Spring 2023 Semester

Date: Wednesday, 18- Jan 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Vipul Periwah
                 Laboratory of Biological Modeling
                 NIDDK/NIH - Bethesda, MD
Title:        Scaling Persistent Homology to Large Biological Datasets
Host:     Abhijit Sarkar

Date: Wednesday, 25- Jan 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Will Flanagan, Ph.D.
                  Cerium Laboratories
                  Director of Research and Development
Title:        Thermal Neutron Measurements with an Unpowered, Miniature, Solid-State Device
Host:     John Philip 

Date: Wednesday, 1 - Feb  2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:   Gwenaelle Dufour
                  Research Assistant
 Goddard Space Flight Center         
Title:    Non-linear Astrochemical Kinetics
Host:    Steven Kraemer

Date: Wednesday, 8 - Feb 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Christopher E. Rura
                  Ph.D. Candidate
                  Department of Physics
                  The Catholic University of America 
Title:   Validating Space Weather Models Using Image-Based Geometric Constraints

Host:   Vadim Uritsky

Date: Wednesday, 15 - Feb 2023
Time: 4:00 PM
Speaker:  Martin Cordiner 
                 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
                 Physics Department, The Catholic University of America
Title:        Searching for Phosphine (a Possible Biomarker) in the Atmosphere  of Venus: 
                      Now You See it - Now You Don't

Host:  Steve Kramer

Date: Wednesday 22 - Feb-2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:    Emily Mason
                   Post Doctoral Fellow
                   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center             
Title:          Coronal Hole Evolution: Theory, Simulations, and Observations
Host:         Vadim Uritsky

Date: Wednesday 1 - Mar -2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Nithin Sivadas
                Postdoctoral Researcher
                Catholic University of America
                Space Weather Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center                           
Title:        Statistical Bias in Regression and Correlation Studies Due to Uncertainty
Host:         Robert Robinson

Date: Wednesday 15 - Mar -2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Eric Smith, PMP 
                 Atkins Nuclear Secured                          
Title:         Challenges in the Practical Application of Quadrupedal Robot
Host:         Ian Pegg


Date: Wednesday 22 - Mar -2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Hoi Sung Chung
                 Laboratory of Chemical Physics
                 NIDDK, National institutes of Health,                      
Title:        Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Heterogeneous
                 Aggregation of Amyloid-β
Host:        Abhijit Sarkar

Date: Wednesday 29 - Mar -2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Kevin Forbes
                 Senior Energy Systems Researcher 
University College, Dublin Ireland
                 Associate Professor of Economics
                 The Catholic University of America              
Title:         A Methodology to Predict the Geomagnetic Field: A Preliminary Analysis using Data from
                 Polar Zone in Canada
Host:        John Philip

Date: Wednesday, 5- Apr -2023
Time: 4:00 pm  
Speaker:  John Eric Goff
                 University of Lynchburg                 
Title:        World Cup Soccer Ball Aerodynamics
Host:        John Philip

Date: Wednesday 12- Apr -2023 
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker Charles Donald Kilpatrick
Title:    Gravity and Light: how multi-messenger astrophysics reveals heavy element
                  formation and neutron star physics

Host:    Aaron Dominguez

Date: Wednesday 19- Apr-2023 
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker:  Steven L. Richardson
Title:        A Very Gentle Introduction to Quantum Computing  
Host: John Philip