Selected Talks

"The Size of the Jet Launching Region in M87" (invited), Binary Black Holes \& Dual AGN: A Conference in Memory of David S. De Young, Tucson, AZ, 11/30/2012. (pdf) (ppt)

"Imaging a Black Hole Shadow with the Event Horizon Telescope," University of Utah High Energy and Astrophysics Seminar, 11/16/2012. (pdf) (ppt)

"Inhomogeneous Accretion Disk Models of Luminous Black Holes" (invited), Black Holes by the Black Sea, Istanbul, Turkey, 6/24/2012. (pdf) (ppt)

"Extremely Faint and Incredibly Close: the Physics of Accretion onto Sagittarius A*" (invited review), Black Hole Universe, Bamberg, Germany, 6/20/2012. (pdf) (ppt)

"Imaging a Black Hole Shadow with the Event Horizon Telescope," UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory colloquium 2/24/2012. (pdf)

"Alternative Supernova Energy Sources," The Physics of Astronomical Transients, Aspen, CO (pdf) (ppt)

"Event Horizon Scale Emission in Sgr A* and M87 from GRMHD Simulations" (invited), Bringing Black Holes into Focus: The Event Horizon Telescope, Tucson, AZ 1/18/2012.
(pdf) (ppt)

"Theory, Simulation, and Observation: Piecing Together Black Hole Accretion," UC Berkeley Astronomy department colloquium, 9/29/2011. (pdf) (ppt)

"What Do Black Holes Look Like?" East Bay Astronomical Society, Oakland 10/13/2011.
(pdf) (ppt)

"Theory, Simulation, and Observation: Piecing Together Black Hole Accretion" (invited), The Future of Astronomy, Evanston 9/2/2011. (pdf) (ppt)

"Time-dependent Radiative Models of Sagittarius A* and M87 from Relativistic MHD Simulations," AHAR 2011: The Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei, Bad Honnef, 8/30/2011. (pdf) (ppt)

"Radiative Models of Sagittarius A* from Relativistic MHD Simulations," UW Physics department final exam, Seattle 7/8/2011. (pdf) (ppt)

"Sgr A* from General Relativistic MHD Simulations," Dissertation Talk, AAS 217, Seattle 1/12/2011. (pdf) (ppt)

"Quasar Accretion Disks Are Strongly Inhomogeneous," UC Berkeley Astronomy department theory lunch talk, 12/15/2010. (pdf) (ppt)

"Quasar Accretion Disks Are Strongly Inhomogeneous," KIPAC Tea talk, Stanford University, 12/14/2010. (pdf) (ppt)

"Connecting Simulations with Observations of the Galactic Center Black Hole," College of Charleston Physics & Astronomy Colloquium, 10/14/2010. (pdf) (ppt)

"Connecting Simulations with Observations of the Galactic Center Black Hole," UIUC Center for Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar, 4/7/2010. (pdf) (ppt)

"Constraining Sgr A* Using Relativistic MHD Simulations," Probing Strong Gravity Near Black Holes, Prague, 2/17/2010. (pdf) (ppt)

"From the Event Horizon to Infinity: Connecting Simulations with Observations of Accreting Black Holes," UW Physics department general exam, 8/27/2009. (pdf) (ppt)

"Connecting Accretion Disk Simulations with Observations: Part I," Tommaso Treu Group Meeting, UCSB, 9/18/2008. (pdf) (ppt)

"Connecting Accretion Disk Simulations with Observations: Part II," Tommaso Treu Group Meeting, UCSB, 10/9/2008. (pdf) (ppt)