May   2018 - DTM Online Newsletter
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Dr. Eric Isaacs Named 11th President of The Carnegie Institution for Science

2018 BBR Poster Gathering 

Postdoc Spotlight: 
Anaïs Bardyn

Q&A: The Milky Way As You've Never Seen It



Job: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cosmochemistry


Steve Shirey participated in the Thomas Jefferson Symposium to Advance Research (tjSTAR) held on May 30 . tjSTAR is an annual, day-long symposium at Thomas Jefferson High School, one of the nation's premier public high schools for science and technology located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The symposium is an opportunity to share student research projects and learn about future research opportunities and potential careers in science and technology. Shirey gave three lectures on diamonds and the geology of the deep Earth.
Jaehan Bae gave an invited seminar at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) on May 25 titled, "Rings, gaps, and spiral arms in protoplanetary disks."
Anaïs Bardyn gave an invited talk titled, "Composition of Dust at Comet 67P" at the Rosetta Science workshop held from May 28 to June 1 in Rhodes, Greece.

On May 2, Alan Boss presented a status update on the Astrobiology Science Strategy Committee to the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Following, Boss participated in the Telescope Assignment Committee meeting for Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory, held on May 3-4. Then, on May 7-11, Boss chaired the Independent Review Team's analysis of whether the WFIRST coronagraphic instrument is ready to proceed to the next phase (B) of development. The review was held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, CA. WFIRST is planned to be NASA's next large space telescope after JWST and is being developed for a launch in 2025.

On May 15, Boss participated in the third Carnegie Origins event at Carnegie HQ, and delivered the introductory remarks for the evening's program, "Are We Alone?". The event was filmed by a FORA TV crew and will be used to create a television program on the subject of the search for life beyond Earth. Also, on May 18, Boss acted as the local host for the second Chesapeake Bay Exoplanets meeting, held in the Greenewalt auditorium on the BBR campus. Around 70 exoplanet scientists attended the meeting.

Joyce Sim gave invited talks at University of Bergen, Norway on May 23, University of Mainz, Germany on May 28, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland on May 30. These talks were similarly titled, "Large scale organization of multiple melt focusing mechanisms in two-phase flow models of mid-ocean ridges."

Alycia Weinberger gave a Frontiers Lecture on May 14 at the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Called “Planetary Origin Stories,” the event blended lecture slides on a journey back in time to the origin of planets with a full-dome experience (thanks to support from Jackie Faherty, former DTM Hubble Fellow and current AMNH astrophysicist) that allowed us to virtually fly to nearby young stars.



June 7,  2018 @ 11 a.m.
Jaehan Bae // DTM

"Hunting Planets Around Young Stars in Formation"
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
June 21,  2018 @ 11 a.m.
Kathleen McKee // DTM

DTM Weekly Seminar Series
June 28,  2018 @ 11 a.m.
Meredith MacGregor  // DTM

"Debris Disks as Probes  of Planetary System Evolution"
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
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