ITC Seminars 2009-2010

The Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) seminars for the academic year 2009-2010 will be held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the Pratt Conference Room (G04) unless stated otherwise. There are two 30 min seminars scheduled for each date. On some Tuesdays, the Joint MIT/CfA/Tufts Cosmology seminar  will be held instead, in the Phillips Auditorium at 2:30pm.

Date & LocationSpeakersAffiliationTitleCFA HostCFA Office
Tue, 15 Sep Andrew Wetzel UC BerkeleySatellite galaxy merging and disruption Dusan Keres 
Tue, 22 Sep, 14:30, **Pratt**   Laura V. Sales GroningenThe Origin of Extended Disk Galaxies at z=2 Elena D'Onghia 
Tue, 29 Sep Ian Roederer UT AustinCharacterizing the Chemistry of the Milky Way Stellar Halo Anna Frebel 
Tue, 6 Oct Ken Shen UCSB Hydrodynamical He Shell Burning in AM CVn Systems: New Results on SNe.Ia Alicia Soderberg 
Tue, 13 Oct, 14:30, Phillips       
Tue, 20 Oct Charlie Conroy PrincetonThe stellar population synthesis technique  Alicia Soderberg 
Fri, 23 Oct, 10:00, Phillips Simona Vegetti Kapteyn Institute, Groningen Detecting low-mass substructure via gravitational imaging Doug Finkbeiner 
Tue, 27 Oct, **M340,160 Concord** Nico Yunes Princeton General Relativity on Trial: Gravitational Wave Tests and the Parameterized post-Einsteinian Framework Lijun Gou 
Tue, 3 Nov, 14:30, Phillips   Toby Marriage PrincetonThe Atacama Cosmology Telescope: An Overview and Progress Report     Hy Trac 
Tue, 10 Nov Andrey Beresnyak U. of Wisc.Strong Imbalanced Turbulence     Jifeng Liu 
Tue, 17 Nov Molly Peeples Ohio State Balancing Outflows and Gas Dilution: The Mass-Metallicity Relation at z=0 Jaiyul Yoo 
Tue, 24 Nov, 14:30, Phillips   Jonathan Pritchard CfACosmology from the redshifted 21 cm line     Jaiyul Yoo 
Tue, 1 Dec Kaitlin Kratter TorontoThe role of disks in the formation of stellar systems     Stella Offner 
Tue, 8 Dec Dan Grin CaltechCosmological hydrogen recombination: the effect of high-n states and forbidden transitions     Darin Ragozzine 
Tue, 15 Dec, 14:30, Phillips   Hiranya Peiris UCLThe nature of the primordial fluctuations: concordance or discordance?     Jonathan Pritchard 
Tue, 2 Feb Alexie Leauthaud LBLNew weak lensing results from the COSMOS survey     Jonathan Pritchard 
Tue, 9 Feb, 14:30, Phillips   Jeremy Tinker UC BerkeleyGalaxy Formation under the Halo Occupation Ansatz     Yuval Birnboim 
Tue, 16 Feb Shantanu Basu Self-Consistent Formation and Long-term Evolution of Circumstellar Disks     Stellar Offner 
Tue, 23 Feb Brian Jackson GoddardClose-in Extra-Solar Planets and Tides     Darin Ragozzine 
Tue, 2 Mar, 14:30, Phillips   Jaiyul Yoo ITC/CfANew Perspective on Galaxy Clustering and Cosmology: General Relativistic Effects     Jonathan Pritchard 
Tue, 9 Mar     
Tue, 16 Mar No Talk  Spring Recess  
Tue, 23 Mar, 14:30, Phillips   David Schlegel LBNL BOSS and BigBOSS Doug Finkbeiner 
Tue, 30 Mar Zheng Zheng Yale Radiative Transfer Modeling of Lyman Alpha Emitters and New Effects in Galaxy Clustering Hy Trac 
Tue, 6 Apr Aaron Geller WisconsinUnveiling the Blue Stragglers in the Old Open Cluster NGC 188     Hagai Perets 
Tue, 13 Apr, 14:30, **Pratt**   Licia Verde ICREA, BarcelonaFuture galaxy surveys and the shape of the power spectrum     Jaiyul Yoo 
Tue, 20 Apr Nathan Leigh McMasterStellar Encounters With Multiple Star Systems and the Blue Straggler Problem     Hagai Perets 
Tue, 27 Apr, Classroom Daniel Savin ColumbiaThe Genesis Projects: Laboratory Studies in Molecular Astrophysics fromthe First Star to the Beginnings of Organic Chemistry     Yue Shen 
Tue, 4 May, 14:30, Phillips   Zeljko Ivezic U WashingtonReaching for the sky with SDSS and LSST     Mario Juric 
Tue, 18 May Kimitake Hayasaki Hokkaido Univ.A New Approach for Probing Binary Massive Black Holes     Akshay Kulkarni