Colloquium Schedule

Spring 2022 colloquiua will be offered with some combination of in-person and remote colloquia. 

Our normal colloquium time is Friday at 3:15 in the Biology Annex (BX102) with refreshments at 3:00pm in the Astronomy Conference Room (AY 119). Currently, due to the COVID-19 precautions, we are currently meeting through zoom.

Contact Jon Holtzman (holtz at with questions or comments about the colloquium and to set up a date for a colloquium. 

Upcoming Spring 2022 Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Location / Zoom Link
Farhanul Hasan (NMSU) Dissertation Proposal:Unveiling Galaxy Evolution in Gaseous Ecosystems with Statistical and Visual Analysis

February 11, 2022 - 1:00pm
Ali Hyder (NMSU) Dissertation Proposal: Investigating the Vertical and Horizontal Dynamical Transport via Thermochemistry in Jupiter’s Atmosphere February 18, 2022 - 3:00pm BX102 and
Benne Holwerda (Louisville) Stellar Transmission, Absorption and Reddening from a Survey of Multiple Overlapping Galaxies (STARSMOG) February 25, 2022 - 3:00pm
Debanjan Sengupta (NMSU) Depletion of Moderately Volatile Elements by Open-System loss in the Early Solar Nebula March 4, 2022 - 3:15pm BX 102 and
Rachel Marra (NMSU) Dissertation Defense: An Observer’s Examination of the Circumgalactic Medium Using Cosmological Simulations  March 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Cheng Li (Univ of Michigan) Winds, Water and Weather of Jupiter’s atmosphere March 18, 2022 - 3:00pm
March 25, 2022 - 3:00pm
Oskar Elek (UCSC)

As Above / So Below: Learning from primitive intelligence in the quest for understanding the Universe's large scale structure


April 1, 2022 - 3:25 pm BX 102
Sarah Kovac (NMSU) Solar Wind Conditions During observations of Venusian Aurora April 6, 2022 - 1:30pm
Marco Stangalini (ASI Italian Space Agency) Resonant oscillations in sunspots April 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Teresa "Linda" Scholz Identifying and Understanding (the impact of) Explicit and Implicit Biases in the Sciences April 8, 2022 - 3:15pm BX 102
Michiel Lambrechts (Lund Observatory) Planet formation by pebble accretion April 22, 2022 - 9:00am
TBD April 29, 2022 - 3:00pm TBD

Previous Fall 2021 Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Location / Zoom Link
Emma Dahl, NMSU Ph.D Dissertation Defense:Color and Structure of Jupiter's Uppermost Cloud Deck During the Juno Era August 20th, 2021 - 3:00pm

BX 102

TBA August 27th, 2021 -  time



September 3rd, 2021 - time


September 10th, 2021 - time

Inclusive Astronomy Yearly Presentation

September 17th, 2021 - 3:15

BX 102
Jonathan Fortney, UCSC Beyond Equilibrium Temperature: The Atmosphere/Interior Connection in Transiting Giant Planets

September 24th, 2021 - 3:45
Rob Wittenmeyer, University of Southern Queensland MINERVA-Australis and SONG: Australia's new dedicated observatories

October 1st, 2021 - 3:15

BX 102


October 8th, 2021 - time

Jillian Bellovary (CUNY/AMNH) Seeking Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies

October 15th, 2021 - 3:15
Axel Brandenburg (Nordita) TBA

October 22nd, 2021 - 9:00am
Benjamin Rossenwasser (Wisconsin) The Physical Properties and Environments of Common Low-z OVI Absorbers

October 29th, 2021 - 3:15 pm
Anne Hedlund, NMSU Dissertation proposal:

November 2nd, 2021 - 3:00 pm
Kelly Sanderson, NMSU
Dissertation proposal: Characterizing the Extended Emission Line Regions and Activity Timescales of Type II AGN

November 5th, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Dr. Carlos J. Vargas,

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator Aspera SmallSat Mission

November 12th, 2021 - 3:15

To Be Announced

Oana Vesa, NMSU

Dissertation Proposal:

November 17, 2021 - 3:00
Matt Varakian Dissertation Proposal:

November 19th, 2021 - 2:00

BX 102 and

Dr. David O. Jones,

Einstein Fellow, UC Santa Cruz

If the SH0ES fit: Searching for New Physics with Local Measurements of the Hubble Constant

December 3rd, 2021 - 3:15 PM

BX 102

Previous Spring 2021 Zoom Colloquium:

Presenter Title Time Zoom Link
Caitlin Doughty Ph.D Dissertation Defense April 7th, 2021 - 12:00pm

Alec Herczeg Thesis Proposal April 9th, 2021 - 3:00pm

Helen Mason Sun Space Art April 16th, 2021 - 9:00am

Julie Imig Thesis Proposal April 16th, 2021 - 3:00pm

Jorge Moreno Spatially Resolved Galaxy Interactions April 23rd, 2021 - 3:00pm

Mariarita Murabito TBA May 7th, 2021 - 9:00am