2014/15: Seminar in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Astronomy Department
School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel Aviv University

Spring 2015:

11/Mar/2015 Dr. Ravit Helled (TAU, Planetary Sciences) Giant planet formation & internal structure: current knowledge and open questions (Abstract)
18/Mar/2015 Prof. Yoel Rephaeli (TAU) Energetic Particles and Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters (Abstract)
25/Mar/2015 Dr. Iair Arcavi (KITP, UCSB) The First Optical Characterization of Tidal Disruption Events and Their Surprising Host Galaxy Preference (Abstract)
15/Apr/2015 Dalya Baron (TAU) Studying the ISM with SDSS extragalactic spectra (Abstract)
29/Apr/2015 No seminar
3/May/2015 Prof. Reinhard Genzel (MPE and UC Berkeley; Harvey Prize winner) Special seminar (Sunday 11:10-12:00, Kaplun 118)
The formation and evolution of massive star forming disks (Abstract)
6/May/2015 Dr. Lara Nava (Hebrew U.) Advancing our knowledge on Gamma-Ray Burst physics and relativistic shocks through modeling of afterglow radiation (Abstract)
13/May/2015 Shmuel Bialy (TAU) Molecules at the Era of First Metal Enrichment (Abstract)
(17/May/2015) Prof. Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State and JWST) Astronomy-related Physics Colloquium (Sunday 16:10, Melamed Hall)
How the James Webb Space Telescope will measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly: The New Frontier after Hubble
18/May/2015 Prof. Chris McKee (UC Berkeley) and other speakers Special seminar day (Monday 9:30 - 17:30, Kaplun 118) (Full schedule)
20/May/2015 Dr. Caterina Lani (TAU) Investigating the links between galaxy structure and environment in the high redshift Universe (Abstract)
25/May/2015 Prof. Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State and JWST) Special seminar (Monday 10:10-11:00, Kaplun 324)
Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Escaping Lyman Continuum Radiation from Galaxies and Weak AGN at Redshifts 2.3 < z < 5: (How) Did they Reionize the Universe? (Abstract)
27/May/2015 Prof. Robert Kirschner (Harvard) and other speakers Supernovae & Cosmology Mini-Workshop + special colloquium (Wednesday 9:00 - 20:00, Auditorium, The Capsule Building, The Porter School of Environmental Studies) (Full schedule)
(31/May/2015) Prof. Rennan Barkana (TAU) Astronomy-related Physics Colloquium (Sunday 16:10, Melamed Hall)
Observing the First Stars with 21-cm Cosmology
3/Jun/2015 Prof. Shay Zucker (TAU, Planetary Sciences) A Novel Approach for Periodicity Detection in Sparse Datasets (Abstract)
10/Jun/2015 Prof. Eve Ostriker (Princeton) Dynamics of Prestellar Core Formation (Abstract)
(14/Jun/2015) Prof. Eve Ostriker (Princeton) Astronomy-related Physics Colloquium (Sunday 16:10, Melamed Hall)
Brilliant past, luminous future: the evergreen lives of star-forming galaxies
17/Jun/2015 Dr. Or Graur (NYU and American Museum of Natural History) Digging for Treasure: supernovae in SDSS spectra explain the rate-mass relation (Abstract)
24/Jun/2015 Prof. Kunihito Ioka, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan Special seminar (usual time and place, but after the semester)
Electromagnetic Counterparts to Gravitational Waves (Abstract)

Fall 2014/15:

29/Oct/2014 Dr. Omer Bromberg (Princeton, Spitzer Fellow) On the nature of long GRB jets and how they can can be used to study the properties of "true" short GRBs (Abstract)
30/Oct/2014 Dr. Andy Fruchter (STScI) Special seminar (Thursday 11:10 - 12:10, Kaplun 324)
Refusing to go quietly; gamma-ray bursts and their progenitors
2/Nov/2014 Prof. Michel Fich (U. of Waterloo, Canada) Special seminar (Sunday 12:10 - 12:50, Kaplun 205, replacing astro-coffee)
CCAT: The Next Generation Submillimeter Survey Telescope (Abstract)
5/Nov/2014 Dr. Noemie Globus (TAU) Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: Gamma Ray Burst Messengers? (Abstract)
12/Nov/2014 Dr. Daniel Capellupo (TAU) A New Look at AGN Accretion Discs and Black Hole Spin (Abstract)
19/Nov/2014 Dr. Noam Libeskind (Potsdam) Dwarf galaxies in the Local Group: insights and unresolved issues (Abstract)
26/Nov/2014 Dr. Assaf Horesh (Caltech) The Era of Time Domain Radio Astronomy (Abstract)
3/Dec/2014 Prof. Amir Levinson (TAU) Gravitational radiation from cosmic explosions (Abstract)
10/Dec/2014 Prof. Marta Volonteri (IAP, Paris) Growing black holes and galaxies across cosmic time (Abstract)
17/Dec/2014 Dr. Asaf Pe'er (UCC, Ireland) A paradigm shift in understanding Gamma-ray bursts (Abstract)
24/Dec/2014 Dr. Ruxandra Bondarescu (U. of Zurich) Probing general relativity, alternative theories of gravity, and relativistic geodesy with atomic clocks (Abstract)
31/Dec/2014 Prof. Mark Krumholz (UCSC) The Origin of Stellar Masses (Abstract)
7/Jan/2015 Lev Tal-Or (TAU) Confirmation of planetary and low-mass stellar-companion candidates detected in CoRoT and Kepler lightcurves [Ph.D. seminar] (Abstract)
14/Jan/2015 Yossi Shvartzvald (TAU) How common are snowline-region planets? First results from a second generation microlensing survey [Ph.D. seminar] (Abstract)
21/Jan/2015 Dr. Guillaume Molodij (CNRS, France) Multi-wavelength spectropolarimetric observations to understand the solar magnetic activity and its feedback on the interplanetary medium (Abstract)