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Brown-MIT SEEED Activities and Sponsored Events

March 18-19, 2017_______________________________________________________________

Micro 58 poster

Brown-Vernadsky Microsymposium 58

Surface Exploration and Sample Return:
A New Era in Planetary Sciences
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas

February 15-16, 2017_____________________________________________________________

Space Horizons 2017

Space Horizons 2017
Destination Alpha Centauri
Brown University

December 12-16, 2016____________________________________________________________

AGU fall meeting

AGU Fall Meeting

December 12-16, 2016
San Francisco, California

November 15-17, 2016____________________________________________________________

SSERVI Water on the Moon Meeting

November 15-16, 2016____________________________________________________________

Arizona-JAXA Workshop: Small Planetary Missions Workshop
University of Arizona, Tucson [JAXA invited reviewer]

October 17, 2016________________________________________________________________

Optical Society of America, ‘Global Women of Light” symposium sponsored by Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship [WiSTEE], Rochester NY[invited participation, PI Pieters]

October 10-14, 2016______________________________________________________________

The Seventh Moscow Solar System Symposium (7M-S3)
Moscow, Russia [7 oral; 8 poster presentations]; participation in Luna 25 site selection meeting; Invited planetary perspective presentation at the US Embassy by CoI Head

September 26-28, 2016___________________________________________________________

Geological Society of America
Denver, CO; three invited talks; special session honoring D. Dyar [Gilbert Award]

August 31, 2016_________________________________________________________________

Exploration Architecture for Phobos and Deimos
Briefing to NASA Technical Integration Forum by A. Deutsch and J.W. Head, Science

August 17-19, 2016_______________________________________________________________

Planetary Cratering Consortium
Hosted at SEEED/Brown University

July 30-August 6, 2016____________________________________________________________

Istanbul, Turkey [CANCELLED]

July 20-22, 2016_________________________________________________________________

SSERVI Exploration Science Forum
Ames, Mountain View, CA [13 abstracts]

July 18-19, 2016_________________________________________________________________

Third International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos
Ames, Mountain View, CA [4 abstracts]

July 17, 2016___________________________________________________________________

Resource Prospector Site and Traverse Planning Workshop

June 1-18, 2016_________________________________________________________________

Visit to Chinese universities and institutions
SEEED Co-I J.W. Head
(visit followed Brown President Paxson's visit to China)

May 24-26, 2016_________________________________________________________________

New Views of the Moon II, Houston, TX
SEEED PI & CoIs are leads in two chapters

Thursday, May 5, 2016____________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Anton Ermakov, MIT
"What do we learn about Ceres from the Dawn gravity and shape data?"
12noon, Lincoln Field Building, room 209

Phobos Special Workshop, Italian Embassy

Thursday, April 28, 2016___________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Lars Borg, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“Young Lunar Volcanism”
12noon, Lincoln Field Building, room 209

Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 2016_____________________________________________

Micro 57 poster Microsymposium 57: Polar Volatiles on the Moon and Mercury: Nature, Evolution and Future Exploration.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, TX

Thursday, March 17, 2016_________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Min Ding, MIT
“Target Porosity Controls Crater Residual Bouguer Anomaly in the Lunar Highlands”

12noon, Lincoln Field Building, room 209

SSERVI Video Conference with high school students at several locations throughout Mexico
J.W. Head (Brown) and Pedro Munive (UNAM)

February 29-March 4, 2016________________________________________________________

EuroMoon: Lunar Surface Composition and Processes Workshop, ISSI, Bern, Switzerland
C.M. Pieters

Thursday, January 28, 2016________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Caleb Fassett, Mt. Holyoke
"Using Crater Degradation to Assess Landform Evolution Rates on the Moon and Mercury".

12noon, Lincoln Field Building, room 209

Thursday, April 30, 2015__________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Dan Moriarty,
"The Humboldtianum Basin"

Saturday, April 11, 2015___________________________________________________________

RI Robot 2015 Robot Block Party • Rhode Island
Brown University

Thursday, April 2, 2015___________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Alexander Basilevsky,
"Survival times of meter-sized rock boulders on the surface of airless bodies"

Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15, 2015________________________________________________

Micro56 poster Microsymposium 56: The Crust of the Moon: Insights Into Early Planetary Processes.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, TX

Tuesday, March 10, 2015__________________________________________________________

SSERVI MIT-Brown Lunar Impact Cratering Workshop:
10:00 AM-6:00 PM, MIT, Green Building, Room 517.

Brown SSERVI participants Jim Head, David Baker, and Ross Potter travel to MIT for a past, present and future Lunar Impact Cratering Workshop, with Maria Zuber, Jason Soderblom, Katarina Miljkovic, Brandon C. Johnson and others. The Workshop involves individual presentations on recent/current work, datasets, models, tools, techniques, and an afternoon session on future problems and continuing collaborations. The SSERVI MIT-Brown Lunar Impact Cratering Workshop is anchored by a Noon Departmental Seminar by SSERVI-SEEED Postdoc Ross Potter on Impact Basin Modeling.

Wednesday, March 5, 2015________________________________________________________

SSERVI-SEEED Seminar at MIT: 16.83 Space Systems Engineering Class: Maria Zuber and Jim Head. "Engineering" Scientific Exploration of the Moon.

Invited by MIT Aero-Astro Professor Kerri Cahoy, Professor Zuber presented the major outstanding problems for future exploration of the Moon, and Professor Head described the Science and Engineering Synergism (SES) that is necessary to optimize the scientific return from lunar exploration, using his experience in the Apollo Lunar Exploration Program as an example. The class consists of ~40 undergraduates with graduate mentors who are working on a project for the NASA CubeQuest Challenge, the Lunar Derby competion where the goal is to take a 6U Cubesat from an ~26,000 km Earth orbit drop-off point from the SLS to lunar orbit within 365 days. The seminar was very successful with an extended discussion period lasting well after formal class time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015_______________________________________________________

Space Horizons 2015 Space Horizons Conference "McMurdo on the Moon"
Brown University.

Friday, January 30, 2015________________________________________________________


Special SSERVI Seminar
4 PM, Lincoln Field 105.

Professor Rick Fleeter, the father of small satellites and microspacecraft, a key advocate for science and engineering synergism at large, and in our work at Brown, will speak on "The Chasm", referring generally to the abyss between good ideas and implementation/success.

Thursday, January 29, 2015________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Katarina Miljkovic, MIT
"New views of lunar impact basin from numerical impact modeling and GRAIL data"

Thursday, January 22, 2015________________________________________________________

SSERVI Seminar: Kevin Stacey, Brown Media Relations
"The New Media: How to Make Important Science Results Gain Maximum Exposure"

Thursday, December 11, 2014______________________________________________________

Jason Soderblom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lunar Crustal Porosity and Impact Cratering
Lincoln Field Building, room 209, 12:00 noon

Tuesday, December 2, 2014_______________________________________________________

Dr. Brandon Johnson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Formation of the Orientale Lunar Multi-Ring Basin
3pm, Lincoln Field Building, room 105

Brandon uses numerical models to study impact cratering and impact processes. Currently he is working on shear localization and the formation of lunar multi-ring basins with a focus on understanding their gravity signature. He is also modeling the formation of chondrules by impacts. Other interests include impacts in extra-solar systems; the formation of distal impact ejecta; impact jetting; spallation; the reduction of friction during long run-out landslides and earthquakes; and other geophysical problems such as the breakup of comet ISON.

Thursday, November 13, 2014______________________________________________________

David Lawrence, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Polar Volatiles on the Moon and Mercury
Lincoln Field Building, room 209, 12:00 Noon

Thursday, August 14, 2014_________________________________________________________

Carle Pieters, Brown Univeristy
The Lunar Crust and Mantle: Remote Sensing Evidence for Structure and Mineralogy
Lincoln Field Building, room 105, 12 Noon to 2 PM

Saturday, April 5, 2014____________________________________________________________

Robot Block Party poster Robot Block Party • Rhode Island
Brown University

Friday, April 4, 2014______________________________________________________________

Professor Rick Fleeter, Brown Engineering
What you must know to manage development of your space system
4pm, Lincoln Field Building, room 105


March 15-16, 2014______________________________________________________________

Micro55 poster Brown-Vernadsky Microsymposium 55
Scientific Destinations for Human Exploration
The Woodlands, TX

Thursday, March 6, 2014__________________________________________________________

Monthly Brown University-Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Telecon
-Jan-Hendrik Pasckert: Mare basalts in and around the South Pole-Aitken Basin.

February 19-20, 2014____________________________________________________________

Space Infrastructure poster Space Horizons 2014
Space Infrastructure
Brown University

Thursday, February 6, 2014_______________________________________________________

Carle Pieters,
Overview of the Brown/MIT SEEED Initiative and Opportunities
Lunch Bunch, 12 noon, Brown University, Lincoln Field Building, room 209