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2019

  • Nov 21: Science and the Shroud: How Modern Technology Is Unlocking the Mystery of the Burial Cloth of Turin, talk at Theology on Tap, Pocatello, ID
  • Nov 19: TBD, talk at the Faith & Science Symposium on TBD, Moscow, ID

Past

2019

  • Oct 2: Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?, talk for St. Augustine’s Vandal Catholic Encounter, Moscow, ID
  • Sep 26: Evolution of Planet Earth, talk at the Faith & Science Symposium on Chance and Evolution, Moscow, ID
  • Sep 19: Are Moonlets Hidden Among the Clumps in Saturn’s Innermost Ring?, poster presentation at the Joint Meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress and the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland [pre-conference abstract]
  • Sep 10: The Magnetic Fields of Uranus and Neptune, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Jun 12: Are Moonlets Hidden Among the Clumps in Saturn’s Innermost Ring?, oral presentation at the 50th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Boulder, CO
  • Apr 29: The 100-kyr Periodicity of Earth’s Climatic Cycle, presentation for University of Idaho course GEOL 535, Moscow, ID
  • Apr 12: Gravitational Slingshots, presentation for Yuri’s Night at Jewett Observatory, Pullman, WA
  • Mar 7: The Discovery of Neptune’s Moon Hippocamp and Implications of Tidal Evolution, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID

2018

  • Oct 23: Dynamics of Multiple Bodies in a Corotation Resonance, poster presentation at the 50th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN
  • Oct 18: Dynamics of Multiple Bodies in a Corotation Resonance, poster presentation at the University of Idaho College of Science’s 14th Student Research Expo, Moscow, ID
  • Oct 4: Blueberry Earth, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Apr 25: Saturnian Moons in Corotation Resonances, presentation for University of Idaho course PHYS 584, Moscow, ID
  • Apr 19: Dynamics of Multiple Bodies in a Corotation Resonance, oral presentation at the 49th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy, San Jose, CA
  • Apr 9: Astronomy Q&A [live stream on Facebook]
  • Apr 4: Can We Know for Sure Whether God Exists?, talk for St. Augustine’s Vandal Catholic Encounter, Moscow, ID
  • Mar 1: Populations of Planets in Multiple Star Systems, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Feb 22: Life As a Catholic Astrophysicist, and The Origin of the Universe through Science and Faith, talks at Catholics in the Professional World survey for 7th-12th graders at Summit Academy, Cottonwood, ID
  • Jan 18: Janus, Epimetheus, and Their Coorbitals, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID

2017

  • Dec 1: Modeling the Interiors of Uranus and Neptune, presentation for University of Idaho course PHYS 533, Moscow, ID
  • Nov 30: Coorbitals of Earth and Venus, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Nov 27: The Search for a Resonance for Saturn’s Moon Pallene, presentation for University of Idaho course PHYS 501, Moscow, ID
  • Nov 17: The Origin of the Universe through Science and Faith, talk for middle schoolers at Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, ID
  • Nov 16: The Origin of the Universe through Science and Faith, talk at Bengal Catholic Downtown, Pocatello, ID [video recording]
  • Oct 19: Using Four-Body Problems to Explore Aegaeon’s Orbital Evolution, poster presentation at the 49th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences, Provo, UT
  • Oct 8: The Origin of the Universe from Science and Faith, talk to inaugurate the St. Mary’s Theology Buzz program for high schoolers, Moscow, ID
  • Oct 4: The Church’s Role in Science, talk for St. Augustine’s Vandal Catholic Encounter, Moscow, ID [video recording]
  • May 1: The Aegaeon 4-Body Problem, presentation for University of Idaho courses PHYS 501 and PHYS 528 (twice on the same day), Moscow, ID
  • Apr 27: Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Apr 5: The Passion and the Shroud, talk for St. Augustine’s Vandal Catholic Encounter, Moscow, ID
  • Feb 16: Dynamics and Evolution of Planets in Mean Motion Resonances, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Feb 15: The Origin of the Universe from Science and Faith, talk for St. Augustine’s Vandal Catholic Encounter, Moscow, ID

2016

  • Nov 17: The Origin of Exozodiacal Dust Clouds, presentation for University of Idaho Planetary Science Journal Club, Moscow, ID
  • Sep 9: University of Illinois Observatory and Yerkes Observatory, Presentation at Astrophysics Lab Group Meeting, Moscow, ID
  • Jun 8: The Origin of the Universe from Science and Faith, talk for Sacred Heart Apostolic School students, Rolling Prairie, IN
  • Apr 23: The Big Bang and the End of the Universe, class session for Splash at UIUC for high schoolers, Champaign, IL
  • Mar 11: The Paschal Mystery, talk for Newman Foundation Koinonia retreat 129, Bellflower, IL

2015

  • Mar 26: The Shroud and the Passion, talk for Spirit & Truth, St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield, IL
  • Feb 21: Fine-Tuning the Cosmos for Life, talk for the Fever Science & Faith Symposium, Urbana, IL

2014

  • Apr 14: Science and Faith in Dialogue, talk for Newman Frontline Catholics, Champaign, IL

2013

  • Dec 3: Relevance of the Science-Faith Dialogue and Key Issues, talk for Spirit & Truth, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Naperville, IL
  • Nov 22: Relevance of the Science-Faith Dialogue in the Transformation of Culture, talk for Spirit & Truth, St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield, IL
  • Apr 2: The Shroud and the Passion, talk for the Legion of Christ College of Humanities, Cheshire, CT