Astrobiology Seminar: Fall 2014

Monday's 3:00-4:00pm in Physical Science Building 211 (seminar room of the Astrobiology Institute)
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# Date Speaker Topic Note
1 Aug 25 Brant Jones (astrochemistry)  
2 Sep 01 no seminar - Labor Day
3 Sep 08    
4 Sep 15 Jason Leigh (visualization cave)  
5 Sep 22    
6 Sep 29 Bo Reipurth Freefloating Planets  
7 Oct 06    
8 Oct 13 Svetlana Berdyugina (astronomy)  
9 Oct 20    
10 Oct 27    
11 Nov 03    
12 Nov 10   DPS
13 Nov 17    
14 Nov 24    
15 Dec 01    
16 Dec 08    

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Previous Semesters

Spring 2014

# Date Speaker Topic Note
1 Jan 13 no seminar - Winterschool
2 Jan 20 no seminar - MLK Day
3 Jan 27      
4 Feb 03 Norbert Schorghofer Water on Mercury and the Moon  
5 Feb 10 Rich Gazan Visualizing Interdisciplinary Science  
6 Feb 17 no seminar - President's Day
  Feb 20 Michal Drahus (Caltech) The Mega Outburst of Comet Holmes Thu
7 Feb 24 Simon North (TexasAM) Roaming in the Dark: Solving the Complex Atmospheric Photochemistry of the Nitrate Radical  
8 Mar 03 Lydia Hallis The Origin of Earth and Mars Water: Hydrogen Isotope Ratios  
9 Mar 10 Jeff Gillis-Davis Explaining the Sulfur Depletion on Eros and Why S-type asteroids Space Weather More Like Mercury than V-type asteroids  
10 Mar 17 no seminar - LPSC week
  Mar 24 no seminar - Spring Break
11 Mar 31 Larry Denneau Observational Evidence for Spin-Up as the Dominant Source of Catastrophic Disruption of Small Main Belt Asteroids  
12 Apr 07 Hsin-Fang Chiang Submillimeter Observations of Embedded Protostars  
13 Apr 14 William Welsh (SDSU) Circumbinary Planets in the Habitable Zone  
14 Apr 21 Grieg Steward Tracking Tiny Giants to the Edge of Life  
15 Apr 28 no seminar
16 May 05 Robinson, Gasda, Ansdell Current Research by Graduate Students  

Fall 2013

# Date Speaker Topic Note
1 Aug 26 Ian S. Morrison Efficient interstellar communications and implications for SETI  
2 Sep 02 no seminar - Labor Day
3 Sep 09 Karen Meech Comet C/2012 ISON - Comet of the Century?  
4 Sep 16 Alexandre B. Souza Processing of frozen surfaces in the solar system: Enceladus
5 Sep 23 Huei-Ting Lin Biogeochemistry of basement fluids from the sediment-buried Juan de Fuca Ridge Flanks
6 Sep 30 Sara Rutter Managing your data for re-use, discoverability, and citations  
7 Oct 07 Kim Binsted The next three HI-SEAS missions: crew roles and cohesion over long durations?  
8 Oct 14 Rich Gazan & Lisa Miller Document clustering and visualization to support interdisciplinary collaboration  
9 Oct 21 Anthony Amend The molds that grow where no man has gone before: how biogeographic theory can put microbes on the map  
- Oct 23 Dennis Bodewits Vermin of the solar system: Swift observations of comets and asteroids Wed
10 Oct 28 Jilly, Khayat, Gowanlock Current research by graduate students  
11 Nov 04 Surajit Maity Reflectron time-of-flight mass spectroscopic detection of complex organic molecules in astrophysically relevant ices exposed to ionization radiation 3:15
12 Nov 11 no seminar - Veteran's day
13 Nov 18 Patricia Doyle Early onset of aqueous alteration  
14 Nov 25 Andrew Turner Toward the synthesis of alkylphosphonic acids and their role in astrobiology
15 Dec 02 Timm Riesen Short ISON update & Tools for handling and archiving data  
16 Dec 09 James Stephenson The first functional amino acid alphabet