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Past Events

Event Date Summary
Astronomy Colloquium: James Bullock Wed. April 13th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Cosmology and the Local Group James Bullock (UCalifornia, Irvine) The Local Group and the tiny galaxies that surround the Milky

Astronomy Colloquium: Hongsheng Zhao Mon. April 11th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

New Physics Beyond Galaxies Hongsheng Zhao (University of St Andrews) I will show how current data on galaxies and clusters

Astronomy Colloquium: Elena D’Onghia Wed. March 30th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Stellar Disk Elena D’Onghia (U Wisconsin) Ongoing surveys are revolutionizing our understanding

Astronomy Colloquium: Kevin Stevenson Wed. March 16th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Today’s Exo-Weather Forecast: Hot and Humid with a Chance of Clouds Kevin Stevenson (Chicago) Planet-finding surveys have revealed thousands of

Astronomy Colloquium: Kathryn Johnston Thu. March 3rd, 2016
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Dark Matter and Stellar Halos around Galaxies:  Formation, Histories and Structure Kathryn Johnston, Columbia University The existence of spectacular low-surface-brightness

Joint Phys/Astro Colloquium: John Monnier (Cancelled) Thu. February 25th, 2016
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

Astronomy Colloquium: Adam Leroy Wed. February 17th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Star Formation-Driven Molecular Superwinds as Understood From the Two Nearest Starburst Galaxies (and a Small Survey) Dr. Adam Leroy, Ohio

Astronomy Colloquium: Tony Sohn Wed. February 3rd, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Dynamics of Local Group Galaxies via HST Proper Motions Tony Sohn (Johns Hopkins U) The Universe evolves hierarchically with small

Astronomy Colloquium: Kristen McQuinn Wed. January 13th, 2016
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Leo P: Galaxy Evolution at the Faint-end of the Luminosity Function Kristen McQuinn (University of Texas, Austin) Theories of galaxy

Astronomy Colloquium: Edo Berger Thu. December 10th, 2015
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources Edo Berger (Harvard) Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous

Astronomy Colloquium: Kevin Croxall Wed. December 2nd, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Oxygen in the Local Universe: Establishing Order through CHAOS Kevin Croxall (OSU) The metal content of a galaxy is one

Astronomy Colloquium: Jennifer Johnson Thu. November 12th, 2015
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Secret Lives of Stars: Galactic History from the APOGEE Survey Jennifer Johnson (Ohio State University) The history of a

Astronomy Colloquium: Benoit Famaey Wed. October 21st, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Galactoseismology in the Milky Way Benois Famaey, CNRS/Strasbourg Current Galactic dynamical models still often rely on the zeroth order assumptions

Astronomy Colloquium: Frank Summers Wed. October 14th, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Frank Summers (STScI) Truth and Beauty in Astronomy Visualization The presentation of complex scientific ideas demands both precision and detail.

Astronomy Colloquium: Gail Zasowski Wed. September 30th, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Gail Zasowski (Johns Hopkins University) New Tools for Galactic Archaeology from the Milky Way One of the critical components for

Astronomy Colloquium: David Merritt Wed. September 9th, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

How Things Get Into (Supermassive) Black Holes David Merritt, Rochester Institute of Technology Gas near the center of a galaxy

Astronomy Colloquium: Michelle Collins Wed. September 2nd, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

The faintest galaxies as probes of cosmology and galactic evolution Michelle Collins (Yale) As the faintest galaxies we are able

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