Institute for Computational Astrophysics

Seminars at Saint Mary's

Name: Dr. Gerard van Belle
Location: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
Title: "Directly Determined Linear Radii, Effective Temperatures, and Shapes of Stars from Long-Baseline Optical Interferometry"
Date Presented: 22 November 2013
Name: Dr. Marcin Sawicki
Location: Saint Mary’s University
Title: “Life and Death at Cosmic High Noon”
Date Presented: 18 October 2013
Name: Dr. Nancy Evans
Location: CfA, Cambridge, MA 
Title: "Cepheids, Binaries, and Star Formation: Making the Connection"
Date Presented: 15 November 2013
Name: Dr. Marcin Sawicki
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Life and Death at Cosmic High Noon"
Date Presented: 18 October 2013
Name: Dr. Travis Metcalfe
Location: Space Science Institute, Boulder
Title: "Magnetic Activity Cycles and the Solar-Stellar Connection"
Date Presented: 6 June 2013
Name: Mr. Michael Gruberbauer
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "The Trouble with Asteroseismology"
Date Presented: 15 March 2013
Name: Dr. Chris Geroux
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "The Interaction Between Multi-Dimensional Convection and Radial Stellar Pulsation"
Date Presented: 8 February 2013
Name: Dr. Robert Stellingwerf
Location: Stellingwerf Consulting
Title: "SPH in Space!" 
Date Presented: 1 February 2013
Name: Dr. Màrius Fullana
Location: Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Title: "What do we learn from the CMB?"
Date Presented: 25 January 2013
Name: Dr. Jason Aufdenberg
Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Title: "Modeling Stellar Photospheres at High Spatial Resolution"
Date Presented: 19 October 2012
Name: Mr. James Wurster
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Skeletons in the Closet: A Comparative Study of AGN Feedback Algorithms"
Date Presented: 21 September 2012
Name: Dr. Jonathan Braithwaite
Location: Argelander Institute for Astronomy, Bonn University
Title: "Weak magnetic fields in early-type stars"
Date Presented: 9 March 2012
Name: Mr. Chris Geroux
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "3D Simulations of the Interaction of Radial Pulsation and Convection"
Date Presented: 17 February 2012
Name: Mr. Dave Williamson
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Do collisions between molecular clouds make a significant difference on a galactic scale?"
Date Presented: 25 November 2011
Name: Dr. Ian Short
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Computational Modelling of Red Giant Spectra: Non-LTE vs LTE"
Date Presented: 18 November 2011
Name: Dr. Catherine Lovekin
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Title: "Luminous Blue Variables"
Date Presented: 28 October 2011
Name: Dr. Falk Herwig
Location: University of Victoria
Title: "Origin of the Elements"
Date Presented: 7 October 2011
Name: Dr. Brad Gibson
Location: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Title: "Spirals with Supercomputers: Have We Finally Got it Right?"
Date Presented: 15 July 2011
Name: Dr. Richard Townsend
Location: University of Wisconsin
Title: "Ghostly Impostors: The Magnetospheres of Massive Stars"
Date Presented: 18 March 2011
Name: Dr. Robert Deupree
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Model Comparison to the Oscillation Frequencies of the Rapidly Rotating Star Alpha Oph"
Date Presented: 4 March 2011
Name: Dr. Rob Thacker
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "A Vision for Canadian Astronomy 2010-2020"
Date Presented: 7 January 2011
Name: Dr. Matthew Browning
Location: CITA, Toronto
Title: "Convection and Magnetism in Stars: problems, perspectives, and predictions" 
Date Presented: 23 October 2010
Name: Dr. Eduard Vorobyov
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Embedded protostellar disks around (sub-)solar stars. The dark ages of disk evolution and the planet formation perspective"
Date Presented: 17 September 2010
Name: Dr. Shantanu Basu
Location: University of Western Ontario
Title: "Galactic Star Formation: Magnetized, Turbulent, and Inefficient"
Date Presented: 19 March 2010
Name: Dr. Hideyuki Saio
Location: Tohoku University, Japan
Title: "Oscillations of Magnetized Stars"
Date Presented: 6 October 2009
Name: Dr. David Guenther
Location: Saint Mary's University International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Lecture Series
Title: "What are stars? And how do we know?"
Date Presented: 25 September 2009
Name: Dr. Robert Thacker
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "What Box? Lessons learned from the 2009 Banff Centre Science Communications Workshop"
Date Presented: 25 September 2009
Name: Dr. Ian Short
Location: STARS High School Science Teachers' Worskhop, Saint Mary's University
Title: “Extrasolar planets”
Date Presented: 27 July 2009
Name: Mr. Chris Cameron
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Asteroseismic Tuning of the Magnetic Star HR 1217: Understanding magnetism and stellar structure through MOST spacebased photometry"
Date Presented: 20 March 2009
Name: Dr. Ian Short
Location: Saint Mary's University International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Lecture Series
Title: “Snow White and the Brown Dwarfs”
Date Presented: 7 March 2009
Name: Dr. Robert Thacker
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "AREPO: An adaptive unstructured mesh-scheme"
Date Presented: 5 March 2009
Name: Dr. Robert Thacker
Location: Saint Mary's University International Year of Astronomy Lecture Series
Title: “Computing the Cosmos – From the Big Bang to Galaxies”
Date Presented: 6 February 2009
Name: Dr. Robert Thacker
Location: Saint Mary's University IYA Opening Celebration Cafe Scientifique
Title: “Where are the Aliens”
Date Presented: 9 January 2009
Name: Mr. Jon Ramsey
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Jets launched from Keplerian discs extended to observational length scales"
Date Presented: 9 January 2009
Name: Dr. Eduard Vorobyov
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Circumstellar disk masses in the embedded and T Tauri phases of stellar evolution"
Date Presented: 10 October 2008
Name: Dr. Alex Razoumov
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Modelling outflows from high-redshift starburst galaxies" 
Date Presented: 26 September 2008
Name: Dr. Arthur Cox
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Title: "Pulsation and Convection in Luminous Blue Variables" 
Date Presented: 15 August 2008
Name: Dr. Martin Duncan
Location: Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Title: “Simulating the Formation of Giant Planet Cores”
Date Presented: 20 June 2008
Name: Dr. Houria Belkus
Location: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Title: "The formation of intermediate mass black holes in young clusters: A competition between stellar evolution and stellar dynamics?"
Date Presented: 13 June 2008
Name: Dr. Eduard Vorobyov
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "The early and late phases of evolution of circumstallar disks around low-mass protostars"
Date Presented: 28 March 2008
Name: Dr. Michael Norman
Location: University of California at San Diego 
Title: "An Overview of Activities at the Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics, UCSD"
Date Presented: 7 December 2007
Name: Dr. Robert G. Deupree
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Rotating Stars Toolkit"
Date Presented: 2 November 2007
Name: Dr. Amanda Karakas
Location: Australian National University, Australian
Title: "Slow neutron capture nucleosynthesis in low-mass stars"
Date Presented: 14 September 2007
Name: Dr. Ian Short
Location: 8th Annual Bluenose Numerical Analysis Day, Saint Mary's University 
Title: "Numerical radiative transfer in astrophysics"
Date Presented: 27 July 2007
Name: Dr. Alexei Razoumov
Location: Saint Mary's University 
Title: "High-redshift galaxies in absorption: can our models reproduce observations?"
Date Presented: 13 April 2007
Name: Ms. Catherine Lovekin
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Good Vibrations: Reliable Oscillation Frequencies for Rotating Stars"
Date Presented: 16 March 2007
Name: Dr. Pavel Denisenkov
Location: Ohio State University
Title: "Recent Developments in Stellar Hydrodynamics: Do They Solve Problems of Angular Momentum Transport and Mixing in Low-Mass Stars?"
Date Presented: 16 February 2007
Name: Dr. David Guenther
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Revealed! Secrets of Teenaged Stars"
Date Presented: 9 February 2007
Name: Dr. Suzanne Talon
Location: University of Montreal
Title: "Internal gravity waves: spinning down the solar core"
Date Presented: 26 January 2007
Name: Dr. Jennifer Hoffmann
Location: University of California at Berkeley
Title: "The Aspherical Universe: Probing Circumstellar Geometry with Polarimetry and Numerical Modeling"
Date Presented: 20 October 2006
Name: Dr. Ian Short
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Stellar atmospheric models and the problem of chemical composition"
Date Presented: 31 March 2006
Name: Dr. Nathalie Toque
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Anisotropic turbulent diffusion in radiative zones of stars"
Date Presented: 17 March 2006
Name: Dr. David Ballantyne
Location: University of Arizona, USA
Title: title not available
Date Presented: 14 March 2006
Name: Dr. Lorne Nelson
Location: Bishop's University
Title: "Binary Millisecond Pulsars: From the Ultra-Wide to the Ultra-Compact"
Date Presented: 3 March 2006
Name: Dr. Robert Thacker
Location: Queen's University
Title: "Galaxy Formation: The End of the Beginning"
Date Presented: 2 March 2006
Name: Dr. Falk Herwig
Location: Los Alamos, USA
Title: "The Origin of the Elements"
Date Presented: 1 March 2006
Name: Dr. Sergiy Khan
Location: University of Western Ontario
Title: "Model atmospheres of chemically peculiar stars"
Date Presented: 22 February 2006
Name: Dr. Joyce Guzik
Location: Los Alamos
Title: "Solar Element Abundances and Helioseismology"
Date Presented: 17 February 2006
Name: Dr. Alexandre Arbey
Location: University of Lyon
Title: "The Dark Side of the Universe"
Date Presented: 13 January 2006
Name: Dr. Joris Van Bever
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Spectral synthesis models of young starburst regions: does starcluster dynamics enter the equation?"
Date Presented: 2 December 2005
Name: Dr. Douglas McNeil
Location: Queen's University
Title: "Homecoming: Type I Migration and Terrestrial Planet Formation" 
Date Presented: 18 November 2005
Name: Dr. Jonathan Dursi
Location: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Title: "Astrophysical Flames and Their Instabilities"
Date Presented: 4 November 2005
Name: Dr. Matija Cuk
Location: University of British Columbia
Title: "Radiation forces on binary near-Earth asteroids" 
Date Presented: 7 October 2005
Name: Dr. Edward Thommes
Location: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Title: "Giant planet formation and migration: How to survive the "Type I" regime"
Date Presented: 30 September 2005
Name: Dr. Theodore R. Gull
Location: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Title: "Eta Carinae: An Evolved Massive Stellar System - and an Astrophysical Laboratory"
Date Presented: 29 July 2005
Name: Dr. Brigit Fuhrmeister
Location: Hamburg Observatory, Hamburg, Germany
Title: "Activity in very low-mass stars" 
Date Presented: 18 March 2005
Name: Dr. Robert G. Deupree
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Evolution of Close Binary Stars"
Date Presented: 28 January 2005
Name: Dr. Richard Stancliffe
Location: IoA, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: "The Case of the Carbon Star Mystery"
Date Presented: 19 November 2004
Name: Dr. Robert Izzard
Location: Carolune Institute for Quality Astronomy (CIQuA)
Title: "Population Nucleosynthesis" 
Date Presented: 30 September 2004
Name: Dr. Carolina Odman
Location: Universita di Roma "La Sapienza"
Title: "The Dark Energy Problem" 
Date Presented: 24 September 2004
Name: Dr. Onno Pols
Location: Astronomical Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
Title: "AGB stars in binary systems and their progeny"
Date Presented: 30 August 2004
Name: Dr. Adam Frank
Location: Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester, US
Title: "Holding Footpoints to the Fire: The Fluid-dynamics of Protoplanet-Disk Interactions"
Date Presented: 11 August 2004
Name: Dr. John Lattanzio
Location: Centre for Stellar & Planetary Astrophysics, Monash University Australia
Title: "From Lithium to Lead - Stellar Nucleosynthesis in Red Giants"
Date Presented: 29 July 2004
Name: Dr. Brian Chaboyer
Location: Physics and Astronomy Department, Dartmouth College
Title: "The Evolution of Metal Poor Stars"
Date Presented: 25 June 2004
Name: Dr. Pavel Denissenkov
Location: University of Victoria, Canada
Title: "Globular Cluster Archaeology: Nucleosynthesis and Extra Mixing in Extinct Stars"
Date Presented: 19 May 2004
Name: Dr. Ashley Crouch
Location: Département de Physique, Université de Montréal
Title: "Probing Sunspot Magnetic Fields With Solar Oscillations"
Date Presented: 12 March 2004
Name: Dr. Matthew Templeton
Location: AAVSO
Title: "Astrophysics with long-term variable star databases: Mira stars and AGB evolution"
Date Presented: 5 March 2004
Name: Dr. Joseph Hahn
Location: Saint Mary's University 
Title: "Clementine Observations of the Zodiacal Light, and the Dust Content of the Inner Solar System"
Date Presented: 13 February 2004
Name: Dr. Amanda Karakas
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Nucleosynthesis in Asympototic Giant Branch Stars"
Date Presented: 6 February 2004
Name: Dr. Alexander Men'shchikov
Location: Saint Mary's University
Title: "Understanding the Carbon Star IRC+10216 and its Dusty Envelope"
Date Presented: 7 November 2003

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