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Friday Scientific Lunch Talks

Friday Scientific Lunch Talks are held each Friday at 12:00 noon in the NOAO-Tucson Main Conference Room at 950 N. Cherry Avenue. Contact Monika Soraisam ( and/or Robert Nikutta ( if you would like to make a presentation.

Aug 11, 2017
  • Hui Dong, Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de AndalucĂ­a
    Near-Infrared Variability Study of the Central 2.3"x2.3" of the Galactic Centre
Aug 25, 2017
  • Tanio Diaz Santos, Universidad Diego Portales
    Gas and Dust Properties of local Luminous Infrared Galaxies - A Herschel Perspective
  • Helmut Abt, NOAO
    An Earlier Outburst Date for the Crab Nebula Supernova
Sep 01, 2017
  • Richard L. Poss, Steward Observatory
    The Last Words of Copernicus (?): Astronomical Imagery in Early Modern Writers
  • Nicola Malavasi, Purdue University
    The Lyman Alpha luminosity function and its relation to environment at high-redshift
Sep 08, 2017
  • Ryan Sanders, UCLA
    Increasing the accuracy of metallicity measurements over the past 12 Gyr of cosmic history
  • Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory
    A quick look at science results from the Citizen CATE Experiment
Sep 15, 2017
  • None (No FLASH - Steward Internal Symposium)
Sep 22, 2017
  • None
Sep 29, 2017
  • Charlotte Mason, UCLA
    Measuring the Timeline of Reionization with Ly-alpha Emission from Galaxies
  • David Nidever, MSU/NOAO
    Cataloging the Entire Sky with NOAO
Oct 06, 2017
  • Sumit Sarbadhicary, University of Pittsburgh
    The Origin of Stellar Species: constraining stellar evolution scenarios with Local Group galaxy surveys
  • Charli Sakari, University of Washington
    Unraveling the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way with Integrated Light Spectroscopy of Globular Clusters
Oct 13, 2017
  • James Breckinridge, Caltech/UA/Breckinridge Associates
    Aden Baker Meinel (1922-2011): A 20th century polymath Steward N-305
  • Open
Oct 20, 2017
  • Stephen Pompea, NOAO
    Astronomy Education and Public Engagement: Experimental Lessons
  • Open
Oct 27, 2017
  • Timothy Dolch, Hillsdale College
    Radio Pulsars, Their Optical Structures, and NANOGrav's Search for Gravitational Waves
  • Ethan Vishniac, AAS Editor in Chief, AAS/JHU
    An Editorial View of AAS Publications
Nov 03, 2017
  • Joan Najita, NOAO
    Heat Signature of Accretion in Protoplanetary Disks Steward N-305
  • Johnny Greco, Princeton University
    Hidden in plain sight: Uncovering low-surface-brightness galaxies with the Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey Steward N-305
Nov 10, 2017
  • None (No FLASH - Veterans Day)
Nov 17, 2017
  • Shri Kulkarni, Caltech
    The Zwicky Transient Facility: First Light & Prospects
  • Shooby Hemmati, Caltech/IPAC
    Self Organizing Neural Networks: From Galaxy Evolution to Cosmology
Nov 24, 2017
  • None (No FLASH - Thanksgiving)
Dec 01, 2017
  • Marie Wingyee Lau, UC Santa Cruz
    Quasars Probing Quasars: the circumgalactic medium surrounding z ~ 2 quasars
  • Open
Dec 08, 2017
  • Raymond Simons, Johns Hopkins
    Disk assembly from z~2 to now
  • Open
Dec 15, 2017
  • EunChong Kim, Seoul National University
    Using Polarization to Reveal the Nature of Lyman Alpha Nebulae
  • Sung-Joon Park & Woong-Seob Jeong, KASI
    Progress of infrared space missions at KASI: Looking for synergy with ground-based telescopes
Jan 12, 2018
  • Andrew Battisti, Australian National University
    Characterizing Dust Attenuation in Local Star Forming Galaxies
  • Open
Jan 19, 2018
  • Vaishali Parkash, Monash University
    Star Formation in the Nearby Universe
  • Zhou Fan, National Astronomical Observatory of China
    Progress and Results from the Bright Star Survey
Jan 26, 2018
  • Ting Li, Fermilab
    Constraining the Nature of Dark Matter with Milky Way's Nearest Neighbors
  • Yuichi Harikane, University of Tokyo
    Subaru/Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey: Clustering and ISM properties from half-million galaxies at redshift beyond 4
Feb 02, 2018
  • Open
  • Open
Feb 09, 2018
  • None (No FLASH - Steward Internal Symposium)
Feb 16, 2018
  • Taira Oogi, Kavli IPMU
    Modeling the spatial distribution of cluster galaxies in cosmological simulations
  • Open
Feb 23, 2018
  • None (No FLASH - Rodeo Day)
Mar 02, 2018
  • Kenneth Duncan, Leiden Observatory
    WEAVE-LOFAR: Spectra for a million radio galaxies
  • Heeyoung Oh, UT Austin
    IGRINS spectroscopy toward outflows from young stellar objects
Mar 09, 2018
  • None (No FLASH - Spring Break)
Mar 16, 2018
  • Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Universidad de Sao Paulo
    Laser-corrected Fabry-Perot data cubes - next generation 3D spectroscopy instrumentation at SOAR
  • Jubee Sohn, CfA
    HectoMAP Galaxy Cluster Surveys
Mar 23, 2018
  • Desika Narayanan, University of Florida
    My totally n00bish adventures in SED Fitting
  • Elena Manjavacas, Steward Observatory - University of Arizona
    Cloud Atlas: Discovery of Rotational Spectral Modulations in a Low-mass, L-type Brown Dwarf Companion to a Star
Mar 30, 2018
  • None (No FLASH - Spring Day)
Apr 06, 2018
  • Open
  • Open
Apr 13, 2018
  • Hanae Inami, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon
    VLT/MUSE Hubble Ultra Deep Field Survey
  • Dara Norman, NOAO
    5 Reasons to Care about the Decadal Survey's 'State of the Profession' Section
Apr 20, 2018
  • Andrei Tokovinin, CTIO
    Observations, statistics, and origin of multiple stars
Apr 27, 2018
  • Everett Schlawin, University of Arizona
    Clear and Cloudy Exoplanet Forecasts for JWST
  • Lia Medeiros, Steward Observatory
    Principal Component Analysis as a Tool for Characterizing Black Hole Images and Variability
May 04, 2018
  • Kevin Schlaufman, Johns Hopkins University
    The Maximum Mass of a Planet Steward N305
  • Jianwei Lyu, Steward Observatory
    Polar dust, nuclear obscuration and IR SED diversity of type-1 AGNs
May 11, 2018
  • None (No FLASH - UA Commencement)
May 18, 2018
  • Kimberly Ennico, SOFIA
    Hitting its Stride: SOFIA Prime Mission Highlights and Upcoming Opportunities
  • Samir Salim, Indiana University
    Demographics of dust attenuation curves in the local universe
May 25, 2018
  • Jan-Torge Schindler, Steward Observatory - University of Arizona
    The Extremely Luminous Quasar Survey (ELQS) and the Bright-end Quasar Luminosity Function at z=2.8-4.5

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