Special Seminars / Fall 2012

Talks are held on Thursdays at 4:15 pm in Pupin. Note that ALL talks must be a maximum of 30 minutes long (even if there is only one speaker). Hosts should inform speakers of this requirement.


Date Name Institution Title Abstract Host
Sep 13 Sugata Kaviraj U. Oxford/Imperial College London Early-type galaxies: the last 12 billion years Mary
Sep 20 Anastasia Fialkov
Matt Walker
Tel Aviv University
CfA
Velocity and feedback enhance 21-cm signal from first stars at z ~ 20
Toward a Definitive Test of the Cold Dark Matter (CDM) Paradigm
Abstract
Abstract
Zoltan
Gurtina
Sept 27 Mark Morris
Jonathan Blazek
UCLA
UC Berkeley
Restlessness of the Galactic Black Hole
Intrinsic alignments and gravitational lensing

Abstract
Jacqueline
Erika
Oct 4 Guangtun Zhu
Deborah Bard
JHU
SLAC
Probing Gas Halos of Galaxies with SDSS
Cosmology with Shear Peaks Statistics and LSST
Abstract
Abstract
David S
Zoltan
Oct 11 Robert Penna
Sarah Miller
Harvard
Caltech/UC Riverside
General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Accretion Disks
Uncovering key drivers in the assembly of disk galaxies
Abstract
Abstract
Gurtina
Oct 18 Andreas Kuepper
Lauren Porter
University of Bonn
UCSC
Weighing the Milky Way using Tidal Tails of Globular Clusters
Simulating the Fundamental Plane of Early-Type Galaxies.
Abstract
Abstract
Kathryn
Oct 25 Ena Choi
Aleks Diamond-Stanic
Princeton University
UCSD
Radiative and Mechanical AGN feedback via BAL Winds
Probing the Gas Around Galaxies and Black Holes
Abstract
Abstract
Joo
Mary
Nov 1 Pascal Oesch (CANCELED)
Kevin Hainline
UCSC
Dartmouth
Galaxy Build-up in the First 2 Billion Years: New Insights from Deep HST and Spitzer Observations
UV selected AGN at z~2-3
Abstract
Abstract?
Zoltan
Lia
Nov 8 Pascal Oesch
UCSC
Galaxy Build-up in the First 2 Billion Years: New Insights from Deep HST and Spitzer Observations
Abstract
Zoltan
Nov 15 Adi Zolotov
Andrew Wetzel
Racah Institute of Physics
Yale
Challenges and Solutions to LambdaCDM on small scales
Galaxy evolution in groups and clusters in a hierarchical Universe
Abstract
Abstract
Kathryn
Nov 29 Nick Stone
Jill Naiman
Harvard
UC Santa Cruz
Compression, Disruption, and Precession in Strong Tidal Encounters
Gas Retention and Accumulation in Stellar Clusters and Galaxies: Implications for Star Formation and Black Hole Accretion
Abstract
Abstract
Gurtina
Zoltan
Dec 6 Analisa Pilepich
Bhaskar Agarwal
UCSC
MPE Munich
The effects of baryons on the DM halo and subhalos of simulated Milky-Way-like galaxies
Journey to and of the first supermassive black holes
Abstract
Abstract
Kathryn
Zoltan