordon Richards
    Drexel University
    How Quasars Work (and why you might care)
  Oct. 2 Brett Gladman
    University of British Columbia
    Resonant Kuiper Belt objects
  Oct. 9 Ethan Vishniac
    McMaster University
    Turbulence and the Generation of Large Scale Magnetic Fields
  Oct. 16 Ali Vanderveld
    The University of Chicago
    Challenging the Status Quo with Weak Gravitational Lensing

    *At 3:00pm
  Oct. 23 Sara Ellison
    University of Victoria
    The Frequency and Consequences of Collisions in the Early Solar System
  Oct. 30 Fausto Cattaneo
    The University of Chicago
    Turbulence and dynamo action in accretion flows
  Nov. 6 Jeremy Goodman
    Princeton University
    Quasars, Supermassive Stars, and Microlensing
  Nov. 13 Jon Jenkins
    SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center
    Recent Results from the Kepler Mission: Good Planets are Hard to Find and Vice Versa
  Nov. 30 Alyssa Goodman
    Harvard University
    The Close Relationship between Heart Disease and Sea Monsters
     (or, why good high-dimensional data visualization can solve almost any problem!)

    *At 11:00am


Past Astrophysics Seminars