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  • Title: Extragalactic Archeology  (Video)

    Abstract: One of the primary avenues for understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies is through studying their stellar populations.  A new generation of  tools that we have been developing are now capable of measuring an unprecedented amount of information from high quality spectra of galaxies.  In this talk I will present results from an...

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  • A prestigious award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will aid astrophysicist Ryan Hickox in his quest to understand “hidden monsters.”   The “monsters” Hickox studies are supermassive black holes, and the grant, a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, offers five years of support for his project, titled “The Hidden Monsters: Cosmic Evolution of Obscured Supermassive Black Holes.”  The “monsters” Hickox studies are supermassive black holes, and the grant, a Faculty Early...

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  • The Dartmouth Physics Society has invited Professor Timothy Smith (http://www.trailnotes.org/) to give a talk on proton therapy. He will be talking about his research with accelerators for cancer treatment.  The talk will take place on Wednesday, January 13th, at 4 pm in the Wilder blue room.

    Directions: Wilder is the building in between Richardson dorm and Fairchild. Enter the big...

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  • A new machine for cooling atoms to ultra-low temperatures has come online in the Wright lab. The machine is is somewhat fittingly located directly below the location in Wilder Hall where the pressure of light was first measured at Dartmouth in 1901 by E. F. Nichols and G. F.Hull, and it uses radiation pressure from carefully tuned lasers to capture and cool a dilute gas of lithium atoms.   The...

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  • Dartmouth College is seeking a Teaching Laboratories Technician, who will work in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, supporting the undergraduate teaching labs and other department needs, setting up labs, maintaining computers, equipment, and lab rooms, building lab replacement parts, ordering equipment, overseeing students filming classes, editing and processing video files, assisting the lab manager with developing new labs, supporting professors and staff with technical problems,...

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  • Astronomy Seminar
    Thursday, October 15, 2015
    10:00 am, Wilder 202

    Allison Kirkpatrick
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Title: "What Lies Beneath: Dust Obscured Star Formation and Black Hole Growth"

    Abstract:
    The evolution of massive dusty galaxies is driven internally by AGN growth and star formation, but due to the copious amounts of dust, it is often impossible to observe these processes directly. Instead, we must disentangle information about...

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  • Neutrinos are elusive, shape-shifting subatomic particles—probably  the smallest particles in the universe. They are quintessentially Star Trek and also the stuff of real science. They even won a Nobel Prize for two physicists this year. Several Dartmouth faculty share their thoughts on the mystery of neutrinos. Read more...

  • Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS) this fall presented the College with an Honored Institution Award for delivering, monitoring, and reporting data to the NWS. Read more...

  • After seven balloon launches in the bright Arctic sun, the BARREL team, led by Dartmouth's Robyn Millan, has returned home from a 4-week campaign in Kiruna, Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle. Read more...

  • As many of you may know, this Sunday the 27th is going to be a full lunar eclipse!  The Dartmouth Public Observing is going to have a special event on the green to make sure we get a fantastic view of this rare astronomical event!  The moon will begin to pass into the earth's penumbra at around 9pm, fully entering the umbra a little after 10pm. Telescopes will be set up starting at 8:45 for the best viewing as the moon turns a deep red color.  Tell your friends and classmates...

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