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Friday Scientific Lunch Talks


Friday Scientific Lunch Talks are held each Friday at 12:00pm in the NOAO-Tucson Main Conference Room at 950 N. Cherry Avenue. Contact Colette Salyk (csalyk@noao.edu) if you would like to make a presentation.


Sep 05, 2014
  • Eric Craine, Western Research Company, Inc. and STEM Laboratory, Inc.
    Public Policy and Strategy for Preservation of Southern Arizona Observatory Sites
  • Abi Saha, NOAO
    Battling the Bulge with DECam and RR Lyraes
  • Steward Rm N305
Sep 12, 2014
  • James Liebert, retired from Steward Observatory
    Enigmas Concerning White Dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
  • Arjun Dey, NOAO
    The Evolution of the Mg/Fe Ratio with Redshift
Sep 19, 2014
  • Tod Lauer, NOAO
    Brightest Cluster Galaxies at the Present Epoch
  • Zhenya Zheng, ASU
    Star Forming Galaxies and AGNs at z~2.9 in Chandra Deep Field South
Sep 26, 2014
  • Greg Salvesen, CU Boulder
    Resolving Discrepancies in Black Hole Spin Measurements
  • Rosalie McGurk, UCSC
    Spatially Resolved Spectroscopic and X-ray Observations to Confirm or Disprove Dual Active Galactic Nuclei
Oct 03, 2014
  • Yicheng Guo, UCO/Lick
    The formation and evolution of clumpy galaxies from z=3 to z=0.5
  • Katie Hamren, UCSC
    AGB stars in the Disk of M31
Oct 10, 2014
  • NO Flash
    Cancelled due to Steward Symposium
Oct 17, 2014
  • Dan Milisavljevic, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Bringing a Star's Death to Life
  • Abhijith Rajan, ASU
    Detecting and Characterizing Brown Dwarf and Planetary Atmospheres
Oct 24, 2014
  • Louise Edwards, Yale
    Witnessing Brightest Cluster Galaxy formation through integral field spectroscopy
  • Steward Rm N305
  • Myron Smith, NOAO
    Turning the tide: The origin of the hard X-rays in Gamma Cas
Oct 31, 2014
  • Desika Narayanan, Haverford College
    The Main Formation Mode of High-Redshift Starburst Galaxies
  • Steward Rm N305
  • Joan Najita, NOAO
    Forming planets on a mass budget: constraints from protoplanetary disks
Nov 07, 2014
  • Sabrina Stierwalt, University of Virginia
    The Role of Dwarf-Dwarf Interactions in the Evolution of Low-Mass Galaxies
  • Gurtina Besla, Steward Observatory
    Establishing the Merger Sequence of Dwarf Galaxies
Nov 14, 2014
  • Adam Tomczak, Texas A&M
    New Benchmarks on Studying the Growth of Galaxies at z < 3 from Deep Near-IR Surveys
  • Jacob Simon, Southwest Research Institute
    Observational Signatures of MRI-driven Turbulence in Protoplanetary Disks: Connecting Numerical Simulations with ALMA
Nov 21, 2014
  • Munier Salem, Columbia University
    Probing the Milky Way Gas Halo's Density with the Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Steward Rm N305
  • Katy Garmany, NOAO
    The Tohono O'odham Nation and Kitt Peak: from then to now
Nov 28, 2014
  • Thanksgiving holiday
    no talk
Dec 05, 2014
  • Wayne B Hayes, UC Irvine
    SpArcFiRe: automatically extracting structure from images of spiral galaxies
  • Robert McMillan, LPL
    Astrometry and Photometry of Faint, High Priority Solar System Objects
Dec 12, 2014
  • Stephen Pompea, NOAO
    Project STEAM: Integrating Art with Science to Build Science Identities Among Girls
  • Steward Rm N305
  • Eduardo Banados, MPIA
    The most distant quasars with Pan-STARRS1
Dec 19, 2014
  • Open
Jan 16, 2015
  • Open
Jan 23, 2015
  • Devin Silvia, Michigan State University
    Simulating the intergalactic medium: non-equilibrium chemistry and synthetic spectra
  • James Liebert
    On the origin of magnetic white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables
Jan 30, 2015
  • Don Terndrup, Ohio State
    Towards a Gyrochronology for Field Stars
  • Sarah Wellons, Harvard University
    The Formation of Massive, Compact Galaxies in the Illustris Simulation
Feb 06, 2015
  • Bade Uzgil, University of Pennsylvania
    Intensity Mapping of Fine Structure Emission Lines as a Probe of Large Scale Structure and the Evolving Interstellar Medium
  • Kathryn Kreckel, MPIA
    Insights on the ISM of nearby galaxies with 3D spectroscopy
Feb 13, 2015
  • Joerg Weingrill, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
    Hunting down ages for open clusters
  • Rob Zellem, LPL
    Observing Transiting Exoplanets: Removing Systematic Errors to Constrain Atmospheric Abundances, Structure, and Dynamics
Feb 20, 2015
  • Open
Feb 27, 2015
  • No FLASH, Rodeo Day
Mar 06, 2015
  • Adam Hincks, UBC
    Measuring Cosmic Acceleration with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment
  • Gijs Mulders, University of Arizona
    Small, numerous, and close-in: exoplanets around low-mass stars
Mar 13, 2015
  • Ian Crossfield, University of Arizona
    Small Planets, Small Stars: The Kepler/K2 M Dwarf Program
  • Nithyanandan Thyagarajan, ASU
    A study of redshifted 21cm power spectrum and foregrounds using Murchison Widefield Array data from the epoch of reionization
  • Steward Observatory, Room 505
Mar 20, 2015
  • Daniel Apai, University of Arizona
    Extrasolar Storms: Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Dynamics in Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets
  • Steward Observatory
    Room 505
  • Erika Hamden, Caltech
    FIREBall: UV observations of the circumgalactic medium at z~0.7
Mar 27, 2015
  • Open
Apr 03, 2015
  • No FLASH, Spring Day
Apr 10, 2015
  • Gautham Narayan, NOAO / U of A
    DA White Dwarfs as High Precision Spectrophotometric Standards for Cosmological Studies
  • Sean Johnson, University of Chicago
    The IGM-Galaxy connection: the role of environment and active galactic nuclei
Apr 17, 2015
  • Open
Apr 24, 2015
  • Open
  • Richard Poss, University of Arizona
    The Cosmological Compass in Western Art
May 01, 2015
  • Dick Shaw, NOAO
    PyNeb: Python-based analysis of nebular emission lines
  • Open
May 08, 2015
  • Open
  • Steward Observatory
    Room 505
  • Peter Milne, Steward Observatory
    Swift UVOT Observations of Type Ia Supernovae: Weird stuff about Normals and regular patterns within Peculiars
May 15, 2015
  • Nick Ballering, University of Arizona
    On the Dust Composition of the Beta Pictoris Debris Disk
  • Thomas Lebzelter, University of Vienna
    Oxygen isotopic ratios in evolved stars
May 22, 2015
  • Amber Porter, Clemson University
    Exploring Type Ia Supernova Asymmetries with Spectropolarimetry
May 29, 2015
  • Rik van Lieshout, University of Amsterdam
    Dusty tails of evaporating exoplanets
  • Steward Observatory, Room 505
  • Avi Shporer, Caltech
    Astrophysics with visible-light orbital phase curves

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