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Gore 104
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Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut
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Shafi
We discuss the arguments both in favor of and against dark matter. With the repeated failure of experiment to detect dark matter we discuss what could be done instead, and to this end look for clues in the data themselves. We identify a contribution to galactic rotation curves coming from the rest of the visible Universe, and suggest that dark matter is just an attempt to describe this global effect in terms of standard Newtonian gravity within galaxies.
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John M. Clayton Hall
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Kelly Korreck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, SWEAP Head of Science Operations
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Provencal
On August 12, 2018, after 60 years of planning, NASA launched Parker Solar Probe. This coolest hottest mission will visit the Sun! It is an extreme mission. Parker Solar Probe is the fastest human made object, closest to the sun, and has the hottest operating temperatures. This extreme satellite aims to solve mysteries of our closest star: for example, why does the solar wind blow, why it is so hot and how can we live with solar storms. Dr.
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Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
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Xiao
Spintronic devices utilize an electric current to alter the state of a magnetic material and thus find great applications in magnetic memory. Over the last decade, spintronic research has focused largely on techniques based on spin-orbit coupling, such as spin-orbit torques (SOTs), to alter the magnetic state.
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Gore 104
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David Singh, University of Missouri
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Nikolic

Thermoelectric materials are important for spacecraft power, waste heat recovery, thermal management and cooling applications. Here I discuss the basic physics of thermoelectric effects and approaches for discovering new thermoelectric materials. A key issue is the contraindication of high thermoelectric performance, which places thermoelectrics into an interesting group of materials that includes transparent conductors, magnetic semiconductors and multiferroics. The efficiency of thermoelectric systems is limited by materials performance.

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Gore 104
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Steven Ritz, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Bianco
The combination of wide field of view, high sensitivity, broad energy range, and agility offers huge scientific opportunities and new ways of operating. I’ll discuss two seemingly very different observatories that share these characteristics. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction, is an integrated survey system with an eight-meter class primary mirror and 3 gigapixel camera, designed to conduct a decade-long, deep, wide, fast time-domain survey of the optical sky from Cerro Pachón in central Chile.
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Gore 104
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Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware
Host
Chui
In the theory of rank one perturbations, we assume we know all the spectral properties (eigenvalues, scattering states and singular continuous spectrum) of a given Hermitian operator and then add another Hermitian operator whose range is one-dimensional. We are interested in the the spectral properties of the resulting operator. This seemingly simple problem gives way to a surprisingly rich theory.
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Gore 104
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Miguel Mostafa, Penn State
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Chui
High-energy gamma-ray observations are an essential probe of cosmic-ray acceleration mechanisms. The detection of the highest energy gamma rays and the shortest timescales of variability are the key to improve our understanding of the acceleration processes and the environment of the cosmic accelerators. The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) experiment is a large field of view, multi-TeV, gamma-ray observatory continuously operating at 14,000 ft since March, 2015.
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Gore 104
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Irene Tamborra, Associate Professor at the Neils Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and winner of the Shakti Duggal Award 2019
Host
Gaisser
Neutrinos are key particles in a wide range of astrophysical sources. Neutrinos affect the stellar dynamics, drive the formation of new elements, carry information about the physics of the most energetic events in our Universe, and reveal hints of possible physics beyond the one foreseen by the Standard Model. Recent developments on the role of neutrinos in cosmic sources will be reviewed. The detection perspectives of neutrinos will be outlined.
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