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SO N210

01/23/14 David Stevenson SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

David Stevenson, CalTech
Origin of the Moon

9/26/13 Alicia Soderberg SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Dr. Alicia Soderberg, Harvard
"Supernova Forensics"

11/21/13: Edo Berger SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Edo Berger, Harvard University
Short Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

9/12/13: George Becker SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

George Becker, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
"Insights into Cosmic Reionization from the Evolution of the UV Background"

Abstract:

11/14/13 Robert Quimby SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Dr. Robert Quimby, CalTech

"Unusually Bright Supernovae"

9/19/13 Eric F. Bell SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Prof. Eric F. Bell, University of Michigan

"The effects and importance of galaxy merging in a cosmological context"

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10/10/13 Desika Narayanan SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Desika Narayanan, Steward Observatory

"Four Myths about Galaxies in the Era of ALMA"

Abstract:
Come to this talk if you observe galaxies; or star formation;  or use ALMA; or plan to use ALMA;  or are a theorist;  or are just bored and have nothing better to do.

11/07/13 Josh Grindlay SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Prof. Josh Grindlay, Harvard
 Black Hole Variability on Days-to-Century Timescales

9/05/13 Lynne Hillenbrand SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Lynne Hillenbrand, Caltech
"New, Newly Characterized, and Time Variable Young Stars"

Abstract:
The talk will begin with a summary of emerging themes in the study of nearby young star clusters and multiple star systems, and then focus on current research in stellar/sub-stellar populations, disk-to-star accretion, and time-variable phenomena.

12/05/13 Nick Konidaris SO/NOAO Joint Colloquium Series

Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: 

Dr. Nick Konidaris,
Caltech

The SED Machine

Abstract
Wide-field telescopes, enormous CCDs, and sophisticated software pipelines have led us to the epoch of "time-domain" astronomy. Synoptic surveys are now efficient detecting new transient events. Indeed, with today's technology it is possible to discover a supernova every 20 minutes. At the same time, we have not realized the full gains of these discoveries because we lack sufficient spectroscopic capability to classify transients.  

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