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View the Public Science Lecture Series.

 Unless otherwise stated, all colloquia are at 4pm on Fridays in room 140 OPS.

This semester colloquium will be hybrid (Zoom and 140 OPS). Please check your email for how to connect via Zoom.

Contact Dr. Lingam or Dr. Wilde if you want further information.

Fall 2021

October 8 - Dr. Levi Boggs (Georgia Tech)

Atmospheric Electricity: From Ground to Space


November 5 - Ms. Trupti Mahendrakar (FIT)

 Detecting and Localizing Objects in Space using Machine Vision for Space Debris Removal and On-Orbit Servicing


November 12 - Dr. Josh Mendez (U Oregon)

The Stability of electrostatic charge on suspended particles over long timescales


November 19 - Dr. Emily Rickman (STScI)

Direct imaging and spectral characterization of long period exoplanets and brown dwarfs


Monday November 22 (2pm) - Dr. Mia Bovil (TCU)

Ending the Cosmic Dark Ages: Exploring the First Stars with JWST


December 3 - Dr. Madhur Tiwari (FIT)

 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Near Asteroids


Spring 2022


January 14 - Glenn Knaust & Bill Fell (Sikorsky Aircraft)

Flying the Future: X2 Technology & the Future of Vertical Lift


February 18 - Dr. Markus Wilde (FIT)

From Senior Design to Vomit Comet: Designing & Testing a Robotic Farming System for Microgravity


February 25 - LCDR James Toomey (USCG)

History and Methonds of Celestial Navigation


Wed March 2 - Ms. Paola do Vale Pareira (MIT)

Small satellites and cryogenic ice melt probes: technologies that contribute to the search for life outside the Earth


Wed March 9 (2 pm) - Kevin Patrick Griffin (Stanford)

Near-wall modeling for eddy-resolving simulations of turbulent flows


Wed March 9 - Dr. Luis Henry Quiroga Nuñez (NRAO/UNM)

Studying the Milky Way stellar populations using multi-wavelength observations



Thu March 10 - Dr. Bagrat Mailyan (NYUAD)

Terrestial Gamma-ray Flash Research with Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor

Mon March 14 - Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti (RIT)

Measuring astrophysical accelerations: near & far


Tues March 15 - Dr. Yacine Haddad (CERN)

Testing the Standard Model using Vector Boson Scattering


Wed March 16 (2 pm, 144 OPS) - Dr. Rachael Filwett (U. Iowa)

Energetic Ions, from the Sun to the Earth, and Beyond


Wed March 16 (4 pm) - Dr. Junsoon Lee (GA Tech)

Finite Time Stability and Semistability with Application to Network Consensus


March 18 - Dr. Michael Kohl (Jefferson Lab/ Hampton)

Structure and Anomalies: Intersections between Old and New Physics


Mon March 21 - Dr. David Yu (Brown)

Searching for new physics with hadronic jets


Tues March 22 (202 OPS) - Dr. Howard Chen (GSFC)

Worlds Beyond: A Theoretical View of Extrasolar Planets in the Era of James Webb and Direct Imaging Missions


Wed March 23 - Dr. Matteo Cremenosi (Notre Dame)

Turning the LHC to the Dark Side: A Journey Through the Generic Way of Searching for Dark Matter at a Hadron Collider


Thur March 24 (137 OEC) - Dr. Eric Swenson (TBA)

Lessons Learned - Spacecraft Design, Build, and Test Capstone Sequence


Fri March 25 (144 OPS) - Dr. Shuo Zhang (Bard)

Hunting for Galactic PeVatrons


Fri March 25 (118 OEC) - Mr. Ed Kolano (Kolano Aeronautics LLC)

FAA, Military, & Amateur-Built Flight Testing Lessons Learned


Mon March 28 - Dr. Sofiane Bourouaine (APL)

On the Turbulence Characteristics of Field reversals (Switchbacks) Observed by Solar Parker Probe


Fri April 8 - Dr. Jeffrey Stuart (JPL)

Watching the SunRISE: Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment


Fri April 29 - Dr. Dhruva Kulkani (Berkeley Lab)

Star Stuff Meets Terrestrial Materials Experiments with Highly Charged Ions


Mon May 2 - Dr. Donald Warren (RIKEN iTHEMS)

Things that go bang in the night: Supernova, Gamma-ray Bursts and why yuou should care


Thu May 5 - Dr. Xiaosong Du (TBA)

Aerodynamic design optimization architectures enabled by machine learning and deep learning


Fri May 6 - Dr. Matthew Schulz (U Delaware)

Things that go bang in the night: Supernova, Gamma-ray Bursts and why yuou should care


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