Abstracts 2010

December

December 2, 13:00 hr: Dr. Myriam BENISTY (MPIA)
The complex inner environments of Herbig AeBe stars

December 6, 12:00 hr: Dr. Marina REJKUBA (ESO, Garching)
Stellar Populations in the halos of nearby Galaxies

December 9, 12:00 hr: Dr. Mary CESETTI (Universita degli Studi di Padova)
Disentangling the stellar populations of Fornax dwarf spheroidal

December 9, 16:00 hr: Dr. John SUBASAVAGE (CTIO)
Taking a Census of White Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood

December 13, 12:00 hr: Dr, Alistair WALKER (CTIO/NOAO)
The Science of the Darl Energy Survey

December 14, 12:00 hr: Dr. Susanna D. VERGANI (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera)
Studying GRBs and their host galaxies with XSHOOTER: first results

December 15, 16:00 hr: Dr. Ciriaco GODDI (ESO)
High-mass star formation and dynamical history in Orion BN/KL

December 16, 12:00 hr: Dr. Sandro VILLANOVA (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)
The bimodal population of M4

December 17, 12:00 hr: Dr. Barbara ROJAS-AYALA (Cornell University)
A K-band Metallicity Scale for M-dwarfs


November

November 9, 12:00 hr: Dr. Thomas DALL (ESO, Garching)
Solar-like oscillations and magnetic fields

November 15, 12:00 hr: Dr. Johannes SAHLMANN (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland)
A possible dividing line between massive planets and brown-dwarf companions

November 16, 12:00 hr: Dr. Petr KUBANEK (Institute of Physics, Czech Republic)
Developing global observatory network - the software environment of the BOOTES and other observatories

November 18, 12:00 hr: Dr. Gazinur GALAZUTDINOV (Univ. Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile)
A search for Interstellar Naphthalene and Anthracene cations

November 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Ivan MINCHEV (Strasbourg Observatory, France)
Numerical modeling of galactic disks: Non-equilibrium processes and their implications to disk evolution


October

October 14, 12:00 hr: Dr. Daniel BRAMICH (ESO, Garching)
Variable star census and physical parameter estimates for the under-studied globular cluster NGC6981

October 27, 12:00 hr: Dr. Alessio MUCCIARELLI (Univ. of Bologna, Italy)
Lithium abundance in the globular cluster M4 : from the Turn-Off to the RGB Bump


September

September 1st, 16:00 hr: Dr. Hans BOEHRINGER (MPE, Garching)
Understanding Clusters of Galaxies to Test Cosmological Models

September 8, 16:00 hr: Dr. Attila MESZAROS (Charles University, Prague)
Subclasses of the gamma-ray bursts


August

August 9, 12:00 hr: Drs. Fabio FALCHI & Paolo PESCATORI (CieloBuio, Italy)
Light Pollution : The Global View

August 17, 12:00 hr: Dr. Andrew FOX (ESO)
Exploring the Origin and Fate of the Magellanic Stream with Ultraviolet and Optical Absorption


July

July 1, 16:00 hr: Dr. Francesco R. FERRARO (Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita de Bologna)
Terzan 5: the remnant of a primordial  stellar system into the galactic bulge

July 14, 16:00 hr: Dr. Angel LOPEZ-SANCHEZ (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, ATNF, Australia)
The environment of nearby Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies

July 28, 16:00 hr: Dr. Pierre KERVELLA (Observatoire de Paris-LESIA)
Play of light in a Cepheid's dust shell


June

June 9, 15:00 hr: Dr. Keiichi OHNAKA (MPI for Radio Astronomy)
Spatially resolving the dynamical, inhomogeneous atmosphere of the red supergiant Betelgeuse with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer

June 14, 12:00 hr: Dr. Charles HANOT (University of Liege)
Improving interferometric Null Depth Measurement with statistics: theory and first results with the Palomar Fiber Nuller


May

May 4, 12:00 hr: Dr. Jeff WAGG (ESO, Chile)
Molecular gas and dust in galaxies and AGN at z > 6

May 14, 11:30 hr: Dr. Karen KINEMUCHI (University of Florida)
Discussion of paper arXiv:1003:3656 "Low-Amplitude Variables: Distinguishing RR Lyrae Stars from Eclipsing Binaries"
PRESENTATION

May 26, 16:00 hr: Dr. Swetlana HUBRIG (AIP Potsdam)
Magnetic fields of Herbig Ae/Be stars


April

April 27, 12:00 hr: Dr. Hendrik BARTKO (MPE Garching)
Star Formation near the Supermassive Black Hole in the Galactic Center

April 28, 16:00 hr: Dr. Jean Pierre VILOTTE (Equipe de Sismologie, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris)
Seismicity and seismic risk in Chile: lessons from the last Tocopilla earthquake (Mw 7.7, 2007) in North Chile and Maule earthquake (Mw 8.8, 2010)


March

March 17, 16:30 hr: Dr. Hughes SANA (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Sterrenkundig Instituut 'Anton Pannekoek')
On the velocity dispersion of young star clusters: super-virial or binaries?

March 24, 16:30 hr: Dr. Elena PIAN (INAF, Trieste Astronomical Observatory)
Powerful Supernovae and Relativistic Jets


February

February 3, 16:30 hr: Dr. Dimitri GADOTTI (ESO, Chile)
The joint formation of bulges and black holes

February 5, 12:00 hr: Dr. Hans ZINNECKER (AIP, Potsdam, Germany)
The properties and origin of the 30 Doradus starburst cluster


January

January 19, 12:00 hr: Dr. Avril DAY-JONES (Universidad de Chile)
Searching for benchmark ultracool dwarfs

January 20, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marcello FULCHIGNONI (Observatoire de Paris, Lesia)
Rosetta mission from Steins to Lutetia and beyond

January 27, 16:30 hr: Dr. Antonella BARUCCI (Observatoire de Paris, Lesia)
The outer Frontiers of Solar System: Transneptunian objects