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Nov
8
Fri
Colloquium: Jacob Vander Vliet (Host: Chris Churchill)
Nov 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Jacob Vander Vliet (Host: Chris Churchill) @ BX102

Galaxy Evolution in a Computer Box, or “How to turn a PhD on Theoretical Galaxy Evolution into a Scientific Programming Career with NASA”

Jacob Vander Vliet, NASA/SOFIA

I graduated from NMSU in 2017 with a PhD entitled “Observing the Baryon Cycle in Hydrodynamic Cosmological Simulations”.  I am happy to discuss the journey I took from primarily scientific interest in this problem to a primarily programming and computational interest in this problem.  One of the major outcomes of my dissertation was to build pipeline software for analysis of the hydrodynamic simulations using the “quasar absorption line technique from which we study the circumgalactic medium in the simulations in order to learn about the so-called baryon cycle.  Following graduation, I continued on as a “research assistant” at NMSU, and then landed a job with NASA at Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and a scientific programmer.  I will discuss the type of science done at SOFIA and the virtues and differences of a non-academic position out of graduate school.

Jan
30
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
6
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
20
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
5
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
19
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
26
Thu
Solar-Stellar Group meeting
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm