ESO Santiago Science Colloquia and Seminars 2002


December 6, 11:30 hr: Dr. Stefan WAGNER (Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl & VA/Paranal)
"Jets: cosmic TeV accelerators - new light on old questions"

December 16, 16:30 hr: Dr. Daniel KUNTH (IAP & Visiting Scientist)
"Starburst Evolution: impacting the ISM and the IGM"


November 4, 11:30 hr: Dr. Tommy WIKLIND (STScI)

November 8, 11:00 hr: Dr. Christian HUMMEL (U.S. Naval Observatory & Visiting Scientist)
"Optical Long Baseline Interferometry at the US Naval Observatory"

November 12, 16:30 hr: Dr. Andrew BUNKER (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
"Seeing the Universe in 3D: First Light with CIRPASS on Gemini"

November 15, 14:30-17:45 hr: (ESO/Chile)
ESO/Santiago Science Days

November 18, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marc SAUVAGE (Service d'Astrophysique CEA & Visiting Scientist)
"Dust-enshrouded super-star clusters"

November 22, 14:00-18:15 hr: (ESO/Chile)
ESO/Santiago Science Days

November 29, 14:00-18:30 hr: (ESO/Chile)
ESO/Santiago Science Days


October 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Remi CABANAC (ESO/Santiago)
"Liquid Mirrors"

October 16, 16:30 hr: Dr. Marguerite PIERRE (CEA & Visiting Scientist)
"The XMM large scale structure survey : scientific motivations and first results"

October 18, 10:30 hr: Dr. Therese ENCRENAZ (Observatoire de Paris)
"Water in the Solar System"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Astrophysical Seminar

October 21, 16:30 hr: Dr. Andreas KORN (University of Munich)
"Finding and Analysing the Most Metal-poor Stars"

October 28-31, 2002:
International Workshop on Structure Evolution and Cosmology: New Synergy between Ground-based Observations, Space Observations and Theory.


September 2, 11:30 hr: Dr. Montse VILLAR-MARTIN (U. of Hertfordshire, UK & Visiting Scientist)
"Shocks in Active galaxies"

September 6, 11:30 hr: Dr. Bahram MOBASHER (Space Telescope Science Institute)
"Dust-free Star Formation Rate from Multi-waveband Galaxy Surveys"

September 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Guenther EICHHORN (Center for Astrophysics)
"The Astronomy digital library"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Astrophysical Seminar

September 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Grzegorz PIETRZYNSKI (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)
- "The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)"
- "The ARAUCARIA project"

September 23, 11:30 hr: Dr. Pierre KERVELLA (ESO/Chile)
"One year of VLTI observations - performances and examples of scientific results"

September 25, 16:30 hr: Dr. Celine PEROUX (Inst. of Astronomy, Cambridge)
"Properties of sub-damped Ly-alpha systems: implications for cosmological evolution of metals as traced by quasar absorbers"


August 7, 16:30 hr: Dr. Bruno SICARDY (Observatoire de Paris & Visiting Scientist)
"Dynamics of disks and observations of planetary rings"

August 14, 9-30-17:00 hr: Topical Meeting
"Cataclysmic Variables: Observation and Modeling"

August 19, 11:30 hr: Dr. John DAVIES (Joint Astronomy Centre, Hawaii (JAC HILO)
"Hot News from Cold Places- Update on the Kuiper Belt"

August 21, 11:30 hr: Dr. Bruno SICARDY (Observatoire de Paris & Visiting Scientist)
"Stellar occultations: from discovery of rings to study of upper atmospheres"

August 26, 16:30 hr: Dr. Alan WHITING (CTIO & Visiting Scientist)
"The Dynamical State of the Local Volume"

August 28, 16:30 hr: Dr. Montse VILLAR-MARTIN (U. of Hertfordshire, UK & Visiting Scientist)
"Giant low surface brightness halos around distant radio galaxies"


July 3, 16:30 hr:Dr. Gaspare LO CURTO (ESO/Chile)
"The search for the Quark Gluon Plasma, from particles to stars: instruments, methods and (some) theory"

July 23, 16:30 hr: Dr. Markus KISSLER-PATIG (ESO/Garching)
"Euro3D - a Research Training Network for Integral Field Spectroscopy"

July 24, 16:30 hr: Dr. Duncan FORBES (Swinburne University & Visiting Scientist)
"Globular Clusters and Galaxy Formation"


June 12, 11:30 hr: Dr. Leonardo VANZI (ESO/Chile)
"A Red View of Blue Dwarf Galaxies"


May 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Patrick PETITJEAN (IAP & Visiting Scientist)
"Molecular hydrogen at high redshift"

May 8, 16:30 hr: Prof. Tom MILLAR(UMIST & Visiting Scientist)
"Fractionation of deuterium in the interstellar medium"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Astrophysical Seminar

May 22, 16:30 hr: Dr. Riccardo SCARPA (ESO/Chile)
"Testing Newton's law of gravity down to � /s2 acceleration regime"

May 29, 11:30 hr: Dr. Sara SEAGER (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
"Characterizing Extrasolar Planets"


April 3, 16:30 hr: Dr. Patrick PETITJEAN (IAP/Paris & ESO Visiting Scientist)
"Spatial Distribution and Physical State of the Intergalactic Medium"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Astrophysical Seminar

April 10, 16:30 hr: Dr. Richard DURISEN (Indiana University & Visiting Scientist)
"Can Gas Giant Planets Form by Gravitational Instabilites in Disks Around Young Stars?"

April 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Sabine MENGEL (Leiden University)
"Dynamical masses of young star clusters in NGC 4038/39

April 22, 9:30-17:45 hr: Topical Meeting
Astrophysical Virtual Observatories

April 26, 16:30 hr: Dr. Armen GYULDUDAGHIAN (Astrophysical Obs., Byurakan, Armenia & Visiting Scientist)
"The result of PSSP surveys "



March 5, 16:30 hr: Dr. Henrique SCHMITT (NRAO, Socorro)
"Jet Directions in Active Galaxies"

March 8, 11:30 hr: Maria Rosa CIONI (ESO/Garching)
"AGB stars and other red giants in the Magellanic Clouds"

March 13, 11:30 hr: Alessandro PIZZELLA (University of Padova)
"Dark matter distribution in LSB galaxies: the stellar kinematics approach"

March 19, 16:30 hr: Dr. Luis Felipe RODRIGUEZ (UNAM, Mexico)
"Binary and Multiple Stellar Systems in Formation"
ESO/PUC/U.Chile Joint Astrophysical Seminar

March 22, 11:30 hr: Daisuke KINOSHITA (National Astronomical Obs., Japan)
"TNO search using Subaru telescope"


February 6, 16:30 hr: Dr. Jean-Philippe BEAULIEU (Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris & Visiting Scientist)
"PLANET : a microlensing follow up network"

February 13, 16:30 hr: Dr. Markus NIELBOCK (ESO/SEST)
"SIMBA - The SEST Imaging Bolometer Array"

February 18, 12:00 hr: Dr. Riccardo SCARPA (ESO/Chile)
Journal Club

February 20, 16:30 hr:Dr. Chris MULLIS (ESO/Garching)
"The ROSAT North Ecliptic Pole Survey"

February 25, 16:30 hr:Dr. Stuart RYDER (Anglo-Australian Observatory )
"HIPASS: the last great survey of our local Universe"

February 26, 12:00 hr: Nathan SMITH (U. Minnesota)
"Velocity, ionization, and density in Eta Car's non-spherical stellar wind: looking at the star's spectrum from more than one direction"


January 7, 16:30 hr: Dr. Michael EDMUNDS (Cardiff University & Visiting Scientist )
"The dust cycle in galaxies"

January 9, 16:30 hr: Dr. Maarten BAES (Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Belgium)
"Dark halos and dust attenuation in elliptical galaxies"

January 10, 16:30 hr: Dr. Michael EDMUNDS (Cardiff University & Visiting Scientist )
"The Antikythera mechanism"

January 11, 16:30 hr: Dr. Michael EDMUNDS (Cardiff University & Visiting Scientist )
"Gas Flows and the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies"

January 14-16, 9.00 - 18.00 hr: Visiting scientists (ESO, Grenoble Obs., IRAM, Paris Obs.)
Interferometry Week

January 23, 16:30 hr: Dr. Georges MEYLAN (STScI & Visiting Scientist)
"On the nature of some globular clusters"

January 30, 12:00 hr: Dr. Danielle ALLOIN (ESO/Chile)
Journal Club