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KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Astrophysics Seminars

from 1999 to present

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Time Speaker Title
11/1/99, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jeremy Heyl
Caltech
Shedding New Light on Neutron Stars[Slides][Aud]
5/3/00, 4:00 p.m. Dr. John Ruhl
UCSB
Cosmic Microwave Background Results from Boomerang
5/17/00, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Maurice H.P.M. van Putten
MIT
Electron-Positron Outflow From Black Holes[Slides]
11/30/00, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Chun-Pei Ma
Univ Pennsylvania
A New Perspective on Cosmological Structure Formation[Aud]
6/14/01, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ray Sawyer
KITP
of Some Astrophysical Plasmas: Is the Infrastructrure in as Good Condition as We All (Well, not I) Like to Believe?[Aud]
11/2, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ray Sawyer
UCSB Physics
Neutrinos in Astrophysics--in Conditions Where they can do Stuff other than Simply get Produced[Aud][Cam]
12/18, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Rashid Sunyaev
MPA-Munich and Caltech
Resonant X-Ray Line Scattering in the Clusters of Galaxies: Surface Brightness and Polarization[Aud][Cam]
1/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steven Beckwith
STScI & Johns Hopkins Univ
Using Space Observatories to Understand the Physics of the Universe[Aud][Cam]
2/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Todd Thompson
U. Arizona
Protoneutron Star Winds: Implications for r-Process Nucleosynthesis[Aud][Cam]
3/07, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Andrei Beloborodov
CITA
Accretion Onto Black Holes[Aud][Cam]
3/14, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Dalal
UCSD
Detecting Dark Halo Substructure with Gravitational Lensing[Aud][Cam]
3/20, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Joyce Guzik
KITP & LANL
Nonradial Oscillations on Lower Main Sequence Stars[Aud][Cam]
5/02, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Aristotle Socrates
UCSB
Accretion Disk Turbulence, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rotation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/09, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Mikhail Medvedev
CITA
Gamma-Ray Burst Explosions: Puzzles and Solutions[Aud][Cam]
5/16, 4:30 p.m. Dr. Ira Wasserman
KITP & Cornell University
Cosmological Dark Energy and Dark Matter: Degeneracies and Tachyons[Aud][Cam]
5/23, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ellen Zweibel
KITP & U Colorado Boulder
How Fast is Magnetic Reconnection?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Chris Deloye
UC Santa Barbara
22Ne in White Dwarf Interiors[Aud][Cam]
6/06, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Rosemary Mardling
Monash
Tidal and Dynamical Evolution of Extrasolar Planetary Systems[Aud][Cam]
12/11, 9:00 a.m. Dr. Joseph Barranco
University of California, Berkeley
Planet Embryos in Vortex Wombs[Aud][Cam]
01/03, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Wynn Ho
Cornell Univ
Atmospheres of Magnetized Neutron Stars[Aud]
01/09, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Turner
University of California, Santa Barbara
Light from Black Holes[Aud][Cam]
1/16, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Milos Milosavljevic
Caltech
Long Term Evolution of Massive Black Hole Binaries[Aud][Cam]
1/23, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Phil Chang
UCSB
TBA[Aud][Cam]
2/20, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Hoeflich
UT-Austin
Physics of Type la Supernovae[Aud][Cam]
2/27, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew MacFadyen
Caltech
Relativistic Force-Free Plasma Simulations[Aud][Cam]
3/13, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Deepto Chakrabarty
MIT
The Spin Periods of Millisecond X-Ray Pulsars and the Possible Role of Gravitational Radiation[Aud][Cam]
3/20, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ira Wasserman
Cornell
Neutron Star Precession, Magnetic Fields, and Type II Superconductivity[Aud][Cam]
4/03, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Dirk Pandel
UCSB
XMM-Newton Observations of the Dwarf Nova VW Hyi[Aud][Cam]
4/10, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Dean Townsley
UCSB
The Thermal State of Accreting White Dwarfs Undergoing Classical Novae[Aud][Cam]
4/17, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Howell
UC Riverside
TOADs and WARTs: Interesting Members of the Astrophysical Swamp[Aud][Cam]
4/24, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Akimi Fujitas
UCSB
Cosmological Feedback from Dwarf Starburst Galaxies[Aud][Cam]
5/01, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Charles Gammie
UIUC
Numerical Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Flows[Aud][Cam]
5/08, 4:00 p.m. Anthony Piro
UCSB
Nonradial Oscillations on Accreting Neutron Stars[Aud][Cam]
5/15, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Man Hoi Lee
UCSB
Origin of the Laplace Resonance Among the Galilean Satellites[Aud][Cam]
6/05, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Edward Brown
University of Chicago
Probing the Internal Structure of an Accreting Neutron Star[Aud][Cam]
6/12, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Eric Agol
Caltech
Occultation and Microlensing by White Dwarfs and Planets[Aud][Cam]
6/19, 4:00 p.m. Dr. David Ballantyne
KITP & CITA
X-Ray Reflection around Black Holes and Gamma-Ray Bursts[Aud][Cam]
6/26, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Merav Opher
NASA JPL
Probing the Edge of the Solar System: Formation of an Unstable Jet-Sheet[Aud][Cam]
10/02, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tapas Kumar Das
UCLA
Shock Formation in Black Hole Accretion Disc and Related Outflows[Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Daniel Proga
University of Colorado
Mass Outflows from Accretion Disks: Old and New Challenges[Aud][Cam]
11/13, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Turner
UCSB
Topics in Black Hole Electromagnetics[Aud][Cam]
11/20, 4:00 p.m. Dr. David L. Meier
JPL
Topics in Black Hole Electromagnetics[Aud][Cam]
12/11, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Niayesh Afshordi
Princeton
Cross-Correlating the CMB with Large-Scale Structure[Aud]
1/22, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Anthony Piro
UCSB
Spreading of Accreted Material on White Dwarfs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Lange
Caltech
Future Directions in Cosmic Microwave Background Observations[Aud][Cam]
2/19, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Joe Barranco
KITP
Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks[Aud][Cam]
3/11, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Evan Scannapieco
KITP
Quasar Feedback and Structure Formation[Aud][Cam]
4/08, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Boris Gaensicke
University of Warwick
The Galactic Population of Cataclysmic Variables[Aud][Cam]
4/29, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Lars Bildsten
KITP
Ultracompact Binaries as Bright X-Ray Sources in Elliptical Galaxies
5/06, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Jerome Orosz
SDSU
Black Holes in the Milky Way[Aud][Cam]
5/11, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Avishai Dekel
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Phase-Space Structure of Dark Halos[Aud]
5/13, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Adam Burgasser
UCLA
Radio Emission from Brown Dwarfs: Magnetic Fields and Coronae at the Hydrogen Burning Limit[Aud]
5/20, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ben Owen
PSU
Bulk Viscosity and Gravitational Waves from LMXBs[Aud][Cam]
5/27, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Zoë M. Leinhardt
University of Maryland
Growing Earth: N-Body Simulations of Terrestrial Planet Formation[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
6/03, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew MacFadyen
Caltech
Neutrino Cooled Accretion Flows[Aud][Cam]
6/10, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ian Dobbs-Dixon
UCSC
Semiconvection in Massive Stars[Aud]
10/21, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Tom Prince
Caltech & KITP
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna: Mission Concept and Capabilities for Gravitational Wave Detection[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Eric Pfahl
University of Virginia
Dynamics of Black Holes and Binaries Near Sgr A*[Slides][Aud][Cam]
01/19, 4:00 p.m. Mr. Shane Davis
UCSB
Spectral Models of Accretion Disks in Black Hole Binaries[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/27, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Fritz Röpke
MPA
Modeling Type la Supernova Explosions[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Ilian Iliev
CITA
Small-Scale Structure at High-z: Formation, Observability, and Effects on the Progress and Duration of Reionization[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Adam Burrows
Arizona
Multi-Dimensional Simulations of Core-Collapse Supernovae: The Road to the Mechanism of Explosion[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Nevin Weinberg
Caltech
Exposure of the Ashes of Nuclear Burning During Radius-Expansion X-Ray Bursts[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Matt Hansen
UCSB
Lyman Alpha Transfer Through Clumpy Gas: Escape from High Redshift Galaxies[Aud][Cam]
3/03, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tony Piro
UCSB
Burst Oscillations, Nonradial Modes, and Neutron Star Crusts[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti
Berkeley
Far-Infrared SEDs of Protostars and Dusty Galaxies[Aud][Cam]
3/17, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Wynn Ho
KIPAC
Understanding the Thermal Spectrum of Magnetic Neutron Stars[Aud][Cam]
11/29, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Dimitrios Giannios
MPA-Garching
The Role of Kink Instability in Poynting-Flux Dominated Jets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
Univ Aarhus
Asteroseismology: the SONG of the Stars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 2:15 p.m. Michael Wood-Vasey
Harvard University, Center for Astrophysics
Determining the Nature of Dark Energy: The Latest Results from ESSENCE and the Future of Observational Cosmology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 4:00 p.m. Andy Howell
University of Toronto
Dark Energy, Super-Chandra, Evolution, and Other Oddities from the Supernova Legacy Survey[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/03, 4:00 p.m. Rachel Street
LCOGT/UCSB
Finding Other Worlds with SuperWASP & LCOGT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

last modified 04/03/08 dme