Colloquia Schedule

Josh Shiode, John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow (American Astronomical Society)

Jan. 22, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: There's Government in Your Science

Abstract: The majority of basic science research in the United States — including that in the astronomical sciences — is funded by the federal government. This is both good and bad. Good because there are a lot of resources available, though basic research funding is but a small fraction of the total federal budget. Bad because individual scientific projects, and the careers of the scientists involved, can be affected by political winds they would otherwise never feel. In this talk, I’ll try to convey a sense of those winds. I’ll focus on the process of policymaking and long-term trends relevant to the scientific enterprise, and we’ll explore how individual scientists and science advocates can play a role in the political and policymaking process.

Ann Jaskot (Smith/UMass/Five College Astronomy Department)

Jan. 29, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Brice Menard (JHU)

Feb. 5, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Blakesley Burkhart (CfA)

Feb. 12, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Jill Naiman (CfA)

Feb. 19, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Andrey Kravtsov (University of Chicago)

Feb. 26, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Elizabeth Blanton (TBA)

March 5, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Beth Willman (Haverford)

March 12, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Rob Simcoe (MIT)

March 26, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Katja Poppenhaeger (TBA)

April 2, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Pieter van Dokkum (Yale University)

April 9, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Tracy Webb (McGill University)

April 16, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Meredith Hughes (TBA)

April 23, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA