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Aug 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Laura Mayorga @ BX102
Probing Exoplanet Atmospheric Properties from Phase Variations and Polarization Laura Mayorga, NMSU The study of exoplanets is evolving past simple transit and Doppler method discovery and characterization. One of the many goals of the upcoming...
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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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Jan 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium:  Rich Zurek        (Host: Jim Murphy) @ BX102
Evolving Perspectives on the Atmosphere and Climate of Mars             Dr. Richard Zurek, JPL             Abstract: The planet Mars has both fascinated and tantalized humankind since...
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Colloquium:  Hwiyun Kim     (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
High Resolution Spectroscopy with Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer (IGRINS) Hwihyun Kim, KASI/UT Austin   The Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer (IGRINS) is a revolutionary instrument that exploits broad spectral coverage at high-resolution (R=45,000) in the near-infrared. IGRINS...
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Colloquium:  Warren Skidmore     (Host: Jim Murphy) @ BX102
The Thirty Meter Telescope:   The Next Generation Ground Based Optical/InfraRed Observatory Dr. Warren Skidmore, Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.   Abstract: After a construction status update, I will describe how the telescope design was developed...
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Aug 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Kyle Uckert @ BX102
Characterization of Biosignatures within Geologic Samples Analyzed using a Suite of in situ Techniques Kyle Uckert, NMSU    Abstract: I investigated the biosignature detection capabilities of several in situ techniques to evaluate their potential to...
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Colloquium: Sultan Hassan (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
Sultan Hassan, Centre for Extragalactic Theory, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Title: From Instantaneous to Late Reionization Abstract: The 21cm emission line is a hyperfine spin-flip transition of neutral hydrogen.  Prior to the...
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Sep 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Lauren Kahre @ Biology Annex 102
Extinction mapping with LEGUS Lauren Kahre The study of star formation and galaxy evolution in nearby galaxies depends on obtaining accurate stellar photometry in those galaxies. However, dust in the galaxies hinders our ability to...
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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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Colloquium:  Aaron Romanowsky (Host: Anatoly Klypin) @ BX102
Galaxies in the Twilight Zone by Aaron Romanowsky, San Jose State University   Abstract: Decades after luminous galaxies were found to be embedded in halos of dark matter (DM), there are still mysteries about the...
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Oct 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Mark Wardle @ Biology Annex 102
Star formation in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre Dr. Mark Wardle, Macquarie University The disruptive tidal field near supermassive black holes overcomes the self-gravity of objects that are less...
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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 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Karen Olsen @ Biology Annex 102
Simulations of the interstellar medium at high redshift: What does [CII] trace? Dr. Karen Olsen, Arizona State University We are in an exciting era were simulations on large, cosmological scales meet modeling of the interstellar medium (ISM)...
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Colloquium: Jack Burns (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ Domenici Hall Room 106
Cosmology from the Moon: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) Dr. Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder In the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy & Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Cosmic Dawn was singled out as...
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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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Colloquium PhD Defense: Jacob Vander Vliet @ Domenici Hall 106
Observing the Baryon Cycle in Hydrodynamic Cosmological Simulations Jacob Vander Vliet, NMSU An understanding of galaxy evolution requires an understanding of the flow of baryons in and out of a galaxy. The accretion of baryons...
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Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Colloquium PhD Defense: Nigel Mathes
The Vulture Survey of MgII and CIV Absorbers: Feasting on the Bones of Spectra Left to Die Nigel Mathes, NMSU Abstract: We present detailed measurements of the absorption properties and redshift evolution of MgII and...
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Colloquium: Shun Karato (Host: Jason Jackiewicz) @ BX102
Solving the Puzzles of the Moon Shun Karato, Yale University After 50 years from the first landing of men on the Moon, about 380 kg of samples were collected by the Apollo mission. Chemical analyses...
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