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Oct 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 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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Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BX102
Red Giants in Eclipsing Binaries as a Benchmark for Asteroseismology Meredith Rawls, NMSUShare this:TweetPrint
Apr 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 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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Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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Sep 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 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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Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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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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Sep 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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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 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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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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Nov 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AY 119
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Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am AY 119
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Feb 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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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Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Business College 103
Asteroseismology of Red Giants: The Detailed Modeling of Red Giants in Eclipsing Binary Systems Jean McKeever, NMSU Asteroseismology is an invaluable tool that allows one to peer into the inside of a star and know...
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Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gardiner Hall 230
Surprising Impacts of Gravity Waves Jim Fuller, Caltech Gravity waves are low frequency fluid oscillations restored by buoyancy forces in planetary and stellar interiors. Despite their ubiquity, the importance of gravity waves in evolutionary processes...
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Sep 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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