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Seminars and Events

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

 Special Events

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  or Dr. Jackson at