Planetary Seminar / Journal Club Archive Page

This is the history page for the Planetary Group Seminar/Journal Club, giving a list of all the speakers we’ve had in previous semesters.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a summary of who has given presentations at this series.

 

# Date Who What
Fall 2016
#228 Dec. 2 Akbar Whizin Surface and Dust Properties of Comets – 67P’s view

(Bentley et al., 2016, NatureRoll et al., 2016, Icarus)

#227 Nov. 25 No meeting No meeting – Thanksgiving
#226 Nov. 18 Ryan Challener Exploring biases of atmospheric retrievals in simulated JWST transmission spectra

(Rocchetto et al., 2016, astro-ph)

Nov. 11 No meeting No meeting – Veteran’s Day
#225 Nov. 4 Stephanie Eckert Liquid Filled Canyons on Titan

(Poggiali et al., 2016, JGR, 43)

#224 Oct. 28 Wesley Chambers Constraints on the Microphysics of Pluto’s Photochemical Haze from New Horizons Observations

(Gao et al., 2016, Icarus, In press)

Oct. 21 No meeting No meeting – DPS
#223 Oct. 14 Leos Pohl Statistics of meteor showers
#222 Oct. 7 Zoe Landsman, Addie Dove,

Jullie Brisset, Jenna Crowell

CLASS/SSERVI trip the AOGS conference in Beijing
#221 Sep. 30 Dan Britt Geology of Iceland
#220 Sep. 23 Stephanie Jarmak Failed Growth at the Bouncing Barrier in Planetesimal Formation

(Kruss et al., 2016, arXiv:1609.00501)

#219 Sep. 16 Matthew Pasek

(USF Geosciecnes)

Phosphorus in Planet Formation
#218 Sep. 9 Jurgen Blum

(TU Braunschweig)

The Regolith Story
#217 Sep. 2 Gal Sarid

(+ freeform)

Introduction, logistics, SpaceX’s exploding rocket
Spring 2016
#216 Apr 22 Leos Pohl Asteroid Update from LPSC
#215 Apr 15 Zoe Landsman Evidence for primordial water in Earth’s deep mantle

(Hallis et al., 2015, Science, 350, 6262, pp. 795-797)

#214 Apr 8 Andrew Foster Atmospheric, Orbital, and Eclipse Depth Analysis
of the Hot Jupiter HAT-P-30-WASP-51Ab
#213 Apr 1 Joe Donoghue Anthropocene for all

Humans, anthropogenic change, and the Anthropocene (Braje & Erlandson 2013

The cost of living in the Anthropocene (Gillings & Hagan-Lawson 2014)

Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature? (Steffen et al. 2007)

Are we now living in the Anthropocene? (Zalasiewicz et al. 2008)

#212 Mar 25 Stephanie Eckert Remote sensing evidence for an ancient
carbon-bearing crust on Mercury(Peplowski et al. 2016, Nature Geoscience)
#211 Mar 18 Gal Sarid New Horizons and the Pluto system:

Top new results

#210 Mar 4 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#209 Feb 26 Julie Brisset Studying planet formation on the ISS:
results of the NanoRocks experiment
#208 Feb 19 Stephanie Jarmak Moon Zoo citizen science project

(Bugiolacchi et al., 2016, Icaus)

#207 Feb 12 Jim Cooney The chirping of gravitational waves
#206 Feb 5 Joe Harrington et al. AAS 227 exoplanet showdown II
#205 Jan 29 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#204 Jan 22 Joe Harrington et al. AAS 227 exoplanet showdown
Fall 2015
#203 Dec 4 Phil Metzger 3D Additive Manufacturing in Space
Nov 27 no meeting no meeting – Thanksgiving
#202 Nov 20 Sally Blumethal Formation of amino acids in Titan’s atmosphere
Nov 13 no meeting DPS
#201 Nov 6 various Students Practice DPS presentations
 #200 Oct 30 Em Delarme A disintegrating minor planet transiting a white dwarf
#199 Oct 23 Ryan Challener Transmission spectrum of a cold gas giant
#198 Oct 16 (freeform) Discussion of strange Kepler signal and Cassini images
#197 Oct 9 (freeform) Discussion of recent discovery selections
#196 Oct 2 Andrew Foster Recent Salt Water Discovery on Mars
#195 Sep 25 Jenna Jones New Images and Science from New Horizons
#194 Sep 18 Wesley Chambers Research from NASA LaRC Summer Internship
#193 Sep 11 (freeform) Discussion of new results from New Horizons and Rosetta
#192 Sep 4 Leos Pohl Cross-country adventures and Free-form discussion
Spring 2015
#191 Apr 24 Eric Ford (PSU) Insights into Planet Formation
from the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems
#190 Apr 17 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#189 Apr 10 Jasmina Blecic False Positive Biosignatures in Exoplanetary Atmospheres
#188 Apr 3 Boris Galperin (USF) Anisotropic turbulence and zonal jets on giant planets,
in the ocean and in a laboratory
#187 Mar 27 Akbar Whizin Jupiter’s Decisive Role
in the Inner Solar System’s Early Evolution
#186 Mar 20 Patricio Cubillos Possible Role of GRBs on Life Extinction in the Universe
Mar 13 no meeting spring break
#185 Mar 6 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#184 Feb 27 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#183 Feb 20
(PS 161)
Charles Schambeau Overview of the First Published Results from the Rosetta Mission
#182 Feb 13 Zoe Landsman Mars Methane Detection and Variability at Gale Crater
#181 Feb 6 Gal Sarid Things That Go Whack & Oomph in the Night:
Ideas about Collisional Processing
Near (Mercury’s Formation) and Far (Icy Planetoids)
#180 Jan 30 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#179 Jan 23 Basmah Riaz
(U.Maryland)
Cometary Dust Composition Signatures
in Circum(sub)stellar Disks
#178 Jan 16 Daniel Angerhausen
(NASA/GSFC)
Exoplanet Spectrophotometry
(from Ground-, Airborne- and Space-based Observatories)
Fall 2014
#177 Nov 21 Philip Metzger The Mystery of the Surveyor III Dust Deposits
Nov 14 no meeting DPS
#176 Nov 7 various Preview of DPS Presentations
#175 Oct 31 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#174 Oct 24 Dan Durda (SwRI) More Results on Impacts, Cratering, and Debris
#173 Oct 17 Jenna Jones Perturbation of the Mars Atmosphere by
the Near-Collision with Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
#172 Wed Oct 8
(11am, Room 445)
Kunio Sayanagi
(Hampton U.)
Hexagon and Polar Vortex: Observing Saturn’s
Northern High Latitudes from NASA’s Cassini Orbiter
#171 Oct 3
(Room 248)
(freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#170 Sep 26
(Room 248)
Yan Fernandez Comet 67P: Up Close and Personal
#169 Sep 19 Tracy Becker Plate Tectonics on Europa
#168 Sep 12 Julie Brisset Studying Planet Formation in Microgravity Experiments
#167 Sep 5 Vishnu Reddy (PSI) (Meet and Greet with Students)
Spring 2014
#166 Apr 18 Javier Licandro
(IAC)
Are Comets the Asteroids in
Cometary Orbits?
#165 Apr 11 Charles Schambeau The Nucleus of Comet 29P
#164 Apr 4 various Recent News:

New Detached Object, Asteroidal Rings, CMB Polarization

#163 Mar 28 Thomas Statler
(UMd. & OU)
What Every Astronomer Should Understand About the NSF
#162 Mar 21 Jürgen Blum
(TU Braunschweig)
Comets Formed In Solar-Nebula
Instabilities
#161 Mar 14 Mehmet Yesiltas The Sutter’s Mill Meteorite
Mar 7 no meeting spring break
Feb 28 no meeting event cancelled
#160 Feb 21 Ellen Howell
(Arecibo Obs.)
Radar Observations of Asteroids
#159 Feb 14 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#158 Feb 7 Nate Lust Asteroid 2577 Litva
#157 Jan 31 Peter Brown (UWO) Global Airburst Detection
#156 Jan 24 various Water on Ceres
#155 Jan 17 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Fall 2013
#154 Nov 22 Tracy Becker Plume Activity and
Tidal Stresses on Enceladus
#153 Nov 15 Patricio Cubillos A Rocky Composition
for an Earth-sized Exoplanet
#152 Nov 8 Akbar Whizin Stability of Satellites in
Closely Packed Planetary Systems
#151 Nov 1 Charles Schambeau Activity in Comet 67P
#150 Oct 25 Zoe Landsman The Taxonomic Distribution of Asteroids
from Multiyear All-Sky Photometric Surveys
#149 Oct 21
(Monday)
(freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Oct 11 no meeting DPS
#148 Oct 4 various Preview of DPS Presentations
#147 Sep 27 Catherine Neish (FIT) Radar Love: Mini-RF Observes the Moon
#146 Sep 20 Mehmet Yesiltas Infrared Imaging Micro-Spectroscopy of
Meteorites with High Spatial Resolution
#145 Sep 13
(BA1 212)
(freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#144 Sep 6 Dan Britt How many hurricanes are normal?
The Atlantic hurricane record for the past 5000 years
#143 Aug 30 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Spring 2013
#142 Apr 19 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#141 Apr 11
(special day)
Geza Kovacs
(UND & Konkoly)
From Small Signals to Big Planets
#140 Apr 5 Nate Lust Traces of Ancient Lunar Water
#139 Mar 29 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#138 Mar 22 Phil Nicholson (Cornell) Saturn and Titan stellar and solar
occultations with Cassini-VIMS
#137 Mar 15
(PS248)
Emily Kramer Curiosity Finds Habitability
Mar 8 no meeting spring break
#136 Mar 1 Peter Thomas (Cornell) Eggs in Space: The Mysterious
Ring Arc-Embedded Moons of Saturn
#135 Feb 22 Dan Britt The Chelyabinsk Event
Feb 15 no meeting 2012 DA14 event
#134 Feb 8 Josh Colwell Of Horseshoes and Heliotropes:
Dynamics of Dust in the Encke Gap
#133 Feb 1 Ashley Espy Kehoe Constraining the cometary flux through the asteroid belt
during the late heavy bombardment
#132 Jan 25 George Hatcher Albedo and atmospheric constraints of dwarf
planet Makemake from a stellar occultation
#131 Jan 18 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Fall 2012
#130 Nov 30 William Reach (SOFIA) SMOG Check for Comets
Nov 23 no meeting holiday
#129 Nov 16 Adrienne Dove The Origin of Phobos Grooves from Ejecta Launched
From Impact Craters on Mars: Tests of the Hypothesis
#128 Nov 9 Akbar Whizin On the Formation of the Martian Moons
From a Circum-Martian Accretion Disk
#127 Nov 2 various Highlights from DPS, Part II
#126 Oct 26
in PS248
various Highlights from DPS
Oct 19 no meeting DPS
#125 Oct 12 various Preview of DPS Presentations
#124 Oct 5 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#123 Sep 28 Laura Seward Follow Your Curiosity
#122 Sep 21 Jarrad Pond Impacts on Jupiter
#121 Sep 14 Kelsey Hargrove Irradiation of Astronomical Ices
#120 Sep 7 Tracy Becker SHAPE Modeling of First Triple NEA 2001 SN263
#119 Aug 31 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Spring 2012
#118 Apr 20 Nate Lust A Thermodynamic and Mechanical Model for
Formation of the Solar System via 3-Dimensional
Collapse of the Dusty Pre-solar Nebula
#117 Apr 13 Todd Bradley Recent Results on Grains
#116 Apr 6 Patricio Cubillos Direct imaging of the planetary system HR 8799
#115 Mar 30 Jasmina Blecic Modeling Exoplanetary Atmospheres
#114 Mar 28 Drake Deming (UMd) Transiting Exoplanets: From Kepler to TESS
#113 Mar 27 Adrienne Dove (CU) Experimental investigations of lunar plasma and dust dynamics
#112 Mar 23 Travis Gabriel 21 Lutetia: The Rosetta Flyby
#111 Mar 16 Henry Hsieh (UH IfA) Activity in the Asteroid Belt:
Main-Belt Comets and Disrupted Asteroids
Mar 9 no meeting spring break
#110 Mar 2 Jarrad Pond 3D Simulations of Pillars Formation around HII Regions:
The Importance of Shock Curvature
#109 Feb 24 Noemi Rebeli Life & Light: Exotic Photosynthesis in
Binary and Multiple Star Systems
#108 Feb 17 Amanda Hendrix (JPL) Saturn’s Icy Moons: Understanding
the Effects of Exogenic Processes
#107 Feb 10 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#106 Feb 3 Jason Steffen (Fermilab) Cosmology Results from Kepler
#105 Jan 27 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#104 Jan 20 Humberto Campins Origin of Spacecraft-Accessible Near-Earth Asteroids
Fall 2011
#103 Nov 30 Mehmet Yesiltas Laboratory Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of Terrestrial Phyllosilicates
to Support Planetary and Astronomical Remote Sensing
Nov 23 no meeting holiday creep
#102 Nov 16 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#101 Nov 9 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#100 Nov 2 various Highlights from DPS, Part III
#99 Oct 26 Emily Kramer &

Humberto Campins

Highlights from DPS, Part II
#98 Oct 19 Emily Kramer Highlights from DPS
#97 Oct 12 Akbar Whizin Ocean-like Water in the Jupiter-family Comet 103P/Hartley 2
Oct 5 no meeting DPS
#96 Sep 28 various Preview of DPS presentations
#95 Sep 21 Laura Seward Plutonium for Peaceful Planetary Purposes
#94 Sep 14 Tracy Becker Formation of the Lunar Farside Highlnads
#93 Sep 7 Eric Robinett Recent Results from the Hayabusa Sample Return
#92 Aug 31 Yan Fernandez A Trojan for Earth, 2010 TK7
Spring 2011
#91 Apr 22 Stan Peale (UCSB) The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
#90 Apr 15 Jarrad Pond Impacts on Jupiter: Past and Present
#89 Apr 8 Jonathan Fortney (UCSC) Exoplanets
#88 Apr 1 Bob Macke Chondrites as Samples of Differentiated Planetesimals
#87 Mar 25 Eduardo Martín Inflated Hot Jupiters Do Not Require Inflated Physics
#86 Mar 18 Jim Cooney A Candidate Redshift z=10 Galaxy
Mar 11 no meeting spring break
#85 Mar 4 Rob French (SETI) Cupid is Doomed: The Instability of the Inner Uranian Satellites
#84 Feb 25 Kelsey Hargrove On the Puzzle of Space Weathering
Alteration of Basaltic Asteroids
#83 Feb 18 Jasmina Blecic Planetary Magnetospheres and Aurorae
#82 Feb 11 Robert Peale Far-IR Spectroscopy of Moon-Relevant Minerals
#81 Feb 4 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#80 Jan 28 Jessica Sunshine (U-Md) Water on the Surface of the Moon
#79 Jan 21 Bryce Bolin The Protoplanetary Disk Around the M4 Star RECX 5
Fall 2010
#78 Dec 3 Mitch Gordon (SETI) What’s New with PDS
Nov 26 no meeting holiday
#77 Nov 19 Emily Kramer Encounter with Comet Hartley 2
#76 Nov 12 Kevin Baillie The Occurence and Mass Distribution of Close-in
Super-Earths, Neptunes, and Jupiters
#75 Nov 5 Kevin Stevenson GJ 581g: Earth 2.0?
Oct 29 no meeting go to Star Formation Day instead
#74 Oct 22
(11-12)
Laura Seward Ganymede Interior, Surface, and Magnetosphere Observer
#73 Oct 15
(11-12)
Bryce Bolin On the Origin of South Polar Folds on Enceladus
Oct 8 no meeting DPS
#72 Oct 1
(11-12)
various Preview of DPS presentations
#71 Wed Sep 22

(special date)

Eduardo Martín Science with the GTC
#70 Sep 17 Dave Jewitt (UCLA) Three Freaks of the Solar System (And Why They Matter)
#69 Sep 10 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#68 Sep 3 Humberto Campins The Main-Belt Origin of NEA 1999 RQ36, and
More Ice and Organics on Asteroids: 65 Cybele
#67 Aug 27 Bryce Bolin Geology of the Selk crater region
on Titan from Cassini VIMS observations
Spring 2010
#66 Apr 23 Bob Macke Characterization of Meteorite Structure and Porosity
#65 Apr 16 Rachel Stevenson (UCLA) The Aftermath of the Comet Holmes Outburst
Apr 9 no meeting distinguished speaker meeting preempts
#64 Apr 5 Hannah Jang-Condell (UMd) Catching Planet Formation in the Act:
Connecting Protoplanetary Disk Theory to Observations
#63 Apr 2 Ryan Hardy On the Orbit of Exoplanet WASP-12b
#62 Mar 26 Nate Lust Compressed sensing
#61 Mar 19 Akbar Whizin Stable and habitable systems with two giant planets
Mar 12 no meeting spring break
#60 Mar 5 Florian Rodler (IAC) The Search for Planets Around Low-Mass Stars:
An Introduction to Radial Velocity Technique
in the Near-Infrared
#59 Feb 26 Patricio Cubillos An Infrared Spectroscopic Search of the Exoplanet HD 217107b
#58 Feb 19 Mercedes López-Morales

(CIW)

Ground-based Studies of Exoplanet Atmospheres
Feb 12 no meeting program review preempts
#57 Feb 5 Phil Chamberlin (GSFC) The Solar Dynamics Observatory, Studying the Sun
and its Influence on Other Bodies in the Solar System
#56 Jan 29 Robert French (SETI) The Brightening of Saturn’s F Ring
#55 Jan 22 Emily Kramer 2008 TC3, A Small Object that May Help
to Answer Big Questions
#54 Jan 15 Bryce Bolin Detectability of Oort cloud objects using Kepler
Fall 2009
#53 Dec 4 Ashely Espy (UF) Dynamics of Asteroidal Structure in the Zodiacal Cloud
Nov 27 no meeting holiday
Nov 20 no meeting schedule conflict
#52 Nov 13 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#51 Nov 6 Richard Eastes The short-term relationship between solar soft
X-ray irradiances and equatorial total electron content (TEC)
#50 Oct 30 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#49 Oct 23 Mark Swain (JPL) Exoplanet Spectroscopy: a bright present, a brilliant future
#48 Oct 16 Stuart Pilorz (SETI) Thermal Emission from Saturn Ring Particles
Oct 9 no meeting DPS
#47 Oct 2 various UCF Presentations at DPS
#46 Sep 25 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#45 Sep 18 Dan Britt The Dar al Gani Meteorite Field
#44 Sep 11 Bob Macke Enstatite Chondrite Physical Properties
#43 Sep 4 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#42 Aug 28 Josh Colwell Science in a Suborbital Program
Spring 2009
#41 Apr 22 Nate Lust Significance Analysis of Asteroid Pairs
#40 Apr 15 Emily Kramer Infrared Studies of Cometary Gas
#39 Apr 8 Richard Eastes The Global-scale Observations of
the Limb and Disk (GOLD) Mission
#38 Apr 1 Eduardo Martin A Concept for an M Dwarf Planet Hunter
#37 Mar 25 Rohit Deshpande Lithium: A Litmus Test for Brown Dwarfs
#36 Mar 18 Yan Fernandez Some Unsolved Problems in Comets
Mar 11 no meeting spring break
#35 Mar 4 Kevin Baillie Did Saturn’s rings form during the Late Heavy Bombardment?
#34 Feb 25 various How to Write, Read, and Judge an Observing Proposal
#33 Feb 18 Adam Burgasser (MIT) The Brown Dwarf-Exoplanet Connection
#32 Feb 11 Dan Britt Porosity in Asteroids
#31 Feb 4 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#30 Jan 28 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#29 Jan 21 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#28 Jan 14 Csaba Palotai Precipitation
Fall 2008
#27 Dec 1 Yan Fernandez Spins of Small MBAs
#26 Nov 17 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#25 Nov 10 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#24 Nov 3 Kelsey Hargrove Spectra in Spain
#23 Oct 27 Florian Rodler (IAC) The Search for Starlight Reflected from Hot Jupiters
#22 Oct 20 Michael Kelley Gemini Mid-IR Polarimetry of NGC 1068:
Polarized Structures around the Nucleus
Oct 13 no meeting DPS
#21 Oct 6 Kevin Stevenson Secondary Eclipse Photometry of GJ 436b
in Six Spitzer Channels
#20 Sep 29 Jim Cooney Cosmology and the LHC
#19 Sep 22 Bob Macke What I Did on My Summer Vacation
#18 Sep 15 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#17 Sep 8 Joe Harrington Photometry and Spectroscopy of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Spring 2008
#16 May 21 Kelsey Hargrove Infrared Spectra of Comet-Asteroid Transition Object
944 Hidalgo
#15 Apr 23 Nicolas Lodieu (IAC) UKIDSS Discoveries of Brown Dwarfs in
the Upper Sco OB Association and the Pleiades Cluster
#14 Apr 16 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
#13 Apr 9 Kevin Stevenson Pulsation Velocity Curves of Cepheid Variables
#12 Apr 2 Bob Macke Pre-Solar Grains in Meteorite Matrix
#11 Mar 26 Todd Bradley Mercury Exospheric and Surface Spectral Measurements
#10 Mar 19 (freeform) (An open discussion of various current topics)
Mar 12 no meeting spring break
#9 Mar 5 Yan Fernandez Shiny Trojans
#8 Feb 27 Nate Lust Old Observatory; New Technologies
#7 Feb 20 Josh Colwell Saturn’s Small Inner Satellites.
The Equatorial Ridges of Pan an Atlas
#6 Feb 13 Jim Cooney Measuring CMB Anisotropies:
WMAP Results and Planck Goals
#5 Feb 6 Mike Kelley Chondrule Formation and Early Solar System Mixing, or,
Why Did STARDUST Return So Little Star Dust?
#4 Jan 30 Jonathan Langton (UCSC) Atmospheric Dynamics on Unevenly Irradiated Jovian Planets
#3 Jan 23 Dan Britt Orbital Forcing and Global Climate
#2 Jan 16 Humberto Campins Marco Polo Mission and Proposed Work
#1 Jan 9 Joe Harrington A Painless (but Quantitative) Introduction
to Wavelets, with Planetary Examples

 



Stats on speakers through the 17th semester (Spring ’16; 216 events):

non-UCF UCF freeform
All Sems: 41 136 39
UCF
fac. res./
pdoc.
g.s. u.g. mult.
All Sems: 29.5 13 70.5 8 15