Talks in 2008 (Jointly organized with KIAA)

(Rm2907, Department of Astronomy, No. 2 Science Building, PKU)

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Time: Monday 12:00, Dec 22, 2008; DoA (Lunch Talk)
Hypervelocity stars
Prof. Qingjuan Yu (KIAA)

Time: Thursday 4:30pm, Dec 18, 2008; KIAA
Dark matter annihilation in the Galactic Halo: simulation vs simulation
Prof. Youjun Lu (NAOC)

Time: Thursday 4:00pm, Nov 13, 2008; KIAA
AGN feedback and magnetic fields in galaxy clusters
Dr. Hui Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)

Time: Thursday 2:30pm, Nov 6, 2008; KIAA
Effect of magnetic field in star formation
Prof. Kohji Tomisaka (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan)

Time: Thursday 4:00pm, Nov 6, 2008; KIAA
Tracing the molecular gas mass in extreme enviroments
Dr. Ming Zhu (Joint Astronomy Center, National Research Council, Canada)

Time: Monday 4:00pm, Nov 3, 2008; KIAA
Secular galaxy evolution and bulge formation at z~2
Prof. Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)

Oct 23, 2008; Thursday 2:30pm, KIAA
Signatures of string theory in cosmological observations
Prof. Robert Barndenberger (McGill University, Canada)

Oct 23, 2008; Thursday 4:00pm, KIAA
Massive black holes and powerful starbursts at high redshift
Prof. Hagai Netzer (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Oct. 16 (Thurs. 3:30-4:30pm); KIAA
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pitzer finds cosmic neon's sweet spot
Prof. Robert Rubin (NASA/AMES, USA)

Oct. 9 (Thurs. 3:30-4:30pm); KIAA
Speaker: Dr.
Christian Wolf (U. Oxford, UK)
Topic: The STAGES project: What happens to galaxies upon cluster infall?

Oct. 6 (Mon. 12:00-1:00pm); Lunch talk, KIAA
Speaker:
Prof. Donald C. Morton (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada)
Topic: The Space Astronomy before the Hubble Space Telescope

Sept. 29 (Mon. 12:00-1:00pm); Lunch talk, KIAA
Speaker:
Dr. Herbert Lau (KIAA-PKU)
Topic: Thermohaline mixing and its effect on accreted material from a companion star

Sept. 25 (Thurs. 3:30-4:30pm); KIAA
Speaker: Dr. Junhui Zhao  (CfA, USA)
Topic: Dynamics of ionized gas at the Galactic center: the 3D velocity field of Sagittarius A west

Sept. 22 (Mon. 12:00-13:00); Lunch talks
Speaker: Dr. Huanyuan Shan (PKU)
Topic: The bullet cluster: proof of dark matter, mass of neutrinos and laws of gravity
Speaker: Dr. Zhuo Li (PKU)
Topic: Supernova Shock Breakout

Sept. 18 (Thurs. 2:00-3:00pm); KIAA
Speaker: Dr. Gondon Ogilvie  (Cambridge U., UK)
Topic: Dynamics of warped and eccentric discs

Sept. 18 (Thurs. 3:30-4:30pm); KIAA
Speaker: Prof. Heidi. Newberg  (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Topic: Galactic structure from LAMOST

June. 19 (Thu. 2:00-5:00am)
Speaker: Profs. Martha Haynes, Jim Cordes, Don Cambell, Dong Lai (U. Cornell, USA)
Topic: HI cosmology with Arecibo legacy fast ALFA survey; Intermittent pulsars, radio transients and SKA; Solar system science with Arecibo; Exciting waves and modes in accretion disks around black holes

June. 16 (Mon. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Dr. Lan Wang  (PKU)
Topic: Modeling the dependence of galaxy clustering on stellar mass and SEDs

June. 12 (Thu. 10:30-11:40am)
Speaker: Dr. Zhixia Shen  (PKU)
Topic: Li abundance of TO stars in globular clusters

June. 5 (Thu. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Dr. Wen-Wu Tian  (NAOC)
Topic: Radio observations on SNRs and studies on UHECRs

May. 29 (Thu. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Dr. Herbert HaoBin Lau  (KIAA-PKU)
Topic: Evolution and Fate of Extremely-Metal Poor Stars

May. 22 (Thu. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Prof. Jie Meng (PKU)
Topic: Relativistic model for atomic nucleus and nuclear astrophysics

May. 9 (Fri. 10:30-11:40pm)
Speaker: Prof. Paul J. Wiita (Georgia State U., USA)
Topic: Jets in Radio Galaxies and Blazars: Conical Angles and Superdisks

May. 8 (Thu. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Prof. Junhan You (Shanghai Jiaotong U., China)
Topic: The early gamma-ray emission of GRBs may come from the resonant IC scattering

Apr. 25 (Fri. 3:45-5:00pm)
Speaker: Prof. Donald Backer (UC Berkeley, USA)
Topic: Progress Report on Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) experiment

Apr. 25 (Fri. 3:00-3:45pm)
Speaker: Prof. Aaron S. Evans (Virginia U., USA)
Topic: GOALS: The Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey

Apr. 24 (Thu. 3:50-5:00pm)
Speaker: Prof. Dick Manchester (ATNF, Austrilia)
Topic: Pulsars and Gravity

Apr. 17 (Thu. 3:30-4:40pm)
Speaker: Ms. Ran Wang (PKU)
Topic: Millimeter and radio studies of z~6 quasars

Apr. 15 (Tue. 10:10-11:20am)
Speaker: Dr. Luis Ho (OCIW, USA)
Topic: Black Holes, AGN Feedback, and Galaxy Evolution

Apr. 14 (Mon. 10:30-11:40am)
Speaker: Prof. Gerhard Hensler (U. of Vienna, Austria)
Topic: Exchange processes between the gas components of the interstellar medium

Apr. 11 (Fri. 10:30-11:50am)
Speaker: Dr. Yu Gao (PMO)
Topic: Star Formation Laws and Dense Molecular Gas
Speaker: Dr. Zhong Wang (Harvard-Smithonian CfA, USA)
Topic: Explore Star Formation Scenario in the Outer Disk of Galaxies

Apr. 10 (Thu. 3:30-4:40am)
Speaker: Dr. Stefanie Komossa (MPE, Germany)
Topic: High accretion rates, tidal disruption flares, and recoils -- recent results on supermassive black holes

Apr. 3 (Thu. 3:30-4:40am)
Speaker: Dr. Dimitris Stamatellos (Cardiff U., UK)
Topic: The formation of planets, brown dwarfs, and low-mass H-burning
stars by disc fragmentation

Mar. 27 (Thu. 3:30-4:40am)
Speaker: Prof. R. Spurzem (Heidelberg U., Germany)
Topic: Black holes, gravitational waves - grids for GRAPEs and other computer games...

Mar. 18 (Tue. 4:00-5:10am)
Speaker: Prof. Tony Wong (UIUC, USA)
Topic: Atomic and molecular gas in galaxies: The case of the LMC

Mar. 17 (Mon. 10:30-11:40am)
Speaker: Prof. Ralf S. Klessen (U. of Heidelberg, Germany)
Topic: Formation of stellar clusters in turbulent molecular clouds

Feb. 22 (Fri. 10:30-11:40am)
Speaker: Prof. Glennys Farrar (New York University, USA)
Topic: 1. Overview of the astrophysics and cosmological research in the CCPP of NYU; 2. Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays

Jan. 16 (Wed. 3:30-4:30pm)
Speaker: Dr. Zhuo Li (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Topic: High energy neutrino sky

Jan. 3 (Thu. 3:30-4:30pm)
Speaker: Dr. Li Ji (MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, USA)
Topic: A generalized non-equilibrium ionization code and its applications

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