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Aug 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 16 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Feb 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm BX102
The Chemical History and Evolution of Titan’s Atmosphere as Revealed by ALMA  Alexander Thelen, NMSU Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, possesses a substantial atmosphere containing significant minorities of nitrile and hydrocarbon species, predominantly due to the...
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Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Mar 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX 102
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Views of How the Solar Atmosphere is Energized Dr. Bart De Pontieu, Lockheed Martin At the interface between the Sun’s surface and million-degree outer atmosphere or corona lies the chromosphere. At...
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Mar 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX 102
Antarctic high altitude balloon observations of solar flares: Life and work on the ice Dr. Hazel Bain, University of California, Berkeley   The Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for solar flares (GRIPS) instrument is a balloon-borne telescope designed to...
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Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gardiner Hall 229, Physics. Dept.
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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