RON WEBBINK (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

 Dates of visit:

December 3-4, 2009
 E-mail: webbink(at)astro.uiuc.edu
 

ALESSIA GUALANDRIS (Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics)

 Dates of visit:

November 29 - December 3, 2009
 E-mail: alessiag(at)mpa-garching.mpg.de
 
 December 1: Astrophysics Seminar
“Young Stars in the Galactic Center”

BRET LEHMER (Johns Hopkins University)

 Dates of visit:

November 12-13, 2009
 E-mail: blehmer(at)pha.jhu.edu
 

PANAYIOTIS TZANAVARIS (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

 Dates of visit:

November 12-13, 2009
 E-mail: panayiotis.tzanavaris(at)nasa.gov
 

LEIGH JENKINS (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

 Dates of visit:

November 12-13, 2009
 E-mail: Leigh.Jenkins(at)nasa.gov
 

ANN HORNSCHEMEIER (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

 Dates of visit:

November 11-13, 2009
 E-mail: ann.h.cardiff(at)nasa.gov
 
 November 11: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“The International X-ray Observatory (IXO)”

SCOTT GAUDI (Ohio State University)

 Dates of visit:

November 10-11, 2009
 E-mail: gaudi(at)astronomy.ohio-state.edu
 
 November 10: Astrophysics Seminar
“The Demographics of Exoplanets with Gravitational Microlensing”

SOKO MATSUMURA (University of Maryland)

 Dates of visit:

November 5-7, 2009
 E-mail: soko(at)astro.umd.edu
 

JOSH WINN (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 Dates of visit:

November 5-6, 2009
 E-mail: jwinn(at)space.mit.edu
 
 November 5: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Exoplanetary Spin-Orbit Alignment (and Misalignment)”

RON WEBBINK (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

 Dates of visit:

October 7, 2009
 E-mail: webbink(at)astro.uiuc.edu
 

TIM LINDEN (University of California, Santa Barbara)

 Dates of visit:

October 6-9, 2009
 E-mail: trlinden(at)gmail.com
 
 October 9: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“The Prospects for Indirect Detection of Dark Matter - Analysis of the WMAP Haze”

CHRIS BELCZYNSKI (New Mexico State University)

 Dates of visit:

September 25 - October 2, 2009
 E-mail: kbelczyn(at)nmsu.edu
 

SMADAR NAOZ (Tel Aviv University)

 Dates of visit:

September 20-26, 2009
 E-mail: smadar(at)wise.tau.ac.il
 
 September 24: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“The First Generation of Galaxies and 21cm Fluctuations”

JOHN FREGEAU (University of California, Santa Barbara)

 Dates of visit:

August 27-31, 2009
 E-mail: fregeau(at)kitp.ucsb.edu
 
 August 28: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“White Dwarf Birth Kicks in Star Clusters”

DIEGO FAZI (California Institute of Technology)

 Dates of visit:

August 1-6, 2009
 E-mail: fazi_d(at)ligo.caltech.edu
 

JEREMY SEPINSKY (University of Scranton)

 Dates of visit:

July 26 - August 6, 2009
 E-mail: sepinskyj2(at)scranton.edu
 

TIM LINDEN (University of California, Santa Cruz)

 Dates of visit:

July 23-27, 2009
 E-mail: tlinden(at)ucsc.edu
 

RICHARD O'SHAUGHNESSY (Penn State University)

 Dates of visit:

July 20-22, 2009
 E-mail: oshaughn(at)gravity.psu.edu
 
 URL: Richard O'Shaughnessy's homepage

MARCO CAVAGLIÀ (The University of Mississippi)

 Dates of visit:

July 8-9, 2009
 E-mail: cavaglia(at)phy.olemiss.edu
 URL: Marco Cavaglià's homepage
 

 



 

Special Traveling Exhibit



Catch A New Wave:
Gravitational Wave Astronomy as a Probe of the Universe


Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
July 10 - August 10, 2009

Gravitational waves from outer space are passing through Chicago! This is your chance to catch them - at an exhibit brought to you by scientists from LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory and presented at the Alder Planetarium. Visit Adler to experience and learn about gravitational waves, one of Einstein's most intriguing predictions stemming from his gravity theory of general relativity.

Catch A New Wave will give you a hands-on experience with the basic physical nature of gravitational waves and its effect on space-time, as well as with the technology making LIGO reality.

Exhibit website at Adler
Adler Planetarium's website
LIGO Public Website
 

NATALIE HINKEL (Arizona State University)

 Dates of visit:

June 22, 2009
 E-mail: natalie.hinkel(at)asu.edu
 
 June 22: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Simulating Stellar Clusters; One Step at a Time”

WILL FARR (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 Dates of visit:

June 18-19, 2009
 E-mail: farr(at)mit.edu
 URL: Will Farr's homepage
 

SHERRY SUYU (University of Bonn)

 Dates of visit:

June 10-15, 2009
 E-mail: suyu(at)astro.uni-bonn.de
 URL: Sherry Suyu's homepage
 
 June 15: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Dissecting the Gravitational Lens B1608+656: Implications for the Hubble Constant”

ADAM BURROWS (Princeton University)

 Dates of visit:

May 22, 2009
 E-mail: burrows(at)astro.princeton.edu
 URL: Adam Burrow's homepage
 
 May 22: Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
“Mechanisms of Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions”

ALBERTO SESANA (Penn State University)

 Dates of visit:

May 20-24, 2009
 E-mail: alberto(at)gravity.psu.edu
 URL: Alberto Sesana's homepage
 
 May 21: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Prospects for Gravitational Wave Detection with Forthcoming Pulsar Timing Arrays”

EVERT GLEBBEEK (McMaster University)

 Dates of visit:

May 18-21, 2009
 E-mail: glebbeek(at)mcmaster.ca
 URL: Evert Glebbeek's homepage
 
 May 20: Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Modelling the evolution of stellar collision runaways”

HSIAO-WEN CHEN (University of Chicago)

 Dates of visit:

May 12, 2009
 E-mail: hcchen(at)odjob.uchicago.edu
 URL: Hsiao-Wen Chen's homepage
 
 May 12: Astrophysics Seminar
“Gamma-ray Burst Afterglows as New Probes”

BENJAMIN KNISPEL (AEI, Hannover)

 Dates of visit:

April 25 - May 1, 2009
 E-mail: benjamin.knispel(at)aei.mpg.de
 URL: Benjamin Knispel's homepage
 
 April 30: Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
“Searching Radio Pulsars in Tight Binaries with Einstein@Home and PALFA”

TJ COX (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

 Dates of visit:

April 27 - April 29, 2009
 E-mail: tcox(at)cfa.harvard.edu
 URL: TJ Cox's homepage
 
 April 28: Astrophysics Seminar
“Using Numerical Simulations to Study the Formation and Evolution of Galaxies”

MAXIM LYUTIKOV (Purdue University)

 Dates of visit:

April 21, 2009
 E-mail: lutikov(at)purdue.edu
 URL: Maxim Lyutikov's homepage
 
 April 21: Astrophysics Seminar
“The Double Pulsar as Jupiter: Testing Theories of Gravity, Plasma Physics and Pulsar Radio Emission”

JONATHAN GAIR (Cambridge University)

 Dates of visit:

April 14-22, 2009
 E-mail: jgair(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
 URL: Jonathan Gair's homepage
 
 April 15: Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
Astrophysics and Cosmology with LISA Gravitational Wave Sources”

JONATHAN McKINNEY (Stanford University)

 Dates of visit:

December 8-9, 2008
 E-mail: jmckinne(at)stanford.edu
 URL: Jonathan McKinney's homepage
 
 December 8: Special Colloquium
“General Relativistic Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Disks and Jets”

YUEXING LI (Harvard University)

 Dates of visit:

December 4-5, 2008
 E-mail: yxli(at)cfa.harvard.edu
 URL: Yuexing Li's homepage
 
 December 4: Special Colloquium
“Galaxies and Quasars in the Epoch of Reionization”

YORAM LITHWICK (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)

 Dates of visit:

December 1-2, 2008
 E-mail: yoram(at)cita.utoronto.edu
 URL: Yoram Lithwick's homepage
 
 December 1: Special Colloquium
“Dynamics of Protoplanetary Disks (and of Cosmological Haloes)”

ELIZABETH TASKER (University of Florida)

 Dates of visit:

November 24-25, 2008
 E-mail: tasker(at)astro.ufl.edu
 URL: Elizabeth Tasker's homepage
 
 November 25: Special Colloquium
“Formation and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds in Disk Galaxies”

AVERY BRODERICK (Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics)

 Dates of visit:

November 20-21, 2008
 E-mail: aeb(at)cita.utoronto.ca
 URL: Avery Broderick's homepage
 
 November 20: Special Colloquium
“Imaging Black Hole Horizons”

BRANT ROBERTSON (University of Chicago)

 Dates of visit:

November 18-19, 2008
 E-mail: brant(at)kicp.uchicago.edu
 URL: Brant Robertson's homepage
 
 November 18: Special Colloquium
“The Role of Dissipative Physics In Galaxy Formation”

AVI LOEB (Harvard University)

 Dates of visit:

November 14-15, 2008
 E-mail: aloeb(at)cfa.harvard.edu
 URL: Avi Loeb's homepage
 
 November 14: Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
“Exploring New Physics in the Early Universe and Around the Black Holes”

KOSTAS TASSIS (California Institute of Technology / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

 Dates of visit:

November 13-14, 2008
 E-mail: konstantinos.tassis(at)jpl.nasa.gov
 URL: Kostas Tassis' homepage
 
 November 13: Special Colloquium
“Star Formation from AU to Mpc Scales: Simulating the Formation and Evolution of Stars and Galaxies”

GLENN VAN DE VEN (Institute for Advanced Study)

 Dates of visit:

November 11, 2008
 E-mail: glenn(at)ias.edu
 URL: Glenn van de Ven's homepage
 
 November 11: Astrophysics Seminar Speaker
“Dynamical structure and evolution of early-type galaxies unraveled with integral-field spectroscopy”

RAMESH NARAYAN (Harvard University)

 Dates of visit:

October 14, 2008
 E-mail: rnarayan(at)cfa.harvard.edu
 URL: Ramesh Narayan's homepage
 
 October 14: Astrophysics Seminar Speaker
“Measuring Black Hole Spin”

JOHN SEIRADAKIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

 Dates of visit:

September 19-20, 2008
 E-mail: jhs(at)astro.auth.gr
 URL: John Seiradakis' homepage
 
 September 19: Special Event at Adler Planetarium
“The Antikythera Mechanism: Astronomy and Technology in Ancient Greece”