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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Take a trip to outer space to learn more about the space junk
Children, General Public
Tickets $4 after admission.
Conference/Symposium: Special Events | September 10 – 12, 2012 every day | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Theater
The Astronomy Department is organizing a conference to celebrate the 70th years of our colleagues, Dave Hollenbach, Chris McKee and Frank Shu. Their tremendous contributions to astrophysics are widely known. We have chosen the title in recognition of the year 1977 when two of their landmark papers were published. The conference also marks Chris' retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 academic... More >
Additional cost for conference banquet. Register online.
Seminar | September 11 | 1:10 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex
Drew Newman, Caltech
The density profile of halos composed purely of cold dark matter (CDM) is precisely predicted in numerical simulations. Observations of real systems ranging from dwarf galaxies to galaxy clusters have suggested deviations from this form on small scales. This could reflect the role of baryons in the formation of these systems, or alternatively may inform us about the dark matter particle. I will... More >
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