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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Evolution of Molecular Gas and Star Formation from the Peak Epoch of Galaxy Formation to the Present

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | September 4 | 4:10 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall


Linda Tacconi, MPE/UCB

Department of Astronomy


Comprehensive and systematic studies of the molecular content of galaxies during the epochs that are associated with the peak (z~1-2), and subsequent winding down (z

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BICEP/Keck Experiments

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | September 11 | 4:10 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall


Chao-Lin Kuo, Stanford

Department of Astronomy


South Pole-based BICEP/Keck program is a series of experiments focusing on making deep measurements of degree-scale B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background. This feature is a unique probe of inflationary gravitational waves (tensor modes) and fundamental physics at energy scales inaccessible to terrestrial particle colliders. This spring, BICEP2 reported a significant detection of...   More >

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dwarf Galaxies: The Nexus of Dark Matter and Chemical Evolution

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | September 18 | 4:10 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall


Evan Kirby, Caltech

Department of Astronomy


The Local Group's dwarf galaxies are near enough for exquisitely detailed, resolved stellar spectroscopy and diverse enough to conduct experiments on dark matter and chemical evolution. I have collected medium-resolution spectra for thousands of stars in many dwarf galaxies in the Local Group. Innovative techniques applied to these spectra recover velocities precise to a few km/s and detailed...   More >

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dark Matter Dynamics

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | September 25 | 4:10 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall


Tom Abel, Stanford

Department of Astronomy