The 2012 NRAO Postdoctoral Symposium

Program - Printable PDF [with titles] [abstracts]

March 25 Sunday
19:00 - Welcome reception at Macey Center "North Patio"            Direction from Best Western or Holiday Inn

March 26 Monday
09:00-09:30 Registration & Welcome
09:30-10:15 Michael Busch: Asteroid 4179 Toutatis: Spin state changes and internal structure
10:15-11:00 Michal Drahus: Line variability in comets: What does it tell us about the nucleus?
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Yancy Shirley: Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey: A census of embedded star formation in the Milky Way
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Robin Pulliam: Exposing the molecular complexity of Sgr B2(N): The interstellar detection of
                   methyl isocyanate (CH3NCO) from the PRIMOS survey
14:45-15:30 Nuria Marcelino: The chemical structure of Orion KL: A 2D spectral line survey at 1mm
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Sui Ann Mao: Magnetic fields in the Milky Way halo
16:45-17:30 Laura Chomiuk: The mysteries of recurrent nova T Pyxidis
18:30- Dinner with local scientific staff at NMT President's patio

March 27 Tuesday
09:00-09:45 Amy Reines: Massive black holes in dwarf galaxies
09:45-10:30 Juan Carlos Munoz-Mateos: The role of bars in shaping disk breaks as probed by S4G
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Brian Lacki: From 10 K to 10 TK: Insights on the interaction between cosmic rays and gas in starbursts
11:45-12:30 Amanda Kepley: How do stars form in extreme galaxies?
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Amy Kimball: The radio luminosity function of optically-selected QSOs: Star formation and AGNs
14:45-15:30 Ran Wang: Star formation in the quasar host galaxies at redshift 6
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Kimberly Scott: Tracing the evolution of massive galaxies through mm wavelength surveys with AzTEC
16:45-17:30 Huib Intema: Mpc-scale radio emission from merging galaxy clusters
18:30- Conference Dinner at El Sombrero

March 28 Wednesday
09:30-10:15 Nirupam Roy: Tiny scale HI opacity fluctuations towards 3C 138
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 Rick Perley: The Jansky Very Large Array
11:45-12:00 Concluding remarks and Vote of thanks
12:00-13:00 Urvashi Rao: Correcting for wide-band primary-beam effects during imaging and deconvolution
 (Lunch talk)
13:30-17:30 EVLA Tour with Rick Perley

March 31 Saturday
EVLA dedication ceremony