Sterrewacht Science Day 2010

STRW local: Science day 2010

The annual Observatory Science Day was held on Thursday, 8 September. The main goal of this day was to remind ourselves that the people working here are doing interesting research, and not just attending meetings, writing proposals, fighting with computers,... Secondary goals are:

The main event was a mini-symposium in the de Sitterzaal where a dozen staff members and Ph.D. students will talk about their current research.

08:45 Coffee Welcome
09:00 Matt Kenworthy Thermal Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
09:40 Ben Oppenheimer The other 90% of the Universe
10:00 Umut Yildiz Wish results
10:20 - 11:00 Coffee, tea, refreshments
11:00 Olivera Rakic Observations of the Intergalactic medium near High-z
11:20 Oliver Berne PAHs in the Universe
11:40 Derek Groen On the origin and evolution of grid species: The living N-Body simulation
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch in Gorlaeus Lab (offered by Observatory)
13:30 Anthony Brown The quest for the Sun's siblings
14:10 Nienke van der Marel An interferometric polarimeter
14:30 Brent Groves Fitting the SEDs of galaxies
14:50 - 15:20 tea
15:20 Rutger van Haasteren Detecting the gravitational-wave background using pulsar timing
15:40 Thibault Prod'homme Radiation effects on Gaia CCDs
16:00 Rowin Meijerink A new spectral window Black Hole Accretion and Star Formation in (U)LIRGs
16:20 - 16:50 Multiple speakers 1-sheet presentations by new arrivals and others
16:50 Closing
17:00 - Prizes
Most Gentle

Most Omnipresent
17:10 - Borrel