Thesis Defense by Tyler Linder on July 14th
Space Studies master’s student, Tyler Linder, will defend his thesis as follows. All Space Studies students and faculty are encouraged to attend.
When: Friday, July 14th at 10 a.m. (Central Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111
Title: Spectrophotometry study of asteroids with a variable 1um silicate absorption feature
About the topic: Asteroid observations collected by Sloan Digital Sky Survey suggest that a portion of the main asteroid belt does not have a uniform surface composition from the indication there is a variable 1um silicate absorption feature. These observations challenge the current understanding and may affect how future visible and near infrared observations are conducted. This research is reexamining taxonomic ambiguous asteroids in an attempt to prove non-uniform surface composition by studying these asteroids throughout a complete rotation.
About the presenter: Tyler Linder is a NASA funded astronomer who operates a group of telescopes at Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Observatory (CTIO) to conduct astrometric measurements of Near Earth Asteroids. Tyler earned his B.S. in physics from Eastern Illinois University in 2012 and was in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2008.
******Those unable to attend in person may view the live webcast******
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