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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Materials Engineering Thesis Defense (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Graduate student Mark L. Henry will present and defend his master's thesis in the Materials Engineering Department. His talk is "Visual and Dynamic Conductivity Studies of Lapronite® Hydrogels." 8 a.m. in the Materials Conference Room, Jones 106.

Earth and Environmental Science Seminar (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Jay Quade is a professor of soil geochemistry with the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona He is the guest speaker for the Earth and Environmental Science Department seminar. His talk is titled "The Atacama Desert: The Geologic Evolution of the World's Driest Region." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Minnie Mao, a post-doctoral researcher at the NRAO, will present the Physics Department seminar. Her talk is titled, "Here be Spiral DRAGNs." In the local universe, large-scale double-lobed radio sources are almost always hosted by elliptical galaxies. This is consistent with leading galaxy formation models that suggest both elliptical galaxies and extended radio sources are the result of mergers. These models do not allow for spiral galaxies to host large-scale double-lobed radio sources. However, to-date, four such sources have been observed to exist in the local Universe. We call these sources "spiral DRAGNs". In this talk, Mao will describe the current understanding of spiral DRAGNs, and discuss their role in galaxy formation. 11 a.m. in Workman 101. 

LGBT Support Group (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

LGBT student support group hosted by QuASAR. Located in Jones Annex 108, the conference room. Join us for coffee and conversation.

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