The department hosts a number of regularly scheduled scholarly talks and meetings that welcome interested guests. Click the drop-down for a description of each event. Dates, times, and Dennison Building room numbers are provided.
U-M and visiting astronomers present their findings and field questions. Colloquia are generally preceded by tea and cookies at 3:30 in the Owl room (Dennison 845). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students present their research over lunch during the Fall and Winter semesters.
View the Google Calendar for presenters names and topics.
The Star-Formation Journal Club meets every other Tuesday. You can join the star-formation group by going to the U-M online directory. Members of the group can send emails to the group at email@example.com.
Extreme Astrophysics meetings focus on phenomena related to deep gravitational potentials: compact objects; high-energy astrophysics; galaxy clusters and so on. At each meeting participants review a paper from the literature or present aspects of their own research.
We aim for vigorous, accessible discussions with a focus on physics and methods. Presentations should not look like conference talks; instead, we encourage an informal teaching style that a first-year graduate student would understand. (The preparation should be easy — whiteboards are fine; no PowerPoints necessary.)
You can find our schedule on the Extreme Astrophysics CTools website. Join this site by going to My Workspace → Membership → Joinable Site. You must have a uniqname or friend account to join.
External speakers are welcome. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecule Fun addresses the physics of molecules in astronomy (such as molecular clouds and star formation). The group meets in the Owl room. To receive announcements of meeting times and topics, join the email group (a uniquname or friend account is required to join). Contact Ted Bergin for more information or if you don't have a uniqname or friend account.