2009-The McWilliams Center for Cosmology - Carnegie Mellon University

McWilliams Center for Cosmology Colloquia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Brice Menard, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Physics, "Cosmic Dust and Dark Energy", 4:30 PM, Wean Hall 7316

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, Andrew Tolley, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, "Dynamics in the Dark",  4:30 PM, Wean Hall 7316

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, Dr. Piero Madau, University of California Santa Cruz, "The First Galaxies and Seed Black Holes", 4:30 PM, Doherty Hall A301D

Astro Seminars

Friday, May 8, 2009, Trevor Stevens, West Virginia Wesleyan College, "Gravitational Radiation from Phase Transitions", 12:00 PM, Wean 8327, CMU

Friday, April 17, 2009, Andrei Gruzinov, New York University, "The Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields", 12:00 PM, Wean 8327, CMU

Friday, April 10, 2009, Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, Univ. Pittsburgh, "First Attempt at Assessing Astronomy 0089: Stars and the Cosmos", 12:00 PM, 319 Allen Hall, PITT

Friday, March 27, 2009, Serena Bertone, UC Santa Cruz, "Mapping the Intergalactic Medium in Emission at Low and High Redshift", 12:00 PM, 106 Allen Hall, PITT

Friday, March 20, 2009, Gabriel Altay, CMU, "Numerical Radiative Transfer Modeling of a Quasar Proximity Zone", 12:00 PM, Wean 8327, CMU

Friday, February 27, 2009, Serena Bertone, UC Santa Cruz, "Mapping the Intergalactic Medium in Emission at Low and High Redshift", 12:00 PM, 106 Allen Hall, PITT

Friday, February 20, 2009, Lado Samushia, Physics Department, Kansas State University, "'Measuring' Quintessence: Constraining Scalar Field Dark Energy with Cosmological Observations", 12:00 PM, Wean Hall 8327, CMU

Friday, February 13, 2009, Federica Bianco, Harvard Center for Astrophysics, University of Pennsylvania, "Chasing Shadows: Occultation Surveys of the Outer Solar System", 12:00 PM, 106 Allen Hall, PITT

Friday, February 6, 2009, Sean O'Neill, University of Maryland, "The Evolution of Relic Bubbles and Jet-Blown Structures in Galaxy Cluster Environments", 12:00 PM, Wean Hall 8327, CMU

Friday, January 23, 2009,  Suchetana Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh, "Feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei in the Extended Groth Strip", 12:00 PM, Wean Hall 8327, CMU

Friday, January 16, 2009, Mei-Yu Wang, "Phenomenology of Unstable Particle Dark Matter", and Andrew Zentner, "PAMELA/ATIC Results for High-Energy Positron Fluxes and Possible Interpretations as Dark Matter Annihilations", 12:00 PM, Allen Hall 319, PITT (note room change)

Astrostatistics Seminars

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, AstroInformatics Seminar, Hector Rovira, Institute for Systems Biology, "Building Adaptable Software to Rapidly Integrate New Research Data and Analysis Tools", 12:00 PM, EE 403.

Thursday, December 3, 2009, AstroInformatics Seminar, Tom Quinn, University of Washington "Visualizing Large Particle Datasets", 1:00 PM, 6501 Gates Hillman Center, CMU

Thursday, November 5, 2009, AstroInformatics Seminar, Jeff Schneider, CMU "Active Learning for fitting Astrophysical Simulation models to Observational data", 1:00 PM, 6501 Gates Hillman Center, CMU

Friday, March 20, 2009, Joey Richards, Statistics Department, CMU, "Accurate Parameter Estimation for Star Formation History in Galaxies", 1:30 PM, Baker Hall 232Q, CMU