Galaxies Lunch Topic Series / Summer 2012

Galaxies Lunch is held every Thursday at noon in room 1402 (Astronomy Library). Please bring a lunch and join us if
you are interested in and/or study:

1) Observations of
2) Simulations of
3) Theories of

galaxy formation, growth, and evolution. It is an informal meeting with an aim to bring together various viewpoints
and expertise in the areas of galactic and extragalactic astronomy. The meetings cover a range of ideas including star
clusters and gas clouds as integral parts in the understanding of galaxy structure and evolution up to how galaxies
themselves serve as parts of the Universe in a cosmological context.

We will select a couple of people each week to lead an INFORMAL discussion for the following week with the
understanding that anyone should bring up science ideas, pertinent to the group, at any time. The season's
schedule of topic coordinators is listed below:

Date Topic Coordinator Topic(s) References/Links
September 6 Organizational meeting Organization of Fall 2012 Galaxies Lunch
September 13 All Current research overview
September 20 All Current research overview
September 27 Jacqueline and Ximena High-z HI
October 4 Kathryn and Jerry Too Big to Fail
October 11 Jen and Sarah Miller Hershel / Disk evolution
October 18 David H.
October 25 Gurtina The Mass of the Milky Way
November 1 Yuan and Jerry Merger Rates
November 8 Lauren Inhomogeneous Reionization
November 15 Mary/Kathryn/Gurtina Visitor: David Nidever TBA
Maureen Practice Talk
November 22 Thanksgiving Cancelled
November 29 Josh and Kathryn GAIA
Duane Practice Talk
December 6 Greg Joo / Ludwig /
December 13? Jenna/Chervin Laporte TBA / The Brightest Galaxy Clusters

Topics without scheduled dates

Organizer Topic
Kathryn + Jerry Too big NOT to fail
Mary/Kathryn/Gurtina Visitor: David Nidever Nov 15th
Kathryn + Josh GAIA
Jen Hershel
Jerry + Yuan Merger rates
Jaqueline + Ximena High-z HI
? Lyman Alpha Emitters
? NRO "Spook Scopes"