Wednesday, September 26

Astrophysics Seminar
4:00PM, SERF 383
Abstract: Understanding The Details Of Planet Formation Requires Direct Observations Of Protoplanets Themselves. Transition Disks, Protoplanetary Disks With Inner Clearings In Dust, Are The Most Promising Targets For These Studies. Their Inner Clearings And Relatively Low Stellar Accretion Rates May Be Caused By Forming Planets Sweeping Up Material That Would Have Otherwise Fallen Onto The Star. While Protoplanets Are Expected To Have Low Infrared Contrasts Compared To Mature Exoplanets, The Large Distance
Steph Sallum, UC Santa Cruz, 'Imaging Protoplanets with Adaptive Optics and Interferometry'
Condensed Matter Seminar
4:00PM, Mayer Room 4322
TBA

Wednesday, October 3

Condensed Matter Seminar
4:00PM, Mayer Room 4322
TBA
Astrophysics Seminar
4:00PM, SERF 383
Abstract: I Present The Clustering Analysis Of Local Agn In The Swift-Bat Spectroscopic Survey (Bass). With 548 Agn In The Redshift Range 0.01<z<0.1 Over The Full Sky, Bass Provides The Largest And Least Biased Sample Of Local Agn To Date Due To Its Hard X-Ray Selection (14-195 Kev) And Rich Multiwavelength/ancillary Data. By Measuring The Projected Cross-Correlation Function Between The Agn And 2Mass Galaxies, And Interpreting It Via Hod And Subhalo-Based Models, We Constrain The Halo Occupation Of
Meredith Powell, Yale University, 'Probing the Large-Scale Environments of Local AGN'