Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar

Location: 544 Campbell Hall

Time: Fridays @ 4:00pm

Description / Motivation:

  • GSPS meets weekly; each hour features a talk by one grad student and one postdoc on their own research.
  • Talks should be ~20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.
  • Speakers can present work that is fully complete all the way through work in just the beginning stages.
  • Please emphasize background material.
  • (Practice qual talks / job talks are fine to present.)
  • No faculty allowed.
  • GSPS is a good place to…
    • promote community between students and postdocs
    • practice speaking and discussing your research
    • feel comfortable asking lots of questions
    • learn about topics outside your own research
  • If you would like feedback on your presentation, the organizers would be happy to take notes and discuss it with you afterwards (and/or ask other audience members to do so).

Organizers: Linda Strubbe & Eric Huff (please contact us if you have questions)

Thanks for participating in GSPS!

15 Jan 2010 student: Dan Perley: “Probing Interstellar Dust Properties from z=0-6 with Gamma-Ray Bursts”
postdoc: Sloane Wiktorowicz: “Anomalous Polarization of the Gamma Ophiuchi Debris Disks and Polarimetry of Other Disks”
22 Jan 2010 student: Kristen Shapiro: “Galaxy Assembly at z~2: Insights from Integral Field Spectroscopy”
postdoc: Nat Butler: “Probing the Early Universe with Transients”
29 Jan 2010 postdoc: Heather Knutson: “From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths: A Survey of Exoplanetary Atmospheres”
5 Feb 2010 student: Amber Bauermeister: “The Gas Consumption History to z~4”
postdoc: Nevin Weinberg: “Nonlinear Tides in Close Binary Systems”
12 Feb 2010 student: Andrew Wetzel “Beginning the Downward Spiral: Orbits of Infalling Satellite Halos”
postdoc: Nic Ross: “SDSS-III BOSS: Your survey needs you!”
19 Feb 2010 student: James McBride
postdoc: Andrey Timokhin
26 Feb 2010 student:
5 Mar 2010 student: Andrew Myer
postdoc: Genevieve Graves
12 Mar 2010 student: Katey Alatalo: “Solving the Mystery of NGC 1266”
postdoc: Mike Kuhlen
19 Mar 2010 student: Etsuko Mieda
postdoc: Sukanya Chakrabarti
2 Apr 2010 student: Holly Maness: “Debris Disk Erosion by the ISM: The Case of HD 61005”
postdoc: Tony Piro: “Thermal tides in compact binaries”
9 Apr 2010 student: Dan Perley
postdoc: Casey Law
16 Apr 2010 student: Linda Strubbe
postdoc: Nathan Smith
23 Apr 2010 student: Jeff Silverman (practice qual)
30 Apr 2010 student: Nicholas McConnell (practice qual)
7 May 2010 student: Matt George
postdoc: Margaret Pan