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CCU Lecture Series

Spring 2012

NRAO - Charlottesville Headquarters, Auditorium


Date

Lecture

Speaker

March 19, 2012

Using Spatial Information from Broadband Radio Astronomy Interferometry to Understand Interstellar Chemistry

Brooks Pate

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

University of Virginia

April 2, 2012

The Chemical Structure of Orion KL: A 2D Spectral Line Survey at 1mm

Chemical modeling of infrared dark clouds: the role of surface chemistry.

Nuria Marcelino, Postdoc NRAO

Tatiana Vasyunina, Postdoc in Chemistry,University of Virginia

April 16, 2012

TBD

TBD

April 30, 2012

TBD

TBD

Spring 2011

NRAO - Charlottesville Headquarters, Room 230

(Spring 2011 Lecture Schedule (PDF))

Date

Lecture

Speaker

March 23, 2011

Testing the Limits of Complex Organic Chemistry in the Interstellar Medium

Susanna Widicus Weaver

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Emory University

May 4, 2011

Excursions on high-dimensional potential energy surfaces

Joel Bowman

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry

Emory University

May 11, 2011

Gas Phase ion Chemistry - From the Laboratory to the Interstellar Medium

Veronica Bierbaum

Professor of Chemistry

University of Colorado, Boulder

CCU Lecture Series, Past Presentations

  • December 15, 2010

    "Laboratory Spectroscopy of Positive and Negative Ions"

  • Presentation via Video Conference by: Dr. Valerio Lattanzi, Post-Doctoral Assistant, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  • December 1, 2010

    "Surface Processes and the Formation of Molecules in the ISM"

    Presentation by: Dr. John T. Yates, Jr., Professor of Chemistry and Shannon Fellow, University of Virginia

  • November 10, 2010

    "The sub-mm J=5-6 line of 13CO in Orion"

    Presentation by: Dr. Thomas Wilson, Branch Head, Naval Research Laboratory

  • October 27, 2010

    "The Intersection of Organic Chemistry and Astrochemistry"

    Presentation by: Dr. Robert McMahon, Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • October 13, 2010

    "State-resolved THz Studies in the Gas and Condensed Phases"

    Presentation by: Dr. David Plusquellic, Research Physical Chemist, Optical Technology Division, NIST

  • April 28, 2010

    "Temperature and distribution of Large Molecules in TMC-1"

    Presentation by: Dr. Glen Langston, Research Scientist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

  • April 14, 2010

    "Plasma Interactions with Atmospheres and Surfaces"

    Presentation by: Dr. Bob Johnson, University of Virginia

  • March 17, 2010

    "A Laboratory Approach to the Study of Extraterrestrial Molecules in Icy Environments"

    Presentation by: Dr. Reggie Hudson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • January 22, 2010 (CCU-sponsored speaker for UVA Chemistry Department Seminar Series)

    "Reaction Dynamics in Extreme Environments: Titan's Atmosphere as a Case Study"

  • Presentation by: Dr.Ralf Kaiser, Professor of Chemistry, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

  • January 21, 2010 (CCU-sponsored speaker for UVa/NRAO Colloquium Series)

    "On the Chemical and Astrobiological Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects"

  • Presentation by: Dr.Ralf Kaiser, Professor of Chemistry, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

  • January 12, 2010

    "The Formation and Survival of Water in the Terrestrial-Planet Forming Zone"

    Presentation by: Dr. Edwin Bergin, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Michigan

  • December 15, 2009

    "Making a Legacy"

    Presentation by: Dr. Harold Butner, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University

  • December 1, 2009

    "Theoretical Models of Astrochemical Processes"

    Presentation by: Dr. Steve Charnley, Physical Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • November 17, 2009 (CCU-sponsored speaker for UVa/NRAO Colloquium Series)

    "Observations and Laboratory Studies of Carbon's Evolution throughout the Galaxy"

  • Presentation by: Dr. Stefanie Milam, SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center

  • September 15, 2009

    "Interstellar Detection of CH2D+"

    Presentation by: Dr. Al Wootten, Research Scientist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

  • May 13, 2009

    "The Astrochemistry of Molecular Anions, from AGB Stars to Dark Clouds"

  • Presentation by: Dr. Martin A. Cordiner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • April 1, 2009

    "New Pathways for the Formation of Complex Organics and Prebiotic Synthesis in the Gas Phase, on Nanoclusters, and on Dust Grain Surfaces"

  • Presentation by: Dr. Samy El-Shall, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • January 22, 2009

    "Molecular Astrophysics with the Spitzer Space Telescope"

    Presentation by: Dr. David Neufeld, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

Click here for a printable pdf for 2009.