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  • “You might ask the question, ‘How small can you make a satellite and still do science with it?’ This has been a topic over the last decade or so.” says Professor Robyn Millan in a recent article about cubesat-class and other small satellites.  Her full talk was given at the National Academies for the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first U. S. satellite, Explorer I.  Find her full remarks at: ...

  • Dartmouth College is considering construction of new student housing in College Park to increase undergraduate housing capacaty and allow for renovation of existing undergraduate housing on campus. However, the development would impact the park and Shattuck Observatory. A...

  • Abhijeet Alase and Collaborators recently published an article in Physical Review B that was featured in an APS Synopsis



  • The EE Just program promotes academic excellence, strategies for academic success, a supportive, inclusive and dynamic community of STEM scholars and graduate students, postdocs and faculty mentoring. Contact [email protected] or [email protected].edu for more information.


    Dartmouth College and TRIUMF invite you to a pedagogical series of (webinar) lectures and tutorials on commonly used tools for particle physics and cosmology. This bootcamp is aimed at PhD/early post doc level. A full list of participants can be found here.

    The list of tools covered are: CAMB, CLASS, CosmoMC, LoopTools/FeynArts/FormCalc, CalcHEP, GAMBIT, LATTICEEASY, micrOMEGAs, Pythia, RECFAST, SARAH, Sherpa,...

  • Title: "Imaging Space Plasmas, and Robotic Exploration of the Solar Systems" (Video)

    Abstract: This colloquium takes a virtual tour of the Solar System, mostly as seen by various techniques to image space plasmas.  First, I introduce and define some basic concepts (planetary magnetospheres, definition of a plasma) and introduce you to the Earth's dynamically-changing space environment.  The tour starts with...

  • Title: "The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI): Creating a 3D Map of the Universe" (Video)

    Abstract:  The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be installed on the Mayall 4-m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in 2018. Using 5,000 robotic fiber positioners and ten 3-arm spectrographs, DESI will measure the spectra of up to 40 million galaxies and quasars enabling us to create a 3D...

  • Title: "Fabry-Perot Microcavities for Diamond Photonics" (Video)

    Abstract:  Individual defects in crystalline materials can have electronic properties akin to those of isolated trapped atoms or ions.  Like atoms, these defect centers can have spin degrees of freedom and and optical transitions that make them an attractive platform for building quantum information technologies. Their spin states might someday be used to store and manipulate...

  • Title: "Lightning Activity in Winter Storms: A Meteorological and Cloud Microphysical Perspective" (Video)

    Abstract:  The meteorological context, predominant cloud microphysics, electrical charge separation and lightning in winter storms in a wide variety of geographical locations is reviewed. Both similarities and differences between summer and winter conditions are discussed. The observations on the...

  • Title: "Imaging Magnetic Fields at the Event Horizon of a Black Hole" (Video)

    Abstract: Magnetic fields play a central role in the accretion, emission, and outflow near black holes but have never been directly observed in this region. Yet, because linear polarization of the bright synchrotron emission from galactic cores traces these magnetic fields, polarimetric interferometry with the Event Horizon...