Burgasser Thesis Statements

The Discovery and Characterization of Methane Bearing Brown Dwarfs and the Definition of the T Spectral Class

Dr. Adam J. Burgasser

Abstract

I present the discovery of 18 T dwarfs, brown dwarfs exhibiting CH4 absorption analogous to Gliese 229B, identified in the Two Micron All Sky Survey. Follow-up spectroscopic observations reveal the presence of strong H2O and CH4 bands in these objects, as well as broadened Na I and K I absorption in the red optical; fine lines of K I, Cs I, and Rb I; and FeH absorption at 9896 Angstroms. Three objects are analyzed in detail; the widely-separated companion brown dwarf Gliese 570D, the coolest known brown dwarf with Teff = 810±45 K; the active T dwarf 2MASS 1237+6526, whose unique and steady H alpha emission may be the result of Roche-lobe overflow accretion from a closely-separated companion; and 2MASS 0559-1404, the brightest T dwarf currently known, which appears to be overluminous but unresolved in HST images. The variation in spectral features amongst these objects and those identified by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have been used to derive a near-infrared spectral classification scheme, tied to the observed strengths of H2O and CH4 bands, color ratios, and K-band spectral morphology. The grid of subclasses segregates the currently known population into seven distinct groups, ranging from T1 V to T8 V. I show that the possible presence of CH4 in the L7 V DENIS 0205-1159AB argues for few subtypes between the latest known L dwarfs and the earliest T dwarfs. One peculiar object, 2MASS 0937+2931, has a highly suppressed K-band peak, likely due to increased H2 opacity in a high-gravity or low-metallicity atmosphere. Examination of absolute brightness and effective temperature across the L/T transition indicates rapid evolution of spectral features, possibly linked to heterogenous cloud coverage as condensibles rain out of the photosphere. Finally, I have used the T dwarf search samples to constrain the substellar field mass function. Through rigorous analysis of selection biases and Monte Carlo simulations, I show that my results are consistent with a power-law mass function scaling as 0.5 < alpha < 1.0, consistent with young stellar cluster surveys but significantly less than current estimates in the field.

Burgasser, A. J. 2001, Ph.D. Thesis, California Institute of Technology

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My thesis is a large document, so I've broken it up into the main text and separate Appendix. The latter is a collection of tables for the three main samples employed in my T dwarf search. If you intend to reference this document, please contact me beforehand, as there is a good chance the work may be published elsewhere.
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The Discovery and Analysis of a New Type of Wolf-Rayet Star
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Do Relative Inclinations of Young Binaries Affect Disk Lifetime?
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Sedimentary Central Mounds on Mars: Insights into the Ancient Martian Environment
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Nathan Dawson
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Novel Transition Metal Reconstructions: Nanometer-Scaled Templates for Devices
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University of California, Santa Cruz
Characterizing Exoplanets: Forward Models and Future Missions
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Understanding Solar System History and Evolution Through Asteroid Spectroscopy
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University of Michigan, Dearborn
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Time Travel Using Giant Mirrors
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An Analysis of Complex Craters on Mercury
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Lowell Observatory
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Laci Brock (Thesis Defense)
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To the Universe and Back: Increasing Earth and Space Science Literacy through a Deep Time Exhibition
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Michael Zeilnhofer (Thesis Defense)
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The Role of Volatiles in the Evolution of North-Central Arabia Terra, Mars
Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00 PM, Room 218.


Glenn Pagano (Thesis Defense)
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Reflective and Transmission Optical Metrology Using Two and Multiple Wavelength Phase Shift Interferometry
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Richard Green
Dept. of Physics, University of Arizona
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Weigang Wang
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Putting a Spin on the Next Generation of Transistors: The Application of Magnetic Nanostructures
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Joannah Hinz
MMT Observatory
The MMT Observatory: Current Capabilities and Plans Through 2015
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Max Plank Institute for Solid State Research
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2013-2014


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Interference Damping and Wave Packet Spreading in Quantum Reduced Trajectories.
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Thermal Vapor Deposition and Characterization of Polymer-Ceramic Nanoparticle Composite Thin Films and Capacitors
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Sarah Smith (Thesis Defense)
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Calibrating Emission Lines with Near Simultaneous Accretion Luminosities
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Eric Sheldrake (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Dual-Utility of Digital Holography & Epi-Fluorescence to Localize Cellular Nuclei
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Nathaniel Butler
ASU, Cosmology Initiative
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Landessternwarte Heidelberg
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Kevin Marvel
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David Brady
Duke University
Petapixel Photography and the Limits of Camera Capacity
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John Gibbs
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
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Richard Hatch
University of Texas at Austin
Band Structure, Quantum Confinement and Electron-Phonon Interactions in Advanced Functional Materials
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UofA
Computational Sensing and Imaging: A New Approach to Measurement Design
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City of Hope Medical Center
Novel Platforms for Detection of Blood-Based Biomarkers
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Maxim Sukharev
ASU
Nano-optics 101:  Why Do We Need This and Why Should We Care?
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Luca Giancardo
MIT
Machine Learning and Image Processing, an Introduction for Scientists
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2012-2013


Evan Bucklin (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Semiconductor Defect Inspection Using Digital Holographic Interferometry
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 103), Friday, May 3, 2013, 3:00 PM.


Arnaud Froidmont (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Upper Extremity Function in Sprint Running
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Joel Iwagoshi (Thesis Defense)
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Thermal Vapor Deposition and Characterization of Polymer - Ceramic Nanoparticle Thin Films and Capacitors
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Chris Mount (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Spatial, Temporal, and Inter-Annual Variability of the Martian Northern Seasonal Polar Cap
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Luqian Wang (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Properties of Debris Disks Around Stars Within 25pc of the Sun
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:00 AM.


Michael Cole (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Theoretical Model to Explain the Effects of Halide Ions on the Increase in Surfaced Enhanced Raman Spectral Intensity Over Time
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:00 PM.


Ryan McGuire (Thesis Defense)
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Near Infrared Reflectance and Compositional Analysis of Kuiper Belt Objects
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Johnny Hsu (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Investigation of the Relationship of Crater Depths And Diameters in Selected Regions of Mars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, April 22, 2013, 3:00 PM.


Ben Thiesing (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
High Temperature Measurements of Surface Changes In Metal Alloys Using Digital Holography
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Nicole Karnath (Thesis Defense)
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Orbital Parameters for Two Young Spectroscopic Binaries
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Nicole Karnath (Thesis Defense)
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Orbital Parameters for Two Young Spectroscopic Binaries
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Kirsten Milligan (Thesis Defense)
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Digital Hologr aphic Tomography for Biological Cellular Imaging
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Dicy Ann Saylor(Thesis Defense)
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The Ages of Nearby Stars
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Erik Asphaugh
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Late Origin of the Saturn System
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Plant Life in a Physical World
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Tom Acker
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Katrina Neitzel-McLaughlin (Thesis Defense)
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Predictive Temperature Equations for Three Sites at the Grand Canyon
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Chris Watchman
University of Arizona
Medical Physics Applications in Lung Cancer Radiotherapy
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Maggie Turnbull
Global Science Institute
Direct Imaging of Habitable Planets: Why, How, and Where?
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Michael Mueller and Michael Mommert
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Latest Results from ExploreNEOs: the Warm Spitzer Near Earth Object Survey
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Marlene Bamberg
DLR/Germany
Comparison of Floor Fractured Craters: A Case Study for Mars
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Alex Parker
Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics
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Eric Tse (NAU Physics & Astronomy Alumnus)
Stanford Linear Acclerator (SLAC)
Producing Coherent Photons--An Operator's Perspective
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2011-2012


Janalee Harrison (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
MULTI-FREQUENCY AND FULL POLARIZATION IMAGING OF ALGOL WITH THE VLBA
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 2:00 PM.


Christine Atkins (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Investigating Impact Crater Morphologies as Indicators of Volatiles in Arabia Terra, Mars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:30 AM.


Dary Ruiz-Rodriguez (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
RX J0513.1+0851 AND RX J0539.9+0956: TWO YOUNG, RAPIDLY ROTATING SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY STARS
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Brian Burt (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
The Mars Trojan Asteroids: Further Insights into Origins
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, April 19, 2012, 3:30 PM.


Gus Hart
Brigham Young University
A Random Walk Through Basic Biophysics
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, April 16, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Gary Bowman
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Einstein and Mysticism
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, March 26, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Keir Leos (Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Laboratory Studies of Isotope Enriched Ices
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NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Clemens Heske
UNLV
Using Soft X-rays to Look into (buried) Interfaces of Energy Conversion Devices.
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Public Lecture
Arizona State University
Postcards from Mars: Using Rovers to Explore the Mysteries of the Red Planet
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:30 PM.


Jim Bell
ASU
Mars Exploration Rovers: Overview of Geologic, Geochemical, and Mineralogic Results
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, February 20, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Hilke Schlichting
UCLA/CalTech
Recent Insights into Planet Formation
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, February 13, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Sebastien Dryepondt
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Determination of Alloys Durability Based on Mechanical and Oxidation Resistance
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, February 6, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Daniel Apai
University of Arizona
Exploring New Worlds: Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, January 30, 2012, 4:00 PM.


Sasha Hinkley
California Institute of Technology
Comparative Exoplanetary Science Through Direct Imaging
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, January 23, 2012, 4:00 PM.


John Singleton
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Breaking the Universal Speed Limit: Emission of Radiation by Superluminal Sources in the Laboratory and the Observable Universe
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, November 21, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Josh Emery
University of Tennesse
Searching for Organics on Outer Main Belt Asteroids, Trojan Asteroids, and Kuiper Belt Objects
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, November 17, 2011, 4:00 PM.

 

2010-2011


Christopher Mann
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Real-Time 3D Measurements using Digital Holography
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Friday, June 24, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Dana Parsons
NAU Physics & Astronomy Thesis Defense
Real-Time 3D Measurements using Digital Holography
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, June 16, 2011, 9:30 AM.


Farida Selim
Washington State University
Study of Electronic and Photonic Materials by Positron Annihilation and Advanced Optical Spectroscopy Methods
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Roberto Ramos
Drexel University
Demonstration of Multiple Energy Gap Structure and Resonant Activation in Superconducting Magnesium Diboride
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Didier Saumon
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Clouds and Chemistry in Brown Dwarfs and Hot Young Planets
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Regina DeWitt
Oklahoma State University
Luminescence Dosimetry: From Ancient Settlements to Mars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Ben McMorran
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology,
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Demonstration and Application for Screw-Shaped Electrons
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Mike Brown
Cal. Tech.
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
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Johns Hopkins University
Hydrated Minerals, Ice and Organics on Asteroids
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, January 31, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Mark James
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Beyond the Submerged Lightbulb: Further Adventures in Optics
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, January 24, 2011, 4:00 PM.


Nadine Barlow
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Central Pit Craters on Mars and their Implications for Subsurface Ice
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 4:00 PM.

2009-2010


Peter Allen
Franklin and Marshall University
The Low-Mass End of the IMF and Star Formation: The Importance of Ultracool Dwarfs
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:00 PM.


Ethan Dolle
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Dark Matter: Origin and Detection
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, September 27, 2010, 4:00 PM


David Evans (Masters Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
NITROGEN-METHANE AND ARGON-METHANE ICE MIXTURES: A SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS WITH ASTRONOMICAL APPLICATIONS
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, September 20, 2010, 1:30 PM

2008-2009


REU 2010 Mini-Symposium
NAU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
REU Students Present their Results
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 9:00 AM


Edward Beshore
University of Arizona
Killer Asteroids and Exploding Stars - the Catalina Sky Survey and the Catalina Real Time Transient Survey
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, April 5, 2010, 4:00 PM


Peter Smith
Principal Investigator, Phoenix Mars Lander; Lunar Planetary Lab; University of Arizona
The Phoenix Mission and the Martian Arctic
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 145), Monday, March 29, 2010, 4:00 PM


David Koerner
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Sabbatical Reflections on an Astrobiology Textbook, a Creationist Debate, and Dust around Nearby Stars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:00 PM


NAU Physics & Astronomy Grad Students
Northern Arizona University
Graduate Student Colloquia
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 8, 2010, 4:00 PM


Timothy Newman
Center for Biological Sciences at Arizona State University
Modeling Discreteness and Stochasticity in Biology, with Applications to Embryo Development and Population Dynamics
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 4:00 PM


Elisabeth Adams
MIT
Searching for Exoplanets using Transit Timing
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, November 9, 2009, 4:00 PM


Peter Vadasz
NAU Mechanical Engineering
Weak Turbulence in Natural Convection in Porous Media (and the Collapse of the Wave Function)
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, October 12, 2009, 4:00 PM


Cristina Thomas
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Tracing Meteorite Source Regions Through Asteroid Apectroscopy
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, September 24, 2009, 4:00 PM


Stephen Maran
American Astronomical Society
Galileo to Hubble and Beyond
NAU Wettaw Lecture Hall (Bldg 88, Rm 139), Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:00 PM

2007-2008


Gary Bowman
NAU Physics & Astronomy
What is Decoherence, and Why Won't it Let Me Sleep at Night?
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, July 24, 2008, 2:00 PM


Sam Kim (Masters Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
LARGE DEBRIS DISK CENSUS WITHIN 25 PC
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:00 PM


Keith Wood (Masters Thesis Defense)
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Common Proper Motion and Color-Magnitude Search for Companions to Nearby Stars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 12:00 PM


David E. Trilling
University of Arizona
Characterizing Planetary Systems --- Ours and Theirs --- with the Spitzer Space Telescope
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 4:00 PM


Yancy Shirley
University of Arizona
Developing an Evolutionary Sequence for the Earliest Stages of Star Formation
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, March 6, 2008, 4:00 PM


Eric Mamajeck
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Where to Study Planet Formation? The Nearest, Youngest Stars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 4:00 PM


Angela Speck
University of Missouri
The Nature of Stardust: Astromineralogy and Circumstellar Dust Around Evolved Stars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 3, 2008, 4:00 PM


Nate McCrady
UCLA
Young Massive Clusters: Building Blocks of Galaxies
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, February 28, 2008, 3:00 PM


Rosemary Killen
University of Maryland
Mercury: The Exosphere
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 4:00 PM

2006-2007


Ralph V. Chamberlin
Arizona State University
Stretched Exponential Relaxation and NanoThermodynamics
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, April 16, 2007, 4:00 PM


Emmanuel Haven
University of Essex
Quantum Physics and Financial Economics: an Overview of Possible Connections
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 2 April 2007, 4:00 PM


Kingshuk Majumdar
Berea College
Ultracold Bosons in an Optical Lattice
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 4:00 PM


Ewelina Hankiewicz
Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
New Avenues to Computational Technology: Novel Spin Transport Effects at the Nanoscale
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 26 February 2007, 4:00 PM


Kristopher E. Andersen
Naval Research Laboratory
Nanoscale Collective Quantum Effects: Electric Polarization in Clusters and Thin Films
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Tuedsay, 20 February 2007, 4:00 PM


David Koerner
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Astrobiology Looks at Young Earth Creationism
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Monday, 15 February 2007, 7:30 PM


Keran O'Brien
NAU Physics & Astronomy
From Nuclear Tests to Cosmic Bombardment
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 12 February 2007, 4:00 PM


Kristin Klaybor
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Masters of Applied Physics Intern at Lowell Observatory
Seasonal Variability of the Albedo Spectra of Titan, Uranus, and Neptune
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 4:00 PM


Gary Bowman
NAU Physics & Astronomy
The Classical Limit and Decoherence in Bohm's Theory
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, 23 August 2006, 3:00 PM

2005-2006


Vidvuds Ozolins
UCLA
First-Principles Studies of Materials for On-Board Hydrogen Storage
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, April 13, 2006, 4:00 PM


Don Howard
University of Notre Dame
Einstein's Path to his Miracle Year, 1879-1905
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:00 PM


Don Howard
University of Notre Dame
Albert Einstein as a Philosopher of Science
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, April 3, 2006, 4:00 PM


Brother Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory Research Group
The Real Galileo Affair and its Effects on Church/Science Relations
Monday, March 27, 2006, 7:00 PM


Brother Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory Research Group
Meteorite Porosity and Asteroid Structure: Are Asteroids Fluffy?
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 27, 2006, 4:00 PM


Ralph Baierlein
NAU Physics & Astronomy
The Many Faces of E=mc2
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 13, 2006, 4:00 PM


Gus Hart
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Evolutionary Approach for Determining First-principles Model Hamiltonians
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, March 6, 2006, 4:00 PM


Nadine Barlow
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Secondary Cratering on Mars: Implications for Surface Ages and Martian Meteorites
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, February 20, 2006, 4:00 PM


Poul Jessen
University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center
A Brief Introduction to Quantum Information and Computation
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, February 6, 2006, 4:00 PM


Gary Miller
Naval Research Laboratory
NAU Physics & Astronomy Alumnus

Fabrication and Characterization of Specialized Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, December 5, 2005, 4:00 PM


Oriana Bretschger
University of Southern California
Dept. of Materials Science and Geobiology
NAU Physics & Astronomy Alumna

Microbal Fuel Cells: Power, Performance Factors and Microbal Physiology
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, December 5, 2005, 3:00 PM


Gary Bowman
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Gedanken Experiments and the Relativity of Simultaneity
A Physical and Personal Perspective on Albert Einstein and Time

NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 14 November 2005, 4:00 PM


Stuart Lindsay
Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
What Can a Physicist Contribute to Biology
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, October 31, 2005, 4:00 PM


Ned Wright
UCLA Physics & Astronomy
What's New In Cosmology
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 17 October 2005, 4:00 PM


Erich Varnes
University of Arizona, Dept. of Physics
Searching for New Physics at High Energy
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, October 3, 2005, 4:00 PM


Stephen Tegler
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Physical Properties of Kuiper Belt Objects
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, September 26, 2005, 4:00 PM


Reinhold Rennekamp
University of Applied Sciences, Dresden
Analytical Electron Microscopy
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, September 22, 2005, 4:00 PM


Gus Hart
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Ordering Tendancies in the Binary Alloys of Rh, Pd, Ir and Pt
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 12 September 2005, 4:00 PM

2004-2005


Alan B. Whiting
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Results of the Local Group Dwarf Hunt
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Friday, 22 April 2005, 4:00 PM


Gary Schmidt
University of Arizona
Cooking With Gauss: The Designer Kitchen of Magnetic Funnels and Siphons In Close Binary Systems
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Monday, 18 April 2005, 4:00 PM


Fiona Hoyle
Widener University
Voids and Void Galaxies in Redshift Surveys
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Monday, 28 February 2005, 4:00 PM

2003-2004


Nancy Currie
NASA Astronaut
Free Public Lecture
NAU Wettaw Building (Bldg 88, Rm 110), Friday, 25 June 2004, 7:30 PM


Ranabir Dutt
Visva Bharati University, India
SUSY QM - A Novel Factorizatoin Method in Quantum Mechanics
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 24 June 2004, 4:00 PM


James P. Lewis
Brigham Young University
Dynamically Amorphous Character of Electronic States in DNA:
Does DNA make a good molecular wire?

NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 233), Tuesday, 13 April 2004, 4:00 PM


Larry Soderblom
USGS
Robot Geologists on Mars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 4 December 2003, 6:00 PM
(Pizza & Soda at 5:30 PM)


Volker Blum
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The Cluster Expansion Method: Accurate Energetics for 2N Atomic Configurations on a Lattice
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Friday, 5 September 2003, 3:00 PM

2002-2003


Lawrence H. Tanner
Bloomsburg University
Late Triassic Impacts and Extinctions: Sudden Death or Slow Agony?
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Friday, 7 March 2003, 4:00 PM


David Cole
Northern Arizona University
Of What Value is Physics Education Research? A Vision!
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 4:00 PM


Rudy Sirochman
University of Southern Mississippi
Physics and Science Education Research Illustrated Through Three Projects
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 10 February 2003, 4:00 PM


Richard Shand
NAU
Are There Halophilic (Salt-Loving) Microorganisms on Mars?
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Friday, 7 February 2003, 4:00 PM


Ching-Tang Liu
Temple University
Quantitative Reasoning-Based Science Curriculum in Middle Schools: Is it possible?
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, 6 February 2003, 4:00 PM


Mark James
Kansas State University
Learner-Generated Analogies as Pedagogical Tools for Conceptual Change
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 3 February 2003, 4:00 PM


Stephen C. Tegler
NAU
On The Ragged Edge
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 23 January 2003, 6:00 PM


Nadine Barlow
NAU
Impact Craters as Indicators of Water on Mars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Friday, 17 January 2003, 4:00 PM


Robert D. Young
Illinois State University
Physics and Protein Science
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 25 November 2002, 4:00 PM


James Head
Raytheon
Hydrocode Simulations of the Fragmentation and Ejection of Lunar and Martian Meteorites
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Friday, 1 November 2002, 4:00 PM


Bryan Bates
Coconino Community College
Archeo-Astronomy
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 17 October 2002, 5:30 PM
(Sponsored by the Northern Arizona Astronomy Association)

2001-2002


Ed Anderson
NAU
Helioseismology
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 18 April 2002, 6:00 PM


Eileen V. Ryan
New Mexico Highlands University
Catastrophic Collisions: The Formation of Asteroid Families
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Thursday, 4 April 2002, 4:00 PM


David Koerner
University of Pennsylvania
Searching for Giant Planets around Red and Brown Dwarfs
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Monday, 1 April 2002, 4:00 PM


Angela Speck
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
The Life Cycle of Dust: Birth Around Evolved Stars
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, 28 March 2002, 4:00 PM


William Romanishin
University of Oklahoma
Quasars: The Brightest Lights in the Universe
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Friday, 1 February 2002, 4:00 PM


William Romanishin
University of Oklahoma
Out Past Neptune: Exploring a Newly Discovered Region of the Solar System
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Thursday, 31 January 2002, 4:00 PM


David Koerner
University of Pennsylvania
Habitability in the Cosmos
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Tuesday, 29 January 2002, 3:00 PM


David Koerner
University of Pennsylvania
Extra-Solar Rings and the Disk Planet Connection
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Monday, 28 January 2002, 4:00 PM


Nadine Barlow
University of Central Florida
How to Select A Great Landing Site on Another World
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Friday, 25 January 2002, 3:00 PM


Nadine Barlow
University of Central Florida
Solis Planum, Mars: The "Oasis Hypothesis" Revisited
NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg 18, Rm 135), Thursday, 24 January 2002, 4:00 PM


Alice Bean
University of Kansas
Experimental Particle Physics with the D0 Detector at Fermilab
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Tuesday, 20 November 2001, 4:00 PM


Nicholas Devereux
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A Decade of Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 15 November 2001, 6:00 PM
(Sponsored by the Northern Arizona Astronomy Association)


Alex Umantsev
NAU Physics & Astronomy
Dendritic Structure: A New Paradigm in the Physics of Complex Systems
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, 15 November 2001, 4:00 PM


Nestor J. Zaluzec
Argonne National Laboratory
TelePresence Collaboration: Evolving a New Paradigm for Conducting Research and Education
NAU Cline Library (Sceening Rm A), Friday, 19 October 2001, 11:00 AM
(Joint ITS and Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium)


Russ Lavery
NAU
Gravitational Lensing Due to Large Objects in the Universe
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 218), Thursday, 18 October 2001, 6:00 PM
(Sponsored by the Northern Arizona Astronomy Association)


Nestor J. Zaluzec
Argonne National Laboratory
From Ants to Atoms: Introduction to and Applications of Electron Microscopy
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Thursday, 18 October 2001, 4:00 PM


Gus Hart
NAU
Computer-based Alloy Modeling and Design
NAU Physical Sciences (Bldg 19, Rm 321), Monday, 15 October 2001, 4:00 PM

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