March 7, 2017
Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series
Joel Kastner, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and current Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow at DTM, will lead a workshop* titled "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal" at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series.
Kastner received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990. He recently joined the AAS Committee on Employment, whose charge is to facilitate the professional development and employment of astronomers at all career stages and on all career paths, and to promote balance and fairness in the job market. His sabbatical year started with a two month residency at IPAG in Grenoble, as well as a month-long visit of the Arcetri Observatory in Florence.
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served before the workshop at 1:30 p.m.
*This workshop is open to Carnegie personnel only.
March 16, 2017
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Sharon Xeusong Wang
Sharon Xeusong Wang, a postdoctoral fellow at DTM, will give a talk titled "Finding Terrestrial Exoplanets with Precise Radial Velocities" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Greenewalt Auditorium as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.
Wang received her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, in 2016. Her primary research interest is in detecting rocky exoplanet using radial velocities (RVs). Such detections require high RV precision, especially for rocky planets in the Habitable Zone of Sun-like stars (< 1 m/s). Wang works on pushing the RV limit beyond the current 1-2 m/s level, which is set by limitations in instrumentation, data analysis, and the understanding of astrophysical noise.
Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.