Wednesday, September 20

Astrophysics Seminar
4:00PM, SERF
History, Science & Discovery At The Arecibo Observatory
Joan Schmelz, Arecibo Observatory Deputy Director, Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

Wednesday, September 27

Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
4:00PM, Mayer Hall 4322 (Mayer Room)
Eve Lee. Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Calteach, Abstract: TBD
Astrophysics Seminarpuffs And Ultra-Short Period Planets
4:00PM, SERF 383
Abstract: The Riddle Posed By Super-Earths Is That They Are Not Jupiters: Their Core Masses Are Large Enough To Trigger Runaway Gas Accretion, Yet Somehow Super-Earths Accreted Atmospheres That Weigh Only A Few Percent Of Their Total Mass. In This Talk, I Will Demonstrate That This Puzzle Is Solved If Super-Earths Formed Late, In Environments Akin To The Inner Cavities Of Transitional Disks. Super-Puffs Present The Inverse Problem Of Being Too Voluminous For Their Small Masses. I Will Show That Super-Puffs
Eve Lee, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Caltech, Formation of Close-in Super-Earths, Super-puffs and Ultra-Short Period Planets