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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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Mar 31 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
THE SIGNAL OF WEAK GRAVITATIONAL LENSING FROM GALAXY GROUPS AND CLUSTERS, Dr. S. Markert, NMSU   The weak gravitational lensing of galaxy clusters is a valuable tool. The deflection of light around a lens is...
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Apr 7 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
The growth of Earth’s inner core: a new technique to constrain seismic properties in its outermost layers Dr. Lauren Waszek, Department of Physics, NMSU The inner core displays a hemispherical difference in seismic velocity, attenuation,...
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Apr 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
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Apr 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Dr. Cameron Hummels (Caltech) Galaxy Evolution via Simulations Abstract: TBA  
May 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 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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Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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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Sep 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
A Faint Flux-Limited LAE Sample at z = 0.3 Isak Wold, UT Austin Observational surveys of Lya emitters (LAEs) have proven to be an efficient method to identify and study large numbers of galaxies over...
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Sep 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
The Magnetic Mid-life Crisis of the Sun Dr. Travis Metcalfe, Space Sciences Institute After decades of effort, the solar activity cycle is exceptionally well characterized but it remains poorly understood. Pioneering work at the Mount...
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Sep 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Long duration solar gamma ray flares Lisa Winter, LANL Long duration solar gamma ray flares (LDGRFs) present a challenge to models of solar flares. While the gamma ray emission initially was thought to be the...
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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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Oct 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Colloquium Title Kyoung-Soo Lee, Purdue University Abstract textShare this:TweetPrint
Oct 20 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Breaking the Self-Similarity of Galaxy Formation: A Circumgalactic Medium Perspective Benjamin Oppenheimer, University of Colorado Boulder If you could see a dark matter halo directly without knowing the scale, you probably could not distinguish a...
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Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194
Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard, Deputy Project Scientist for JWST) Abstract: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to be launched in 2019, will...
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Nov 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Science with the James Webb Space Telescope Jane Rigby, NASA/GSFC NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will have revolutionary capabilities and sensitivity for imaging and spectroscopy from 0.7 to 28 micron.  JWST should make major...
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Nov 17 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
The statistical study of solar dimmings and their eruptive counterparts Larisza Krista, Cu/CIRES, NOAA/NCEI Results are presented from analyzing the physical and morphological properties of 154 dimmings (transient coronal holes) and the associated flares and...
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Dec 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
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Dec 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
SDO, the Sun, the Universe Dean Pesnell, NASA / GSFC ABSTRACT: The Sun is our best example for how stars evolve and behave. It is the only star whose surface is well-resolved in time and...
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Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Science Hall, Room 110
Characterizing the oscillatory response of the chromosphere during solar flares Laurel Farris; NMSU Astronomy Department Quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs) are observed in the emission of solar flares over a wide range of wavelengths, particularly in the radio...
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Jan 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
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Feb 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Colloquium Title Jodi Berdis, NMSU Abstract textShare this:TweetPrint
Mar 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Colloquium Title Gordon MacDonald, NMSU AbstractShare this:TweetPrint
Mar 7 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Science Hall 109
The Relationship Between Star Formation and Matter in Galaxy Halos, Carlos J. Vargas, NMSU Abstract textShare this:TweetPrint
Mar 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Multi-pronged investigations into exoplanetary magnetic fields Wilson Cauley (Arizona State University) Efforts in exoplanet characterization have led to some very precise determinations of planetary densities, compositions, and even accurate maps of active region and spot...
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Mar 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Domenici Hall 102
The Circumstellar Disks and Binary Companions of Be Stars Drew Chojnowski, NMSU Tremendous progress has been made over the past two decades toward understanding Be stars, but a number of key aspects of them remain...
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Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CFTA (Center for the Arts) 209
SHINE: code for everything Tim Fitzpatrick, Artist, Scotland SHINE, ’Code for Everything’ is an on-going art work by Tim Fitzpatrick in collaboration with astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the...
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Mar 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Science Hall 109
Seismic Inferences of Gas Giant Planets: Excitation & Interiors Ethan Dederick, NMSU Seismology has been the premier tool of study for understanding the interior structure of the Earth, the Sun, and even other stars. In...
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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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Apr 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Colloquium Title Sten Hasselquist, NMSU AbstractShare this:TweetPrint