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Friday, November 22, 2013

Physics Department Dissertation Defense (Fri. 22 Nov, 2013 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Tyler McCracken, doctoral candidate in the Physics Department, will defend his dissertation, "Closing the Loop on the MRO Interferometer ICoNN Tracker." The heart of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) is the fringe tracker, or ICoNN, which is the instrument that pushes the interferometer’s limiting magnitude beyond the current state-of-the-art. For ground-based interferometers to continuously observe high contrast fringes, and be able to reliably form images, the effects of the turbulent atmosphere must be kept under control. The fringe tracker tracks the random, constantly-changing, path length variations between combination partners, keeping the entire interferometer in phase. McCracken will present the process in which the loop was closed on the ICoNN (Infrared Coherencing Nearest Neighbor) tracker, demonstrating its capability to track atmospheric-like perturbations.

Street Hockey (Fri. 22 Nov, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Street Hockey club invites anyone interested to join us for some friendly, no contact, street hockey fun! Even if you have never rollerbladed or played hockey before, come see what it is all about! Equipment is provided (limited stock) so you don't have to worry about buying your own. We play in the parking lot between Speare and MSEC. For more information email Jeff Lapierre at: jlapierr at nmt dot edu.

Robert Mirabal & The Jemez Pueblo Dancers (Fri. 22 Nov, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Performing Arts Series presents Robet Mirabal & The Jemez Pueblo Dancers, a two-time Grammy Award winner from Taos Pueblo with 10 singers/dancers/musicians from the Jemez Pueblo, performing the rare ceremonial buffalo, eagle, and rainbow dances of the Pueblo. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children and free for Tech students. 7:30 p.m. at Macey Center.

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