DTM Astronomy Group Meetings 2012-2013
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Seminars are hosted in our Astronomy Library from 11am-noon on Fridays.
If you would like to be added to our email list or suggest a speaker,
please contact Susan Benecchi (sbenecchi at dtm . ciw . edu
)

 
Spring Semester 2013
Date Speaker Title/Topic Institution
4-Jan-2013


11-Jan-2013 No meeting – AAS Meeting


18-Jan-2013
Margaret Pan  
TBD
GSFC
24-Jan-2013:
Note: Thurs 11am
Andrea Banzatti
The warm molecular gas in young protoplanetary disks and the effect of accretion variability
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
25-Jan-2013
Christine Chen
Constraining Terrestrial Planet Formation Using Observations of the Nearest OB Association
STScI
       
1-Feb-2013
Soko Matsumura
The Survival of Terrestrial Planets
UMD
8-Feb-2013


15-Feb-2013Conel Alexander
(Discussion) Water Transport in the Terrestrial Planet Region
DTM
22-Feb-2013Margaret Moerchen
Insights on planetary systems from spatially resolved debris disks (e.g., HR 4796A)
STScI
 


1-Mar-2013 Athena Stacy
New Insights into Primordial Star Formation
GSFC
8-Mar-2013 Christina Viviano
Something about Mars (Exact title TBD)
APL
15-Mar-2013 Dennis Bodewits
Swift Ultraviolet Observations of Asteroids and Comets
UMD
22-Mar-2013 Jonathan Seale Star Formation in the Magellanic Clouds with Spitzer and Herschel
STScI
29-Mar-2013


 


5-Apr-2013 Elizabeth (Zibi) Turtle
Seasonal changes in Titan's weather patterns and the evolution and implications of accompanying surface changes
APL
12-Apr-2013
Cristobal Petrovich
Planets near mean-motion resonances
Princeton
19-Apr-2013
Larry Nittler
Galactic Evolution and the Starting Materials of the Solar System
DTM
26-Apr-2013 Peter McCullough Kepler's circumbinary transiting planets and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS
STScI

   
2-May-2013
NOTE: Thurs 11am
Marcus Alfred
Teaching and Research in the Computational Physics Laboratory at Howard University
Howard University
10-May-2013 Ian Richardson
Space Weather
GSFC
17-May-2013 Kirby Runyon
Ejecta Emplacement and Regolith Gardening: An Experimental Approach
Johns Hopkins
24-May-2013 Memorial Day Weekend


31 May-2013
Demerese Salter
Characterization and Evolution of the Synchrotron Emission from Colliding Magnetospheres in the T Tauri Spectroscopic Binary System DQ Tau
UMD
 


7-Jun-2013 John Chambers
The Climate of Habitable Planets
DTM
13-Jun-2013
NOTE: Thurs 2pm
Kevin Covey
Nasty, Brutish & Short: Studying the lives (& deaths) of young clusters in the Milky Way with APOGEE
Lowell Observatory
14-Jun-2013 Tracy Huard - CANCELLED
The Nature and Fate of VeLLOs
UMD
21-Jun-2013 Carey Lisse - POSTPONED
TBD: Debris Disks (silica systems, late heavy bombardment; eta corvi system)
APL
28-Jun-2013 Erin Ryan
TBD: Solar System Small Bodies
GSFC

 HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
   
       




Fall Semester 2012
Date Speaker Title/Topic Institution
4-Sep-2012
(note: Tuesday, 2pm)
Carey Lisse
Prospects for Life & Habitability Around Nearby Stars
APL
14-Sep-2012 Stephen Rinehart     The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII)
GSFC    
20-Sep-2012
(note: Thursday,11am)
Jennifer Lee
Finding Planets with Microlensing: Present and Future
Ohio State
21-Sep-2012 Derek Richardson
Advances in Low-gravity Granular Dynamics
UMD
28-Sep-2012 Saurav Dhital
The Largest Catalog of Low-mass Ultra-wide Binaries: A Cool Stars Resource for Testing Fundamental Properties & Constraining Binary Formation Theory
Vanderbilt University & Boston University

 


5-Oct-2012 Observatories-DTM workshop - No Seminar


12-Oct-2012
Andras Gaspar
Observations and models of the collisional evolution of debris disks
University of Arizona
19-Oct-2012 DPS Meeting - No Seminar


26-Oct-2012
Elizabeth Young
Design and manufacturing of shaped-pupil coronagraphs and a planet detection algorithm for directly imaging exoplanets
Princeton
       
2-Nov-2012 Cristina Thomas
TBD
GSFC
9-Nov-2012Pamela Arriagada
Towards Rocky planets using the Planet Finder Spectrograph
DTM
15-Nov-2012
(note: Thursday,11am)
Diego MunozEvolution of Circumstellar Disks in Binary Systems: Direct Encounters with
Moving-Mesh Simulations
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
MOVED TO 14-Nov-2012 11am
(DTM Wednesday seminar slot)

Valeri Makarov &
Michael Efroimsky
Spin-orbit resonances of telluric planets and moons. The Moon, Mercury and GJ 581d
USNO
23-Nov-2012Thanksgiving — No Seminar


30-Nov-2012
Jian-Yang Li
TBD
PSI
    
7-Dec-2012
Anthony Remijan
Determining the molecular complexity of the Galaxy using broadband spectral line surveys
NRAO
14-Dec-2012 Trent Dupuy
Next Generation Tests of Substellar Evolution Harvard CfA
21-Dec-2012 No Seminar


28-Dec-2012
Holiday – No Seminar