Abstracts 2000

December

December 1, 14:30 hr: Dr. Giuseppe BONO (Osservatorio di Roma & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Variable Stars IV: "Open theoretical problems on variable stars"

December 1, 17:00 hr: Dr. Karen MEECH (Inst. for Astronomy, University of Hawaii & Visiting Scientist at ESO/Chile)
Deep Impact: Science Reality vs. Science Fiction

December 4, 14:30 hr: Dr. Anne DUTREY (IRAM & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Astrophysics with mm Interferometry. I: "Introduction to millimetre interferometry"

December 5, 16:30 hr: Dr. Micol BOLZONELLA (Observatoire de Toulouse and Osservatorio de Milano and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Galaxy Evolution beyond the Spectroscopic Limit"

December 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Ariane LANCON (Observatoire de Strasbourg and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars as Potential Age and Metallicity Indicators in Elderly 'Post-Starburst' Populations"

December 12 - 13: "New facilities for Astronomy in Chile"
Topical Meeting

December 18, 14:30 hr: Dr. Anne DUTREY (IRAM & EXO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Astrophysics with mm Interferometry. III: "Introduction on imaging and data analysis with mm arrays"

December 20, 16:30 hr: Dr. Mark ALLEN (Space Telescope Science Institute and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Looking down the ionization cone of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 4151"

December 22, 11:30 hr: Dr. Ariane LANCON (Observatoire de Strasbourg and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"The starburst NGC 7714: a study of the star formation history and dust distribution, based on UV/optical/near-IR spectroscopy and high resolution images"


November

November 2, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jean-Paul KNEIB (Observatoire de Toulouse and ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"Clusters as natural telescopes"

November 3, 12:00 hr: Dr. Chantal BALKOWSKI (Observatoire de Paris/Meudon & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"Dwarf Galaxies in Clusters and Compact Groups"

November 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Christophe DUMAS (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Caltech & ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"HST/NICMOS observations of outer planets satellites"

November 13, 14:30 hr: Dr. Giuseppe BONO (Osservatorio di Roma & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Variable Stars I: "Evolutionary and Pulsational Properties of Radial Variables"

November 15, 16:30 hr: Dr. Karen MEECH (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"Future Space Missions and Biohazard Implications"

November 20, 14:30 hr: Dr. Giuseppe BONO (Osservatorio di Roma & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Variable Stars II: "Cepheid distance scale"

November 21, 16:30 hr: Dr. Massimo TURATTO (Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italia)
"Core collapse supernovae"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar

November 22, 16:30 hr: Dr. Karen MEECH (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"The Role of Distant Comet Observations in Understanding Cometary Origin and Evolution"

November 24, 12:00 hr: Gloria ANDREUZZI (Osservatorio di Roma & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"The White Dwarf cooling sequence"

November 27, 14:30 hr: Dr. Giuseppe BONO (Osservatorio di Roma & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
Lectures on Variable Stars III: "RR Lyrae distance scale"

November 29, 17:00 hr: Dr. Mark ALLEN (Space Telescope Science Institute and ESO/Santiago Visiting Scientist)
"UV snapshots of low redshift 3CR radio sources"


October

October 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Riccardo SCARPA (ESO/Chile)
"Host Galaxies of Blazars and Radio Galaxies"

October 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jurgen SCHMITT (University of Hamburg and Visiting Astronomer)
"Coronae of Solar-Like Stars"

October 20, 16:30 hr: Dr. Monique SPITE (Observatoire de Paris/Meudon & Visiting Astronomer)
"The first galactic stars"

October 25, 16:30 hr: Dr. Chantal BALKOWSKI (Observatoire de Paris/Meudon & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"Stripping at work in clusters of galaxies"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar


September

September 1, 12:00 hr: Dr. Vanessa HILL (ESO/Garching)
"Chemical evolution of the LMC: what we can learn from star clusters"

September 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Leonardo TESTI (ESO Visiting Scientist and Osservatorio di Arcetri)
"Star Formation in Clusters: II. Young stellar clusters and the formation of massive stars"

September 22, 16:30 hr: Sebastian ELS (ESO/Chile)
"Precise radial velocities of active stars - perspectives and problems"


August

August 3, 12:00 hr: Drs. Christian COUTURES and Pascal FOUQUE (EROS and DENIS projects)
"The Microlensing Anomalous Event EROS2000-BLG-5: A Binary Lens"

August 23, 16:30 hr: Dr. Damien HUTSEMEKERS (ESO/Chile)
"Broad Absorption Lines in QSOs: recent results"

August 30, 16:30 hr: Dr. Leonardo TESTI (ESO Visiting Scientist and Osservatorio de Arcetri)
"Star Formation in Clusters I. From clouds to protoclusters: molecular clouds fragmentation and the stellar IMF"


July

July 5, 16:30 hr: Dr. Howard YEE (University of Toronto)
"Photometric Properties of Abell Cluster Galaxies"
PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar

July 7, 16:30 hr: Michael ENDL (ESO/Chile & Vienna University
"Planet Search with ESO telescopes"

July 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Georges MEYLAN (ESO/Garching)
"On the Evaporation of Globular Clusters"

July 13, 16:30 hr: Dr. George PRESTON (Carnegie Observatories, USA)
"What are these blue metal-poor stars?"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar

July 17, 16:30 hr: Dr. Paulo GARCIA (Astrophysics Center at University of Portugal and ING & Visiting Astronomer)
"Thermal structure of ambipolar diffusion heated disk winds"

July 31, 16:30 hr: Drs. M. TALLON, E. THIEBAUT, A. BLAZIT (Observatoire de Lyon and OCA & Visiting Astronomer)
"SPID, a high spectral resolution diffraction limited camera"


June

June 7, 16:30 hr: Dr. Norbert CHRISTLIEB (ESO Visiting Scientist & Hamburger Sternwarte)
"The Stellar Content of the Hamburg/ESO Survey?"

June 9, 12:00 hr: Dr. Jerome OROSZ (ESO Visiting Astronomer & Universiteit Utrecht)
"Optical observations of stellar black holes"

June 15, 16:30 hr: Dr. Gianni MARCONI (ESO/Chile)
"The Evolutionary Properties of Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Group: Resolving the Building Blocks"

June 21, 16:30 hr: Dr. Thomas SZEIFERT (ESO/Chile)
"About the Measurement of Polarised Light - technical concepts and some examples of astronomical applications"


May

May 2, 12:00 hr: Dr. David VALLS-GABAUD (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"Euler, HIPPARCOS and the five dwarfs : Reconstructing star formation histories in the Local Group"

May 4, 16:30 hr: Dr. Andreas REISENEGGER (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
"Gravitational collapse of the Shapley Supercluster of galaxies"

May 5, 12:00 hr: Dr. Alberto BUZZONI (Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy & ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"In search for primeval galaxies: energetic and observational constraints from stellar population synthesis models"

May 8, 15:00 hr: G. Delgado, E. Hardy, D. Hofstadt, R. Kurz, L. Nyman and A. Otarola (NRAO/ESO)
"ALMA Today"
NRAO/ESO Seminar

May 10, 16:30 hr: Dr. Tom RICHTLER (ESO Visiting Scientist & Universidad de Concepcion)
"Star Clusters in Galaxies"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar

May 15, 16:30 hr: Dr. Ralph NEUHAEUSER (MPE Garching & ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Direct imaging search for giant planets with NTT and their spectroscopic confirmation with VLT"

May 17, 16:30 hr: Dr. Tom RICHTLER (ESO Visiting Scientist & Universidad de Concepcion)
"Star Clusters and the distance scale"

May 24, 16:30 hr: Dr. Norbert CHRISTLIEB (ESO Visiting Scientist & Hamburger Sternwarte)
"Automatic Classification in Astronomy"


April

April 3, 16:00 hr: Dr. Peter CLAES (ESTEC SCI-ESA, Noordwijk and Visiting Astronomer)
"Scientific promise and technical challenges of ESA's Far Infrared and Submillimeter Telescope"

April 5, 16:30 hr: Dr. David Andr´┐Ż ERASMUS (Certified Consulting Meteorologist )
"Water Vapour and Cloud Cover Forecasts for ESO sites at La Silla and Paranal"

April 12, 16:30 hr: Dr Gustavo PORTO de MELLO (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
"Non-solar abundance ratios in the solar neighborhood"

April 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Angela IOVINO (Brera/Milano Observatory & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"Search for galaxy clusters using the EIS database"

April 24, 12:00 hr: Dr. Gustavo PORTO de MELLO (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro & ESO/Chile Visiting Scientist)
"A survey of solar twin stars"

April 27, 16:30 hr: Dr. Roberto GILMOZZI (Director of ESO/Paranal)
"Telescopes of the future"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar


March

March1, 16:30 hr: Dr. Angela IOVINO (Brera/Milano Observatory and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Compact Groups of Galaxies in the Southern Sky"

March 8, 16:30 hr: Dr. Stefano BAGNULO (Vienna University and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Stellar magnetic fields"

March 21, 10:30 hr: Dr. Daniel SCHAERER (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse)
"On the ionization state of damped Ly-alpha systems"

March 22, 16:30 hr: Dr. Catherine CESARSKY (ESO Director General)
"A population of distant luminous IR galaxies revealed by 15 micron ISOCAM deep surveys"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar

March 27, 16:30 hr: Dr. David VALLS-GABAUD (Observatoire Midi-Pyrinees, Toulouse)
"Gravitational microlensing within the Local Group: Current issues and prospects"

March 29, 16:00 hr: Dr. Maxime BOCCHAS (Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory-CTIO)
"Archaeoastronomy: astronomy of ancient cultures"


February

February 1, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jan BRAND (Istituto Radioastronomia Bologna and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"The search for high-mass protostars"

February 4, 16:30 hr: Dr. Duccio MACCHETTO (STScI, Baltimore and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Supermassive black holes and galaxy morphology"

February 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Philippe LAMY (LAS Marseille and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"The Detection of the Nucleus of Active Comets"

February 15, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marc MONIEZ (EROS collaboration, LAL/CNRS Orsay)
"Microlensing: Recent results from EROS"

February 18, 12:00 hr: Benoit JOGUET (ESO/Chile Student)
"Links between Star Formation and Activity in Seyfert 2S"

February 23, 16:30 hr: Dr. Stefano BAGNULO (Vienna University and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Polarized light: how do we measure it? What does it tell us?"


January

January 12, 16:30 hr: Dr. John PRITCHARD (Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and ESO Visiting Astronomer)
"Magellanic Cloud Eclipsing Binaries in the VLT era"

January 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Frederic PONT (Cerro Calan, U.Chile and ESO Visiting Scientist)
"The chemical evolution of dwarf spheroidals"

January 20, 12:00 hr: Dr. Vanessa DOUBLIER (ESO/Chile Fellow)
"Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies formation: the big Bug!"

January 24, 11:30 hr: Dr. Eva GREBEL (University of Washington, Seattle)
"Evolutionary histories of Local Group dwarf galaxies"

January 24, 16:00 hr: Dr. Richard B. Larson (Yale University)
"The formation of the first stars"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Seminar