Events

"Surveying nearby stars for planets"

Paul Butler

July 7, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Paul Butler

Paul Butler, staff scientist at DTM, will give a talk titled "Surveying nearby stars for planets" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Butler received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland in 1993. His research interests include observational astrophysics, stellar spectroscopy, precision Doppler instrumentation, extrasolar planets, Sun-like stars, supergiants and Cepheid variable stars

Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m. 

"Early crustal formation in the inner solar system: Identifying remnants of the primary crusts of the Moon, Mercury, and asteroid 4 Vesta with orbiting spacecraft"

Patrick Peplowski

June 30, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Patrick Peplowski

Patrick Peplowski, a staff scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will give a talk titled "Early crustal formation in the inner solar system: Identifying remnants of the primary crusts of the Moon, Mercury, and asteroid 4 Vesta with orbiting spacecraft" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in the Greenwalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series. 

Peplowski received his Ph.D. in physics at the Florida State University in 2009. His research interests include the formation and composition of planetary crusts, development of gamma-ray and neutron instrumentation, and experimental nuclear astrophysics. Recently, he has been using gamma-ray and neutron data from the MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, Dawn at Vesta encounter, and Lunar Prospector spacecraft to understand terrestrial planet formation and early evolution. 

Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.

"Flow paths and strain in a subduction wedge, Cascadia subduction zone, NW Washington State"

Christopher Thissen

June 23, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Christopher Thissen

Christopher Thissen, postdoctoral fellow at DTM, will give a talk titled "Flow paths and strain in a subduction wedge, Cascadia subduction zone, NW Washington State" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 23 June 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Thissen received his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from Yale University in 2016. His research interests include the link between fabric formation and seismic anisotropy, the development of preferred crystal orientations, natural deformation experiments, the tectonics and geodynamo of the Late Cretaceous, and the rheology of Earth materials over large spatial scales.

Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.

"The Search for Potential Habitable Worlds in Our Galaxy"

Ravi Kopparapu

June 16, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Ravi Kopparapu

Ravi Kopparapu, assistant research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland, will give a talk titled "The Search for Potential Habitable Worlds in Our Galaxy" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 16 June 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series. 

Kopparapu received his Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 2006. His research interests include extrasolar planets, habitability, atmospheric modeling and characterization, and planetary transit analysis. 

Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.

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