Astronomy & Astrophysics Seminars
Spring 2014

Wednesdays at 1:30PM, Room 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building




Speaker Title
08 Jan *No Seminar (AAS Meeting in Maryland)
15 Jan Faculty RoundUp (MSU) Faculty Discussions
22 Jan Ashley Zauderer (CfA) Radio Observations of the Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451
29 Jan Louis Strigari (Indiana) Astrophysical Interplay in Dark Matter Searches
05 Feb Rachel Friesen (Toronto) Tracing the Mass Flow in Clustered Star Forming Regions
12 Feb Ricardo Salinas (MSU) The Globular Cluster Systems of Isolated Elliptical Galaxies
19 Feb Martha Haynes (Cornell)

The ALFALFA Census of Gas-Bearing Galaxies at z=0 Martha Haynes Cornell University

26 Feb Daryl Haggard (Northwestern) G2 as a Probe of Sgr A*'s Hot Environs: A View from Chandra and VLA
05 Mar *No Seminar (Spring Break)
12 Mar Facundo Gomez (MSU) Statistically Probing the Merger History of the Milky Way

18 Mar

Special Date

Amol Upadhye -Joint HEP (KICP) Large-Scale Structure Formation with Massive Neutrinos and Dynamical Dark Energy
26 Mar Michael McDonald (MIT) New Insights into Galaxy Cluster Evolution from the South Pole Telescope
02 Apr Andreas Burkert (Munich)

Watching a Little Gas Cloud on its Way into the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole

09 Apr

Selma de Mink (Carnegie/Amsterdam)

Live Fast Die Young: The Evolution of Massive Stars towards their Death
16 Apr Sarah Loebman (Univ. of MI) Measuring the Shape of the Milky Way's Dark Matter Halo Using Millions of SDSS Halo Stars
23 Apr Student Presentations (MSU) Research Talks
30 Apr *No Seminar (Finals)
May 7 Warren Skidmore (TMT) Thirty Meter Telescope: The Next Generation of Ground Based Optical/InfraRed Observatory

For information or special accommodations please email Shawna Prater at prater at