Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Sten Hasselquist @ BX102
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Apr 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Emma Dahl @ BX102
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Colloquium: Kat Barger (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
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Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Caitlin Doughty @ Science Hall 107
Metal Absorption in the Circumgalactic Medium During the Epoch of Reionization Caitlin Doughty, NMSU The characteristics of metal absorption arising from the circumgalactic medium of galaxies have been demonstrated to be related to conditions in...
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Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Kathryn Steakley @ BX102
Impact heating of the early Martian climate Kathryn Steakley, NMSU Astronomy The nature of Mars’ ancient climate has been the subject of debate for decades. Abundant geologic evidence suggests that liquid water flowed on the...
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Colloquium: Dawn Gelino (Host: Tom Harrison) @ BX102
NASA, Exoplanets, and Life After NMSU Dawn Gelino, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, CalTech Abstract:  Are you interested in learning more about the search for life in the Universe? Or perhaps you may be interested in...
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Colloquium: Don Terndrup (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ BX102
Stellar Winds and Stellar Rotation Don Terndrup, Ohio State University For more than 50 years, we have known that stars rotate quickly when they are young and slow down as they age.  This process gives...
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Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Alexander Thelen (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ Domenici Hall Room 102
The Chemical Composition and Dynamics of Titan’s Atmosphere as Revealed by ALMA Alexander Thelen, NMSU Over the last century, remarkable advances in our understanding of Titan’s atmosphere have been accomplished by a campaign of ground-...
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Colloquium: Dave Thilker (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
Fresh Perspectives on Star Formation from LEGUS, the Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey David Thilker, Johns Hopkins University The Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS) was a Cycle 21 Large Treasury HST program which obtained ~parsec resolution NUV- to I-band WFC3 imaging for 50 nearby, representative star-forming Local Volume galaxies, with a primary goal of...
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Colloquium: Bharat Ratra (Host: Anatoly Klypin) @ BX102
Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both? Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main...
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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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Colloquium: Michelle Creech-Eakman (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: Design Details and Progress towards First Light with UT#1 Michelle Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Tech The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI), a 10-telescope optical/near-IR interferometer in central NM, has been conceived...
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Colloquium:  Sanchayeeta Borthakur (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
Understanding How Galaxies Reionized the Universe  Sanchayeeta Borthakur, Arizona State University Identifying the population of galaxies that was responsible for the reionization of the universe is a long-standing quest in astronomy. While young stars can...
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Colloquium: Kate Follette (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
How to Take Pictures of Baby Planets Kate Follette, Amherst College Of the thousands of known extrasolar planets, why are the dozen or so directly imaged exoplanets among the most important despite their apparently anomalous...
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Colloquium: Laura Chomiuk (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Rethinking the Fundamentals of Classical Nova Explosions Laura Chomiuk, MSU Over the past few years, a revolution has been taking place in our understanding of classical novae, largely driven by the discovery of GeV gamma-rays...
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Colloquium: John Stocke (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
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Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colloquium Thesis Defense: Lauren Kahre
Extinction Mapping and Dust-to-Gas Ratios of Nearby Galaxies Lauren Kahre, NMSU We present a study of the dust{to{gas ratios in 31 nearby (D > 10 Mpc) galaxies. Using Hubble Space Telescope broad band WFC3/UVIS UV...
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Colloquium: Dale Frail (Host: Sarah Kovac) @ BX102
Multi-Messenger EM-GW Astronomy: The View from the Radio End of the EM Spectrum Dale Frail, NRAO Abstract: With the discovery of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from the binary neutron star merger GW170817, the era...
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Special Colloquium: Stella Kafka (Host: Karen Kinemuchi) @ Domenici Hall
The AAVSO Program: A Resource for Variable Star Research Stella Kafka, AAVSO The AAVSO was formed in 1911 as a group of US-based amateur observers obtaining data in support of professional astronomy projects. Now, it...
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Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Colloquium: Jack Burns @ Domenici Hall 109
Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder Why do we explore space? How do we explore space? Where should we explore? What are the tools for space exploration?...
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Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
A Masing BAaDE’s Window Ylva Pihlström, University of New Mexico Evolved, intermediate mass stars are tracers of an intermediate age stellar population. Due to high mass-loss rates, they harbor circumstellar envelopes, in which different types...
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Special Colloquium: Amanda Wilber (Host: Moire Prescott) @ AY 119
Searching for diffuse radio emission in merging galaxy clusters with LOFAR Amanda Wilber, Universität Hamburg Galaxy cluster mergers are powerful drivers of turbulence and shocks, which can accelerate cosmic-ray electrons within the magnetic field of...
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Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102
The Role of Ecology in Star and Planet Formation Megan Reiter, Royal Observatory Edinburgh Understanding how feedback regulates star and planet formation is one of the outstanding unsolved problems in astrophysics. Stellar feedback affects all...
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Colloquium: Safe Zone Training (Host: Inclusive Astronomy Group) @ BX102
Safe Zone Training Dr. Zooey Sophia Pook, NMSU The SafeZone Training was established to educate and train students, faculty, and staff on how to provide safe and affirming support to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning...
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Colloquium: Lisa Young (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
Cold Gas and the Evolution of Early-type Galaxies Lisa Young, New Mexico Tech A major theme of galaxy evolution is understanding how today’s Hubble sequence was established — what makes some galaxies red spheroidals and...
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Colloquium: Brian Svoboda (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102
Starless clumps and the earliest phases of high-mass star formation in the Milky Way Brian Svoboda, NRAO Jansky Fellow High-mass stars are key to regulating the interstellar medium, star formation activity, and overall evolution of...
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Sep 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Colloquium Thesis Proposal: Rachel Marra @ Jett Hall 210
An Observer’s Examination of the Circumgalactic Medium using Cosmological Simulations Rachel Marra, NMSU A significant aspect to understanding galaxy evolution is having an understanding of the intricacies involving the inflow and outflow of baryons onto...
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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: Mental Health Training (Host: Sarah Kovac) @ BX102
Promoting Graduate Student Wellness: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Marie Zubiate, Aggie Health and Wellness Center As graduate students demonstrate signs of emotional and psychological distress, faculty and staff play an important role in...
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Colloquium: Raja GuhaThakurta (Host: Rene Walterbos) @ BX102
The SPLASH Survey of the Andromeda Galaxy Raja Guhathurkurta, University of California, Santa Cruz Our nearest large spiral galaxy neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (M31), and its dwarf satellites, offer a panoramic yet detailed view of...
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