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  • Gave an invited colloquium at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO on April 18, 2017. It's a cool place with a lot of interesting research going on.
  • I gave this talk at the Hubble Fellows Symposium on March 13, 2017. Quite a lively Q+A session followed!
  • My son, William Paul, was born on November 30, 2016. Best thing I've ever made by far!
  • "MagAO Imaging of Long-period Objects. II. A Puzzling White Dwarf around the Sun-like Star HD 11112", accepted to ApJ on September 8, 2016. Paper here.
  • Gave an invited talk for the NASA Goddard LUVOIR Seminar series (Sept. 2016).
  • Gave an invited talk at the Fellows at the Frontiers of Astronomy conference (Sept. 2016).
  • Gave a "Lunch & Learn" talk at the Carnegie Headquarters in DC on June 8.
  • Gave a talk at the 2016 Hubble Fellows Symposium at STScI in Baltimore. It was pretty cool to hear about the exciting research going on in other areas of astronomy.
  • Gave a talk on Binary Differential Imaging at AAS 227 in Florida. Also chaired the coronagraphy sesssion. Good week of new results and catching up with colleagues.
  • My new paper, "MagAO Imaging of Long-period Objects (MILO). I. A Benchmark M Dwarf Companion Exciting a Massive Planet around the Sun-like Star HD 7449" (whew, that's a long title) was accepted to ApJ on Dec. 12, 2015. Paper here. Press here.
  • I'm astronomically on twitter now: @RodigasAstro.
  • Gave the talk "How to Image Exoplanets...at Solar System Scales" at the Carnegie Origins 2015 workshop/conference.
  • My new paper, "Direct Exoplanet Detection with Binary Differential Imaging", was accepted to ApJ on August 30, 2015. Paper here.
  • Contributed talk at The Spirit of Lyot Conference in Montreal (Direct Imaging of Exoplanets and Disks), June 2015.
  • Our Gemini/GPI Long-Large Program to image/characterize debris disks (PI Christine Chen) has been accepted!
  • Invited colloquium at Catolica University (Chile) on May 19, 2015.
  • Invited public talk to the National Capital Astronomers on April 11, 2015. Here's the talk (in 3D...sort of).
  • I've begun advising an undergraduate at Howard University. This will be a learning experience for both student and advisor!
  • Invited seminar at the University of Delaware on March 10, 2015. Prof. John Gizis had this to say about my talk...
  • Carnegie DTM colloquium on Feb. 19, 2015.
  • I have been awarded a 2015 Hubble Fellowship! I'm thrilled to be able to continue my research at Carnegie DTM.
  • Seminar at Caltech on Dec. 16, 2014.
  • Invited Exoplanet Seminar at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • "On the Morphology and Chemical Composition of the HR 4796A Debris Disk", accepted to ApJ on October 27, 2014. Paper here.
  • Invited colloquium at Carnegie Observatories on Sept. 30, 2014
  • Contributed talk at 30 Years of Beta Pic & Other Debris Disks conference in Paris, France (Sept. 2014)
  • If you're in the DC area, swing by DTM and give an Astro seminar. Here's the schedule. Contact me if interested.
  • "Polarized Light Imaging of the HD 142527 Transition Disk with the Gemini Planet Imager: Dust around the Close-In Companion", accepted to ApJ Letters on July 24, 2014. Paper here
  • NCAD 5 happened at DTM this past July 8-9, 2014. It was a HUGE success!
  • UVa TUNA Lunch Talk on May 30, 2014
  • AMNH invited Colloquium on May 20, 2014
  • Harvard/CfA SSP seminar on May 19, 2014
  • GPI Early Science time awarded
  • Invited SPF seminar at STScI on Jan. 17, 2014.
  • "Does the Debris Disk around HD 32297 Contain Cometary Grains?", accepted to ApJ Jan. 13, 2014. Paper here 
  • Dissertation talk at AAS 223 (Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize)
  • Contributed talk at Subaru conference on planets and disks (Dec. 2013)
  • Invited Exoplanet Seminar at Goddard Space Flight Center on Nov. 12, 2013.
  • "Predictions for Shepherding Planets in Scattered Light Images of Debris Disks", accepted to ApJ Nov. 5, 2013. Paper here