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Lunch Talks

Informal lunch-time talks are often given by visitors.

Past Lunch Talks
Date & TimeEvent
Wed, Dec 03, 2008, 12:00 PM Jordi Miralda Escude (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya): Star Captures by Quasar Accretion Disks: a Physical Model for Quasars
Fri, Nov 07, 2008, 12:00 PM Anne-Marie Weijmans (Leiden Observatory): Dark matter in early-type galaxies: a SAURON view
Wed, Nov 08, 2006, 12:00 PM Chris Loken, Hugh Merz & Christoph Pfrommer (CITA): Bob Lunch
Tue, May 09, 2006, 12:00 PM Kaya Mori (CITA) and Rodrigo Fernandez (DAA): Review of Isolated neutron star conference
Tue, Apr 25, 2006, 12:00 PM Rashid Sunyaev, MPA: Spectrum-X/Rositha project - all sky X-ray survey
Fri, Apr 21, 2006, 12:00 PM Jeff Peterson, Carnegie Mellon: Lunar Detection of Cosmic Rays
Tue, Apr 11, 2006, 12:00 PM Craig Hogan, University of Washington: Nuclear Astrophysics in the String Landscape
Thu, Apr 06, 2006, 12:00 PM Martin Durant (DAA) and Chris Thompson (CITA): "New results on magnetars" and "Extreme magnetic turbulence"
Tue, Mar 28, 2006, 12:00 PM Ilian Iliev (CITA) and Eugene Chiang (UC Berkeley): "Cosmological Radiative Transfer Code Comparison" and "Iceline Problem"
Tue, Mar 14, 2006, 12:00 PM Mike Nolta and Olivie Dore, CITA: WMAP 2nd release
Tue, Mar 07, 2006, 12:00 PM Bill Unruh (University of British Columbia) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University): TBA
Tue, Feb 28, 2006, 12:00 PM Jeff Dufaux, CITA and Steve Myers, NRAO: "Preheating with Trilinear Interactions" and "Cosmology with NRAO Facilities: ALMA, EVLA, GBT and VLBA status reports"
Tue, Feb 21, 2006, 12:00 PM David Kaplan (MIT): Recent Progress in Young Neutron Stars
Tue, Feb 14, 2006, 12:00 PM Christopher Pfrommer, CITA: Cosmic Rays and Cosmological Shock Waves
Tue, Feb 07, 2006, 12:00 PM
Tue, Jan 31, 2006, 12:00 PM Asantha Cooray, UC Irvine: CMPpol, BBO and the gravitational wave background from inflation
Tue, Jan 24, 2006, 12:00 PM Katrien Steenbrugge (CfA): X-ray observations of Seyfert 1 Galaxies
Tue, Jan 24, 2006, 12:00 PM Mike Kesden, CITA: Probing Structure and Dynamics with the Sagittarius Tidal Stream
Tue, Jan 17, 2006, 12:00 PM Jonathan Braithwaite (MPA): Stability of Magnetic Fields in Stars
Tue, Jan 10, 2006, 12:00 PM Roman Rafikov and Alexander Shirokov, CITA: "Gravitational Lensing and Pulsar Timing" and "A Recent Simulation of a Lambda-CDM Universe with GRACOS"
Tue, Dec 06, 2005, 12:00 PM Pat Mcdonald, CITA and Marten van kerkwijk (UofT, Astronomy): "Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyman-alpha forest" and "Absorption lines in the spectra of nearby neutron stars"
Tue, Nov 22, 2005, 12:00 PM Natasha Ivanova (CITA) & Ruben Krasnopolsky (Univ. of Toronto, Astronomy): Population synthesis codes with dynamics & Force-free simulations of Blandford-Znajek mechanism
Tue, Nov 15, 2005, 12:00 PM Neal Dalal (CITA) & Jaikumar (Argonne National Laboratory) and Ouyed (U. of Calgary): Gravitational wave standard sirens & Informal discussion on quark stars
Tue, Nov 08, 2005, 12:00 PM Denis Barkats & Ed Thommes, Caltech & CITA: Robinson Telescope & Review of Protostars and Planets V conference
Tue, Oct 25, 2005, 12:00 PM Huirong Yan & Jonathan Dursi, CITA: Cosmic ray transport in MHD turblence & Local Ignition in Carbon/Oxygen White Dwarfs
Tue, Oct 18, 2005, 12:00 PM Kaya Mori, CITA & Norbert Bartel, York University: Surface composition of neutron stars & Gravity probe B movie
Tue, Oct 11, 2005, 12:00 PM Norm Murray, CITA: Molecular clouds
Tue, Oct 04, 2005, 12:00 PM Norbert Bartel, York University: Gravity probe B
Tue, Sep 27, 2005, 12:00 PM Dmitri Podolsky & John Everett, CITA: Post-inflationary preheating & X-ray background and AGN
Tue, Sep 20, 2005, 12:00 PM Amr El-Zant & Ue-li Pen, CITA: COSMOS survey & Possible observational evidence for extra dimensions
Tue, Sep 13, 2005, 12:00 PM Everyone, CITA: Introduction
Tue, Dec 14, 2004, 12:00 PM Adi Nusser (Haifa University, IAS) & M. Liebendoerfer (CITA): High redshift 21 cm Emission & Nuclear Input for Core-collapse Models
Tue, Nov 09, 2004, 12:00 PM Philip Chang, UCSB: Hydrogen Burning on the Surfaces of Magnetars and Pulsars
Tue, Oct 26, 2004, 12:00 PM Kaya Mori, CITA: Recent updates on the neutron star 1E1207.4-5209
Fri, Sep 24, 2004, 12:00 PM Emil Mottola: Dark Energy and Condensate Stars
Thu, Aug 19, 2004, 12:00 PM M. Peloso, Univ. of Minnesota: Massive gravity and the phenomenology of ghost condensates
Wed, Aug 04, 2004, 12:00 PM S. Eales, Cardiff Univ.: The Herschel Space Observatory: an opportunity for theorists
Tue, May 04, 2004, 12:00 PM T. Thompson & M. Liebendoerfer, UC Berkeley & CITA: The Intricacies of Neutrino Transport in Numerical Simulations of Supernovae Core Collapse
Mon, Apr 26, 2004, 12:00 PM P. Goldreich, IAS & Caltech: Three Easy Pieces: Examples of Chaos in the Solar System
Wed, Mar 24, 2004, 12:00 PM T. Tanaka, Kyoto Univ.: An Analytic Approach to the Regularized Self-Force on a Black Hole Spacetime
Tue, Feb 17, 2004, 12:00 PM M. Lyutikov, McGill & CITA: Review of X-ray Polarimetry of Astrophysical Sources conference
Tue, Feb 03, 2004, 12:00 PM M. Lyutikov, McGill U. & CITA: Further discussion of relativistic outflows
Tue, Jan 27, 2004, 12:00 PM M. van Kerkwijk, Univ. of Toronto: Review of binary neutron star meeting
Mon, Dec 15, 2003, 12:00 PM E. Waxman, Weizmann Institute of Science: On synchrotron emission from Gamma-Ray bursts
Tue, Dec 09, 2003, 12:00 PM J.P. Uzan, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay & IAP, Paris: Topology of the universe: recent contraints and possible candidates
Tue, Dec 02, 2003, 12:00 PM Yuri Levin, CITA: Ligo Thermal Noise - The Theorist's View
Mon, Nov 24, 2003, 12:00 PM Dimitry Podolsky, CITA: Turbulence and the Vortex-Line Approximation
Mon, Nov 17, 2003, 12:00 PM John Everett, CITA: Magnetic and Radiatively-Driven Winds in Quasars: A Review
Tue, Nov 11, 2003, 12:00 PM B. Zhang, PSU & CITA: Gamma-Ray Bursts and X-ray Flashes
Tue, Oct 28, 2003, 12:00 PM C. Thompson, CITA: Magnetars II
Thu, Oct 23, 2003, 12:00 PM L. Greenhill, SAO: AGN
Tue, Oct 14, 2003, 12:00 PM M. Liebendoerfer, CITA: Finite Difference Schemes for Core Collapse SNe
Tue, Oct 07, 2003, 12:00 PM D. Chelouche, J. Everett & N. Murray, Tel-Aviv University, CITA & CITA: Quasar Outflows and Absorption Lines
Mon, Sep 29, 2003, 12:00 PM David Ballantyne, CITA: The Status of Gravitationally Broadened Fe K Lines
Tue, Sep 23, 2003, 12:00 PM Chris Thompson, CITA: Magnetars
Tue, Sep 16, 2003, 12:00 PM All, CITA: Introductory Get-Together
Fri, Aug 08, 2003, 12:00 PM K. Mori, A. Reisenegger & C. Thompson, CITA, Chile, & CITA: Review of Santa Fe NS Meeting
Tue, Jul 08, 2003, 12:00 PM M. Lyutikov, McGill University & CITA: Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Objects
Wed, May 07, 2003, 12:00 PM N. Lloyd-Ronning, CITA: Swift Meeting Review
Wed, Apr 23, 2003, 12:00 PM M. Lyutikov, McGill University & CITA: Electromagnetic Model of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Mon, Apr 07, 2003, 12:00 PM F. Daigne, IAP: Gamma-ray bursts from internal shocks in a relativistic wind
Fri, Mar 28, 2003, 12:00 PM D. Psaltis, Arizona: Towards new tests of strong-field gravity with compact objects
Thu, Mar 20, 2003, 12:00 PM O. Blaes, UCSB: Radiative Instabilities in Stars and Accretion Disks
Wed, Mar 12, 2003, 12:00 PM Y. Wu, CITA: Stratospheres of Hot Jupiters
Wed, Feb 19, 2003, 12:00 PM M. Liebendoerfer, CITA: Neutrino Emission from Merging Neutron Stars
Wed, Feb 12, 2003, 12:00 PM H. Hoekstra & C. Contaldi, CITA: WMAP Results