Recent CIPS Events

Event Archive 2002-2003
U.C. Berkeley, Center for Integrative Planetary Science

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Spring Semester 2003
Meets: Tuesdays 4:30pm

Every other week:
Feb. 4, 18, Mar. 4, 18, . . .


501 Campbell Hall

CIPS Astrobiology Discussion/Reading Group

February: discussion of a compilation of papers. Click here for list.

March: Discussion of the book Rare Earth

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Spring Semester 2003
Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5pm
Discussion: Mondays Noon-1pm
544 Campbell Hall

Course Offering

Bioengineering 190B: Human Exploration of Space

CCN: 07850
UC Berkeley

Bioastronautics is the study of the environmental, physiological, and technical issues involved in human exploration of space. Bioengineering 190B is a course designed to give students a hands-on introduction to bioastronautics and space science research. There are no prerequisites for this course, and enrollment from outside majors is encouraged.


 


5 March 2003
Wednesday
1-6pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Workshop on Volcanology on Earth and Io

Organizer: Imke de Pater

Bill Moore (UCLA) How Hot Melt Makes Io Cool
Dave Stegman* (UC Berkeley) Recent Computer Simulations of Io's Interior
Ashley Davies (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab) Modelling IR data of Io's Eruptions
Julie Rathbun* (University of Redlands) Groundbased Observations of the Periodicity of Loki, Io
Franck Marchis* (UC Berkeley) Io Volcanic Activity Captured in Full Motion with the Keck AO System
Paul Wallace (University of Oregon) Sulfur Degassing in Terrestrial Volcanic Eruptions
Helge Gonnerman* (UC Berkeley) Magma Fragmentation: Necessary but Not Sufficient for Explosive Volcanism
Dave Williams (Arizona State University) Volcanic Eruptions on Io: From Hot Ultramafics to Cold Sulfur and Beyond
Laszlo Keszthelyi (U.S. Geological Survey) Observational Constraints on the Interior of Io
Man Hoi Lee* (UCSB) A Primordial Origin of the Laplace Relation Among the Galilean Satellites

*Pop-up presentations



Fall Semester 2002
Wednesdays
4:15 pm
544 Campbell Hall

Weekly seminar

Design Your Planetary Mission

Led by

Gregory T. Delory

Space Sciences Laboratory
UC Berkeley


13 November 2002
Wednesday
9am - 5pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Workshop on Interstellar & Solar System Carbon Compounds

Organizers: Imke de Pater & Xander Tielens

Xander Tielens (U. of Groningen) Diamonds in star forming regions
Jean Chiar * (NASA/Ames) Carbon Compounds Around WC Stars
Lou Allamandola (NASA/Ames) Interstellar PAHs
Scott Sandford * (NASA/Ames) UV Processing of PAHs in Inces
Ben McCall (UC Berkeley) DIBs and carbon chains
Mate Adamkovics * (UC Berkeley) C3 in Translucent Interstellar Clouds
Rich Saykally (UC Berkeley) Carbon rings and PAH ions in space and in the lab
John Bradley (IGPP) Diamonds in IDPs and Meteorites
Don Brownlee (U. of Washington) Carbon compounds in IDPs
Andrew Westphal * (UC Berkeley) Precision extraction and handling of Hypervelocity Extraterrestrial Dust Captured in Aerogel Collectors
Gerardo Dominguez * (UC Berkeley) Intact capture of large, fresh interstellar dust particles using a fluorescent calorimetric aerogel
Monika Kress (U. of Washington) Chemistry of carbon in the solar system
Michael Frenklach (UC Berkeley) Kinetics of carbon chemistry in space
Charles Schuetz * (UC Berkeley) Molecular Dynamic study of PAH vd Waals clusters

*Pop-up presentations


31 October 2002
Thursday

Tea: 661 Campbell Hall 3:30 PM


4:10 pm
Colloquium
2 Le Conte Hall

David Jewitt

University of Hawaii

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"The Kuiper Belt" Abstract


23 Oct. 2002
Wednesday
4:15-5:30pm
544 Campbell Hall

Rich Reinert

A CIPS Special Seminar "The NEOX Mission Concept"

a mission to study near-Earth objects using advanced technology, resulting in inexpensive, lightweight spacecraft capable of a rendezvous with a large number of targets.


23 July 2002
Tuesday
11:00 am
501 Campbell Hall

Coffee at 10:40am

Gregory T. Delory

Space Sciences Laboratory
UC Berkeley

"Where Space Physics Meets Geophysics: The Search for Subsurface Water on Mars"


2 May 2002
Thursday

Tea: 661 Campbell Hall 3:30 PM


4:10 pm
Colloquium
1 Le Conte Hall

James F. Kasting

Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Habitable Zones Around Stars and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" Abstract


1 May 2002
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Formation & Evolution Workshop


James F. Kasting (Penn State) Methane Greenhouses & Antigreenhouses During the Archean
Kevin Zahnle (NASA/Ames) Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere
Eugene Chiang (UCB) Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Applying Secular Mechanics to the Kuiper Belt and Extrasolar Planets
Victoria Meadows (JPL/Caltech/NAI) Towards Characterizing Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets: The Virtual Planetary Laboratory Abstract

New! Also--Pop-ups: Short talks, 10 minutes or less, employing 2 slides or fewer, by volunteers. Pop-ups were given by Kristie Boering (UCB), Andrew Youdin (UCB), and Harald Frey (SSL).



17 April 2002
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Mars Workshop:

Science objectives and methods for near-future space missions

Bob Haberle (NASA/Ames) Mars Global Circulation Models and the Pascal Mars Scout Concept
Bill Feldman (LANL) Water on Mars
Mark Allen (JPL) Overview of Caltech's December 2001 Astrobiology Conference
Chris McKay (NASA/Ames) Scout Program
Pop-ups & refreshments Incl. EPS's Taylor Perron on Mars gullies

4 April 2002
Thursday
4:10 pm
Colloquium
1 Le Conte Hall

Rosaly Lopes

Galileo Science Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Io's Volcanic Activity:
Results From the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on Galileo" Abstract


3 April 2002
Wednesday
5:00-7:00 pm
Hotel Durant
Bowditch St. & Durant Ave.
Regents' Room

Reception

for the CIPS community in celebration of
  • the close of CIPS's first full year of operation,
  • the first year of CIPS grant recipients,
  • CIPS's successful opening visitors' program, and
  • the arrival of spring weather.

13 March 2002
Wednesday
3:00-5:00 pm
544 Campbell Hall

2001-02 Minigrant Recipients

Informal talks on CIPS-supported research by

Kristie A. Boering
Chemistry and
Earth & Planetary Science
"Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate on Extrasolar Bodies: Experimental Constraints for Predictions of Habitability and Spectroscopic Signatures of Life"
Carrine Blank
Integrative Biology
"When Did the Tree Turn Green? Using Genomic DNA Sequences to Build a Better Bacterial Tree and the Geological Record to Probe the Origin of Oxygenic Photosynthesis"
Subhanjoy Mohanty
Astronomy
"Brown Dwarf Atmospheres: A Bridge between Stars and Giant Planets"
Joseph A. Barranco
Astronomy and
Mechanical Engineering
"Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks and the Formation of Planetesimals"

26 February 2002
4:00 pm
Tuesday
Pitzer Auditorium
120 Latimer Hall

Prof. John Maier

Department of Chemistry
University of Basel

Physical Chemistry Seminar

"Electronic Spectroscopy of Carbon Chains and Ions: Relevance to Astrophysics"


25 February '02
4:30 pm
Monday
1 LeConte Hall

Philip S. Marcus

Mechanical Engineering
UC Berkeley

Colloquium sponsored by the UC Physics Department

"Prediction of a Global Change on Jupiter" Abstract


6 Feb. '02
Noon
Wednesday
501 Campbell Hall

Jack Lissauer

NASA Ames

Seminar presented by the
Theoretical Astrophysics Center

"Planetary Formation Around Single & Binary Stars"


6 February '02
3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday
501 Campbell Hall
CIPS / SSL Roundtable

First in a series of discussions leading to a possible mission proposal

Mars Mission / Instrument Meeting Abstract


30 January. '02
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Impact Workshop:

How impacts shape the architecture of planetary systems

Geoff Marcy & Imke de Pater (UCB) General announcements
Robin Canup (SWRI Boulder) AN IMPACT ORIGIN OF THE MOON
Don Korycansky (UCSC) 3D CALCULATIONS OF ASTEROID IMPACTS INTO PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES
Kevin Zahnle (NASA Ames) IMPACTS ON VENUS
Franck Marchis (UCB) BINARY ASTEROIDS
Walter Alvarez (UCB) SEVEN MASS EXTINCTIONS: THE IMPACT EVIDENCE
Imke de Pater (UCB) SL-9 IMPACT COMMENTARY

Speakers will try to allow time for 5-10 minutes of questions. We hope to discuss what is not known as well as what is known.


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