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Oct 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Paul Beck (Saclay)
Oscillating red giant stars in eccentric binary systems Share this:TweetPrint
Oct 16 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Doug Biesecker @ BX102
Why Space Weather Matters and How Forecasting Will Improve in the DSCOVR Era Doug Biesecker, NOAA/NWS/Space Weather Prediction Center Space Weather is a growing enterprise, with growing recognition of its importance inside and outside government. ...
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Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Jacob Vander Vliet
The Simulated Circumgalactic MediumShare this:TweetPrint
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory
Open to the public. Faculty member: Kristian Finlator Graduate Students: Sten, Hasselquist, Jodi Berdis, Kathryn Steakley        Share this:TweetPrint
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Kyle Uckert and Nancy Chanover
Integration of an IR spectrometer with a rock climbing robotShare this:TweetPrint
Oct 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Sergio Rodriguez @ BX102
BOSS DR12 survey: Clustering of galaxies and Dark Matter Haloes Sergio Rodriguez, UAM, Madrid and Cal. Berkeley BOSS SDSS-III is the largest redshift survey for the large scale structure and a powerful sample for the...
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Nov 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium:  John Wisniewski @ BX102
Diagnosing the SEEDS of Planet Formation John Wisniewski, University of Oklahoma Circumstellar disks provide a useful astrophysical diagnostic of the formation and early evolution of exoplanets. It is commonly believed that young protoplanetary disks serve...
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Nov 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Karen Kinemuchi
High-precision studies of RR Lyrae StarsShare this:TweetPrint
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Moire Prescott
Galaxy Nurseries in Lya NebulaeShare this:TweetPrint
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory
Open to the public. Faculty member: James McAteer Graduate Students: Nigel Mathes, Emma Dahl, Laura Mayorga    Share this:TweetPrint
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Ethan Dederick
598 ResearchShare this:TweetPrint
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium:  Brian Jackson @ BX102
On the Edge: Exoplanets with Orbital Periods Shorter Than a Peter Jackson Movie Brian Jackson, Boise State Univeristy From wispy gas giants to tiny rocky bodies, exoplanets with orbital periods of several days and less...
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Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory
Open to the public. Faculty member: James Murphy Graduate Students: Jacob Vander Vliet, Kyle Uckert    Share this:TweetPrint
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Chunming Zhu
TBDShare this:TweetPrint
Feb 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium:  Lauren Woolsey @ BX102
Magnetic Influences on Coronal Heating and the Solar Wind Lauren Woolsey, Harvard University   Abstract The physical mechanism(s) that generate and accelerate the solar wind have not been conclusively determined after decades of study, though not...
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Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Reta Beebe @ AY 119
Title: JUNO Reta Beebe A .pdf of the talk can be found here.    Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Ethan Dederick @ Science Hall 310
Utilizing Planetary Oscillations to Constrain the Interior Structure of the Jovian Planets Ethan Dederick Seismology has been the premier tool of study for understanding the interior structure of the Earth, the Sun, and even other stars....
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Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Laura Mayorga @ AY 119
Title: Proto-BD disks and the Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics Laura Mayorga  Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Amy Simon (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ Biology Annex 102
Outer Planets Update Dr. Amy Simon, NASA The Hubble Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program is a yearly program for observing each of the outer planets over two full rotations. Observations began with Uranus in...
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Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Drew Chojnowski @ AY 119
Title: H-band Spectral Variability of Classical Be Stars Drew Chojnowski  Share this:TweetPrint
Feb 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Thomas Rivinius
Our Current Understanding of Classical Be Stars Dr. Thomas Rivinius, Chile, ESO Paranal I will introduce Be stars as B-type stars with gaseous disks in Keplerian rotation. These disks form by mass ejection from the star itself...
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Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Jason Jackiewicz @ AY 119
The Sun’s Internal Conveyor Belt (update) Jason Jackiewicz  Share this:TweetPrint
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: F.X. Schmider
JIVE/JOVIAL, a network for Jupiter’s seismology and atmosphere dynamics F.X. Schmider, Observatoire de la Cote d’AzurShare this:TweetPrint
Joint Physics/Astronomy Colloquium: William Newman @ Gardiner Hall 229, Physics. Dept. | Ames | Iowa | United States
Giant Planet Shielding of the Inner Solar System Revisited: Blending Celestial Mechanics with Advanced Computation Dr. William Newman, UCLA The Earth has sustained during the last billion years as many as five catastrophic collisions with...
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Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Laura Mayorga @ Domenici Hall 102
The Orbital and Planetary Phase Variations of Jupiter-Sized Planets: Characterizing Present and Future Giants Laura Mayorga, NMSU It is commonly said that exoplanet science is 100 years behind planetary science. While we may be able...
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Pizza Lunch: Michael Engelhardt (Physics), "The quarks in the proton go round and round ..." @ AY 119
The quarks in the proton go round and round …Share this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: David Nataf (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
Clues to Globular Cluster Formation David Nataf, Johns Hopkins University Globular clusters are now well-established to host “Second-generation” stars, which show anomalous abundances in some or all of He, C, N, O, Na, Al, Mg,...
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Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Heidi Sanchez @ AY 119
The Sunspot Solar Observatory Visitor Center Heidi Sanchez, Sunspot Solar Observatory, NMSUShare this:TweetPrint
Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Charting the Outer Reaches of Exoplanetary Systems: Wide-Separation Giant Planet Demographics with Direct Imaging Eric Nielsen, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University Over the past decade, the combination of advances in adaptive...
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Colloquium: Rixin Li (Host: Wladimir Lyra) @ BX102
Simulating Planetesimal Formation in the Kuiper Belt and Beyond Rixin Li, University of Arizona A critical step in planet formation is to build super-km-sized planetesimals in protoplanetary disks. The origin and demographics of planetesimals are...
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