Pizza Lunch is our the weekly gathering of the Astronomy Department to make announcements, learn about visitors for the week and (most importantly) talk to each other about science we're interested in. Visitors are invited to tell us a little about what they are working on (chalkboard-style for 5-10 mins or less), but the majority of the time is reserved for local faculty, research scientists, postdocs, grads and undergrads."

Date Who Subject Who Subject Who Subject Who Subject
Sep 25 David Levitan (Caltech) PTF
Oct 2 Deborah Bard (Stanford) Weak Lensing/LSST
Oct 9 Bob Penna (Harvard) The alpha viscosity prescription in relativistic accretion disks Sarah Miller (Caltech/UC Riverside) A Test of IMF Evolution
Oct 16 Dan 1st year students
Oct 23 James Guillochon (UCSC) 2nd year students Dan
Oct 30 Alkistis Pourtsidou (Bologna) 21cm BAO Reshmi NO PIZZA LUNCH today because of Sandy
Nov 6 NO pizza lunch, please VOTE
Nov 13 Zoltan and Matt Larson Fest Josh Peek FAST Daniel Szomoru Compact galaxies and color gradients
Nov 20 Josh Schroeder Fermi Symposium Report ReshmiNews from the VHE front Josh Peek Fast Matt et al. Enzo workshop in Georgia
Nov 27 Andrea Ferrara (Pisa) High Redshift Universe Ludwig Oster things he has been thinking about Jen Donovan GMC clouds and the X factor
Dec 4 Taka Tanaka (MPA) BH accretion Jules Disappearing Neutron Stars
Dec 11 Chervin Laporte (MPA) Modeling Dwarf Spheroidals Slavko Bogdanov X-rays from "Recycled" Pulsars Romain Hascoet Constraining GRB Lorentz factors from optical afterglow observations Indrek Vurm Radiative mechanisms of prompt GRB emission.