ITC Colloquia 2012-2013

The Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) colloquia for the academic year 2012-2013 will be held on Thursdays at 11:00am in the Pratt Conference Room (G04) unless stated otherwise.

Date & LocationSpeakerAffiliationTitleCFA HostCFA Office
Thu, 6 Sep Leslie Sage U. of Maryland How to publish in Nature Smadar Naoz/Tassos Fragos 
Thu, 13 Sep Tom Abel Stanford Following Dark Matter into Phase Space Mark Vogelsberger 
Thu, 20 Sep Julie Comerford University of Texas Dual Supermassive Black Holes as Tracers of Galaxy Evolution Yue Shen 
Thu, 27 Sep Kailash Sahu Space Telescope Science Institute HST Programs to Detect Isolated Black Holes through Astrometric Microlensing Rosanne Di Stefano 
Thu, 4 Oct Laura Lopez MIT Supernova Remnants Stay in Shape Xuening Bai 
Thu, 11 Oct James Bullock UC Irvine  Matt Walker 
Thu, 18 Oct Tony Piro Caltech Connecting the Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Skies Lorenzo Sironi 
Thu, 25 Oct Matias Zaldarriaga IAS  Mark Vogelsberger 
Thu, 1 Nov Hilke Schlichting UCLA Recent Insights into Planet Formation and Debris Disks Alex Parker 
Thu, 8 Nov Roman Rafikov Princeton New Ideas on Mechanisms of Angular Momentum Transport and Variability in Boundary Layers of Accretion Disks Bence Kocsis 
Thu, 15 Nov Josh Winn MIT Spin-Orbit Interactions for Exoplanetary Systems Smadar Naoz 
Thu, 22 Nov Thanksgiving    
Thu, 29 Nov Andrea Ferrara SNS Pisa Cosmic reionization and the first galaxies Smadar Naoz 
Thu, 6 Dec Cora Dvorkin IAS  Sayan Chakraborti 
Thu, 31 Jan Maxim Lyutikov Purdue University The double pulsar as a probe of fundamental physics Lorenzo Sironi 
Thu, 7 Feb  Dimitrios Psaltis University of Arizona Precise Measurements of the Black-Hole Properties in the Center ofthe Milky Way  
Tue, 12 Feb, 11am ** special time and place **  Bill Press University of Texas Eight Dimensions is Big Enough: Surprises in the Prisoner's Dilemma Game Matt Walker 
Thu, 14 Feb Alberto Sesana AEI Massive black hole binaries: formation, dynamics and gravitational waves Bence Kocsis 
Thu, 21 Feb Ralf Klessen University of Heidelberg Star Formation Molly Swanson 
Thu, 28 Feb Naoki Yoshida University of Tokyo Direct integration of the collisionless Boltzmann equationin six-dimensional phase space Smadar Naoz/Thomas Greif 
Thu, 7 Mar  Feryal Ozel University of Arizona Black Hole-Galaxy Correlations without Self-Regulation  
Thu, 14 Mar Dong Lai Cornell Tidal Dissipations in Binaries: From Merging White Dwarfs toand Hot Jupiter Systems Smadar Naoz 
Thu, 21 Mar **Spring Break**    
Thu, 28 Mar Rennan Barkana Tel Aviv University Detecting the First Stars at Redshift 20 Smadar Naoz 
Thu, 4 Apr  Scott Ransom NRAO  Sayan Chakraborti 
Thu, 11 Apr Paul Steinhardt Princeton University Cosmology in Crisis  Anna Ijjas 
Thu, 18 Apr Boaz Katz IAS Type Ia supernovae are the head on collisions of white dwarfs in triple systems. Smadar Naoz / Sayan Chakraborti 
Thu, 25 Apr Yoram Lithwick Northwestern  Xuening Bai / Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 30 Apr @ Phillips, 1:00pm ** special time and place ** Richard Ellis Caltech Observations of Star-Forming Galaxies During the Reionization Era Shy Genel 
Thu, 2 May Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz UCSC  Smadar Naoz 
Thu, 9 May Alex Lazarian University of Wisconsin Acceleration of energetic particles in turbulent reconnection: from solar flares to gamma ray bursts Lorenzo 
Thu, 16 May Kris Gorski JPL