Boise State University Department of Physics
Seminar Series Presents:
Seminars are held on Fridays from 1:30–2:30PM in MPCB 108
Date Speaker Affiliation
9/1/2017 Physics Faculty Boise State University
9/29/2017 Bruce Miller Texas Christian University
10/6/2017 Hannah Jang-Condell University of Wyoming
10/13/2017 Student Presentations Boise State
11/3/2017 David Kasper University of Wyoming
11/10/2017 Natasha Holmes Cornell University
12/1/2017 Joshua Bandfield Space Science Institute
The Physics Department will be hosting a Stargazing event on Friday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm! The title of this guest lecture is “Understanding Exoplanets Using Transit Photometry” which will be presented by David Kasper.
David Kasper is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wyoming working with Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell and Dr. Chip Kobulnicky. He has attained his Bachelors of Science in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on finding and characterizing exoplanets and their atmospheres through observations. He does this by utilizing the 2.3 m Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) as well as the 0.6 m Red Buttes Observatory (RBO) for my research. In addition to 40+ nights as lead observer on WIRO, he has also managed an undergraduate Summer program (REU) at the observatory. David also maintains RBO and manages an undergraduate group that does transit photometry in the Kilo-degree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) group.
There will be stargazing afterwards (weather permitting) on top of Brady Garage. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mike Darnell email@example.com or Dr. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org