Ritter Astrophysical Research Center
Astrophysics Bag Lunch Seminar

On every Wednesday from 12-1 pm, the Astronomy & Astrophysics faculty, postdocs, and students meet in Room 4009 of McMaster Hall (MH 4009).   The scheduled speaker gives a talk on a topic chosen at the beginning of the term. Talks during the same term are chosen to share a common theme.

Reminder to scheduled speakersPlease send a reminder announcement, including a list of your principal references, to the astronomy bag lunch mailing list no later than the Monday before your talk.  The e-mail address to use is astroseminar at mail.physics.utoledo.edu (replace "_at_" with "@" before sending).

Link to J-D Smith's tips on giving a good talk: http://tir.astro.utoledo.edu/jdsmith/class/bbl_fall2008_intro.pdf

Link to Mike Cushing's overview of topic for Fall 2013 and tips on giving a good talkBBlunch2013.pdf

Link to Tom Megeath's overview of topic for Fall 2014 and tips on giving a good talkintroduction_2014.pdf


Fall 2014 - Cosmic Microwave Background

(Organizer: Tom Megeath)

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 27
All /Tom Megeath
Organizational meeting and Overview of Topic
Sep 03
Kevin Hardegree-Ullman
History of Observations of CMB
Sep 10
Michelle Deady
The universe at 380,000: recombination

Sep 17
Paula Johns The redshift of CMB
Sep 24
Aditya Togi
Characterizing Fluctuations in the CMB
Oct 01
Joseph Booker Correcting for foreground emission
Oct 08
Cody Gehartz Acoustic Waves in CMB
Oct 15
Alex Mulia Implications for Inflation
Oct 22
Nicole Karnath
Sunyaev Zel'dovich Effect
Oct 29
Jennifer Greco Lensing of the CMB
Nov 05
Jesica  Trucks E-mode Polarization Observations
Nov 12
Lesley Simanton Physical Origin of Polarization
Nov 19
Jonathan Rice B-Mode Polarization and Gravitational Waves
Nov 26
Prof. Tript. O. Phan
Astral Voyage back to Big Bang (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 03
Brian Mazur Cosmological Parameters
Dec 10
All /Tom Megeath
Award for Best Talk
Dec 17
None
Exam Week


Schedules from previous terms


last update - 2 Sept 2014