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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Seminar Series

Title: Studying Star Formation with SOFIA — Speakers:  Kimberly Ennico Smith & Harold Yorke — Abstract: SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, allows observations in the near to far infrared wavelength regime not possible from the ground. […]

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SS Division Update

Space Science & Astrobiology  Division Update Presented by: Steve Howell et al. When: Thursday, June 28 2018 Time: 1:30pm Location: N245 Auditorium  Reception to follow […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Special Seminar

Title: From Dynamos to Transits: Stellar Activity in an Exoplanet Context — Speaker: Mark Giampapa National Solar Observatory — Abstract: The dynamo generation of magnetic fields in the Sun and stars leads to a vast array of phenomena that span an enormous range of time scales from flare outbursts—the most violent explosions in our solar […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Special Seminar

Title: Shocked molecular gas and the origin of cosmic rays — Speaker: William Reach, Direct Science Mission Operations for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy — Abstract: When massive stars reach the end of their ability to remain stable with core nuclear fusion, they explode in supernovae that drive powerful shocks into their surroundings. Because […]

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SS weekly Highlight

Title: NASA ARC FINESSE team — POC: Jennifer Heldmann (SST) — Abstract: The NASA ARC-led FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) team, supported by NASA’s SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute), hosted a 1-day virtual meeting to highlight science and exploration research accomplishments from the past 4 years of the […]

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Space Science and Astrobiology Division – Seminar Series

Title: The hydrodynamics of intracellular macromolecular motion: Toward operational mastery of living cells — Speaker: Dr. Roseanna N. Zia,  Chemical Engineering, Stanford University — Abstract: Most representations of cellular behavior rely on underlying abstractions that result in models that do not account for how molecules are organized within cells. […]

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Space Science and Astrobiology Division – Seminar Series

Title: Engineering microbes to grow functional materials to design — Speaker: Tom Ellis, Associate Professor and Group Leader, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Department of Bio-engineering, Imperial College, London,UK  — Abstract: Synthetic biology applies the rules of engineering to the redesign and resynthesis of living cells. Over the past decade it has given us cells […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Title : Ames Volcanic Science Research Highlighted in EOS — POC: Jennifer Heldmann — Dr. Erika Rader (NPP, Code SST, Advisor Dr. Jennifer Heldmann) has conducted novel volcanic science experiments at the Syracuse Lava Project (SLP) which were recently highlighted in an article in EOS, the publication of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Title: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Interstellar Medium: Observational, Experimental and Computational Tools — Dr. Christiaan Boersma (SSA) will lecture at the weeklong Summer school titled “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Interstellar Medium: Observational, Experimental and Computational Tools” (pahschool2018.strw.leidenuniv.nl), which starts April 1st in Les Houches, a commune in the French Alps famously known for […]

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