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Visitors 2012-2013

  Dates   Visitor
  Aug. 30 Jörg Weingrill
    Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
     IC4756: Cluster Membership and Stellar Rotation Periods
  June 17
  - June 23
Mark Wardle
    Macquarie University
  May 28 Fred Ciesla
    University of Chicago
    The Frequency and Consequences of Collisions in the Early Solar System
  May 23
Dieter Hartmann
    Clemson University
    Gamma Ray Bursts: A Brief History and Discussion of their Use as Probes
  May 16
Neil Cornish
    Montana State University
    Tides and Hot Jupiters
  May 14 Enrico Vesperini
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters
  May 9 Antonis Manousakis
    N.Copernicus Astronomical Center
    Accretion in Supergiant High Mass X-ray Binaries
  May 6 Tim Slater
    University of Wyoming
    Are You Really Teaching If No One is Learning? The Impact of Discipline-based Education Research
  April 30 Fabio Antonini
    Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
    Explaining the Orbits of the S-stars at the Galactic Center
  April 30
  Leo Singer
    California Institute of Technology<
    The Road to Multimessenger Astronomy with Advanced LIGO
  April 23 John Lacy
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Gas Motions in Compact HII Regions and the Galactic Center
  April 11 Alexandros Gianninas
    University of Oklahoma
    The ELM Survey: Searching for Type Ia Progenitors and Gravitational Wave Sources
  April 9 Daniel Fabrycky
    University of Chicago
    Mutual Inclinations and Circumbinary Planets from Kepler
  April 8
Andrew Brown
    University of Southampton
    Computing beyond a million processors: Biologically-inspired massively-parallel architectures
  April 4 Jim Fuller
    Cornell University
    Tidal Synchronization, Heating, and Novae in Binary White Dwarfs
  March 19 Christine Jones-Forman
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Major Cluster Mergers and Outbursts from Active Galactic Nuclei in Cool core Clusters
  March 13
  - March 14
Andrew Youdin
    JILA, University of Colorado
    The Origin of Planetesimals
  March 12 Josh Carter
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Photodynamics: Revealing the Secrets of the Lowest-mass Planets and Stars
  Feb. 26 Amber Straughn
    NASA Goddard
    Hubble's New Eyes: Three+ Years of Discovery with Wide Field Camera 3 and Looking to the Future
     with JWST
  Feb. 4
  - Feb. 13
Jacqueline Radigan
    Space Telescope Science Institute
    Weather on Substellar Worlds: observations of cloud and weather phenomena in the
     atmospheres of cool brown dwarfs
  Feb. 7
Aaron Boley
    University of Florida
    Exploring the Solar System's Violent Past: Combining Through Astrophysics and Meteoritics
  Feb. 6 Nick Stone
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  Feb. 4
Leslie Rogers
    Formation, Interior Structure and Habitable Zone of Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Exoplanets
  Jan. 31
  - Feb. 1
Bence Kocsis
    Harvard University
    Zooming in on Galactic Nuclei at the Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
  Jan. 28
  - Jan. 29
Shane Davis
    University of Toronto
    The Thermal Stability of Radiation Dominated Accretion Flows
  Jan. 22
  - Jan. 23

John E. Vaillancourt
    USRA and NASA Ames Research Center
    Dust and Polarization in the Interstellar Medium

  Jan. 22 Aristotle Socrates
    Tides and Hot Jupiters
  Jan. 17
  - Jan. 18

Claude-André Faucher-Giguère
    University of California, Berkeley
    The Physics of Galaxy Formation: Gas, Stars, & Black Holes
  Jan. 14
  - Jan. 15
Kaitlin Kratter
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Looking Ahead: Planets and their Binaries
  Dec. 13
  - Dec. 20
Vivien Raymond
    California Institute of Technology
  Dec. 6 Josh Faber
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    The Present and Future for the Einstein Toolkit
  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!)
  Nov. 26 John W. Hewitt
    UMBC/NASA Goddard
    Probing Galactic cosmic-ray accelerators in gamma-rays with Fermi-LAT
  Nov. 12
  - Nov. 16
Jill P. Naiman
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    The Curious Case of Multiple Main Sequences in Stellar Clusters
  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. 12 Belinda Wilkes
    Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
    Probing star formation and nuclear structure in high-z, 3CRR Radio Sources
  Nov. 6 Jeremy Goodman
    Princeton University
    Quasars, Supermassive Stars, and Microlensing
  Oct. 30 Fausto Cattaneo
    The University of Chicago
    Turbulence and dynamo action in accretion flows
  Nov. 7
  - Nov. 9
Tim Linden
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Understanding High Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from the Galactic Center
  Oct. 24
  - Oct. 26
Tim Morton
    California Institute of Technology
    Enabling the Kepler Exoplanet Census
  Oct. 22
  - Oct. 24
Nicholas McConnell
    University of California, Berkeley
  Oct. 23 Sara Ellison
    University of Victoria
    The Frequency and Consequences of Collisions in the Early Solar System
  Oct. 16 Ali Vanderveld
    The University of Chicago
    The Frequency and Consequences of Collisions in the Early Solar System
  Oct. 11
  - Oct. 12
Sean T. McWilliams
    Princeton University
    Electromagnetic Precursors to Compact Object Mergers
  Oct. 9 Ethan Vishniac
    McMaster University
    Turbulence and the Generation of Large Scale Magnetic Fields
  Oct. 3
  - Oct. 5
Bekki Dawson
    Harvard University
    Some Assembly Required: Nature's Instruction Booklet for Planetary Migration
  Oct. 2 Brett Gladman
    University of British Columbia
    Resonant Kuiper Belt objects
  Sept. 25 Gordon Richards
    Drexel University
    How Quasars Work (and why you might care)
  Sept. 14
  Richard de Grijs
    Peking University
    Star Cluster Formation and Early Evolution: the Big Picture

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