Robert Mutel retired in May 2020 and Steven Spangler retired in May 2021.

We invite you to join us to celebrate their scientific careers and many years of inspiring and supporting students.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Scientific Symposium at Van Allen Hall

9:00-10:00 am Registration and Light Refreshments (VAN LR2 and Lobby)

Morning Scientific Session (VAN LR2)

10:00-10:15 am Cornelia Lang, Phil Kaaret: Welcome and Introduction to the Mutel Spangler Fest Symposium

10:15-10:35 am Joe Lazio: “Planetary Interiors, Planetary Habitability, and Magnetic Fields”

10:35-10:55 am Rico Ignace: “Opportunities to Advance Massive Star Astrophysics with UV Spectro-polarimetry”

10:55-11:15 am Larry Molnar: “Evolution of Contact Binary Stars”

11:15-11:35 am Toney Minter: “Scintillation Arc Survey of 22 Low Dispersion Measure Pulsars”

11:35-11:55 am Britt Scharringhausen “Working All the Angles to Understand Saturn's F Ring”

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Break on Your Own and Departmental Tours

Afternoon session will also have a zoom option (VAN LR2) *if you plan on attending virtually, please email for the Zoom link.

1:30-1:50 pm John Cannon: “New Galaxy Perspectives from MeerKAT

1:50-2:10 pm Kenneth Gayley: “Importance of Scientific Curiosity”

2:10-2:35 pm Steve Spangler “What I tried to do”

2:35-3:00 pm Robert Mutel “What I learned from my students”

3:00-4:00 pm Stories, Reflections and Contributions (moderated by Cornelia Lang)

Evening event details will be emailed to those who received invitations.

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Steve Spangler and Robert Mutel with Donald Gurnett in 1999