National Astrophysics Seminar Series

The first national seminar of the year 2003 will be held at the Weizmann Institute on Feb 26th 2003.
Lectures will take place at the Wiessmann auditorium. 

Info on the three national seminars last year can be found here here , here and  here.

First meeting of 2003

Wed, Feb 26
Weissmann Auditorium @ Weissmann Bldg (Physics). (No. 36 on this map)
More information about the logistics can be found here.
This meeting of the National Astrophysics Seminar (including lunch for all participants) is generously supported by the Albert Einstein MINERVA Center for Theoretical Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science.


12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 David Eichler or Yuri Lyubarsky (BGU): "Magnetars in the Afterglow Era"
15:00-15:45 Rennan Barkana (TAU) "Evidence for Massive Galaxies around the First Quasars"
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-16:30 Netzach Farbiash (BGU): "Spin Correlation in Binary Systems"
16:30-16:45 Clovis Hopman (WIS): "Orbital Inspiral into a supermassive black hole in a galactic center"
16:45-17:00 Tsvi Piran or Ehud Nakar (HU): "Orphan (GRB) Afterglows"
17:00-17:20 Coffee Break
17:20-17:35 Leonid Chuzhoy (IIT): "Gravitational Diffusion in the Intra-Cluster Medium"
17:35-17:50 Daniel Savin (Columbia, WIS visitor): "Uncertainties in Chemical Abundances and the Metagalactic Radiation Field at High Redshift" (abstract)
Home Sweet Home

Since the meeting is subsidized (location, coffee & lunch - each time by a different institution) everyone is expected to come. There should be no excuses!

Organizing Committee:

Tal Alexander (Weizmann Institute)
Rennan Barkana (Tel-Aviv University)
Ehud Behar  (Technion)
David Eichler (Ben-Gurion University)
Nir Shaviv (Hebrew University)

Getting There:

(Weissmann Bldg (Physics). (No. 36 on this map)