MICA Seminars

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We no longer have these on a regular basis. Sporadic seminars are advertised as needed. Please see the Upcoming Public Events page.

Past Schedule

(Oldest seminars are at the top.)

  • April 11, 2008:
    • S.McMillan A parallel gravitational N-body kernel by S. Portegies Zwart, S McMillan, Derek Groen et al., 2008, New Astronomy, 13, 285 http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.0643
  • April 25, 2008:
    • E.Glebbeek Report on the highlights of the IAU Symposium 252 The Art of Modeling Stars in the 21st Century
  • May 9, 2008:
  • May 23, 2008:
    • Will Farr Report on the highlights of the April APS meeting in St. Louis
  • May 31, 2008:
  • September 26, 2008:
  • November 7, 2008:
    • Gordon Richards (Drexel University) "SDSS Quasar Science"
  • November 14, 2008:
    • Derek Richardson (University of Maryland-College Park) "Rotational breakup as the origin of small binary asteroids"
    • paper on Nature Press release
  • December 5, 2008:
  • December 19, 2008:
  • February 20, 2009:
    • Steve McMillan (Drexel University) Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters (| paper 1)
  • March 20, 2009:
    • Evert Glebbeek (McMaster University) - "Coupling stellar evolution and stellar dynamics: the evolution of stellar collision remnants"
  • March 27, 2009:
    • George Djorgovski (Caltech) - "Synoptic Sky Surveys and Exploration of Time Domain in Astronomy" - Audio Recording
  • April 10, 2009:
  • April 17, 2009:
  • April 24, 2009:
  • May 1, 2009:
  • May 15, 2009:
    • Andreas Berlind (Vanderbilt University) - "Galaxy clustering on very small scales: measurements and theory" - No audio recording
  • May 22, 2009:
  • May 29, 2009:
  • June 5, 2009:
    • Raffaele D'Abrusco (University of Padova) - "A data-mining perspective on the problem of candidate QSOs extraction" - Audio recording (MP3)
  • June 17, 2009:
  • July 24, 2009:
  • September 18, 2009
    • B. Scott Gaudi (Ohio State University) The Demographics of Extrasolar Planets with Gravitational Microlensing Slides
  • September 25, 2009
    • Darren Croton (Swinburne University) How to model the entire Universe in N easy steps (N>>1) Slides
  • October 2, 2009
    • Chris Lintott (Oxford University) The science of Galaxy Zoo, or what to do with 250,000 astronomers
  • October 9, 2009
    • Cristina Lopes (University of California Irvine) New developments in OpenSim and the Hypergrid
  • October 23, 2009
    • Nathan Leigh (McMaster University) Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters Cores: Evidence for a Peculiar Trend Among Red Giant Branch Stars
  • October 30, 2009
    • Christine Corbett Moran (University of Zurich)
      ParaViz: A parallel visualization tool for astrophysical applications. Slides
  • November 13, 2009
    • Derek Groen (Leiden University)
      CosmoGrid: Simulating the Universe on a Grid of Supercomputers Slides
  • November 20, 2009
    • Josh Lifton (MIT)
      Trends, Dual Reality, and Identity in Virtual Worlds. Slides
  • December 11, 2009
    • Shenlei E. Winkler (FRI)
      Towards the Future: A Foundation to Support OpenSim in Education, Science, and Research
  • December 18, 2009
    • Gloria Mark (UCI)
      Large-Scale Distributed Collaboration in Space Mission Design: Challenges and Opportunities
  • January 15, 2010
  • January 22, 2010
    • John Mather (NASA GSFC, Nobel laureate in physics 2006, project scientist for the JWST )
      Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope - Slides - Audio Recording
  • January 29, 2010
    • Will Farr (Northwestern University)
      Numerical Relativity from a Gauge Theory Perspective
  • February 5, 2010
  • February 12, 2010
    • Vahe Gurzadyan (Yerevan Physics Institute Armenia)
      Chance and Determinism - How Chance Enters the Description of the Universe - Slides - Audio Recording (Note: audio quality ranges from bad to okay) - Photo
  • February 19, 2010
    • George Djorgovski (Caltech)
      Exploring the time domain in astronomy with the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) - Audio Recording
  • February 26, 2010
    • Ashish Mahabal (Caltech)
      Best programming practices - Slides
  • March 5, 2010
    • Ciro Donalek (Caltech)
      Knowledge Discovery from Data - Slides? - No known audio recording
  • March 26, 2010
    • Kevin Heng (IAS, Princeton)
      Planetesimal and Debris Disks: the Late Stages of Planetary Systems - Audio recording
  • April 16, 2010
    • Alexander (Sasha) Kashlinsky (GSFC)
      Large-Scale Peculiar Flows of Clusters of Galaxies - Slides? - Audio recording; Note: the audio was lost for about one minute at 37 minutes in, and that was edited out.
  • May 21, 2010
  • May 28, 2010
  • Dec. 20, 2011
    • Marianne Riis (Aalborg U.):
    • Design for meaningful pedagogical practice in Second Life
    • Slides
  • Thu. Feb. 16, 2012
    • Lior Shamir (LTU):
    • "Bioinformatics as a Discipline: A Critical Assessment"

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