ITC Seminars 2011-2012

The Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) seminars for the academic year 2011-2012 will be held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the Pratt Conference Room (G04) unless stated otherwise. There are typically 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, 6 Sep Felipe Marin Swinburne  Cameron McBride 
  Sayan Chakraborti   Raffaella Margutti 
Tue, 13 Sep Jing Luan Caltech Orbital evolution in common envelopes  
  Xiaoying Xu U. of Arizona Cosmology with Reconstructed BAO in the SDSS DR7 LRG Sample Cameron McBride 
Tue, 20 Sep Kevin Heng ETH Zurich A Hierarchical Approach to Understanding the Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters: from 1D Models to 3D Simulations Bence Kocsis 
  Benny Trakhtenbrot Tel Aviv Univ. The evolution of M*/MBH between z = 2 and z = 0 Hagai Perets 
Tue, 27 Sep, Phillips   Daisuke Nagai Yale University A New Era of Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters Yue Shen 
Tue, 4 Oct Stephen Feeny U. College London First Observational Tests of Eternal Inflation Molly Swanson 
  Will Farr Northwestern University Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics Molly Swanson 
Tue, 11 Oct Jillian Bellovary University of Michigan The Formation and Evolution of Massive Black Holes in Cosmological Simulations Elena D'Onghia 
  Itay Rabinak Weizmann Institute of Science  Raffaella Margutti 
Tue, 18 Oct, Pratt  Tsvi Piran Hebrew U.  Hagai Perets 
Tue, 25 Oct Katie Mack U. of Cambridge The 21cm Forest Douglas Finkbeiner 
  Peter Behroozi Stanford  Charlie Conroy 
Tue, 1 Nov Snezana Prodan University of Toronto The Curious Case of 4U 1820-30: On the Resonant Trapping and Tidal Dissipation Rate of the White Dwarf Secondary Kaitlin Kratter 
  Francesca Valsecchi Northwestern University Tidal Effects in Double White Dwarfs Binaries Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 8 Nov Leo Girardi INAF  Charlie Conroy 
Tue, 15 Nov Evan O'Connor Caltech Core-Collapse Supernovae: Black Holes and Neutrinos Raffaella Margutti 
  Dan Stark U. Cambridge  Matt Walker 
Tue, 22 Nov, Phillips   Jesus Zavala Franco Waterloo  Mark Vogelsberger 
Tue, 29 Nov Kat Barger University of Wisconsin-Madison  Elena D'Onghia 
  Branimir Sesar Caltech  Mario Juric 
Tue, 6 Dec     
  Philip Zukin MIT  Anna Frebel 
Tue, Jan 24, Pratt  Florian Butler University of Western Australia Title: The 6dF Galaxy Survey: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations and the Local Hubble Constant Daniel Eisenstein 
Tue, Jan 31     
Tue, Feb 7 Robert Fisher UMass Dartmouth  Kaitlin Kratter 
Tue, Feb 14, Pratt       
Tue, Feb 21     
Tue,Feb 28 Matt Payne University of Florida Exotic Planet Formation Scenarios: Close Resonant Systems & Fomalhaut Hagai Perets 
Tue, Mar 6, Pratt       
Tue, Mar 13 SPRING BREAK    
Tue, Mar 20 Nick Moeckel University of Cambridge Binaries and discs: complicating the planet-planet scattering scenario Kaitlin Kratter 
Tue, Mar 27, Pratt       
Tue, Apr 3 Rebecca Martin STScI Accretion Outbursts on to Young Stars and Planets Asaf Pe'er 
Tue, Apr 10, Pratt  Martin White UC Berkeley Redshift space distortions and the growth of cosmic structure Charlie Conroy 
Tue, Apr 17, Pratt  Sara Ellison University of Victoria Gas flows in galaxies: mergers and bars Elena D'Onghia 
Tue, Apr 24 Aaron Geller Northwestern University  Smadar Naoz 
Tue, May 1 Meg Schwamb Yale Planet Hunters: Searching for Exoplanets with 340,000 Eyes Hagai Perets 
Tue, May 8 Ken Wong   Dan Eisenstein