Astrophysics Seminar - Previous Terms

Fall 2018: Black Holes Doin' Stuff, and All Hail Gaia!

Guest Speakers:

October 3: Dr. Karen Leighly, University of Oklahoma What's in the Wind? Spectral Synthesis Modeling of Broad Absorption Line Quasars

October 17: Dr. Keith Hawkins, University of Texas-Austin Galactic Archaeology in the Gaia Era

November 28: Dr. Tuguldur Sukhbold, Ohio State University Islands of Explodability in a Sea of Implosions

Spring 2018: Infrared Astronomy and the James Webb Space Telescope

Guest Speakers:

April 4: Dr. Laura Lopez, Ohio State University, Investigating the Symmetry and Progenitors of Supernova Remnants using X-ray Observations

April 18: Dr. Michael Cushing, University of Toledo, Hunting for Cool Brown Dwarfs with WISE

Fall 2017: Galaxy/Halo Clustering Bias

Guest Speakers:

September 27: Dr. Donghui Jeong, Pennsylvania State University

October 11: Dr. Anca Constantin, James Madison University, Near-infrared Explorations of Buried AGNs in Advanced Mergers

November 8: Dr. Eric Huff, Jet Propulsion Lab, Lessons from the Dark Energy Survey, and Future Prospects for Measurement of Dark Energy in the Solar System

November 29: Dr. Amy Choi, Ohio State University, Towards Accurate Cosmology with Galaxy Lensing Surveys

Spring 2017: Binary Stars in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

April 6: Dr. Carles Badenes, University of Pittsburgh, Neutrons in Type Ia Supernovae: The Most Dangerous and Terrifying Particles in the Universe!

April 20: Dr. Arash Bahramian, Michigan State University, The First Ultra-Compact X-ray Binary Identified in Quiescence and its Twisted Accretion

Fall 2016: Great Papers in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

September 28: Dr. Jeff Newman, University of Pittsburgh, Galaxy Evolution from Large Surveys

Spring 2016: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

January 11: Keith Hawkins, Cambridge University, Galactic Archeology: Piecing Together the Milky Way with Large Surveys

January 13: Dr. Steve Weppner, Ekerd College, A Variable Polytrope Index Applied to Planet and Solar Models

January 27: Dr. Markus Boettcher, Northwest University-Potchefstroom, Particle Acceleration and Plasma Turbulence at Shocks in Relativistic Jets

March 30: Dr. R. Mark Wagner, LBT Observatory and Ohio State Unviersity, The Large Binocular Teelscope: The First Next-Generation Extremely Large Telescope

Fall 2015: Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Guest Speakers:

October 28: Dr. Shun Saito, Tokyo University, Evolution of Massive Galaxies at z~5 in the BOSS Survey

Spring 2015: Time Domain Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

January 21: Dr. Adam Leroy, Ohio State University, The Cool Component of M82's Multiphase Outflow

March 11: Dr. Raffaella Margutti, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Eruptions, Disruptions, and (Repeated) Explosions: Massive Stars at the End of their Life

April 8: Dr. Armin Rest, Space Telescope Science Institute, An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historical Supernovae and Stellar Eruptions

April 22: Dr. Wen-fai Fong, University of Arizona, Unveiling the Progenitors of Short-Duration Gamma-ray Bursts

Fall 2014: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

November 5: Dr. Peter Melchior, Ohio State University, Gravitational Lensing and Filamentary Structure

November 19: Dr. Jay Lockman, NRAO, Gas Clouds Where They Should Not Be, and Other Recent Discoveries of the Green Bank Telescope

Spring 2014: Optics in Astronomy

Guest Speakers:

April 9: Dr. Kevin Croxall, Ohio State University, Oxygen in the Local Universe: Error and Uncertainty in Abundances

Fall 2013: Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei

Guest Speakers:

November 13: Dr. Kate Grier, Ohio State University, Investigating the Structure of the Broad Line Region in AGN with Reverberation Mapping

December 4: Dr.Dimitra Atri, Blue Marble Space Institute of Physics, Measurement of Particle Acceleration in Supernova Remnants

Spring 2013: Current Topics in Astrophysics/Career Advice for Astronomy

March 29-30: Ohio-Region Section of the APS, From Quarks to Superclusters: Physics of the Very Big and the Very Small

Fall 2012: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

October 17: Dr. Rupali Chandar, University of Toledo, The Life Cycle of Star Clusters

Spring 2012: Nuclear Astrophysics

Guest Speakers: Joint ApI/INPP Seminar

March 28: Dr. Moshe Gai, University of Connecticut, Stellar Helium Burning

April 4: Dr. Mike Zingale, Stony Brook University, The Challenges of Modeling Explosive Phenomena

April 11: Dr. Dan Homan, Dennison University, Probing the Formation and Structure of Relativistic Jets in AGNs

April 18: Dr. Soebur Razzaque, Naval Research Lab, The Origin and Age of the Fermi Bubbles: A Test with High Energy Neutrinos

April 25: Dr. Marc Pinsonneault, Ohio State University, Abundances without Spectroscopy: Seismology of the Sun and Stars

May 2: Dr. Dan Bardayan, Oak Ridge National Lab, Astrophysics Measurements with Gas Targets and Radioactive Beams at HRIBE

May 9: Dr. Eric Norman, University of California, Berkeley, Recent Developments in Neutrino Physics

May 16: Dr. Matthew Baring, Rice University, Particle Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks in Extragalactic Jets

May 23: Dr. Ionel Stetcu, Los Alamos National Lab, Nuclear Structure and Dynamics with Density Functional Theory

May 30: Dr. Jan Auffenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Latest Results from IceCube

Winter 2012: Everything You Learned in Class is Wrong: the Changing Landscape of Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

February 29: Dr. Alyson Ford, University of Michigan, Detection of Low-Level Star Formation in Nearby Ellipticals

Fall 2011: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers: April 27 Mini-Symposium on High-Energy Astrophysics

Dr. Stephan Richter, Univ. Wuerzburg, Simulating Blazar SEDs Using a Spatially Resolved SSC Model

Matthias Weidinger, Univ. Wuerzburg, Modeling Variability along the Blazar Sequence

Dr. Felix Spanier, Univ. Wuerzburg, The Next Big Thing for Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes - The Cosmic Ray Electron Spectrum

Dr. Heike Prokoph, DESY Zeuthen, Performance of Cherenkov Telescope Arrays with Implications for Blazar Observations

Spring 2011: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

April 27: Dr. Giovanni Fossati, Rice University, Extragalactic Relativistic Jets: Clues from Single Outbursts and Whole-Population Multiwavelength Studies

May 25: Dr. Mark Peacock, Michigan State University, The M31 Globular Cluster System and Its X-ray Binaries

Winter 2011: Science with the James Webb Space Telescope

Guest Speakers:

March 8: Dr. Haojing Yan, Ohio State University, Galaxy Formation and Evolution in the Early Universe

Fall 2010: Science with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Guest Speakers:

September 21: Dr. Christy Tremonti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Can Quasars Quench Star Formation?

October 6: Dr. Joerg Dietrich, University of Michigan, Direct and Indirect Observations of the Large-Scale Structure with Weak Gravitational Lensing

Spring 2010: Shocks in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

May 12: Dr. Elizabeth Blanton, Boston University, AGN in Clusters of Galaxies: Cooling Flows, Feedback, and High-z Systems

May 26: Dr. Markos Georganopoulos, University of Maryland, How Much Light has been Produced Since the Universe Was Born?

June 2: Dr. Eugenio Bottaccini, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, The SIX Survey

Winter 2010: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

March 3: Dr. Andrew Zentner, University of Pittsburgh, Constraining Dark Energy with Weak Gravitational Lensing

March 10: Dr. J.D. Smith, University of Toledo, The Dark Side of the Light: Galaxies beyond a Micron

Fall 2009: Astronomy from Space

Guest Speakers:

September 30: Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Univ. of Western Ontario, Quasar SEDs and Outflows

October 28: Dr. Steven Doty, Denison University, Massive Star Formation: Models and Implications

Spring 2009: Topics in Astro- and Nuclear Physics

Joint ApI/INPP Seminar

Winter 2009: Frontiers of Classical Physics: The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Derek Richardson, University of Maryland: Rotational Breakup as the Origin of Small Binary Asteroids

Dr. Steven Chesley, NASA/JPL: Monitoring the Asteroid Orbit Catalog for Potential Earth Impacts

Dr. Dan Scheeres, University of Colorado at Boulder: The Life-Cycles of Small Asteroids

Dr. Mike Brown, Caltech: Tales from the Outer Solar System

Dr. Robert Williams, Space Telescope Science Institute: Understanding the Nova Outburst

Fall 2008: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Marc Sarzi, University of Hertfordshire: The Sources of Ionization for the Gas of Early-Type Galaxies

Dr. Gabriela Canalizo, University of California, Riverside: Quasar Black Hole Masses and Triggering Mechanisms: A Study Based on Low Redshift Host Galaxies

Dr. Lars Bildsten, University of California, Santa Barbara: Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Challenges and Opportunities

Spring 2008: Topics in Astro- and Nuclear Physics

Joint ApI/INPP Seminar

Winter 2008: Gamma-Ray Astronomy with GLAST

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Anita Reimer, Stanford University: Active Galactic Nuclei in the GLAST Era: A Theoretical Perspective

Dr. Deirdre Horan, Argonne National Lab: The Status of Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Observations at VERITAS

Dr. Ian Smith, Rice University: Multiwavelength Observations of Nearby Black Holes in the GLAST Era

Fall 2007: Essential Papers in Astronomy

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Greg Rudnick, NOAO: Galaxies in Normal Intermediate Redshift Clusters

Dr. Phil Jewell, NRAO: Chemical Precursors of Life in the Interstellar Medium, and Science and Technology at NRAO

Spring 2007: Topics in Astro- and Nuclear Physics

Guest Astro Speakers:

Dr. Greg Sivakoff, Ohio State University: Low-Mass X-ray Binaries and Globular Clusters in Early-Type Galaxies

Dr. Karen Leighly, University of Oklahoma: The Quasar Continuum Spectral Energy Distribution and Broad-line Region Emission and Kinematics

Winter 2007: Ethics in Astronomy

Fall 2006: Neutrino Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Reinhard Schlickeiser, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum: The Filamentation Instability in Magnetized Astrophysical Plasmas

Dr. Chris Impey, University of Arizona: The COSMOS Survey

Spring 2006: Topics in Astro- and Nuclear Physics

Joint ApI/INPP Seminar

Spring 2005: Topics in Astro- and Nuclear Physics

Joint ApI/INPP Seminar

Winter 2005: Ground-based Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Gerard Williger, Johns Hopkins University: The D/H Ratio in the Interstellar Medium toward the White Dwarf PG 0038+199

Dr. Wei Cui, Purdue University: A Multiwavelength View of Mrk 421

Dr. Brian Mason, National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Beyond the First Peak: Microwave Background Cosmology

Fall 2004: Science with the MDM Telescope

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Rita Sambruna, George Mason University: The X-Ray View of Radio-Loud AGN

Dr. Steve Zepf, Yale University:

Dr. Darren DePoy, Ohio State University: Observing with the MDM Observatory

Spring 2004: Astrophysical Black Holes

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Timothy Hamilton, Shawnee State University: The Fundamental Plane of Quasars

Dr. Lowell Boone, College of Wooster: The Solar Tower Air Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE)

Winter 2004: Current Topics in Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Paul Nulsen, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Outbursts in M87

Fall 2003: Astrophysical Hydrodynamics

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jay Lockman, NRAO/Green Bank: The Hydrogen at the Edge of the Galaxy

Dr. Paul Ricker, University of Illinois: Hydrodynamic Simulations of Galaxy Clusters

Dr. Chris DePree, Agnes Scott College: High-Mass Star Formation

Spring 2003: Gamma-Ray Bursts

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Dirk Petry, NASA/Goddard: Recent Results from Cherenkov Telescopes and Prospects for Ground-Based Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Dr. Karen Leighly, University of Oklahoma: The Highs and Lows of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies

Dr. Nancy Levenson, University of Kentucky: An X-Ray View of Obscured AGN and the Starburst Connection

Winter 2003: The Hubble Deep Fields

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jim Ulvestad, NRAO "VLBA Imaging of Seyfert Galaxy Nuclei."

Dr. Marco Fatuzzo, Xavier University "Gamma-ray emission from Sgr A East."

Dr. Charles Nelson, Drake University "Black Holes, Bulges, and Active Galactic Nuclei."

Fall 2002: Topics in Stellar Astrophysics

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jim Chiang, SLAC "Multiwavelength Observations, Black Hole Masses, and Accretion Rates in Seyfert Galaxies."

Dr. Dave DeYoung, NOAO "Radio Sources in Galaxy Clusters: A New Look."

Dr. Dirk Grupe, Ohio State University "X-Ray Studies of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies."

Other Activities: Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory tour

Spring 2002: Science with SIRTF - the Space Infrared Telescope Facility

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Fred Hamann, University of Florida, "Probing the Link Between Quasars, Star Formation, and Galaxy Evolution."

Dr. Steve Alexander, Miami University of Ohio, "Planetary Formation in the Outer Solar System: New Ideas."

Winter 2002: Dark Energy and the New "Standard" Cosmology

Statler, T. 2002, "Homogeneous Cosmological Models: A Primer," unpublished.

Riess et al. 1998, "Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an Accelerating Universe and a Cosmological Constant," AJ, 116, 1009.

Riess et al. 2001, "The Farthest Known Supernova: Support for an Accelerating Universe and a Glimpse of the Epoch of Deceleration," ApJ, 560, 49.

Hu et al. 2002, "The Physics of Microwave Background Anisotropies," astro-ph/9604166.

Netterfield et al., "A measurement by BOOMERANG of multiple peaks in the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background," astro-ph/0104460.

de Bernardis et al. 2002, "Multiple peaks in the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background: Significance and consequences for cosmology," ApJ, 564, 559.

Caldwell, Dave, & Steinhardt 1998, "Cosmological Imprint of an Energy Component with General Equation of State," Phys Rev Lett 80, 1582.

Balbi, Baccigalupi, Matarrese, Perrotta, & Vittorio 2001, "Implications for Quintessence Models from MAXIMA-1 and BOOMERANG-98," ApJL, 547, L89.

Turner, M. S. 2002, "The New Cosmology," astro-ph/0202007.

Disney, M. J., 2000, "The Case Against Cosmology," astro-ph/0009020.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Sally Oey, Lowell Observatory, "Massive Star Feedback and Consequences for Chemical Evolution."

Fall 2001: Radio Galaxies

Spring 2001: Galaxy Clusters

Winter 2001: Globular Clusters

Binney, J. & Merrifield, M., Galactic Astronomy, (Princeton Univ. Press), section 6.1.

Bedin, L. R., Piotto, G., Zoccali, M., Stetson, P. B., Saviane, I., Cassisi, S., & Bono, G. 2000, "The Anomalous Galactic Globular Cluster NGC 2808: Mosaic Wide-Field Multi-Band Photometry," A&A, 363, 159

Lynden-Bell, D. & Eggleton, P. P. 1980, "On the Consequences of the Gravothermal Catastrophe," MNRAS, 191, 483

Zinn, R. 1985, "The Globular Cluster System of the Galaxy. IV. The Halo and Disk Subsystems," ApJ, 293, 424

Gebhardt, K. & Kissler-Patig, M. 1999, "Globular Cluster Systems. I. V-I Color Distributions," AJ, 118, 1526

Zepf, S. E., Beasley, M. A., Bridges, T. J., Hanes, D. A., Sharples, R. M, Ashman, K. M., and Geisler, D. 2000, "Dynamical Constraints on the Formation of NGC 4472 and its Globular Clusters," AJ, 120, 2928

King, I. R., Sosin, C., & Cool, A. M. 1995, "Mass Segregation in the Globular Cluster NGC 6397," ApJL, 452, L33; King, I. R., Anderson, J., Cool, A. M., & Piotto, G. 1998, "The Luminosity Function of the Globular Cluster NGC 6397 Near the Limit of Hydrogen Burning," ApJL, 492, L37

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Gus Evrard, University of Michigan, "Galaxy Clusters in Hubble Volume Simulations."

Fall 2000: Black Holes in Galaxy Nuclei

Ferrarese, L., & Merritt, D. 2000, "A Fundamental Relation between Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies," ApJ, 539, L9

Ghez, A. M., Klein, B. L., Morris, M., & Becklin, E. E., 1998, "High Proper-Motion Stars in the Vicinity of Sagittarius A*: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy," ApJ, 509, 678

Ho, L. C., Filippenko, A. V., & Sargent, W. L. W., 1997, "A Search for Dwarf Seyfert Nuclei. V. Demographics of Nuclear Activity in Nearby Galaxies," ApJ, 487, 568

Miyoshi, M., et al., 1995, "Evidence for a Black-Hole from High Rotation Velocities in a Sub-Parsec Region of NGC 4258," Nature, 373, 127

Rees, M. J., 1990, "Dead Quasars in Nearby Galaxies?" Nature, 247, 817

Soltan, A., 1982, "Masses of Quasars," MNRAS, 200, 115

van der Marel, R. P., 1998, "Relics of Nuclear Activity: Do All Galaxies Have Massive Black Holes?" in IAU Symposium 186

Wandel, A., 2000, "The Black Hole-Host Galaxy Relation in Active Galactic Nuclei," astro-ph/0009357

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jim Braatz, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, "Megamasers in Galaxy Nuclei."

Dr. Stefan Collier, Ohio State University, "The Inner Structure of Active Galaxies."

Spring 2000: Starbursts

Hernquist, L., & Barnes, J. E., 1994, "Dynamics of Gas in Major Mergers," in Mass-Transfer Induced Activity in Galaxies, ed. I. Shlosman (Cambridge U. Press), 313

Kennicutt, R. C., 1998, "The Global Schmidt Law in Star-Forming Galaxies," ApJ, 498, 541

Lehnert, M. D., 1999, "Superwinds and the Nature of Starburst Galaxies," astro-ph/9904140

Mirabel, I. F., & Duc, P. A., 1994, "Induced Starbursts in Mergers," in Mass-Transfer Induced Activity in Galaxies, ed. I. Shlosman (Cambridge U. Press), 313

Moffat, A. F. J., 1997, "Stellar Content of Resolved Starbursts," RevMexAA (Serie de Conferencias), 6, 108

Sanders, D. B., 1999, "The Great Debate: The Case for AGNs," astro-ph/9908297

Steidel, C. C., 1996, "Spectroscopic Confirmation of a Population of Normal Star-Forming Galaxies at Redshifts z>3," ApJ, 462, L17

Weedman, D. W., 1981, "NGC 7714: The Prototype Star-Burst Galactic Nucleus," ApJ, 248, 105

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Donald Terndrup, Ohio State University, "Star-Formation History of the Galactic Bulge."

Dr. Margaret Hanson, University of Cincinnati, "Infrared Observations of Massive Star-Forming Regions."

Winter 2000: Great Papers in Astrophysics II

Keeler, J. E. 1895, "A Spectrocopic Proof of the Meteoric Constitution of Saturn's Rings," ApJ, 1, 416.

Trumpler, R. J., 1930, "Absorption of Light in the Galactic System", PASP, 42, 214; Sandage, A. 1988, "Comment on the 1930 Trumpler Paper on Interstellar Extinction", PASP, 100, 310.

Shapley, H. 1919, "Studies Based on the Colors and Magnitudes in Stellar Clusters. XII: Remarks on the Arrangement of the Sidereal Universe," ApJ, 49, 311.

Hubble, E. & Humason, M. L. 1931, "The Velocity-Distance Relation Among Extra-Galactic Nebulae," ApJ, 74, 43.

Dicke, R. H., Peebles, P. J. E., Roll, P. G., & Wilkinson, D. T. 1965, "Cosmic Black-Body Radiation", ApJ, 142, 414; Penzias, A. A. & Wilson, R. W. 1965, "A Measurement of Excess Antenna Temperature at 4080 Mc/s", ApJ, 142, 419.

Klebesadel, R. W., Strong, I. B., & Olson, R. A. 1973, "Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts of Cosmic Origin," ApJ, 182, L85; Cline, T. L., Desai, U. D., Klebesadel, R. W., & Strong, I. B. 1973, "Energy Spectra of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts," ApJ, 185, L1; Wheaton, W. B., Ulmer, M. P., Baity, W. A., Datlowe, D. W., Elcan, M. J., Peterson, L. E., Klebesadel, R. W., Strong, I. B., Cline, T. L., & Desai, U. D. 1973, "The Direction and Spectral Variability of a Cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst," ApJ, 185, L57.

Toomre, A. & Toomre, J. 1972, "Galactic Bridges and Tails," ApJ, 178, 623.

Fall 1999: X-ray Astronomy

Panzera, M. R., Tagliaferri, G., Pasinetti, L, & Antonell, E. 1999, "X-ray Emission from A0-F6 spectral Type Stars," A&A, 348, 161.

George, I. M., Turner, T. J., Mushotzky, R., Nandra, K., & Netzer, H. 1998, "ASCA Observations of the Ionized Gas in the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 3783," ApJ, 503, 174.

Gotthelf, E. V. 1998, "Radio-Quiet X-ray Pulsars in Supernova Remnants and the 'Missing' Pulsar Problem," preprint (astro-ph/9809139).

Matsumoto, H., et al. 1997, "X-ray Properties of Early-Type Galaxies as Observed with ASCA," ApJ, 482, 133.

Moran, E. C., & Lehnert, M. D. 1997, "The Complex Broadband X-ray Spectrum of the Starburst Galaxy M82," ApJ, 478, 172.

Mulchaey, J. S., & Zabludoff, A. I. 1999, "The Isolated Elliptical NGC 1132: Evidence for a Merged Group of Galaxies?" ApJ, 514, 133.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Michael Eracleous, Pennsylvania State University, "Searching for the Difference Between Radio-Loud and Radio-Quiet Active Galaxies Through X-Ray Observations."

Dr. Adrian Melott, University of Kansas, "The Bull's-Eye Effect and the Mass Density of the Universe."

Spring 1999: Dark Matter

Bothun, G. 1998, Modern Cosmological Observations and Problems (Taylor & Francis), Ch. 4.

Reid, I. N., Kirkpatrick, J. D., Liebert, J., Burrows, A., Gizis, J. E., Burgasser, A., Dahn, C. C., Monet, D., Cutri, R., Beichman, C. A., & Skrutskie, M. 1999, "L Dwarfs and the Substellar Mass Function," preprint.

Miralda-Escude, J. 1991, "Gravitational Lensing by Clusters of Galaxies: Constraining the Mass Distribution," ApJ, 370, 1.

Fischer, P. & Tyson, J. A. 1997, "The Mass Distribution of the Most Luminous X-Ray Cluster RXJ 1347.5-1145 from Gravitational Lensing," AJ, 114, 14.

Boehringer, H., Tanaka, Y., Mushotsky, R. F., Ikebe, Y., & Hattori, M. 1998, "An ASCA-ROSAT Study of the Distant, Lensing Cluster A 2390," A&A, 334, 789.

Little, B. & Tremaine, S. 1987, "Distant Satellites as Probes of Our Galaxy's Mass Distribution," ApJ, 320, 493.

Alcock, C. et al. (The MACHO Collaboration) 1996, "The MACHO Project: Limits on Planetary-Mass Dark Matter in the Galactic Halo from Gravitational Microlensing," ApJ, 471, 774.

Freese, K., Fields, B., & Graff, D. 1999, "Limits on Stellar Objects as the Dark Matter of Our Halo: Nonbaryonic Dark Matter Seems to be Required," preprint (astro-ph/9904401).

Hogg, D. W., Quinlan, G. D., & Tremaine, S. 1991, "Dynamical Limits on Dark Mass in the Outer Solar System," AJ, 101, 2274.

Guest Speaker: Dr. James Liebert, Steward Observatory, "Low-Mass Stars and Dark Matter."

Winter 1999: Infrared Astronomy

Infrared Panel Working Papers (1991), Astronomy & Astrophysics Survey Committee, National Academy Press.

Helou, G., 1986, "The IRAS Colors of Normal Galaxies," ApJ, 311, L33.

Sturm, E., et al. 1996, "ISO-SWS Spectroscopy of Arp 220: a Highly Obscured Starburst Galaxy," A&A, 315, L133

Smail, I., Ivison, R. J., & Blain, A. W. 1997, "A Deep Submillimeter Survey of Lensing Clusters: A New Window on Galaxy Formation and Evolution," ApJ, 490, L5

McLean, I. S., 1997, Electronic Imaging in Astronomy (Wiley), Ch. 8.

Jayawardhana, R., et al. 1998, "A Dust Disk Surrounding the Young A Star HR 4796A," ApJ, 503, L79.

Sellgren, K., Tokunaga, A. T., & Nakada, Y. 1990, "The 3.3 Micron Feature, H_2, and Ionized Gas in the Orion Bar," ApJ, 349, 120.

Hanson, M. M. 1998, "ZAMS O Stars," in Properties of Hot Luminous Stars, ed. I. Howarth (ASP), 1.

Ghez, A. M., Klein, B. L., Morris, M., & Becklin, E. E. 1998, "High Proper-Motion Stars in the Vicinity of Sagittarius A*: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy," ApJ, 509, 678.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Darren DePoy, Ohio State University, "Infrared Instrumentation."

Fall 1998: Extrasolar Planets

Dick, S. J., The Biological Universe (Cambridge U. Press), Ch. 4.

Mayor, M. & Queloz, D. 1995, "A Jupiter-Mass Companion to a Solar-Type Star," Nature, 378, 355; Marcy, G. W. & Butler, R. P. 1996, "A Planetary Companion to 70 Virginis," ApJL, 464, L147.

Butler, R. P., Marcy, G. W., Williams, E., McCarthy, C., & Dosanjh, P. 1996, "Attaining Doppler Precision of 3 m/s," PASP, 108, 500.

Wolszczan, A. & Frail, D. A. 1992, "A Planetary System Around the Millisecond Pulsar PSR1257+12," Nature, 355, 145; Rasio, F. A., Nicholson, P. D., Shapiro, S. L., & Teukolsky, S. A. 1992, "An Observational Test for the Existence of a Planetary System Orbiting PSR1257+12," Nature, 355, 325; Wolszczan, A. 1994, "Confirmation of Earth-Mass Planets Orbiting the Millisecond Pulsar PSR1257+12," Science, 264, 538.

Pollack, J. B. 1984, "Origin and History of the Outer Planets: Theoretical Models and Observational Constraints," ARAA, 22, 389.

Boss, A. P. 1998, "Evolution of the Solar Nebula. IV. Giant Gaseous Protoplanet Formation," ApJ, 503, 923.

Lin, D. N. C., Bodenheimer, P., & Richardson, D. C. 1996, "Orbital Migration of the Planetary Companion of 51 Pegasi to its Present Location," Nature, 380, 606; Rasio, F. A. & Ford, E. B. 1996, "Dynamical Instabilities and the Formation of Extrasolar Planetary Systems," Science, 274, 954; Murray, N., Hansen, B., Holman, M., & Tremaine, S. 1998, "Migrating Planets," Science, 279, 69.

Marcy, G. W. & Butler, R. P. 1998, "Detection of Extrasolar Giant Planets," ARAA, 36, 57.

Spring 1998: Cosmology

Peebles, P.J.E., Principles of Physical Cosmology (Princeton U. Press), Sections 3, 5 & 6.

Loveday, J., et al., "Large-scale structure in the Universe: Results from the STROMLO-APM redshift survey", 1992, Astrophysical Journal, 400, L3.

Mather, J.C., et al., "Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum by the COBE FIRAS instrument", 1994, Astrophysical Journal, 420, 439.

Scott, Douglas, Silk, J. & White, Martin, "From Microwave anisotropies to Cosmology", 1995, Science, 268, 829.

Turner, M.S, "Inflation: from theory to observation and back", 1995, Summary of invited talk given at the 17th Texas Symposium in Relativistic Astrophysics (Munich, Germany, Dec. '94).

Fukugita, M., Hogan, C.J. & Peebles, P.J.E., "The cosmic distance scale and the Hubble constant", 1993, Nature, 366, 309.

Winter 1998: Radio Astronomy

Burke, B. & Graham-Smith, F, An Introduction to Radio Astronomy (Cambridge U. Press), Ch. 1 - 3.

Jansky, K. G. 1933, "Extraterrestial Disturbances Apparently of Extraterrestrial Origin", Proc. IRE, 21, 1387; Jansky, K. G. 1935, "A Note on the Source of the Interstellar Interference", Proc. IRE, 23, 1158; Reber, G. 1940, "Cosmic Static", ApJ, 91, 621; Reber, G. 1944, "Cosmic Static", ApJ, 100 279.

Burke, B. & Graham-Smith, F, Op. Cit., Ch. 4.

Hewish, A., Bell, S. J., Pilkington, J. D. H., Scott, P. F., & Collins, R. A. 1968, "Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source", Nature, 217, 709; Nice, D. J., Fruchter, A. S., & Taylor, J. H. 1995, "A Search for Fast Pulsars Along the Galactic Plane", ApJ, 449, 156.

Lerner, M. S. 1995, "Millimetre VLBI Observations - Hybrid Mapping and Model Fitting", Chalmers Univ. of Technology Tech. Report 209L, Ch. 1 & 2 (excerpts).

Burns, J. O., Christiansen, W. A., & Hough, D. H. 1982, "Multifrequency VLA Observations of 3C 388: Evidence for an Intermittent Jet?", ApJ, 257, 538.

Ewen, H. I. & Purcell, E. M. 1951, "Radiation from Galactic Hydrogen at 1,420 Mc./sec.", Nature, 168, 356; Muller, C. A. & Oort, J. H. 1951, "The Interstellar Hydrogen Line at 1,420 Mc./sec., and an Estimate of Galactic Rotation", Nature, 168, 357; Begeman, K. G. 1989, "HI Rotation Curves of Spiral Galaxies: I. NGC 3198", A&A 223, 47.

Dame, T. M., Ungerechts, H., Cohen, R. S., de Geus, E. J., Grenier, I. A., May, J., Murphy, D. C., Nyman, L.-A., & Thaddeus, P. 1987, "A Composite CO Survey of the Entire Milky Way", ApJ, 322, 706; Koper, E., Dame, T. M., Israel, F. P., & Thaddeus, P. 1991, "A Complete CO Survey of M31", ApJL, 383, L11.

Sault, R. J., Oosterloo, T., Dulk, G. A., & Leblanc, Y. 1997, "The First Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of a Celestial Object at Radio Wavelengths: Jupiter's Radiation Belts", A&A, 324, 1190; Leblanc, Y., Dulk, G. A., Sault, R. J., & Hunstead, R. W. 1997, "The Radiation Belts of Jupiter at 13 and 22 cm I. Observations and 3-D Reconstruction", A&A, 319, 274.

Fall 1997: Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei

Thorne, K. 1994, Black Holes and Time Warps (New York: Norton), Ch. 9

Netzer, H. 1990, "AGN Emission Lines", excerpts from Active Galactic Nuclei, Saas-Fee Course 20 (Berlin: Springer), 57.

Peterson, B. M. 1993, "Reverberation Mapping of Active Galactic Nuclei", PASP, 105, 247.

Rees, M. J. 1997, "Astrophysical Evidence for Black Holes", astro-ph/9701161v2.

Peterson, B. M. 1997, An Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei (Cambridge U. Press), Ch. 1, 7, 9.

Barlow, T. A., Hamann, F., & Sargent, W. L. W. 1997, "Partial Coverage and Time Variability of Narrow-Line Intrinsic QSO Absorption Systems", in Mass Ejection from Active Galactic Nuclei, ASP Conf. Series 128, ed. N. Arav et al., 13.

Sanders, D. B., & Mirabel, I. F. 1996, "Luminous Infrared Galaxies", ARAA, 34, 749.

Genzel, R., Hollenbach, D., & Townes, C. H. 1994, "The Nucleus of Our Galaxy", Reports on Progress in Physics, 57, 417.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Rick Pogge, Ohio State University, "AGN Unification."

Dr. Keven Uchida, Ohio State University, "The Galactic Center."

Spring 1997: Great Papers in Astrophysics

Hubble, E. 1926, "Extra-Galactic Nebulae", ApJ, 64, 321.

Eggen, O. J., Lynden-Bell, D., Sandage, A. R. 1962, "Evidence from the Motions of Old Stars that the Galaxy Collapsed", ApJ, 136, 748.

Spitzer, L. & Schwarzschild, M. 1951, "The Possible Influence of Interstellar Clouds on Stellar Velocities", ApJ, 114, 385.

Trumpler, R. J., 1930, "Absorption of Light in the Galactic System", PASP, 42, 214; Sandage, A. 1988, "Comment on the 1930 Trumpler Paper on Interstellar Extinction", PASP, 100, 310.

Peebles, P. J. E. & Ostriker, J. P. 1973, "A Numerical Study of the Stability of Flattened Galaxies; or, Can Cold Galaxies Survive?", ApJ, 186, 467.

Hulse, R. A. & Taylor, J. H. 1973, "Discovery of a Pulsar in a Binary System", ApJ, 195, L51; Taylor, J. H. & Weisberg, J. M. 1982, "A New Test of General Relativity: Gravitational Radiation and the Binary Pulsar PSR 1913+16", ApJ, 253, 908.

Spitzer, L. 1946, "Astronomical Advantages of an Extra-Terrestrial Observatory"; Spitzer, L. 1974, "History of the Large Space Telescope", both reprinted in Dreams, Stars, and Electrons.

Dicke, R. H., Peebles, P. J. E., Roll, P. G., & Wilkinson, D. T. 1965, "Cosmic Black-Body Radiation", ApJ, 142, 414; Penzias, A. A. & Wilson, R. W. 1965, "A Measurement of Excess Antenna Temperature at 4080 Mc/s", ApJ, 142, 419.

Winter 1997: X-ray Astronomy

Audley, M. D., Kelley, R. L., Boldt, E. A., Jahoda, K. M., Marshall, F. E., Petre, R., Serlemitsos, P. J., Smale, A. P., Swank, J. H., & Weaver, K. A. 1996, "A High-Resolution X-ray Spectrum of Centaurus X-3", ApJ, 457, 397.

Tragliaferri, G., Covino, S., Fleming, T. A., Gagne, M., Pallavicini, R., Haardt, F., & Uchida, Y., "Coronal X-ray Emission of HD 35850: the ASCA View", astro-ph preprint 9611160.

Blanton, E. L. & Helfand, D. J. 1996, "ASCA Observations of the Composite Supernova Remnant G29.7-0.3", ApJ, 470, 961.

Petre, R. 1993, "X-Ray Properties of Starburst Galaxies," in The Nearest Active Galaxies, ed. J. Beckman et al. (CSIC Press), 117.

Sarazin, C. L. 1997, "X-ray Emission from Elliptical Galaxies", in The Second Stromlo Symposium: The Nature of Elliptical Galaxies, M. Arnaboldi, G. S. Da Costa, & P. Saha, eds., (San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific), p. 375.

Pounds, K. A., Nandra, K., Stewart, G. C., George, I. M., & Fabian, A. C. 1990, "X-ray Reflection from Cold Matter in the Nuclei of Active Galaxies", Nature, 344, 132; Mushotzky, R. F., Fabian, A. C., Iwasawa, K., Kunieda, H., Matsuoka, M., Nandra, K., & Tanaka, Y. 1995, "Detection of Broad Iron K Lines in Active Galaxies," MNRAS, 272, L9.

Zabludoff, A. I. & Zaritsky, D. 1995, "A Collision of Subclusters in Abell 754", ApJL, 447, L21.

Irwin, J. A. & Sarazin, C. L. 1995, "ROSAT X-ray Observations of the 2A 0335+096 Cluster of Galaxies", ApJ, 455, 497.

Fall 1997: Elliptical Galaxies