Green Bank Science Lunch Talks

Thursday at 12:00 in the Residents Hall Lounge (unless otherwise stated)

If you would like to give a science lunch talk at Green Bank, please email Jay Lockman.


Date Speaker Topic
April 24, 2008 Ue-Li Pen
University of Toronto, Canada
HI Intensity Mapping
April 3, 2008 Simon Dicker
University of Pennsylvania
MUSTANG's first observing season, status, results and a look into the future
March 27, 2008 Jorge Pérez-Gallego
University of Florida
3D Optical Spectroscopy of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies: NGC 7673, a Guinea Pig. Abstract
March 20, 2008 Sanchayeeta Borthakur
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Neutral Gas in and around Galaxies and Galaxy-groups
March 6, 2008 Léo Barriault
Université Laval, Quebec
Study of High Galactic Latitude HI
February 28, 2008 Jim Braatz
An Update on the Megamaser Cosmology Project
February 21, 2008 Lynn Matthews
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
High-Mass Star Formation
February 14, 2008 Brian Mason
The Contribution of Point Sources to the CBI High-L Excess
February 7, 2008 Karen O'Neil and D.J. Pisano
Report on the recent meeting at Arecibo on "The Evolution of Galaxies through the Neutral Hydrogen Window".
January 31, 2008 Katy Lancaster
University of Bristol, UK
First results from two new Sunyaev Zel'dovich Effect (SZE) experiments: OCRA and AMiBA
January 24, 2008 Jay Lockman
Highlights from the AAS meeting in Austin, Texas, held earlier this month


Date Speaker Topic
September 6, 2007 Alyson Ford
Swinburne University
HI Clouds in the Lower Galactic Halo
August 23, 2007 Glen Langston
VSOP-II science
August 16, 2007 Dana Balser
e2e update
August 9, 2007 Brian Mason
Using the GBT to measure the polarization of Spinning Dust
August 2, 2007 Jay Lockman
A report on "Galaxies in the Local Volume"
July 26, 2007 Karen O'Neil
A report on "IAU Symposium No. 244: Dark Galaxies and Lost Baryons"
July 19, 2007 Kelley Hess
NGC 2997
June 21, 2007 Jay Lockman
A report on "The Milky Way Halo - Stars and Gas: Locations, Motions, Origins"
June 7, 2007 Dunc Lorimer
A bright millisecond radio burst of extragalactic origin
May 31, 2007 Charlie Figura
Wartburg College
April 25th, 2007 Leslie Sage
"How to publish a paper in Nature"
April 11th, 2007 Zak Schroeder
Grosse Pointe North High School
"Galaxy Clusters: The Local Effects on Star Synthesis"
April 5th, 2007 Carl Gottlieb, Sandra Bruenken, Harshal Gupta
"Negative Ions"
March 15th, 2007 Shea Brown
U. Minnesota
"New Populations of Diffuse Polarization Structures"
March 8th, 2007 Tom Bania
Boston University
March 1st, 2007 Bob Mutel
U. Iowa
February 22th, 2007 Jeff Wagg
"Using the GBT to search for a high-redshift population of submm luminous galaxies"
February 15th, 2007 Jay Lockman
"SS433 And Its Interaction With The ISM"
February 8th, 2007 Scott Schnee
"The Physical Properties Of The Starless Core TMC-1C"
February 1st, 2007 Jules Harnett
"Extreme Science:Wintering Over At The South Pole"
January 25th, 2007 GB Staff
Green Bank
"A Discussion Of The Recent AAS Meeting"
January 18th, 2007 Rene Plume
University Of Calgary
"A Search for High-Mass Pre-Protostellar Objects"
January 11th, 2007 Clive Dickinson
"Observational Evidence For Anomalous (Spinning Dust) Emission"
January 4th, 2007 Green Bank Staff
"The Upcoming AAS Meeting"


Date Speaker Topic
December 20th, 2006 Green Bank Staff
"Summary Of 2006 Science From The GBT"
December 14th, 2006 Todd Hunter
"The High-Mass Protostellar Cluster AFGL5142"
December 7th, 2006 Amanda Kepley
University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Magnetic Fields in Irregular Galaxies"
November 30th, 2006 Tony Minter
"How Far To The 'Radio Magnetar'?"
November 15th, 2006 Andrea Possenti
Osservatorio di Cagliari
"Classifying Neutron Stars: Are RRATs And XDINSs The Same Class Of Sources?"
November 9th, 2006 Jay Lockman and D.J.Pisano
"Update On The GASS Project"
November 2nd, 2006 GB Staff
"Technical Projects And R&D From GBT Workshop"
October 26th, 2006 Phil Korngut
"Commissioning The MUSTANG Receiver On The Green Bank Telescope"
October 19th, 2006 Claudia Cyganowski
The University Of Wisconsin
"A Millimeter Protocluster in S255N"
October 12th, 2006 Jill Rathborne
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
"Infrared Dark Clouds: precursors to star clusters"
October 5th, 2006 Erik Rosolowsky
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
"Studying Giant Molecular Clouds Across Galactic Environments."
August 3rd, 2006 Kevin Douglas
Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
"The TOGS Project: Piggyback Galactic HI Studies With ALFA"
July 20th, 2006 Richard Crutcher
University of Illinois
"CARMA Status, And Interstellar Magnetic Fields."
July 13th, 2006 Carl Gottlieb
Harvard-Smithsonian Center
"Laboratory and Astronomical Spectroscopy of Reactive Molecules."
July 6th, 2006 Joel Weisberg
Carleton College
"Discovery Of Pulsed Maser Emission In An OH Cloud, Stimulated By A Pulsar."
June 22nd, 2006 Kathryn Denning
Dept. Of Anthropology, York University, Canada
"Humanity's Stuff In Space: Save, Ignore, Delete?"
June 15th, 2006 Jay Lockman
"News From The Recent Calgary AAS Meeting"
June 8th, 2006 Richard Prestage
"News From The Legacy Workshop"
June 1st, 2006 Toney Minter
"Small Ionized & Neutral Structures In the Diffuse ISM"
May 18th, 2006 Glen Langston
"Astrobiology News"
May 11th, 2006 Dana Balser
"Planetary Nebula News"
May 3rd, 2006 Martin Zwaan
European Southern Observatory
"Atomic and molecular hydrogen in galaxies and absorption line systems"
April 27th, 2006 Miguel Angel Requena Torres
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones (CSIC)
"Complex organic molecules in the Galactic center. Hot core chemistry without hot cores."
April 13th, 2006 Wouter Vlemmings
Jodrell Bank
"VLBA detection of the first magnetically collimated jet: shaping the PPNe W43A"
April 6th, 2006 Rachel Osten
"GRBs aren't the only things that go flash in the night: Swift observations of a hard X-ray flare on a nearby active star"
March 23rd, 2006 Brian Mason
Green Bank
"New And Interesting Results From WMAP"
March 16th, 2006 Jay Lockman
Green Bank
"GBT observations of the gas-dust connection"
March 9th, 2006 Yancy Shirley
Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
The Evolutionary State of Low-mass Starless Cores
March 2nd, 2006 Glen Langston
Green Bank
43m Science
February 22nd, 2006 Beth Willman
A Galactic Companion With Mutiple Stellar Tails
February 15th, 2006 Karen Masters
Mapping Mass In The Local Universe
February 9th, 2006 NRAO Visiting Committee Lunch meeting with scientific staff
February 2nd, 2006 Bojan Nikolic
Toward quantitative understanding of mid-ir emission from galaxies
January 26, 2006 Frank Ghigo
Low frequency news
January 19, 2006 Local staff
AAS207 meeting news
January 4, 2006 Vlad Kondratiev
Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow
Giant Pulses of PSR B1937+21 with the GBT / Mark5


Date Speaker Topic
December 22, 2005 Felix Lockman, Richard Prestage
Annual Christmas science lunch: 2005 summary
December 14, 2005 Alok Singhal
Connections between Internal Galaxy Kinematics, HI Line Widths, and the Cosmic Distance Scale
December 13, 2005 Arnold Boothroyd
CITA, U. of Toronto
HI sidelobe correction
December 9, 2005 canceled Joeri van Leeuwen
UBC, Vancouver
Why are pulsars so bright in radio?
December 1, 2005 Peter Martin
CITA, U. of Toronto
Probing faint foreground emission in low-column-density windows
November 16, 2005 Marsha Bishop
NRAO Library, CV
The NRAO Library: The Library where YOU are
November 10, 2005 Sue Ann Heatherly
PR - Green Bank issues
November 3, 2005 Seiji Kameno, Nomasa Nakai, Stoko Sawada-Satoh, Naoko Sato, Ryo Yoshikawa
NAO, Japan
Scanning fuel gas in AGN
October 27, 2005 Felix Lockman
Senior Review issues
October 20, 2005 Katherine Blundell
Oxford U., UK
Evolving and revolving: the relativistic jets of SS433
October 19, 2005 Regina Jorgenson
A Radio Selected Quasar Survey for Damped Lyman-alpha Systems
October 13, 2005 Dain Kavars
University of Minnesota
HI self-absorption
October 6, 2005 Sanchayeeta Borthakur
University of Massachusettts
Galaxy interactions with special reference to Hickson compact groups
September 29, 2005 Felix Lockman, Brian Mason
News from the meeting in Paris
September 21, 2005 G.B. Taylor
Exploring the Transient Universe with the Long Wavelength Array
September 14, 2005 Tony Remijan
Interstellar Isomers and the GBT
September 8, 2005 Brian Mason
The GBT Penn Array: update
September 1, 2005 Felix Lockman
Science with the GBT: past, present, and future
August 24, 2005 Vincent Pereira
NRAO-GB RET Teacher Program
Calibrating Array Detectors
August 18, 2005 Larry Morgan
Triggered Star Formation Within Bright-Rimmed Clouds
August 11, 2005 Farhad Zadeh
Northwestern U.
A Multi-Wavelength Observing Campaign to Study Sgr A*
August 5, 2005 Johannes Boehm
Vienn Technical U.
Atmosphere path delays from numerical weather models
July 29, 2005 Andrew West
U. of Washington
HI Selected Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
July 21, 2005 Esteban Araya
New Mexico Tech
An Update on H2CO 6cm Emission
July 8, 2005 Amy Lovell
Agnes Scott College
The Deep Impact
June 30, 2005 Thomas Greve
An interferometric CO survey of luminous submm galaxies
June 23, 2005 Ski Antonucci
The Big Blue Bump and Who Has It
June 22, 2005 Philip Gebhardt
Saturday Morning Scientists
A project for high school students
June 16, 2005 Karen O'Neil
Visit to the Nancay observatory
June 9, 2005 Brian Mason
News from the AAS meeting
June 1, 2005 Robert Ferdman
University of British Columbia, Canada
Constraining Neutron Star Masses from Pulsar Timing
May 27, 2005 Staff
gbtidl discussion
May 20, 2005 Jeff Wagg
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Evolution and Clustering of High-Redshift Lyman Alpha Forest Lines in a LCDM Universe
May 5, 2005 Jay Lockman, Yurii Pydoprigora
April 28, 2005 Tony Minter
Advances on the GBT baselines
April 21, 2005 Glen Langston
New life of the 140ft
April 14, 2005 Al Wootten
The ALMA update
April 8, 2005 Yuri Kovalev
Fine Scale Structure of AGN
March 31, 2005 Members
AUI/NRAO Visiting Committee
Informal discussion
March 25, 2005 Jay Lockman and Yurii Pydoprigora
News from a Baltimore meeting
March 17, 2005 Yancy Shirley
Tracing collapse around very low-mass objects
March 10, 2005 Jim Braatz
GBT IDL project
March 4, 2005 Bojan Nikolic
Tidally triggered star formation in interacting galaxies
Feb 24, 2005 Paul Vanden Bout
Early Universe Molecular Emission Line Galaxies
Feb 18, 2005 Phil Solomon
Stony Brook U.
Dense Molecular Gas and Star Formation rates in Galaxies
Feb 10, 2005 Yancy Shirley
Discovery of radio emission around the lowest luminosity protostar known: L1014-IRS
Feb 3, 2005 Dana Balser
An 8.5 GHz Arecibo survey of Carbon Recombination Lines toward Ultra-compact HII regions: Physical properties of dense molecular material
Jan 27, 2005 Ji-hyun Kang
Seoul National Unversity, South Korea
Search for Missing SNRs using HI 21cm Emission Line
Jan 21, 2005 Scientific staff
News from the AAS meeting
Jan 6, 2005 Glen Langston, Jay Lockman
AAS presentations


Date Speaker Topic
December 22, 2004 Phil Jewell, Jay Lockman
Annual Christmas science lunch: 2004 summary
December 17, 2004 Kirsten Knudsen
MPIA, Germany
Deep Submillimeter Observations of Distant Faint Dusty Galaxies
December 7, 2004; combined with software lunch Dale Frail
NRAO-wide proposal submission tool
December 2, 2004 Laura Hainline
CO Emission in High-Redshift QSOs from the Owens Valley Millimeter Array
November 18, 2004 Ian Avruch
VLBI tracking of the Huygens Probe
November 10, 2004 Brian Mason
Recent CMB polarization results
November 4, 2004 Edward Chapin
U. of Pennsylvania
Photometric redshifts for submm-selected galaxies
October 28, 2004 Jeff Wagg
The SCUBA Half-Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES)
October 21, 2004 Dana Balser
News from ESO-Arcetri conference on Chemical Abundances and Mixing in Stars in the Milky Way and its Satellites
October 14, 2004 Andrew Baker
NRAO and U. of Maryland
Millimeter Observations of High-Redshift Galaxies
October 7, 2004 Alberto Bolatto
U.C. Berkeley, Dept. of Astronomy
Molecular Gas in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
September 29, 2004 Ron Maddalena
Green Bank weather conditions for high frequency observing
September 23, 2004 Jay Lockman, Tony Minter, Rick Fisher
News from the conferences "Extraplanar Gas" in Dwingeloo, "Diffuse matter in the Galaxy" in Arecibo, "Science with Wavelengths on Human Scales" in Santa Fe
September 16, 2004 Thomas Troland
University of Kentucky
The Magnetic Field and other Physical Conditions in the Veil of Orion
September 9, 2004 Robert Minchin
Cardiff U., UK
The cosmological significance of Low Surface Brightness galaxies found in HIDEEP
September 2, 2004 Leonid Matveenko
Space Research Institute, Moscow
Active zones of Orion KL - H2O Masers
August 27, 2004 Ken Kellermann
Grote Reber: Amateur or Professional Radio Astronomer
August 19, 2004; Jansky Auditorium Matthew Bailes
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology
Observing relativistic binary pulsars (to be presented using a 3D virtual reality technology)
August 12, 2004 Jonathan Keohane
Hampden-Sydney College
Was the Supernova Remnant W49B Caused by a Collapsar?
August 11, 2004 Andrea Possenti
Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
The direct influence of A on the radioemission from B in the Double pulsar
August 5, 2004 Bruce Campbell
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, NASM
Radar Probing of the Moon with Arecibo and the GBT
July 28, 2004 Bryan Jacoby
The Mass of a Millisecond Pulsar
July 21, 2004 Min Yun
University of Massachusettts, Astronomy Department
Cold gas in galaxy collisions
July 15, 2004 Barney Rickett
Univ. Calif. San Diego
Scintillation of the Double Pulsar
July 8, 2004 Glen Langston
News from International Syposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
July 1, 2004 Ingrid Stairs
University of British Columbia
Geodetic Precession in PSR B1534+12
June 23, 2004 Don Backer, Rajagopalan Ramachandran, Paul Demorest
University of California, Berkeley
June 16, 2004 Casey Law
Northwestern U.
Multiwavelength GBT Observations of the Galactic Center
June 10, 2004 Staff
News from the AAS meeting
June 1, 2004 Bryan Butler
Ammonia in Comets
May 27, 2004 Ron Maddalena and Tony Minter
Discussion: Baseline template fitting
May 18, 2004 Tim Pearson
Cal Tech
CMB Polarization Observations and the CBI
May 13, 2004 Susanna Widicus
Cal Tech
Detection of Dihydroxyacetone in Sgr B2(N-LMH): The first 3C Interstellar Sugar?
May 6, 2004 Rajagopalan Ramachandran
University of California, Berkeley
Physical properties of the pulsars in PSR J0737-3039 system
April 30, 2004 Joseph Lazio
Naval Research Lab
Search for Radio Pulsars
April 22, 2004 Karen O'Neil
A great topic
April 16, 2004 Nissim Kanekar
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Do the fundamental constants change with time?
April 8, 2004 Michael Murphy
Institute of Astronomy, U. of Cambridge, UK
A varying fine-structure constant?: evidence for and against
April 1, 2004 Jan Michael Hollis
Sugar in absorbtion
March 18, 2004 Brian Mason
New results from the CBI
March 11, 2004 Tomislav Markovic
The Dynamics of Intercluster Medium Gas
March 5, 2004 Sue Ann Heatherly, Bill Saxton
NRAO-GB, EPO group
New AAS displays and "One Observatory" issues
March 4, 2004 Steve Gibson
University of Calgary
Dark Hydrogen in the Galactic Plane
February 26, 2004 Felix Lockman
Stray HI radiation at the GBT
February 19, 2004 Rick Perley, Felix Lockman
News from "the X-ray Radio Connections" meeting
February 12, 2004 Frank Briggs
Australian National University
RFI Cansellation with a Reference Horn
February 4, 2004 Eric Phelps
MIT, Lincoln Laboratory
Our GBT project
January 27, 2004 Fred Lo
Magamasers and Galaxies
January 22, 2004 Sci staff
URSI news
January 15, 2004 Sci staff
AAS203 news


Date Speaker Topic
December 18, 2003 Jeremy Darling
Carnegie Observatories
The OH Molecule as a Probe of Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology
December 11, 2003 Wendy Lane
Naval Research Laboratory
The VLA Low-frequency Sky Survey
December 4, 2003 Glen Langston
News from the Radioastron meeting
November 20, 2003 Yuri Kovalev, Jr.
News from JENAM-2003 / Broad-band radio spectral and variability properties of the WMAP sample of extragalactic objects
November 14, 2003 Paul Kondratko
Thick, Flared, Disorganized, and Self-gravitating Accretion Disk in NGC 3079
(click here for pfd version of the talk)
November 5, 2003 Yuri Kovalev, Sr.
ASC LPI, Moscow
Broad-band spectral search of relativistic jets in strong AGN
October 30, 2003 Felix Lockman
Recent papers on dark matter in galaxies
October 23, 2003 Karen O'Neil
Astronomical and Gastronomical report from the ADASS meeting in France
October 16, 2003 Jim Braatz
October 2, 2003 Brian Mason
Lightening Rods
September 25, 2003 Mallory Roberts
McGill University
September 18, 2003 None
None Scheduled
September 11, 2003 Eva Schinnerer
September 4, 2003 Dana Balser
Summary of June, 2003 meeting - "The Structure and Evolution of our Galaxy"
August 28, 2003 Jay Lockman
Recent results on HI studies in our Galaxy
August 21, 2003 Yuri Kovalev
Review of RATAN-600 Russian radio telescope: design, instrumentation, methods of observation, main science programs
August 7, 2003 Brian Mason
Continuum imaging with focal plane arrays
July 31, 2003 Carl Heiles
UC Berkeley
GBT beam and polarization calibration techniques
July 24, 2003 Felix Lockman, Phil Jewell
IAU GA/Symp News
July 17, 2003 Glen Langston
Molecular spectroscopy
July 9, 2003 Felix Lockman, Tony Minter
News from a conference in Spain
July 3, 2003 David Nice
Princeton University
Using scintillation to study binary pulsars
June 27, 2003 Deidre Hunter /
Brian Mason
Lowell Observatory /
The Stellar Structure of Irregular Galaxies /
News from a nice Greek meeting
June 26, 2003 F. Y. Zadeh
Northwestern University
OH Masers at 1720 MHz Associated with Supernova Remnants
June 20, 2003 Ken Kellermann /
Yuri Kovalev
Kinematics of Radio Source Jets /
News from the VLBA-10 meeting
June 12, 2003 Brian Mason
Penn Array Science and Data Analysis Strategies
June 6, 2003 Ron Maddalena, Brian Mason
News from the AAS202
May 29, 2003 Michael Rupen
Radio observations of X-ray millisecond pulsars
May 22, 2003 Kristy Dyer
Star formation near and far
May 16, 2003 Crystal Brogan
Galactic center at 74 MHz
Organized by: Yuri Kovalev in 2003-2005, Larry Morgan 2006, D.J. Pisano 2007, Paul Ruffle 2008

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Last updated 18 November 2010 by Jay Lockman