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    Collection of talks I have given. If you can't find what you are looking for, drop me an email.

    PUBLIC LECTURES

    DateLectureTalk Slides
    2015
    7 August 2015 Starry Starry Nights: Cosmic Sights to Keep Me Up at Night
    Spokane Astronomical Society
    Spokane, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    6 August 2015 Sailing to a New Horizon
    Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub
    Pendleton, OR
    Talk (PDF)
    16 July 2015 Sailing to a New Horizon
    Adler After Dark
    Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    1 July 2015 Always Looking Home: Finding Ourselves in a Big Universe
    Illinois Humanities, Elective Studies
    Chicago, IL
    * Slides (PDF)
    * Talk (YouTube)
    * Vastness (Blog #1)
    * Discovery (Blog #2)
    * Proverbs (Blog #3)
    30 March 2015 Gravity: The Siren Song of the Cosmos
    General Relativity Centennial, Grand Valley State University
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Talk (PDF)
    14 March 2015 Pi Day (Einstein's Birthday Talk)
    Adler Planetarium
    Chicago, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    30 January 2015 Astronomy Frontiers: 25 years ago and 25 years from now
    Southwest Montana Astronomical Society
    Bozeman, MT
    Talk (PDF)
    2014
    18 November 2014 Distant Horizons: New Worlds in an Age of Discovery
    Georgia Tech Inquiring Minds Series
    Atlanta, GA
    Talk (PDF)
    12 September 2014 A Thin Rain of Black Holes
    iO Improv Theatre (Experts Show)
    Chicago, IL
    Blog Post (link - no talk slides)
    3 September 2014 Blinded by Black Holes!
    Astronomy on Tap
    MapRoom Tavern, Chicago, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    21 August 2014 Space Oddities
    Adler After Dark
    Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    12 August 2014 The Sky is Falling! Rocks and Dust from the Sky
    Cantigny Perseid Star Party
    Wheaton, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    24 July 2014 Pluto: Being a Planet in the Age of Discovery
    Table Mountain Star Party
    Eden Valley, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    12 April 2014 Pluto's Day of Reckoning
    TEDx Northwestern
    Evanston, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    2013
    3 Sept 2013 Astronomy Frontiers: 25 years ago and 25 years from now
    Naperville Astronomical Association
    Naperville, IL
    Talk (PDF)
    10 August 2013 A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way
    Oregon Star Party
    Indian Trail Spring, OR
    Talk (PDF)
    3 August 2013 A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way
    Montana Starwatch
    Twin Bridges, MT
    Talk (PDF)
    1 March 2013 Whispers from the Cosmos: The Dawn of Gravitatoinal Wave Astronomy
    Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
    American Museum of Natural History
    Manhattan, NY
    Talk (PDF)
    25 January 2013 From the Big Bang to the Gallatin Valley: The cosmic biography of atoms
    Museum of the Rockies Winter Lecture Series
    Bozeman, MT
    Talk (PDF)
    2012
    12 October 2012 The Dark Side of the Sky: Seeing, protecting, and recovering the night sky
    Cache Valley Stargazers
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    19 Sept 2012 Astronomy Frontiers: 25 years ago and 25 years from now
    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    11 Aug 2012 Monsters in the Cosmis Sea: Black hole tales from the edge of space and time
    Fossil Butte National Moneument
    Kemmerer, WY
    Talk (PDF)
    21 July 2012 From the Big Bang to Old Faithful: The cosmic biography of atoms
    Yellowstone National Park
    Campfire Talks/Ranger Programs
    Madison Campground
    Talk (PDF)
    2011
    23 Sept 2011 From the Big Bang to the Swaner Ecocenter: The cosmic biography of atoms
    Swaner Ecocenter -- Science Unwrapped
    Park City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    17 Sept 2011 Starlight in the Night: Discovering the secret lives of stars
    Fossil Butte National Moneument
    Kemmerer, WY
    Talk (PDF)
    27 August 2011 Whispers from the Cosmos: the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy
    Idaho Star Party
    Bruneau Dunes, ID
    Talk (PDF)
    26 August 2011 Galaxies: Island Universes in the Cosmos
    Idaho Star Party
    Bruneau Dunes, ID
    Talk (PDF)
    29 July 2011 Whispers from the Cosmos: the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy
    Table Mountain Star Party
    Table Mountain, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    28 July 2011 From the Big Bang to Table Mountain: The cosmic biography of atoms
    Table Mountain Star Party
    Table Mountain, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    1 July 2011 Stellar Fossils: Globular clusters as probes of the galaxy
    Astronomical League National Convention (ALCON)
    Bryce Canyon, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    9 April 2011 Whispers from the Cosmos: The dawn of gravitational wave astronomy
    Society of Physics Students Zone Meeting
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    29 March 2011 Telescopes, Robots and Computers: Using technology to see the Cosmos
    Brigham City Boy's School (HS)
    Brigham City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    14 March 2011 Einstein's Life: Advanced science and life in the modern age
    Pi Day Lecture, USU College of Science
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    17 February 2011 Telescopes, Robots and Computers: Using technology to see the Cosmos
    Mount Logan Middle School, 7th Grade
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    18 January 2011 The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark matter in the galaxy and Cosmos
    Spokane Astronomical Society
    Spokane, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    18 January 2011 Galaxies: Island Universes in the Cosmos
    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    2010
    28 Dec 2010 Cosmic Voices: Searching for signs of life elsewhere in the Universe
    Faraday Holiday Lecture
    Starhouse Discovery Center
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    8 Oct 2010 Einstein in the Sky: Black hole tales from the edge of space and time
    Aggie Blue Sky Night
    USU Physics Observatory Dedication
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    13 Aug 2010 Galaxies: Island Universes in the Cosmos
    Oregon Star Party
    Indian Trail Spring, OR
    Talk (PDF)
    14 Jul 2010 The Cosmos out your back door
    Hyrum Senior Center
    Hyrum, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    24 Jun 2010 Making a Big Bang: Understanding the observable Universe
    RMSGC Summer Teacher Workshop
    USU - Uintah Basin
    Vernal, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    24 Jun 2010 Black Holes: Myths, Legends and Truths
    RMSGC Summer Teacher Workshop
    USU - Uintah Basin
    Vernal, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    12 Mar 2010 Jewels of the Cosmic Deep: Messier's first guide to the night sky
    Cache Valley Stargazers
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    30 Jan 2010 Starships & the Physics of Interstellar Travel
    Southwest Montana Astronomical Society
    Bozeman, MT
    Special Workshop
    Talk (PDF)
    29 Jan 2010 Connections to the Cosmos: the Search for life beyond Earth
    Museum of the Rockies
    Bozeman, MT
    Winter Lecture Series
    Talk (PDF)
    2011
    30 Oct 2009 Whispers from the Cosmos: Listeing to gravity's hidden message
    USU - Science Unwrapped
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    22 Aug 2009 From the Big Bang to Fossil Butte: The Cosmic Biography of an Atom
    Fossil Butte National Monument
    Kemmerer, WY
    Talk (PDF)
    29 July 2009 Monsters in the Cosmic Sea: Black holes and Einstein's astrophysical legacy
    USU Summer Citizens
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    21 Mar 2009 Ringworld: Travellers' Tales from Saturn
    Clark Planetarium
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    2008
    24 Sept 2008 One with the Cosmos: A short tour out your backdoor
    Senior University
    Utah State University
    Talk (PDF)
    2 Aug 2008 Starlight in the Night: Discovering the secret lives of stars
    Yellowstone National Park
    Campfire Talks/Ranger Programs
    Madison Campground
    Talk (PDF)
    1 Aug 2008 Dark Side of the Universe: dark matter in the galaxy and cosmos
    Yellowstone National Park
    Campfire Talks/Ranger Programs
    Madison Campground
    Talk (PDF)
    18 April 2008 Connections to the Cosmos: the search for life beyond Earth
    Physics Department Open House
    Weber State University
    Talk (PDF)
    18 April 2008 The First Frontier: HARBOR in near space
    Physics Department Open House
    Weber State University
    Talk (PDF)
    2007
    11 Aug 2007 Monsters in the Cosmic Sea: Black holes and Einstein's astrophysical legacy
    Yellowstone National Park
    Campfire Talks/Ranger Programs
    Madison Campground
    Talk (PDF)
    10 Aug 2007 Oases in the Dark: Galaxies as probes of the Cosmos
    Yellowstone National Park
    Campfire Talks/Ranger Programs
    Madison Campground
    Talk (PDF)
    4 Aug 2007 Oases in the Dark: Galaxies as probes of the Cosmos
    Ogden Astronomical Society
    Antelope Island Star Party
    Antelope Island, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    20 Feb 2007 Whispers from the Cosmos: The dawn of gravitational wave astronomy
    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    26 Jan 2007 Oases in the Dark: Galaxies as probes of the Cosmos
    Museum of the Rockies
    Bozeman, MT
    Winter Lecture Series
    Talk (PDF)

    COLLOQUIA & INVITED TALKS

    DateLectureMedia
    2011
    12 May 2012 Whispers from the Cosmic Sea: Using gravity to see the Universe
    Physics Colloquium, University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
    Talk (PDF)
    12 May 2012 Light and Gravity: using multimessenger astronomy to see the Cosmos
    Gravity Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, WI
    Talk (PDF)
    7 Feb 2012 Light and Gravity: using multimessenger astronomy to see the Cosmos
    Physics Colloquium, Utah State University
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    28 Oct 2011 Multi-messenger astronomy with low-frequency gravitational wave detectors
    HEAP Seminar, Dept of Physics, University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    28 Sept 2011 Probing the Cosmos with light and gravity: multi-messenger astronomy in the gravitational wave era
    Dept of Physics, Weber State University
    Ogden, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    7 Sept 2011 Probing the Cosmos with light and gravity: multi-messenger astronomy in the gravitational wave era
    Dept of Physics, Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    9 Feb 2011 Galaxies: Island Universes in the Cosmos
    LIGO Lab Seminar, LIGO Hanford Observatory
    Tri-Cities, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    8 Feb 2011 Probing the Cosmos with light and gravity: multi-messenger astronomy in the gravitational wave era
    Dept of Physics, Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    7 Feb 2011 Probing the Milky Way with LISA: Extracting astrophysics from the compact binary population
    Gravity Group Seminar, Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
    Talk (PDF)
    2009
    20 Mar 2009 Hearing Voices in the Dark: Probing the gravitational wave Cosmos with LISA
    Space Dynamics Laboratory
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    5 Feb 2009 LISA: Seeing the Cosmos in low frequency gravitational waves
    SnowPAC Meeting 2009
    Snowbird, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    2008
    5 Nov 2008 Gravity has a story to tell: LISA and the search for low frequency gravitational waves
    Department of Physics, BYU
    Provo, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    16 Sept 2008 Vignettes from the world of gravitational wave astrophysics
    Department of Physics
    Utah State University
    Logan, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    15 Sept 2008 Songs from the Milky Way: Our galaxy in low frequency gravitational waves
    Department of Physics
    Idaho State University
    Pocatello, ID
    Talk (PDF)
    30 July 2008 From Quarks to the Cosmos
    ATK Launch Systems
    Promontory, UT
    EELS Seminar
    Talk (PDF)
    22 July 2008 Whispers from the Cosmos: seeing the Universe in gravitational waves
    AAPT Summer Meeting
    Edmonton, AB
    Talk (PDF)
    2007
    19 Sept 2007 The First Frontier: High altitude ballooning and access to near space
    Department of Physics
    Weber State University
    Ogden, UT
    Talk (PDF)

    OTHER TALKS

    DateLectureMedia
    2008
    21 June 2008 LISA Advocacy: Working Group Update and Status Report
    University Briefing
    Weber State University
    Ogden, UT
    Talk (PDF)
    2006
    28 Nov 2006 Astrophysics at the frontier: the search for gravitational waves
    University Briefing
    Weber State University
    Ogden, UT
    Talk (PDF)
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