The 35th Annual New Mexico Symposium
21 February 2020 - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Instructions for presenters: please, see bottom of this page.

Abstract Booklet

Symposium Program

Time Title Speaker
08:30-08:35 Welcome Mark McKinnon (NRAO)
Session 1: Star formation, planet formation & Solar System [chair: Claire Chandler]
08:35-08:50 Molecular Gas Accretion in the Galactic Center (pdf) Juergen Ott (NRAO)
08:50-09:05 The Virial State of Starless Cores (pptx) Yancy Shirley (UArizona)
09:05-09:20 Detecting Complex Organic Molecules in Starless and Prestellar Cores in the Taurus Molecular Cloud (pdf) Samantha Scibelli (UArizona)
09:20-09:35 Protoplanetary Disks in the Orion Nebula Cluster: Gas Disk Morphologies and Kinematics as seen with ALMA (key, pdf) Ryan Boyden (UArizona)
09:35-09:50 Understanding dust growth and sub-structures in protoplanetary disks (pptx) Yaping Li (LANL)
09:50-10:05 Europa's Observed Surface Water Ice Crystallinity Inconsistent with Thermophysical and Particle Flux Modeling (pptx) Jodi Berdis (NMSU)
10:05-10:20 Studying Meteor Radio Afterglows with the Long Wavelength Array and the Widefield Persistent Train camera (pptx) Savin Shynu Varghese (UNM)
Coffee Break & Poster viewing
Common Room
Session 2: Explosive & Pulsating Universe [chair: Thomas Maccarone]
11:00-11:15 Chasing the Galactic structure using VLBI and Gaia (key, pdf) Luis Henry Quiroga Nunez (UNM/NRAO)
11:15-11:30 Predicting the performance of future pulsar timing arrays using population synthesis (pptx) Tyler Cohen (NMT)
11:30-11:45 JAGWAR follow up for Gravitational Wave Counterparts (pptx) Deven Bhakta (TTU)
11:45-12:00 Probing Unassociated Gamma-Ray Sources in the 4FGL Catalog (pdf) Seth Bruzewski (UNM)
12:00-12:15 Modeling Pulsations of Cepheid Variables using the Open-Source MESA Code (pptx, pdf) Joyce A. Guzik (LANL)
12:15-12:30 MRO Interferometer: Prelude to First Fringes Michelle Creech-Eakman (NMT/MROI)
Session 3: Magnetic fields [chair: Frank Schinzel]
14:00-14:20 Calibrating Polarization with Linear Polarized Feeds (pptx) Barry Clark (NRAO)
14:20-14:35 Jets from paramagnetic electrons in superstrong fields (pdf) Paul Arendt (NMT)
14:35-14:50 Sub-kpc Magnetic Field Fluctuations around Cygnus A (pdf) Lerato Sebokolodi (Rhodes/SARAO/NRAO)
14:50-15:05 Early science from the POSSUM survey: Shocks, turbulence, and a massive extended reservoir of baryons in the Fornax cluster (pdf) Craig Anderson (NRAO)
Coffee Break & Poster viewing Common Room
Session 4: Galaxies & the Early Universe [chair: Nithya Thyagarajan]
15:45-16:00 Mapping the Kinematics of the Cosmic Web at z~3.2 (pptx) Kelly Sanderson (NMSU)
16:00-16:15 Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Fundamental CGM and IGM Physics (key) Bryson Stemock (NMSU)
16:15-16:30 Measuring Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization with POLARBEAR (pptx, pdf) Kayla Mitchell (UNM)
16:30-16:45 Hunt for the 21cm signature of Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Reionization: a decade in review (key) Daniel Jacobs (ASU)
16:45-17:00 Using the Long Wavelength Array to Search for Cosmic Dawn (pdf) Christopher DiLullo (UNM)
17:00-17:15 Evolution of neutral oxygen during the Epoch of Reionization (pptx) Caitlin Doughty (NMSU)

Instructions for presenters

Talk instructions:

-- Talk duration: 15 min including questions (12+3 min)

-- You will not be able to use your own laptop for presentations.

-- We will have two laptops available for oral presentations: one Windows and one MacOSX. We will be able to handle the following formats: Power Point (Windows or Mac), PDF (Windows or Mac), and Keynote (Mac).

-- We request the speakers to ftp their talks to us ahead of time. (This is especially important if you have movies or other complications that might not work on a foreign machine, or if your talk is in the first session)

-- Please upload your talk by 2pm, Thursday, 20th February if you want us to test it. After you have uploaded the talk please send Anna Kapinska an e-mail. This will give us time to get back to you if there are any problems. Ftp instructions will be provided by email.

-- To ensure a welcoming environment during the Symposium, we ask all presenters to abide by the NRAO Code of Conduct.

Poster instructions:

-- Poster boards will have dimensions of 5 ft by 4 ft, assembled vertically (portrait orientation)

-- Please put up your poster as soon as you arrive at the symposium. We will have two long coffee breaks (40 min each) to ensure participants have time to check out all the posters. The posters will need to be taken down by 17:30 on the day.
Last updated on 20 February 2020 by Anna D. Kapinska.