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Aug 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Aug 31 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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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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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Sep 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 9 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
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Aug 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Aug 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Sep 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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 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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Sep 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Sep 27 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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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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Oct 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 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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Nov 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Galaxy Evolution in a Computer Box, or “How to turn a PhD on Theoretical Galaxy Evolution into a Scientific Programming Career with NASA” Jacob Vander Vliet, NASA/SOFIA I graduated from NMSU in 2017 with a...
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Nov 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Using every photon to learn about the physics of solar plasmas Phil Judge, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder CO. The Sun has traditionally been the Rosetta Stone that can overcome the gap in regimes between laboratory...
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Nov 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Simulating Planetesimal Formation in the Kuiper Belt and Beyond Rixin Li, University of Arizona A critical step in planet formation is to build super-km-sized planetesimals in protoplanetary disks. The origin and demographics of planetesimals are...
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Dec 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm BX102
Revealing reionization with the thermal history of the intergalactic medium Elisa Boera, SISSA Trieste During hydrogen reionization the UV radiation from the first luminous sources injected vast amount of energy into the intergalactic medium, photo-heating...
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