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Colloquia for Spring 2018

Colloquia are held Fridays at 3pm in Planetary Hall 212

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Link
2 Feb Niel Brandt Penn State, Department of  Astronomy & Astrophysics A Good Hard Look at Cosmic Supermassive Black Hole Growth
9 Feb Robert Lee US Air Force DIY Exotic Physics Searches: Leveraging Non-Traditional Data Sources for Scientific Inquiry
16 Feb Eduardo López CDS, George Mason University Limited Path Percolation
23 Feb Eleanor Sayre Department of Physics, Kansas State University Measuring Equitable Participation in Undergraduate Science Classrooms
2 Mar Ramamurti Shankar Department of Physics, Yale University (CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER) Popular Lecture: From Zero to c in 60 Minutes: A Crash Course in Relativity
9 Mar Gregory Snyder Space Telescope Science Institute Uniting Surveys and Simulations to Explore Galaxy Evolution
16 Mar Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
23 Mar Tyrus Berry Department of Mathematical Sciences, GMU Forecasting without a model and with an imperfect model
30 Mar Jonathan Gagné Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington Isolated Planetary-Mass Objects
6 Apr Lucas Hunt United States Naval Observatory The Evolution Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies in COSMOS Between z~0.0-1.0
13 Apr David Straus Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, GMU
Diabatic Heating and the Tropical Forcing of Mid-Latitudes on Intra-Seasonal Time Scales: Observations and Modeling
20 Apr Greg Sullivan University of Maryland, Department of Physics Multi-messenger Astronomy and the South Pole IceCube Neutrino Detector
27 Apr Charles N. Arge NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Solar and Heliospheric Modeling and Forecasting
4 May Prabal Saxena NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland The History of the Sun is Probably Buried in the Lunar Crust: The Story of Sodium
11 May Divita Mathur Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC Special Bonus Colloquium! Note the special time and location: 3:30pm in Exploratory Hall 3301
DNA Self-Assembly: A Nanoscale Building Block for Bottom-up Fabrication