Tuesday, December 8, 2015

AAS Beth Brown Award winner presentations and CSMA Meet and Greet

Several current and former Beth Brown Memorial Award winners will be presenting their research at the AAS in Kissimmee, FL in Jan.  The Beth Brown Memorial Award is sponsored by the AAS and presented by the ASTRO committee of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) to two student posters and one student speaker at the NSBP meeting. The prize is named for Dr. Beth Brown an astronomer and active member of both societies, who died suddenly in 2008 at the age of 39.

2015 Oral presentation winner:
Christopher S. Moore (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)
Abstract ID: 125.01
Title: The Effects of Magnetic Field Morphology on the Determination of Oxygen and Iron Abundances in the Solar Photosphere
Session Title: The Sun and Solar System
Session Date: January 5, 2016

2015 Undergrad poster winner:
Carl E. Fields, Jr. (Arizona State Univ.)
Poster Number: 144.01
Title: On The Origin of The Elements: The Spectacular Role of White Dwarfs
Session Title: Variable Stars & White Dwarfs Poster Session
Session Date: January 5, 2016

Former winners:
Keith Hawkins (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge UK)
Abstract ID: 425.02D
Title: At the interface of the Galactic disk and halo: A lesson from APOGEE and other large spectroscopic surveys 
Session Title: The Milky Way, Stellar Populations
Session Date: January 8, 2016
Gregory Mosby (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Abstract ID: 318.06D 
Title: Using diffusion k-means for simple stellar population modeling of low S/N quasar host galaxy spectra 
Session Title: AGN, QSO, Blazars: Physics and Models 
Session Date: January 7, 2016 

CSMA Meet and Greet Scheduled for 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM; St. George 104 (Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center)