ITC Seminars 2012-2013

The Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) seminars for the academic year 2012-2013 will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00pm in the Pratt Conference Room (G04) unless stated otherwise. There are typically two 30 min seminars scheduled for each date.

Date & LocationSpeakersAffiliationTitleCFA HostCFA Office
Tue, 4 Sep, 1:00     
Tue, 4 Sep, 1:00     
Tue, 11 Sep, 1:00, *Classroom* Jonathan Pober UC Berkeley  Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 11 Sep, 1:00, *Classroom* Jim Fuller Cornell  Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 18 Sep, 1:00 Avi Loeb Harvard"Future Frontiers in Astrophysics: Suggestions for YoungResearchers"      
Tue, 25 Sep, 1:00 Toshi Futamasi    
Tue, 25 Sep, 1:00 Laura Sales MPA  Thomas Greif 
Tue, 2 Oct, 1:00 Mark Hertzberg MIT  Molly Swanson 
Tue, 2 Oct, 1:00 Kuo-Chuan Pan U. of Illinois Impact of Type Ia Supernova Ejecta on Binary Companions within the Single-Degenerate Scenarioand Subsequent Evolution of Post-Impact Remnant stars Molly Swanson 
Tue, 9 Oct, 1:00 William High U. of Chicago Targeted weak-lensing follow-up of galaxy clusters in the South Pole Telescope survey Raffaella Margutti 
Tue, 9 Oct, 1:00 Adam Miller UC Berkeley  Raffaella Margutti 
Tue, 16 Oct, 1:00 James Guillochon UCSC New Discoveries from the Numerical Simulation of Tidal Disruptions Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 16 Oct, 1:00 YanFei Jiang Princeton Thermal Stability and Vertical Structure of Radiation Dominated accretionDisks Xuening Bai / Lorenzo Sironi 
Tue, 23 Oct, 1:00 Blake Sherwin PrincetonCMB Lensing: Mapping Dark Matter with ACT and ACTPol     Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 23 Oct, 1:00 Drew Newman Caltech Dark Matter in Galaxy Cluster Cores and the Assembly of Giant Ellipticals Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 30 Oct, 1:00 Gwen Rudie Caltech  Dan Milisavljevic 
Tue, 30 Oct, 1:00 Nicolas Bouche   Shy Genel 
Tue, 6 Nov, 1:00 Rongfeng Shen U. of TorontoEvolution and Precession of Accretion Disk in Tidal Disruption Events by Supermassive Black Holes     Sayan Chakraborti 
Tue, 6 Nov, 1:00 Eugene Vasiliev RochesterSupermassive black holes in non-spherical galactic nuclei and enhanced rates of star capture events     Thomas Greif 
Tue, 13 Nov, 1:00 Vera Gluscevic Caltech CMB as a Probe of New Physics: The Story of Cosmic Birefringence Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 13 Nov, 1:00 Tim Morton Caltech Enabling the Kepler Exoplanet Census Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 20 Nov, 1:00 Dan Grin IAS New light on cosmic initial conditions and dark matter Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 20 Nov, 1:00 Pascal Oesch UCSC Galaxy Build-up in the First 2 Billion Years: New Insights from Deep HST and Spitzer Observations Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 27 Nov, 1:00 Lauren Porter UCSC Simulating the Fundamental Plane of Early-Type Galaxies Cameron McBride 
Tue, 27 Nov, 1:00 Jill Naiman UCSC  Cameron McBride 
Tue, 4 Dec, 1:00 Yookyung Noh UC Berkeley  Shy Genel 
Tue, 4 Dec, 1:00 Annalisa Pillepich UCSC  Smadar Naoz 
Tue, 11 Dec, 1:00 Hotaka Shiokawa University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 11 Dec, 1:00 Tsing Wai Wong Northwestern University  Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 12 Feb, 1:00 Edward Macaulay University of Oxford Cosmology with Galaxy Redshifts and Peculiar Velocities - Current Mysteries and Future Prospects Raffaella Margutti 
Tue, 19 Feb, 1:00 Rowan Smith University of HeidelbergSignatures of Dynamical Collapse during High Mass Star Formation     Shy Genel 
Tue, 19 Feb, 1:00 Rahul Shetty University of HeidelbergEvidence for a non-universal Kennicutt-Schmidt relationship using hierarchical Bayesian linear regression     Shy Genel 
Tue, 26 Feb, 1:00 Johan Comparat Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de MarseilleA bright and massive galaxy population at z = 1     Cameron McBride 
Tue, 26 March, 1:00 Christoph Weniger University of Amsterdam, GRAPPA InstituteGamma-ray lines in the Fermi LAT data?     Doug Finkbeiner 
Wed, 3 Apr @ Phillips, 1:00 ** special time and place ** Raul Jimenez ICC, Universitat de Barcelona  Konstantin Batygin 
Tue, 16 Apr, 1:00 Roman Shcherbakov  University of MarylandA new channel for X-ray flashes: tidal disruptions of WDs by IMBHs     Olek 
Tue, 23 Apr, 1:00 Min-Kai Lin CITALarge-scale hydrodynamic instabilities in protoplanetary disks     Xuening Bai 
Tue, 30 Apr @ Phillips ** special place **, 1:00pm Richard Ellis CaltechObservations of Star-Forming Galaxies During the Reionization Era     Shy Genel 
Tue, 7 May, 1:00 Jason Dexter Berkeley  Tassos Fragos 
Tue, 14 May, 1:00  Kengo Tomida Princeton  Xuening Bai 
Tue, 21 May, 1:00  Tony Pan ITCProperties of unusually luminous supernova