and just for fun, here are the old talks that we've already given:

Date Speaker Topic Talk Number
April 10, 2000 Mark Hoffman An Introduction to Inflation 1
April 17, 2000 Craig Tyler Multiple Dimensions and High Energy Cosmic Rays 2
April 24, 2000 John Everett Planet Formation 3
May 1, 2000 Sam Laroque Aurorae 4
May 8, 2000 Brian Wilhite Color Evolution of Galaxies 5
May 15, 2000 Mark Hoffman The Arrow of Time 6
May 22, 2000 John Everett Review of Astrophysics in 1999 7
June 16, 2000 John Everett Exploring the Inner Core of AGN 8
July 7, 2000 Eugene Lim Baryogenesis 9
July 21, 2000 Mark Hoffman Kinematic Constraints to the Key Inflationary Observables 10
August 4, 2000 John Everett Bayesian Statistics 11
September 27, 2000 Craig Tyler Dark Matter 12
October 4, 2000 John Everett Ethics in Science: Student Pugwash at U of Chicago? 13
Friday, October 13, 2000 Jonathan Granot Gamma Ray Bursts
(Not A Wopat: This was a "Chip Mayer Student Talk")
N/A
October 18, 2000 Ryan Scranton Power Spectra in Large Scale Structure 14
October 25, 2000 Brian Wilhite TBA (Talking 'Bout Astronomy) 15
November 1, 2000 Eugene Lim Confessions of a Cosmological Heretic 16
November 8, 2000 John Everett Star Formation: The Big Picture 17
November 15, 2000 Mark Hoffman Scalar Fields and You 18
November 29, 2000 Dave Johnston Weak Lensing with the SDSS 19
January 10, 2001 Craig Tyler Transactional Quantum Mechanics 20
January 17, 2001 Asantha Cooray How Can We Study Atmospheres of Extra-Solar Planets? 21
January 24, 2001 John Everett The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident: The Inside Story
and What We Can Learn From It
22
January 31, 2001 Ryan Scranton Quasars and Large Scale Structure Power Spectra 23
February 7, 2001 John Vaillancourt Some Aspects of Dust in our Galaxy,
or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to be Intrigued by Dust
24
February 21, 2001 Sam Laroque Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence 25
February 28, 2001 Dave Johnston What do you do with a binary quasar?
What do you do with a binary quasar?
What do you do with a binary quasar early in the morning?
26
March 7, 2001 Takemi Okamoto Inflation and the Planck Scale: Should We Care? 27
March 28, 2001 Eugene Lim Confessions of a Cosmological Heretic, Episode II 28
April 4, 2001 Lauren Grodnicki Everything You Wanted to Know About the
Velocity Structure of the Local Interstellar Cloud but Were Afraid to Ask
29
April 11, 2001 John Everett
Mark Hoffman
A Year of Wopat 30
April 18, 2001 Daisuke Nagai ABC.. on Radio Interferometry 31
April 25, 2001 Mark Hoffman The Truth About Cats and Quantum Mechanics 32
May 2, 2001 Andy Puckett Aperture-Synthesis SCIDAR,
High-Altitude Turbulence, and You
33
May 9, 2001 Takemi Okamoto All Your Symmetry Are Belong To Us:
How to break symmetries
34
May 16, 2001 Brian Wilhite Bringing Astronomy to the Masses
Followed By: The First Annual Patty Awards
35
May 23, 2001 Connie Rockosi Stellar populations and Galactic structure from SDSS data 36
May 30, 2001 Andrea Mignone Astrophysical Jets vs. Numerical Simulation 37
June 13, 2001 Johanna Miller What goes on in that lab on the
second floor with all the weird noises
and people screaming.
38
June 20, 2001 Mark Hoffman Money for Nothing and your Matter for Free 39
June 28, 2001 Raghu Parthasarathy Billions and Billions of Nanocrystals 40
July 11, 2001 Itai Cohen Why soft condensed matter singularities are
better than cosmological singularities
41
July 18, 2001 Jim Chisholm XXX Astronomy 42
July 25, 2001 John Vaillancourt Photodissociation Regions: Some Basic Cosmochemistry 43
August 1, 2001 Andy Puckett Where's Hazzard County?
Plus: The First Annual Sandy Heinz Award
44
August 8, 2001 John Everett Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics:
Where's the Cutting Edge?
45
August 15, 2001 Nathan Mueggenburg Life's a beach - Play in the sand 46
September 26, 2001 Teodora Beloreshka Casimir Effects in Extra Dimensions 47
October 1, 2001 Johanna Miller Orange Juice
Fall Party!!!
48
October 8, 2001 Ryan Scranton Red Vs. Blue 49
October 15, 2001 Sam Laroque What's YOUR Sign? Astrology Through the Ages 50
October 22, 2001 Andrew Puckett Sky pink, Sky bright, May not see a star tonight... 51
October 29, 2001 John Everett A Guided Tour of the AGN Zoo 52
November 5, 2001 Malaina Brown, CAPS What should I do after I graduate? 53
November 12, 2001 Takemi Okamoto Heretics of Astronomy 54
November 19, 2001 Brian Wilhite Transients, Supernovae, and the SDSS 55
November 26, 2001 Craig Tyler The Spark of Life 56
January 9, 2002 Mark Hoffman The more you learn, the less you know -
Cosmology at the turn of the Century
57
January 16, 2002 Johanna Miller Candles and Colors: Elaborating on the C-word 58
January 23, 2002 Jackie Chen Radio Observations of Galaxy Mergers, or
"The Paper That Wouldn't Die"
59
January 30, 2002 John Everett Physics of Supermassive Black Holes in AGN 60
February 6, 2002 Lauren Grodnicki Large Scale Structure sans Power Spectra 61
February 13, 2002 Jude Sabato (GeoSci) Baroclinic Instability on Early Mars 62
February 20, 2002 Eugene Lim The Beautiful Vacuum:
the structure of nothingness
63
February 27, 2002 Panel Discussion Applying for Postdocs in Astrophysics 64
March 6, 2002 Fang Peng There is something about X-ray bursts 65
March 27, 2002 Takemi Okamoto Tom Wopat's Guide to the CMB: Episode I 66
April 3, 2002 Huirong Yan (U. Of Wisconsin) Magnetic Fields and Cosmic Rays 67
April 10, 2002 Ryan Scranton Tom Wopat's Guide to Power Spectra 2k2 68
April 17, 2002 Zhaoming Ma Quasar Principal Component Analysis 69
April 24, 2002 Argyro Tasitsiomi On the Cold Dark Matter Crisis in Galactic and Subgalactic Scales 70
May 1, 2002 Jim Chisholm Black Holes in your Backyard 71
May 8, 2002 Daisuke Nagai Clusters of Galaxies as Probes of Cosmology: Challenges and Future Prospects,
and Party!
72
May 15, 2002 Brian Wilhite Quasar Variability is No Laughing Matter,
and Second Annual Patty Awards
73
May 22, 2002 Craig Tyler Strange Stars and Strange Careers 74
May 29, 2002 Jennie Chen Getting From Your Theory to My Theory in Three Easy Steps 75
June 19, 2002 Craig Tyler SQM 76
June 26, 2002 Tim Donaghy Wopat Episode 77: Attack of the Flares 77
July 10, 2002 Larry Kirby The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Republic -or- "Yes, I see what happens!" 78
July 17, 2002 John Everett Tom Comes Down to Earth, Sorta: How Airplanes Work 79
July 24, 2002 Takemi Okamoto The Complete Idiot's Guide(TM) to CMB Polarization 80
October 2 Takemi Okamoto "A Brief History of Wopat" 81
October 9 Jonathan Mitchell "Lensing and Lambda -or- Sic Transit Gloria" 82
October 23 Brian Wilhite "Weather Not Permitting: A History of Planet Searches" 83
October 30 Tim Donaghy "Things that go beep in the night: Detecting GRBs with HETE2" 84
November 6 Sein Ahn "Black Holes and Peabrains (p-branes)" 85
November 13 Dave Johnston "Higher Order Correlations of Mass and Weak Lensing" 86
November 20 Eduardo Rozo "The Very Basics of Gravitational Lensing" 87
December 4 Jacqueline Chen "The I-Don't-Have-Jury-Duty Talk" 88
January 8 Eugene Lim "You Down With Entropy?" 89
January 22 John Everett "History of Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, Act I: 1892-1950" 90
January 29 Sam Laroque "Backyard Astrophysics: Do Cosmic Rays Influence Earth's Climate?" 91
February 5 Takemi Okamoto "Talkin' 'Bout Crop Circles" 92
February 12 John Everett "How do Active Galactic Nuclei Work?" 93
February 19 Jonathan Dursi ``Really, Really Hot Flames, and How, In My Small Way, I Helped Save The Universe'' 94
February 26 Ann Scheels "What hallucinations tell us about the brain or Why one does not need to have taken general mechanics physics to perform surgery on a cow." 95
March 12 Daisuke Nagai "The Reionization of the Universe" 96
April 2 Takemi Okamoto "Yet Another Year of Wopat" 97
April 9 Jim Cheese-Home (Chisolm) "His Story of Fast Ron. Oh, Me With New Tree Nose?" 98
April 16 Larry Kirby "Holes in Airplanes" 99
April 23 Jacqueline Chen "Wopat and Astro 424: Things that keep going and going and going..." 100
April 30 John Everett "History of the Astro Department: 1950-2000" 101
May 7 Andy Puckett "I still know what I did last summer. Vaguely" 102
May 14 Brian Wilhite "ASCI ain't got nothin' on us (weather permitting), and The Third Annual Wopat Awards" 103
May 21 Dave Johnston "New Gravitationally Lensed Quasars Discovered in the SDSS" 104
May 28 Jennie Chen "String Cosmology (Somewhat) Unravelled: with subtitles" 105
June 4 Jonathan Mitchell "NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder" and "Scenes from Bhutan" 106
July 9 Jonathan Mitchell "More Scenes from Bhutan" 107
July 16 Jackie Chen "Substructure blah, blah...lensing blah blah..." 108
August 13 Mark Hoffman "m-M = 5 log(d) -> $$$" 109
August 27 Andy Puckett "Hitting a Long Fly Ball to Jupiter" 110
Oct 1 Tim Donaghy "A Brief History of Wopat (Kickoff Party)" 111
Oct 8 Eduardo Rozo "Halo Models" 112
Oct 15 Sam Friedman "The Ryerson Astronomical Society" 113
Oct 22 Tim Donaghy "A Unified Jet Model of GRBs" 114
Oct 29 Brian Epley "Stumbling up the Stellar Ladder" 115
November 5 Lauren Grodnicki "IDL Widgets" 116
November 12 Doug Rudd "Galactic Cannibalism: Tidal Streams and the Sagittarius Dwarf" 117
November 19 Chris Greer "Hotspots in Astrophysics" 118
December 3 Larry Kirby "The Biomechanics of Pitching" 119
Jan 14, 2004 Brian Epley "May I have some Arsenic on that?" 120
Jan 21, 2004 Takemi Okamoto "Is Inflation Observable?" 121
Jan 28, 2004 Jackie Chen "Actual Astronomy" 122
Feb 4, 2004 Zhaoming Ma "Weak Lensing Tomography" 123
Feb 11, 2004 Eric Linton "Searching for Primordial Black Holes with Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes" 124
Feb 18, 2004 Sein Ahn "TeV Black Holes, or, Why Quantum Gravity is Partially Astronomy" 125
Feb 25, 2004 Andy Puckett "KBOs in the SDSS" 126
Mar3, 2004 Jonathan Mitchell "The Dynamics of Titan's Atmosphere: Equatorial Superrotation" 127
Mar 10, 2004 Sarah Hansen "Babylonians and Babylonian Astronomy" 128
April 7, 2004 Eduardo Rozo 1,2,3,... \sigma_8: Power Spectrum Normalization from Cluster Counting 129
April 14, 2004 Eugene Lim Confessions of a Cosmological Heretic Episode III 130
April 21, 2004 Brian Epley The Hydrogen Economy: The Future of Energy? 131
April 28, 2004 Timothy Donaghy Orange Peels and Good Omens: the Historical Supernovae 132
May 5, 2004 Lauren Grodnicki How much can you really trust cosmologists? 133
May 12, 2004 Brian Wilhite So Long, Suckers! and The Fourth Annual Wopat Awards. 134
May 19, 2004 Larry Kirby Take These Two Protons and Call Me in the Morning: How an Out-of-Date Particle Accelerator Can Save Your Life and Sight 135
May 26, 2004 Chris Greer Ask not what Markov Chains can do for you... Aw, forget it, I'll tell you anyway 136
June 2, 2004 Sean Andrews The Formation of Giant Planets 137
October 6, 2004 John Morgan & Carlos Cunha What I Did On My Summer Vacation: A Wopat in Two Parts 138
October 20, 2004 Daisuke Nagai Simulating the Formation of Galaxy Clusters 139
October 27, 2004 Sarah Hansen Size Does Matter: Measuring Galaxy Clusters and Why We Care 140
November 3, 2004 Jackie Chen The Spatial Distribution of Satellite Galaxies 141
November 10, 2004 Tim Donaghy Stem Cells! (or, Cutting-Edge Biological Research as Explained by Someone Who Last Took Biology in the 9th Grade) 142
November 17, 2004 Fang Peng Gamma-Ray Bursts: Central Engines and Jets 143
December 1, 2004 Eduardo Rozo Something with lensing
144
January 5, 2005 Justin Johnsen The Physics of Juggling (Or, How I Studied For Candidacy) 145
January 12, 2005 Brian Epley Space Exploration in the 21st Century 146
January 19, 2005 Sarah Hansen Cassini-Huygens & Titan 147
January 26, 2005 Chris Greer Bolometers 148
February 2, 2005 Eduardo Rozo tba 149
February 9, 2005 Hiro Oyaizu tba 150
February 16, 2005 Andy Puckett/Jonathan Mitchell Institute of Planets 151
February 23, 2005 Lauren Grodnicki Fun facts about Jellyfish 152
March 9, 2005 James Chisolm Ruptures in the fabric of space-time continuum
153
April 6, 2005
Andy Puckett
The Astro-Science Workshop
154
April 13, 2005
Chaz Shapiro
Evolution: A scientific theory of common descent
155
April 20, 2005
Robert Friedman
Space Explorers
156
April 27, 2005
Tim Dounaghy
Gi-Normous: Giant flares from SGRs
157
May 04, 2005
Fang Peng
Thinking small and making small
158
May 11, 2005
Chris Geer
SZA: The other SZ experiment
159
May 18, 2005
Eduardo Rozo
Status of Giant Arcs circa 2005
160
May 24, 2005
Douglas Rudd
History of Cosmological Simulations, Part I
161
October 5, 2005
Eduardo Rozo
Lensing
162
October 12, 2005
Andy Puckett
how kids helped to move a comet
163
October 19, 2005
Ryan Hennessy

164
October 26, 2005
Justin Johnsen
Maggots, Toe Jam, and Other Stories...
165
November 2, 2005
Joaquin Vieira
cosmology and human perspectives
166
November 9, 2005
Jennifer Chen
What happens if you touch a scalar field?
167
November 16, 2005
Vassilis Paschaldilis
Numerical Relativity I
168
November 23, 2005
Felipe Marin
Opera in three acts
169
January 11, 2006
Reid Sherman
Stuff about HAWC
170
January 18, 2006
Chaz Shapiro
What do we know about cosmic acceleration?
171
January 25, 2006
Fang Peng
What can stellar oscillations tell us?
172
February 1, 2006
Fabian Schmidt
Searching for gamma rays from pulsars
173
February 8, 2006
Robert Friedman
Greetings from the South Pole
174
March 1, 2006
Douglas Rudd
Hyper-Astronomy: Going nowhere very very fast
175
March 8, 2006
Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins
Does the potential fall flat?
176
April 05, 2006
Larry Kirby
FIR
177
April 19, 2006
Reid Sherman
Criket: What the hell is a Googly?
178
April 26, 2006
Erwin Lau
Turbulent life of gas in galaxy clusters
179
May 03, 2006
Toni Venters
The Maunder Minimum
180
May 10, 2006
Maria Cicere
"Momentum", Zambian Physics Documentary
181
May 17, 2006
Robert Friedman
QUaD: A CMB Polarization Experiment
182
May 24, 2006
Andy Puckett Dimples in the SDSS: An update
183
May 31,2006
Justin Johnsen
Pattie Awards and what to do this summer in Chicago
184
October 4, 2006 Larry Kirby Intro to Wopat
185
October 11, 2006 Ryan Henessy SZA Scaling relations 186
October 25, 2006 Andy Pucket The 2006 Astro-Science Workshop 187
November 1, 2006 Douglas Rudd A Brief Introduction to Parallel Computing 188
November 8, 2006 Matthew Sharp Small Scale CMB Anisotropies as seen with Interferometers 189
November 15, 2006 Lauren Grodnicki How alcohol is made 190
November 29, 2006 Astro freshmen Last wopat of 2006! 191
January 10, 2007 Reid Sherman What  Creationists don't want you to know 192
January 17, 2007 Justin Johnsen Supernovae observations and simualtions 193
January 24, 2007 Melanie Simet A quick summary of X-ray astronomy 194
January 31, 2007 Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins Lessons from EGRET in anticipation to GLAST 195
February 7, 2007 Felipe Marin Climate change and Patagonia Glaciers 196
Februray 14, 2007 Elizabeth Hicks Burns 197
February 21, 2007 Douglas Rudd Effect of Baryons on Matter Distribution in Clusters and Implications for Cosmology 198
February 28, 2007 Sarah Hansen The Galaxy Population in Groups and Clusters 199
March 7, 2007 Lauren Grodnicki What Happens When Grad Students Give Book Reports 200
April 4, 2007 Joaquin Vieira Building the SPT 201
April 18, 2007 Douglas Rudd Effects of Baryons and Dissipation on the Matter Power Spectrum 202
April 25, 2007 Reid Sherman TPhysics and Sports: Ball flight and bounce 203
May 2, 2007 Andy Puckett New Rocks in the Solar System 204
May 9, 2007 Sarah Hansen About Fossil Groups 205
May 16, 2007 Lauren Grodnicki How Corn Is Evil 206
May 23, 2007 Seth Teitler Protostellar and Protoplanetary Disks 207
May 30, 2007 Wopat Committee Pattie Awards 208
October 3, 2007 Reid Sherman Introduction - Students: Meet WOPAT. WOPAT, Students 209
October 10, 2007 Chris Sheehy Hey Yo - It's AO 210
October 17, 2007 Sarah Hansen Cluster Galaxy Populations in the Local Universe 211
October 24, 2007 Ivo Seitenzahl Type Ia Supernovae: Ignition, Detonation, and Nucleosynthesis 212
October 31, 2007 Elizabeth Hicks UFOs 213
November 7, 2007 Abby Crites > 20000 Leagues Above the Sea 214
November 14, 2007 Felipe Marin Something Old, Something New 215
January 16, 2008 Erwin Lau What I Know About Comets 216
January 23, 2008 Reid Sherman Politics 217
January 30, 2008 Alissa Bans, Callum Lamb, Greg Vesper, and Yeunjin Kim Medly of 1st Year Talks 218
February 6, 2008 Fabian Schmidt Gravity, and Theories Thereof 219
February 13, 2008 Elizabeth Hicks How to Climb Mt. Everest 220
February 20, 2008 Ivo Seitenzahl Fantastic Frogs 221
February 27, 2008 Sam Leitner Comments on Star Formation and Feedback 222
March 5, 2008 Justin Johnsen Shock Tubes 223
March 12, 2008 Melanie Simet Baking through the Ages, at least the Very Small Number of Ages since European Colonists Arrived in the future United States, and Limited Geographically to that Area 224
March 19, 2008 Matt Bayliss March Madness 2008: When Widespread Gambling Becomes Legal By Default 225
April 16, 2008 Sarah Hansen So You Want to Apply for a Postdoc 226
April 23, 2008 Abby Crites Astrology 227
April 30, 2008 Robert Friedman A Technical History of the Cinema 228
May 7, 2008 Lauren Grodnicki A Kent Question 229
May 14, 2008 Jean-Rene Gauthier The Silent Tsunami 230
May 21, 2008 Matthew Szydagis Dark Matter Searches 231
May 28, 2008 Felipe Marin What happened: Chile under Socialism and Pinochet's military dictatorship 232
Oct 8, 2008 Reid Sherman Welcome and Solar Energy 233
Oct 15, 2008 Seth Teitler The Best Restaurants in Chicago 234
Oct 22, 2008 Matt Bayliss My Sincerest Apologies: A Research Talk 235
Oct 29, 2008 Toni Venters Lies! Lies! And Damn Statistics.. 236
Nov 5, 2008 Elizabeth Hicks Gerrymandering 237
Nov 12, 2008 Justin Johnsen Koosh Juggling (or How I Studied for Candidacy) 238
Nov 19, 2008 JR Gauthier A few words about clustering 239
Dec 3, 2008 Robert Friedman Measuring Small Scale CMB Temperature Anisotropy with QUaD 240
Jan 14, 2009 Joaquin Vieira Early Results from SPT 241
Jan 21, 2009 Everyone Who should speak at a spring colloquium? N/A
Jan 28, 2009 Jean-Rene Gauthier Tycho & Kepler, an unlikely partnership. Part I 242
Feb 4, 2009 Fabian Schmidt Why our universe is strange.... 243
Feb 11, 2009 Elizabeth Hicks Bat Flight 244
Feb 18, 2009 First Year Symposium Fashion Shows, Igloos, and more 245
Feb 25, 2009 Alissa Bans Animal Cognition 246
Mar 4, 2009 Sam Hopkins Tibetan and Hindu Sexual Rituals and Practices 247
Mar 11, 2009 Chris Sheehy Probing the "dark ages" with 21 cm emission

248

Apr 8, 2009 Reid Sherman Encore - the rules of cricket 249
Apr 15, 2009 Matt Bayliss America's Outback - Southern Utah 250
Apr 22, 2009 Jean-Rene Gauthier Earth Day - The Astro-Green Committee 251
Apr 29, 2009 Yeunjin Kim Korean Food 252
May 6, 2009 Abby Crites Antarctic Science 253
May 13, 2009 Justin Johnsen TBA 254
May 20, 2009 Greg Vespers TBA 255
May 27, 2009 Elizabeth Hicks TBA 256
June 3, 2009 Toni Venters, Fabian Schmidt, Felipe Marin How we got jobs 257
June 10, 2009 WOPAT committee Patty Awards 258