Pizza Discussion

On Tuesdays, KIAA has an astro pizza discussion, led each week by postdocs at KIAA or DoA (Only postdocs can join this discussion).

The topic could be one's own research, or any question or material the speaker finds appropriate to discuss in this forum.  Unlike a lunch talk, the speaker is not expected to make a presentation; relevant figures are printed and passed around, and a white board is used if necessary. The event takes place on the second meeting room of the KIAA building on Tuesdays at 12.00 h.


Contact persons: Chun Wang (wchun[_at_]; Hassen Yesuf (hyesuf[_at_]

Past Pizza Discussions

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:00pm James Taylor (University of Waterloo)
The Efficiency of Galaxy Formation on the Smallest Scales: Lessons from Virgo
KIAA-PKU (Pizza discussion)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:00pm Doug Johnstone (National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics)
From Cloud Cores to Protostars (Facts, Fiction, and Speculation)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm Haoran Yu
Cosmic velocity field
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:00pm Hsiao-Wen Chen (Chicago)
Mining the SDSS spectroscopic archive
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:00pm Yohai Meiron
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:00am Daniel Fabrycky (Chicago)
Circumbinary Planets
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:00pm Ran Wang
Herschel study of high-z weak line quasars
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm Munan Gong
Prestellar Core Formation, Evolution, and Accretion
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:00pm Fupeng Zhang
Testing the Kerr Metric of the Massive black hole in the galactic center using stellar orbital motion.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00pm Richard de Grijs
The search for longitude: Preliminary insights from a 17th Century Dutch perspective