Astrophysics Seminar

During the Spring 2005 quarter, the Astrophysical Institute and the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics are holding a joint seminar series, meeting on Tuesdays at 4:10 pm.

Astrophysics graduate students are expected to attend the seminar and enroll in PHYS 879F for 1 credit hour.
Undergraduate students who want to take the seminar for credit should enroll in PHYS 493 for 1 credit hour.

The Astrophysical Institute is also sponsoring an informal Journal Club this quarter, which meets on Wednesdays at 4:10 pm in the Edwards Accelerator Lab Conference Room (unless otherwise indicated). Volunteers will lead a discussion of papers from the current astronomy literature.

Schedule:

03/30/2005
"Discovery of an Unbound Hypervelocity Star in the Milky Way Halo"
by Brown et al. 2005, ApJ, 622, L33
Presented by Joe Shields
04/06/2005
"A Study of Edge-On Galaxies with the HST Advanced Camera for Surveys"
by Seth et al. 2005, AJ, 129, 1331
Presented by Tomomi Watanabe
04/13/2005
Special Astro-Nuclear Seminar
Chuck Horowitz , Indiana University
"Dense Matter in Nuclear and Astrophysics"
Will Meet in Grover Center, 305 West
04/20/2005
"Virtual Observatory: From Concept to Implementation"
by Djorgovski and Williams, astro-ph/0504006
Presented by Jess Wilhelm

"Magnetic Fields in Gamma Ray Bursts - A Short Overview"
by T. Piran, astro-ph/0503060
Presented by Swati Gupta

04/27/2005
"Dark Energy Stars"
by G. Chapline, astro-ph/0503200
Presented by Sergey Postnikov

"On the Gamma-Ray Burst Cosmology"
by D. Xu, astro-ph/0504052
Presented by Justin Finke

05/04/2005
"Ohio University visits the MDM Observatory"
A report by Markus Böttcher, Manasvita Joshi, Joe Shields, and Tom Statler
05/11/2005
TBA
Presented by Laura Birzan

TBA
Presented by David Rafferty

05/18/2005
Guest Speaker
Patrick Durrell , Youngstown State University
"Intracluster Stars - Stars between the Galaxies"
05/25/2005
TBA
Presented by Manasvita Joshi

TBA
Presented by Steven Diehl

06/01/2005
Departmental Awards Ceremony


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