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 2002

Wed 16th Jan  Markus Aschwanden Lockheed Martin  A Fresh View on the Coronal Heating Problem from TRACE
Wed 23th Jan  Leon Golub Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics 
Coronal Science from TRACE 
Fri 25th Jan  Klaus G. Strassmeier Astrophysical Institute
Potsdam, Germany 
Observing stellar surfaces. New instrumentation, old problems
Mon 28th Jan  Sydney D'Silva Michigan State Univ  Slicing the Sun 
Wed 13th Feb  Fabio Bresolin IfA  Optical Spectroscopy Of Metal-Rich Extragalactic HII Regions  
Wed 20th Feb  Phil Gregory Univ of British Columbia  A Bayesian Revolution in Spectral Analysis 
Tue 26th Feb  Leslie Looney Max-Planck-Institute for Space Physics  The Structures of Star Formation: Small and Large Scales 
Wed 27th Feb  Norna Robertson Univ of Glasgow, Scotland
& Stanford Univ 
The Search for Gravitational Waves 
Fri 1st Mar  Ed Fomalont National Radio Astronomy Observatory  What Do Micro-Jansky Radio Sources Look Like? 
Tue 5th Mar  John Carpenter Caltech  Evolution of Circumstellar Accretion Disks 
Wed 6th Mar  Jayant V. Narlikar Inter-University Centre for
Astronomy & Astrophysics, India 
Small Scale Fluctuations of the CMBR in the Quasi-Steady State Cosmology
Tue 19th Mar  Jonathan Williams Univ of Florida  Star Formation Studies with the SMA 
Fri 22nd Mar  Nicholas Z. Scoville Caltech  Starbursts and Active Galactic Nuclei 
Mon 25th Mar  Ben Lane Caltech  The low-mass binary GJ 569B 
Wed 3rd April  Andrew Blain Caltech  The history of star formation in dusty galaxies 
Fri 5th Apr  Paul Abell & Paul Hardersen Rensselaer Polytechnic  Main-Belt and Near-Earth Asteroid Results from the IRTF using SpeX 
Wed 10th Apr  Andy Adamson U.K. Infrared Telescope  Present status and future developments at UKIRT 
Wed 17th Apr  Dan Werthimer U.C. Berkeley Searching for ET with Help from Three Million Volunteers: SETI@home, SERENDIP, Radio and Optical SETI 
Fri 19th April  Bahram Mobasher Space Telescope Science Institute  Dust-free Star Formation Rate from Multi-Waveband Galaxy Surveys 
Mon 22nd April  Alejandre Vazdekis Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain  Are current stellar population synthesis models good enough for interpreting 8-10m class telescope data?  
Wed 24th Apr  Ian McLean U.C.L.A.  Performance and Results of NIRSPEC on the Keck Telescope 
Wed 8th May  Pat Henry IfA  Evolution of the X-ray Properties of Clusters of Galaxies 
Wed 15th May  Helmut Dannerbauer Max-Planck-Institute for Space Physics, Germany  Identification of Sources in MAMBO (1.2mm) Deep Fields 
Fri 17th May  Tom Greene NASA Ames Research Center  Towards the Astrophysics of Protostars via IR Spectroscopy 
Mon 20th May  Kartik Sheth Caltech  Molecular Gas Properties of Barred Spiral Galaxies 
Wed 22nd May  Ben Greene ESO  The Role of Laser Tracking in Obtaining a Debris Catalogue to Protect HST 
Wed 29th May  Robert Jedicke Univ of Arizona  The Spacewatch Project: Unveiling the Origins of Near Earth Objects 
Wed 29th May  Eberhard Gruen Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics
&Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology 
Interstellar Dust in the Heliosphere and in the Local Interstellar Cloud 
Thu 30th May  Reinhard Genzel MPE-Garching
& U. C. Berkeley 
Studying Galaxy Dynamics with Infrared/Millimeter Techniques 
Fri 31st May  Yakiv Pavlenko Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine  Modeling of Spectra of Stars and Brown Dwarfs -- an Interplay of Observation and Theory 
Mon 3rd Jun  Pui Hin Rhoads IfA  Discussion on E-Mail Spam/Viruses and Filtering 
Wed 12th Jun  Nicholas Rattenbury Univ of Auckland, New Zealand  Detecting Extra-Solar Planets via Microlensing at High Magnification 
Tue 2nd Jul  Sangeeta Malhotra Space Telescope Science Institute  Large Area Lyman-Alpha Survey 
Tue 9th Jul  James Rhoads Space Telescope Science Institute  Gamma-Ray Bursters 
Wed 24th Jul  Dave Monet U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff  The USNO-B Catalog 
Wed 7th Aug  Vladimir V. Tchernyi Russian Academy of Science  Possible Superconductivity of Saturn's Rings 
Mon 12th Aug  Jan Stenflo ETH, Zurich, Switzerland  Astrophysical Spectro-Polarimetry: New Developments 
Thu 22nd Aug  Fred Lo Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Taiwan  Megamasers and Galaxies 
Fri 23rd Aug  Andy Lawrence &
Steve Warren
Univ of Edinburgh &
Imperial College London 
Quasars: the Ghost in the Machine &
The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey 

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