All talks are in Duane D142 (Thursdays in the fall, from 3:00 to 3:50 pm)
These short presentations by faculty about their research are an excellent way to learn about the department and research opportunities. Come find out about new areas of research and even see who is looking for students for their research projects.Talks are informal and will have plenty of time for questions. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend!
Faculty, please contact Seth Hornstein to be added to the schedule.
Schedule will be released closer to the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester.
Kevin France - "Protoplanetary Disks, Exoplanetary Atmospheres, and Space Instrumentation"
Jeff Linsky - "The very different spectral energy distributions of late-M stars compared to Solar-type stars and effects on exoplanet atmospheres"
Maria Kazachenko - "The Golden Age of Solar Astrophysics"
Ben Brown - "The Dedalus Project: Open Science Approaches to Problems in Stellar and Planetary Fluid Dynamics"
John Keller - "Citizen Science Research through TNO Occultations and Astronomy Education Research"
Jeremy Darling - "Cosmology, Black Holes, Masers, and Molecules"
Nils Halverson - “Next-generation Cosmic Microwave Background experiments from the ground and space”
1 - Nick Schneider, "MAVEN/IUVS: Things we didn’t expect to see at Mars"
2 - Eliot Young, "Pluto's Coupled Surface and Atmosphere from New Horizons Maps and Stellar Occultation Lightcurves"
1 - Paul Hayne, "Dark Sides of the Moons"
2 - Jack Burns, "Dark Matter in the Dark Ages"
1 - Mitch Begelman, "Accretion Disks, Elevated"
2 - Bob Ergun, "Space and Astrophysical Plasma Research: Magnetic Reconnection, Turbulence, and Particle Acceleration"
1 - Juri Toomre, "Joys of Stellar Convection and Dynamos"
2 - Brad Hindman, "Rotational Influence on Stellar Convection"
1 - John Keller, "Citizen Science & Astronomy Ediucation Research"
2 - Julie Comerford, "Supermassive Black Holes"
1 - Kevin France, "Protoplanetary Disks, Exoplanetary Atmospheres, and Space Instrumentation"
2 - Jason Glenn, "The Galaxy Evolution Probe: A Time Machine to Map the History of Star Formation"
1 - Brian Fleming, "The hunt for the sources of re-ionization"
2 - Sebastian Pineda, "Far Ultraviolet M-dwarf Evolution Survey: the High-Energy Emission of Young Active M-dwarfs"
1 - Steve Cranmer, "Turbulent Origins of Solar and Stellar Winds"
2 - Doug Duncan, "Technology & Teaching"
1 - Larry Esposito, "Predator-Prey Ring Dynamics"
2 - Nils Halverson, "Searching for Evidence of Inflation with the LiteBIRD Cosmic Microwave Background Satellite Mission"
1 - Adam Kowalski, "A 7-Day Multi-Wavelength Flare Campaign on AU Mic"
2 - John Bally, "Star Formation from Orion to the Galactic Center"
1 - Ann-Marie Madigan, "The Importance of Being Eccentric"
2 - Andrew Hamilton, "Extreme Physics Inside Black Holes"
No talk; fall break
1 - Maria Kazachenko, "Solar Eruptive Events: Causes and Consequences"
2 - Ben Brown, "Stellar Dynamos in the Modern Age: Global Modeling Informed by Studies of Fundamental Fluid Dynamics"
1 - Zach Berta-Thompson, "Exoplanets with TESS and Beyond"
2 - Kevin Reardon, "The Curious Case of the Solar Chromosphere"
Kevin Reardon, NSO - Dynamics of the Solar Chromosphere
Serena Criscuoli, NSO - Solar and Stellar Variability: Measurements and Modeling
Adam Kowalski - State of the Art Astro and Solar Physics Observing Facilities at CU (full hour)
Nov. 23 *** Fall Break: no talks
Gordon Petrie, NSO - Global Solar Magnetism: Synoptic Observations at NSO
Axel Brandenburg - Magnetic Swirl in the Sun, Neutron Stars, and the Early Universe
Note: NSO doesn't require homepages for its staff, so no hyperlinks are available for those speakers.
Jeremy Darling - Real-time cosmology, black holes, and physics with telescopes
Andrew Hamilton - Physics inside black holes
Adam Kowalski - Flares on red dwarfs and the Sun
Tim Brown - Dancing with the stars: Why do they spin the way they do?
Ann-Marie Madigan - Tidal disruption events in post-starburst galaxies
Tom Ayres - StarShot: Voyage to Alpha Centauri
Mitch Begelman - Rethinking accretion disks
Ryan O'Leary - How gas shatters: The evolution of cold gas clouds from the galactic center to the galactic halo
Steve Cranmer - Turbulent origins of solar and stellar winds
Ben Brown - Convection and dynamics in the Sun, stars, and exoplanets
Brian Fleming - Technology development for far-UV observatories
Web Cash - Starshades
Nick Schneider - MAVEN/IUVS and observations of planetary atmospheres
Zachory Berta-Thompson - Hubble/TESS/JWST and observations of exoplanet atnospheres
Charles Danforth - How to win friends and influence people with ultraviolet spectrographs
Kevin France - Protoplanetary disks
Jack Burns - Cosmology from the Moon: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE)
John Bally - The Violent Birth and Evolution of Massive Stars
Axel Brandenburg - Diagnosing Magnetic Helicity at the Solar Surface and in the Solar Wind
Serena Criscuoli (NSO) - Small Size Solar and Stellar Magnetism and Variability
Larry Esposito - Non-linear Dynamics of Planetary Rings and the Age of Saturns Rings
Mark Rast - Stochastic Excitation of Solar and Stellar Acoustic Oscillations
Juri Toomre - Joys of Solar Convections and Dynamos
Jeff Linsky - The effects of stellar ultraviolet emission on the photochemistry of exoplanet atmospheres
Nov 25 ** Fall break - no talks
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