Astro-Seminars at the Notre Dame Center for Astrophysics
Astrophysics seminars are held weekly during the school year and
occasionally during the summer. Currently our seminars will be held
at 12:30pm on Tuesdays. They usually meet in Room 182, 184, or 117 of Nieuwland Science Hall.
Occasionally they are held elsewhere or at different times.
The seminars are informal: questions are encouraged during the talk, people will be eating lunches, etc.
The talks are scheduled for a one-hour period plus an additional "5 minute or so" question and answer
session after the speaker's conclusion. The audience size flutuates from as few as 5 to as many as 30 depending
on the time of year and the talk's subject matter.
Fall 2004 Seminars
- Dec 07 (Tues), Rm 182, Erika Gibb, Univ. of Notre Dame, "Follow the Methane: ISM to Planet Formation"
- Nov 17 (Wed), Rm 284, Matthew Lister, Purdue Univ., "Parsec-Scale Relativistic Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei"
- Nov 02 (Tues), Rm 182, Ulrich Geppert, Potsdam, "Non-linear magnetic field decay in pulsars - observational and theoretical evidence"
- Oct 26 (Tues), Rm 182, Timothy Beers, Michigan State Univ., "Mining the Milky Way Galaxy with SDSS"
- Oct 12 (Tues), Rm 182, Alexander Heger, Los Alamos National Lab, "Models for Type I X-Ray Bursts"
- Oct 7 (Thurs), Rm 118, John Lattanzio, Monash Univ., "Abundance Anomalies in Globular CLusters: the Role of AGB Stars"
- Oct 5 (Thus), Rm 182, Richard Cyburt, TRIUMF, "The BBN Li7 problem, solar neutrinos, and Be7(p,g)B8 reaction"
- Sep 21 (Tues), Rm 182, Dinshaw Balsara, Univ. of Notre Dame, Amplification of Interstellar Magnetic Fields by Supernova-Driven Turbulence
- Sep 14 (Tues), Rm 182, Alan Calder, Univ. of Chicago, Type Ia Supernova Explosions: Deflagration to Detonation
- Aug 24 (Tues), Rm 182 (Special Double Seminar)
- Jim Donovan, Shimer College, The minimum acceleration hypothesis: An alternative to Dark Matter
- S. Goradia, Do quantum Wormholes fix the Coupling Constants
Spring 2004 Seminars
- Jan 13 (Tues), Rm 180, Pat Hall, Princeton, Dust reddened quasars in the Sloan Survey
- Jan 27 (Tues), Rm 180, F. Adams, Univ. of Michigan, Chaos in Star Formation and Planet Formation
- Feb 10 (Tues), Rm 180, D. Menzies-Gow, Univ. of ND, Prelimminary Results of a Search for Evidence of a Compact Dimension
- Feb ?? (Tues), E. Loh, M.S.U., TBA
- Feb 17 (Tues), Rm 180, T. McCay, Univ. of Michigan, Dark from Light: Tracing the Dark Matter Distribution with Galaxies
- Feb 24 (Tues), Rm 180, Chris Howk, UC San Diego, Lost & Found: Identifying the Missing Baryons at Low Redshift
- Feb 26 (Thur), Rm 230, Chris Miller, Carnagie Mellon Univ., The Effects of Environment on Galaxy Evolution in the
- Feb 27 (Fri), Nuc. Lab, Kaori Otsuki, Univ. of Notre Dame, The Physics of the r-Provcess
- Mar 23 (Tues), Rm 180, Josh Frieman, Univ. Chicago/Fermilab, Probing Large-scale Structure and Cosmology
with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
- Mar 30 (Tues), Rm 180, Kevin Krisciunas, Precision Distances to Type I Supernovae
Fall 2003 Seminars
- Dec 8 (Tues), T. Beers, MSU, The frequency of Carbon-Enhanced stars and Inferrence on the IMF in the Early Universe
- Dec 4 (Tues), J. Beacom, Fermilab, Detecting the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
- Dec 2 (Tues), Rm 118, K. Freese, U. Mich., Cardassian Expansion: Dark Energy from Modified Friedmann Equations
- Nov 25 (Tues), Rm 118, C. Pilachowski, I. U., Heavy Metal from Ancient Superstars
- Nov 11 (Tues), R. Rosner, U. Chicago, TBA
- Nov 3 (Tues), R. Williams, U. Minn., Weak Lensing
- Oct 30 (Thurs), Andrew Cole, Oxford, Special Seminar: TBA
- Apr 27 (Tues), G. Evrard, U. Mich., TBA
- Oct 14 (Tues), Brian Fields, U. Ill., Big Bang Nucleosynthesis in Light of the Cosmic Microwave Background
Fall 2002 Seminars
- Oct 01 (Tues), Richard H Cyburt, U. Ill, Urbana, Probing Dark Matter with Primordial Nucleosynthesis and the Microwave Background
- Sep 10 (Tues), Sean Brittain, Univ. of Notre Dame, Near-Infrared Spectra of Material around Young Stars: A Step Towards Understanding Planet Formation
Fall 1999 Seminars
- Sep 07, Chris Fragile, University of Notre Dame, Reconstructing orbits around Sagitarius A
- Sep 14, John Poirier, University of Notre Dame, Report on the International Cosmic Ray Conference
- Sep 21, Lloyd Knox, University of Chicago, Recent Theoretical and Observational Pregress in 3K Cosmology
- Sep 28, Daniel Eisenstein, University of Chicago, Precision cosmology with CMB Experiments and Large Red Shift Surveys
- Oct 05, In-Saeng Suh, University of Notre Dame, Strongly magnetized White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars
- Oct 26, Monica Valluri, University of Chicago, Black Holes and Chaos in Elliptical Galaxies
- Oct 26, Sean Carroll, University of Chicago, Cosmological Magnetic Fields from Primordial Helicity
Fall 1998 / Spring 1999 Seminars
- Aug 27 (Thur): Dr. Grant Mathews, University of Notre Dame, The Rise and Fall of Betelgeuse
- Sep 01 (Tues.): Dr. David Bennett, University of Notre Dame, A Microlensing Update
- Sep 08 (Tues): Constantine Deliyannis, Indiana University, Lithium at the turnoff of M67: Implications for Stellar Structure and Primordial Nucleosynthesis
- Sep 15 (Tues): Thomas Baumgarte, University of Illinois, On the Evolution and Stability of Supermassive Stars
- Sep 22 (Tues): Lindsay J. King, University of Notre Dame, Gravitational lens in a Galactic Center
- Oct 06 (Tues): I. Suh, University of Notre Dame, Finite Temperature Corrections to Primordial Nucleosynthesis
- Oct 13 (Tues): El Pedro Marronetti, University of Notre Dame, Irrotational Binaries in General Relativity
- Oct 20 (Tues): Derek Richardson, University of Washington, Numerical modeling of galaxies, collisions, comets, etc...
- Oct 22 (Thurs): David S. Dearborn, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Astronomy of the Incas
- Oct 27 (Tues): Scott Burles, University of Chicago, Deuterium, Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis, and Baryon Counting
- Nov 03 (Tues): Mario Mateo, University of Michigan, Tracing Structure in the Halo of the Milky Way
- Nov 10 (Tues): Prof. S. Shore, Indiana University/UND, The Origin of Turbulence in Molecular Clouds -- Think Global, Act Local
- Nov 17 (Tues): Tim Ashenfelter, University of Notre Dame, A Model for the Galactic Bar
- Nov 24 (Tues): P. Osmer, Indiana University, The LBT Project
- Dec 01 (Tues): Chris Fragile, University of Notre Dame, Microlensing Event 98-SMC-1
- Dec 08 (Tues): Don Terndrup, Ohio State University, Evidence in Stellar Kinematics for a Bar in the Inner Galaxy
- Jan 21 (Tues): John Poirier, Notre Dame The Atomic Composition of Cosmic Rays at the Knee: Preliminary Results from Project GRAND
- Feb 04 (Tues): Grant J. Mathews, Notre Dame Highlights of the Aspen Winter Conference on Gravity Waves and their Detection
- Feb 11 (Tues): Angela Olinto, U. Chicago Cosmological Magnetic Fields
- Feb 17 (Mon 4pm NSH 184): Nuclear Physics Seminar Y.-Z. Qian, Caltech Neutrino-induced neutron spallation and the site of the r-process
- Feb 19 (Wed 4pm NSH 118): Physics Colloquium Y.-Z. Qian, Caltech Meteoritic evidence for neutrino effects during the r-process
- Feb 26 (Wed 2pm NSH 284): Josh Frieman, Fermilab Progress in Large-scale Structure
- Mar 04 (Tues): Will Sutherland, The 2D-F Redshift Survey (and how they plan to beat Sloan!)
- Mar 6-8 (Thurs-Sat): Microlensing Workshop in the CCE
- Mar 11 (Tues): Bernard Carr, Queen Mary & Westfield College Primordial Black Holes
- Mar 18 (Tues): Baha Balathekin, Solar Neutrinos
- Mar 26 (Wed 12:30pm De Bartolo 320): Peter Gonthier, Hope College Physics in Neutron Star Magnetospheres
- Apr 01 (Tues): Doug Swesty, U. Illinois Supernovae
- Apr 08 (Tues): Jorge Pullin, PSU, Colliding Black Holes
- Apr 15 (Tues): George Fuller, UC San Diego, The Outrageous Connection Between the Existence of the Heavy Elements and the Masses of the Neutrinos
- Apr 30 (Wed 12:15pm NSH 284): Steve Shore, Indiana U, South Bend, Lurching Toward Death: Late Stages of Evolution of Massive Stars
- May 06 (Tues): Sam Finn, LIGO
- Jun 24 (Tues): Lamya Saleh, Michigan State University Chemical Evolution Modeling of the Early Galaxy
- Jul 1 (Tues): John Poirier, Notre Dame Does Project GRAND Detect the 28 Feb Gamma Ray Burst?
Fall 1996 Seminars
- Sep 05, Grant Mathews, University of Notre Dame, Halo White Dwarfs and the Hot Intergalactic Medium
- Sep 12, Brian Fields, University of Notre Dame, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: The Times They Are A-Changin
- Sep 18, Grant Mathews, Notre Dame, The Identification of the Dark Matter
- Sep 26, John Poirier & Brian Fields, Notre Dame, GRAND Slam--New Results on Gammay Ray Astrophysics at Notre Dame
- Oct 10, Beverly Berger, Oakland Univeristy, In Search of the Generic Big Bang
- Nov 20, William R. Ward, JPL, Survival of Planetary Systems
- Nov 27, Al Harper, Yerkes Observatory, U. Chicago, TBA
- Dec 04, Scott Dodelson, Fermilab, The End of Cosmic Confusion
- Dec 11, Mark Pratt, University of Washington, Selected Topics from the MACHO Project