Colloquium: Typically every Wednesday at 3:30
during the Fall/Spring semesters, Colloquium is set up to bring well
known, leading researchers from around the world into IfA every week.
Talks are usually 45-60 mins in length, plus question time. Cookies and
caffine are prooffered beforehand to encourage mingling with the speaker,
and the speaker is usually treated to lunch with a small number of grads
and dinner open to everyone. Students are strongly encouraged to attend
all colloquium, and meals they attend will be fully or partially
AstroCoffee: Every Friday at 10:30 AM during morning coffee during the Fall/Spring
semesters we have AstroCoffee. This is intended to be a very informal
10-15 min presentation by a member of the IfA to let the rest of the
Institute know what they are currently researching. This has been very
popular of late, and is a good way to find out what cool things are coming
out of IfA. Grads are encouraged to give talks (on any subject within
astronomy)...contact Nader Haghighipour if interested in giving one.
CSPF: The Center for Star and Planet Formation (CSPF) has lunch time
talks on Tuesdays. This is intended to be a journal-club style meeting,
focusing mostly on extra-solar planets, dust disks, young stars, and
low-mass sub-stellar objects. These usually occur in the Moon Room. Contact
Adam Kraus for more information.
FriED: Friday Extragalactic Discussion (FriED) is intended to be a short (30
min), informal talk to encourage discussion amongst extragalacticians.
Held in the Moon Room, organized by Tomotsugu Goto and Ezequiel Treister; occasioned by outside speakers; followed closely by
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