Selected Invited Review Talks and Research Colloquia

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  • American Astronomical Society Meeting, Anchorage, AK, June 2012, invited lecture on “The Dark Ages Radio Explorer: Constraining Cosmic Dawn from the Global 21-cm Signal."
  • Colloquium on “Space Science from the Moon”, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, November 2012.
  • Conference on Bridging the Gap in Space Robotics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, July 2017, invited opening plenary lecture on “Planetary Surface Telerobotics."
  • IAA Symposium, Torino, Italy, June 2017, invited presentation on “Science & Exploration at the Moon and Mars Enabled by Surface Telerobotics.”
  • Kavli Symposium on U.S. Radio Futures III, Berkeley, CA, August 2017, invited presentation on “Low Frequency Radio Astronomy from Space.”
  • NASA Exploration Science Forum 2017 at NASA Ames - The Elusive "Why" of Space Explorationon July 2017. 
  • NLSI Lunar Science Forum, July 2011, invited lecture “The Dark Ages Radio Explorer."
  • Scientific Sense podcast, December 2020, Dr. Burns discusses NASA's Artemis program to travel to the moon and to establish a habitat there including an observatory, gateway that orbits with self propulsion and designing a launch pad for future exploration of the solar system including Mars. Listen now.

Colloquia on The Dark Ages Radio Explorer: University of Colorado, CASA, Jan. 2011; University of Waterloo, Canada, March 2011; Jet Propulsion Lab Caltech, Pasadena, CA, April 2011; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2011; National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM, April 2011; Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany, October 2011; NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, March 2012; Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, April 2012; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 2012; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, October 2012; Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, January 2013; University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 2013; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, October 2013; University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, January 2014; Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, February 2014; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, September 2014; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 2014; Ball Aerospace Corporation, Boulder, CO, February 2015; National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA, March 2015; George Washington University, Washington, DC October 2015; New Mexico State University, March 2017.

Recent conference presentations: Extraction of the Global 21-cm Signal from Foregrounds Using Dynamic Polarimetry and Pattern Recognition​, Aspen Workshop on Cosmic Dawn, February 2018; Space Science and Exploration on the Lunar Farside Facilitated by Surface Telerobotics from the Deep Space Gateway, Science from the Deep Space Gateway Workshop, Denver, CO, March 2018; Space-based Observational Strategy for Characterizing the First Stars and Galaxies Using the Redshifted 21-cm Global Spectrum, American Astronomical Society meeting-in-a-meeting on Low Radio Frequency Observations from Space, Denver, CO, June 2018; Science On The Lunar Far Side Facilitated By Low Latency Telerobotics from the Lunar Orbiting Platform-Gateway​; NASA Exploration Science Forum, NASA Ames Research Center, June 2018; A Unity of Purpose in Exploration and Space Science: Highlights from the SSERVI NESS Team​, COSPAR 42nd General Assembly, Pasadena, CA, July 2018; Dark Cosmology: Searching for Dark Matter in the Dark Ages using the Global 21-cm Spectrum, Indentification of Dark Matter 2018 Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, July 2018.