Colloquia

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

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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 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