University of Hawaii Instutute for Astronomy


* C = Colloquium
   L = Lunchtime Seminar

Colloquia are held in the IfA Auditorium at 3:30 pm, with refreshments served at 3:15 pm, unless otherwise noted. Lunch talks are usually held in the IfA Auditorium at 12:30 pm. e-mail: Dave Sanders
             (Colloquium Chair) 

Colloquia: Spring/Summer 2001

Fri 19th Jan  David E Trilling Univ of Pennsylvania  Observations of Extrasolar Planetary Systems from Mauna Kea
Thu 1st Feb  Claus Leitherer  Space Telescope Sci Inst  Ultraviolet Line Spectra of Metal-Poor Star-Forming Galaxies 
Fri 2nd Feb  Hugh S. Hudson  UCSD/SPRC/ISAS  Searching for Solar Shocks 
Fri 9th Feb  Walter R Steiger  Univ of Hawaii  The Origins of Astronomy in Hawai`i 
Thu 15th Feb  Phil Massey  Lowell Observatory  Understanding Massive Star Evolution 
Fri 16th Feb  Bob Romeo  Composite Mirror Applications, Inc  Lightweight Mirror Technology
Fri 16th Feb  Gerard van Belle  Jet Propulsion Lab  Astrophysics on the High Frontier of High Resolution 
Wed 21st Feb  Andrew Bunker  Institute of Astronomy, 
Stellar Populations and Morphology at High Redshift 
Fri 23rd Feb        Dedication of IfA Building in Hilo
Thu 1st Mar Andisheh Mahdavi  Center for Astrophysics  A Unification of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies 
Fri 2nd Mar Mike Shao  Jet Propulsion Lab  The Keck Interferometer 
Fri 9th Mar Ralph Neuhaeuser  IfA & MPE, 
Large-Scale Distribution of Young Nearby Stars 
Wed 14th Mar Ed Colbert  Johns Hopkins Univ  Intermediate-Luminosity X-Ray Objects
Wed 14th Mar Philip C Myers  Center for Astrophysics  Star-Forming Motions in the Nearest Molecular Cloud Complexes
Fri 16th Mar Clive Ruggles  Univ of Leicester  Astronomy, Oral Literature, and Landscape in Ancient Hawaiċi
Mon 19th Mar Thomas Hearty  Jet Propulsion Lab  MBM12: The Nearest Known Star-Forming Cloud 
Fri 23rd Mar Tom Phillips  Caltech  Progress and Recent Results from the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory 
Tue 27th Mar Aaron Barth  Center for Astrophysics  Measuring the Masses of Black Holes in the Nuclei of Nearby Galaxies 
Fri 30th Mar       Spring Recess 
Thu 5th Apr K. Y. Lo  Institute of Astronomy 
& Astrophysics, Taiwan 
Cancelled due to UHPA strike 
Fri 6th Apr Felix Mirabel  Centre d'Etudes de Saclay  Microquasars 
Mon 9th Apr  Bo Reipurth  Univ of Colorado  Herbig-Haro Jets, Disintegrating Triple Systems, and Brown Dwarfs: Pieces of a Puzzle 
Thu 12th Apr  Steven T. Suess NASA Marshall  Coronal Plumes 
Fri 13th Apr        Good Friday Holiday
Fri 20th Apr  Roberto H Mendez  Munich University Observatory  Detection, photometry and slitless radial velocities of 535 planetary nebulae in the flattened elliptical galaxy NGC 4697
Fri 27th Apr Len Cowie  IfA  Mapping the universal history of star formation and AGN activity 
Fri 4th May  Marc Davis  Univ of California, Berkeley  The DEIMOS Spectrograph and the DEEP2 Redshift Survey 
Fri 11th May  Sally Oey  Lowell Observatory  Consequences of Massive Star Feedback in Star-Forming Galaxies 
Mon 21st May  Sarah Bridle & Oliver Czoske Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse A comprehensive survey of X-ray luminous clusters of galaxies at z=0.2 & a new method for extracting galaxy shapes from images
Wed 23rd May  Roberto Ragazzoni  Astronomical Observatory, Padua Multi Conjugated Adaptive Optics with solely Natural Guide Stars: a dream, a possibility or a bench for Laser Guide Stars? 
Thu 24th May  Wallace L W Sargent  Caltech  Gas in Galaxies and the Intergalactic Medium at High Redshifts 
Tues 29th May  Laird Thompson  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Laser Guide Stars in Astronomy 
Wed 30th May  John Carpenter  Caltech  Star Formation Potpourri: Clouds, Clusters, the IMF, and Variability 
Wed 13th June  Qizhou Zhang  CfA  High-Mass Star Formation: Coalescence vs. Accretion 
Mon 18th June  Christ Ftaclas  Michigan Technical University  The Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager 
Tue 19th June   Gary Fuller  UMIST  Probing The Evolution of Protostars and Their Dense Cores 
Thu 21th June  Eric Bloemhof  Caltech  Adaptive Optics at Palomar 
Tue 26th June   Olivier Lai  Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope  OHANA: Turning the Mauna Kea Telescopes into a Giant Interferometer 
Tue 26th June  Andrew Sheinis  Lick Observatory  ESI, IFUs and QSOs 
Thu 28th Jun  Mark Chun  Gemini Observatory  Imaging the Low-Redshift Damped Lyman-Alpha Absorbers 
Thu 5th Jul  Pierre Baudoz  IfA  The Best Tools for Reaching High Dynamical Range Imaging  
Fri 6th Jul  Tim Slater  Univ of Arizona  Why Johnny Can't Learn Astronomy: A Research Progress Report 
Wed 11th Jul  Scott Chapman  Caltech  Understanding the high redshift sub-mm luminous population and the relation to other galaxy populations 
Mon 16th Jul  Paul Coleman  Univ of Puerto Rico  The Fractal Nature of the Universe 
Tue 17th Jul  John Peacock  Univ of Edinburgh  Measuring Large-Scale Structure with the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey  
Fri 20th Jul  John Peacock  Univ of Edinburgh  Submillimetre Surveys and Star Formation at High Redshifts  
Tue 24th Jul  Gil Moretto  Univ of Durham  Melding Good Optics and Good Astronomy -- Making Every Photon Count!  
Thu 26th Jul  Alex Szalay & John Peacock  Johns Hopkins Univ & Univ of Edinburgh  How to Access the SDSS EDR and 2dF Databases  
Fri 27th Jul  Alex Szalay  Johns Hopkins Univ  Measuring the Shape of the Galaxy Fluctuation Spectrum from SDSS 
Mon 30th Jul  John Peacock  Univ of Edinburgh  The Halo Model: A Tutorial  
Wed 1st Aug  Christophe Dumas  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech  Neptune Inner Satellites and Ring-Arcs  
Mon 6th Aug  Roger Davies  Durham Univ  Mapping Local Galaxies with a Panoramic IFU: The SAURON Survey
Wed 8th Aug  Oliver Czoske  IfA & Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse  The Cluster(s) of Galaxies Cl0024+1654  
Thu 16th Aug  Lothar Strueder  Max-Planck-Institute for Semiconductor Research   
Thu 23rd Aug  Haimin Wang  Big Bear Solar Observatory & New Jersey Institute of Technology  Solar Eruptions and Geomagnetic Consequences 

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