Welcome to the

Astronomical Pizza meetings Club 2006/7!

General explanations

Last year's talks

Talks 2004/5

Schedule:

Date / Place Speaker Topic / Paper Additional Info
Thr. July 12th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Michiel van der Klis Astronomy in the Netherlands
Astronomy in the Netherlands -- Mid-term Update of the Strategic Plan 2001-2010 and forward look to 2015
Last pizza meeting of the year !

 

Previous talks:

Date / Place Speaker Topic / Paper Additional Info
Thr. July 5th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Alessandro Patruno The spin and orbit evolution of SAX J1808.4-3658 over seven years
Burderi et al., 2006, ApJ, 653, L133
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Thr. June 28th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Valeriu Tudose e-VLBI and multiwavelength observations of transients
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Thr. June 21st 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Derek Groen Simulating Star Clusters on a Global Grid of GRAPEs
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Thr. June 14th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Rens Waters How crystalline is the dust ejected by galactic bulge OH/IR stars?
Abstract
Thr. June 7th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Patrick Weltevrede What are radio pulsars? (according to Patrick)
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Thr. May 31st 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Robert Izzard The Century-Old R Star Mystery
Izzard et al., 2007, arXiv:0705.0894
Special guest from Utrecht!
Thr. May 24th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Dominik Paszun Material properties of dust aggregates
Blum et al., 2006, ApJ, 652, 1768
Blum & Schrapler, 2004, PRL, 93, 115503
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Thr. May 17th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
-- No Seminar
NAC meeting
Thr. May 10th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Bart Scheers Making LOFAR's transients permanent
SDSS
Copeland & Khoshafian 1985, Proc. ACM SIGMOD
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Thr. May 3rd 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Evghenii Gaburov Stellar Collisions
Freitag & Benz 2005, NMRAS, 358, 1133
Lombardi et al., 2002, ApJ, 568, 939
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Thr. April 26th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Michiel Min How to escape from a protoplanetary disk
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Thr. April 19th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Paolo Soleri 6 Hz QPOs: where do they come from?
Fortner et al., 1989, Nature, 342, 775
Alpar et al., 1992, A&A, 257, 627
Meeting in F0.13!!!
Thr. April 12th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Ralph Wijers Highlights of the GRB meeting of 19-23 March
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Thr. April 5th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
John Swinbank Probing star formation in quasar environments
Barr et al., 2004, AJ, 128, 2660
Jones et al., 2002, MNRAS, 329, 759
Meeting in F0.13!!!
Thr. March 29th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Manuel Linares United States of Accretion
van der Klis, 2004, astro-ph/0410551
Chen et. al., 1995, ApJ, 443, L61
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Thr. March 22nd 2007
12:30 - 13:45
No seminar
GRB conference
Thr. March 15th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Joanna Rankin Connecting Radio Pulsar Phenomena with the Emission Physics
Note change of speaker; Joint pizza & Colloquium
Thr. March 8th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Hanno Spreeuw Exoplanets: prime targets for LOFAR
Lazio et. al., 2004, ApJ, 612, 511
Griessmeier et. al., 2005, A&A, 437, 717
Griessmeier et. al., 2004, A&A, 425, 753
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Thr. March 1st 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Alexander van der Horst Sta(pi)tistics of electron energy distributions and GRB circumburst media
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Thr. Feb. 22nd 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Jason Hessels New Kids on the Block: Radio Emitting Magnetars
Camilo et. al., 2006, Nature, 442, 892
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Thr. Feb. 15th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Diego Altamirano Does Coincidence mean Related and Related mean Same Origin...?
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Thr. Feb. 8th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
James Miller-Jones Science with the new generation of radio telescopes
Note change of speaker
Thr. Feb. 1st 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Clovis Hopman Resonant relaxation near massive black holes
Hopman & Alexander, 2006, ApJ, 645, 1152
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Thr. Jan. 25th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Sera Markoff Sgr A*: Underachieving AGN or Ambitious Starburst Galaxy?
Melia & Falcke, 2001, ARAA, 39, 309
Markoff, 2005, ApJL, 618, L103
Markoff et. al., 2001, A&A, 379, L13
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Thr. Jan. 18th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Hui-Chen Chen The present day mass function in the centeral region of the Arches cluster
Kim et al., 2006, ApJ, 653, L113
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Thr. Jan. 11th 2007
12:30 - 13:45
Asaf Pe'er How long do magnetic fields persist ?
Pe'er & Zhang, 2006, ApJ, 653, 454
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Thr. Dec. 21th 2006 -- Jan. 4th 2007

-- No seminars
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Thr. Dec. 14th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Atakan Gurkan Approximate methods for star cluster dynamics
Henon, 1973 (book)
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Thr. Dec. 7th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Hendrik van Eerten What is a fluid?
24/7 Lecture
Thr. Nov. 30th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Carsten Dominik The chemistry of deuteration or how to make a molecule 10^15 time more abundant than it should be
24/7 Lecture
Thr. Nov. 23rd 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Dipankar Maitra Long-term Monitoring of Aql X-1 in Optical, near-IR and Soft X-rays
Maitra & Bailyn, astro-ph/0510329
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Thr. Nov. 16th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Eduardo Rubio-Herrera On the Nature of RRATS
McLaughlin et al. 2006, Nature, 439, 817
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Thr. Nov. 9th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Casey Law Galactic Superbubbles
Pidopryhora et al. 2006, astro-ph/0610894
Bland-Hawthorn & Cohen 2003, ApJ, 582, 246
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Thr. Nov. 2nd 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Matthew Horrobin Data reduction with full error propagation. Would you use it? & How would you use it?
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Thr. Oct. 26th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Sung-Chul Yoon The weirdest type Ia supernova SNLS-30D3bb (SN 2003fg): Evidence for a super-Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf?
Yoon & Langer 2005, A&A, 435, 967
Howell et. al., 2006, Nature, 443, 308
Jeffery, Branch & Baron, 2006. astro-ph/0609804
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Thr. Oct. 19th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Matthew Bailes Radioastronomy in Software: Supercomputer applications in Millisecond pulsar timing and VLBI
Special seminar
Thr. Oct. 12th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Marc Klein Wolt QPOs and Gamma-Ray bursts
Beloborodov, Stern & Svensson 2000, ApJ, 535, 158
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Thr. Oct. 5th 2006
12:30 - 13:45
Ed van den Heuvel Binary models as an alternative for producing Long Gamma Ray Bursts
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General explanations

The Pizza meetings have several purposes:

(1) To get to know each other's work in a pleasant atmosphere
(2) To let people practice in talks in front of an audience
(3) To study general, interesting topics in Astrophysics


Everyone (including staff, Postdocs and Ph.D.) will get a chance to talk once a year.

The idea is to speak about your own research, however this is not obligatory.
You can pick any subject (related to your work) that you find interesting.

When you prepare your talk, it is important to remember the following points:
Always remember that people should understand:
- What is the problem ?
- Why is it interesting ?
- What are the methods / ideas involved ?

Remember: Most of the audience is not familiar with your topic !
Thus, don't go too much into details! (Equations, etc..). Explain in simple words the basic ideas & basic physics involved.


Pizza meeting is NOT a colloquium!
The main idea is to initiate a discussion about the topic, and not to impress people with your knowledge !

Every talk should be ~30 minutes, followed by ~30 minutes free discussion !

24/7 LECTURES: every talk should end with a 24/7 lecture, in which you have to explain your subject twice:
FIRST: a complete technical description in TWENTY-FOUR (24) SECONDS,
AND THEN: a clear summary that anyone can understand, in SEVEN (7) WORDS.





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