Department Lunch Talk

The Department Lunch Talks are a weekly internal series featuring three 20 minute talks by mainly local scientists, including the scheduled astronomy colloquium speaker.  Subjects often include personal scientific research, reports on other work appearing in journals, education and public outreach efforts, science policy, and professional development issues.

Day and Time: Thursdays at 12:30
Location: 131 Campbell Hall
Organizers: Paul Kalas

Department Lunch Talk Schedule

Fall 2018

Updated 8/27/18. The most up to date version is https://sites.google.com/site/ucbthursdaylunch/fall-2018?pli=1

12:40 - 1:30 PM every Thursday, location = 131 A & B Campbell Hall.

  • To volunteer for a 12 minute talk + 4 minutes for questions, send email to Paul Kalas (kalas@berkeley.edu).  
  • This forum is mainly for local scientists of any level to present their work to a broad spectrum of the department, and usually includes one short talk by the astronomy colloquium speaker of the day.  
  • Subjects can include personal scientific research, reporting on other work appearing in journals, education and public outreach efforts, science policy, and professional development issues.
  • It is preferred if speakers bring their own laptop, cable adapter, and pointer.  Presentations may also use the whiteboard.

 

Bold means confirmed

 

August 23: 

  • 1-minute talks from members of the department (UC Berkeley)

August 30: 

  • Tanmoy Laskar (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Reinhard Genzel (MPE/UCB) - Spatially resolved rotation in the broad line region of 3C 273 on sub-parsec scale
  • Becky Jensen-Clem (UC Berkeley) colloq. speaker -  Planetary Systems Imager: A TMT Second Generation Instrument Concept

September 6: 

  • Nick Choksi (UC Berkeley) -   The star clusters that make black hole binaries across cosmic time
  • Megan Shabram (NASA/Ames) - TBD
  • Eve Ostriker (Princeton) colloq. speaker -  TBD

September 13: 

  • Miguel Zumalacarregui (UC Berkeley) -   No LIGO MACHO: bounds on primordial black holes as dark matter from gravitational lensing of Ia supernovae
  • Anna McLeod (UC Berkeley) - TBD
  • George Becker (UC Riverside) colloq. speaker -  TBD

September 20: 

  • Yong Zheng (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • TBD (TBD) - TBD
  • Matt Tiscareno (SETI Institute) colloq. speaker -  TBD

September 27: 

  • Casey Law (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Ken Shen (UC Berkeley) - TBD
  • Erik Rosolowsky (Alberta) colloq. speaker -  TBD

October 4: 

  • TBD (TBD) -   TBD
  • TBD (TBD) - TBD
  • Ducan Brown (Syracuse) colloq. speaker -  TBD

October 11: 

  • TBD (TBD) -   TBD
  • Andrey Vayner (UCSD) - TBD
  • Myriam Telus (UCSC) colloq. speaker -  TBD

October 18: 

  • Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • John Tomsick/Jeremy Hare (UC Berkeley) - TBD
  • Gurtina Besla (Arizona) colloq. speaker -  TBD

October 25: 

  • Josh Dillon (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Jessica Lu (UC Berkeley) - TBD
  • Bob Kirshner (Harvard) colloq. speaker -  TBD

November 1: 

  • Kareem El-Badry (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • TBD (TBD) - TBD
  • Maria Drout (Carnegie) colloq. speaker -  TBD

November 8: 

  • Wren Suess (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Casey Lam (UC Berkeley) - TBD
  • Charlie Conroy (Harvard) colloq. speaker -  TBD

November 15: 

  • Philipp Kempski (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Marta Volonteri (Paris) - TBD
  • TBD (TBD) colloq. speaker -  TBD

November 29: 

  • Ellianna (Ellie) Schwab (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Yuan-Sen Ting (IAS) - TBD
  • Anthony Brown (Leiden) colloq. speaker -  TBD

December 6: 

  • Sabrina Berger (UC Berkeley) -   TBD
  • Courtney Dressing (UC Berkeley) - Revolutionizing Astronomy with the Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor
  • TBD (TBD) colloq. speaker -  TBD

 

Waitlist:  Ekta Patel (Arizona) for October 4