Astronomy Colloquium for 2018-11-28

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 28-Nov-2018
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Arevalo (UMD)
Title: Technical and Scientific Prospects for in situ Planetary Exploration

The evolving priorities of the scientific community and the current White House Administration have put renewed focus on the search for biosignatures on potentially viable ocean worlds, and the exploration/exploitation of the lunar surface, respectively. In order to meet demanding science objectives within the limited resources of these near-term mission opportunities, the development of advanced technologies need needs to be accelerated. Here, I will introduce the analytical promise, instrument design, and development pathway for a laser-enabled Orbitrap mass spectrometer that will enable the comprehensive characterization of planetary materials derived from both ocean worlds and the lunar (sub)surface.

Colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students.

Colloquium Organizer: Prof. Richard Mushotzky


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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