University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Space Physics Seminar

semester, 2014

Thursday, January 23rd 2014
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, February 6th 2014
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week because the Van Vleck lecture and Colloquium will be on the topic of Space Physics. Group members are urged to attend those talks.
Thursday, February 13th 2014
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, February 25th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Lei Dai, University of Minnesota
Subject: Excitation of poloidal ULF waves through drift-resonance wave particle interactions.
Tuesday, March 4th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr Joan Schmelz, NSF
Subject: Some Like it Hot: What Observations Can Tell Us About Solar Coronal Heating
The Space Physics Seminar will be hosted via Skype due to severe weather on the eastcoast.
Tuesday, March 11th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, March 25th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Xiangwei Tang, University of Minnesota
Subject: THEMIS observations of electrostatic ion cyclotron waves and associated ion heating near the Earth's dayside magnetopause
Tuesday, April 1st 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Kris Kersten, University of Minnesota
Subject: RBSP observations and test particle simulations of whistler waves and electron acceleration in the radiation belts
Tuesday, April 8th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. John Dombeck, University of Minnesota
Subject: Statistical results of auroral electron precipitation mechanisms and Important facets of Heliophysics research proposal writing
Tuesday, April 15th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Aaron Breneman, University of Minnesota
Subject: First experimental verification of loss cone scattering of energetic electrons by whistler mode hiss in the plasmasphere
Tuesday, April 22nd 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week so that group members can attend Scott Thaller's thesis defense.
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: The storm time evolution in the night-side, high-altitude, field-aligned wave Poynting flux and its relation to low altitude downward electron kinetic energy flux at low latitudes.
Tuesday, April 29th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Adam Hupach, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Tuesday, May 6th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Charles McEachern, University of Minnesota
Subject: Modeling Pi2 Pulsations in a Dipole Field - Progress and Plans
Tuesday, September 9th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Scott Thaller:, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Van Allen Probes Convection Electric Field and Inner Magnetospheric Dynamics
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, September 30th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, October 7th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, October 14th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: John Dombeck, University of Minnesota
Subject: Auroral electron precipitation statistical results from FAST data and comparison with DMSP
Tuesday, October 21st 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Sheng Tian, University of Minnesota
Subject: A survey of the cusp ion outflow’s kinetic energy flux measured by Polar and FAST during conjunction events
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Evan L. Tyler, University of Minnesota
Subject:  "The discrepancy between single and multi-spacecraft techniques in measurements of solar wind discontinuities"
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, November 11th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dai Lei, University of Minnesota
Subject: RBSP observations of Poloidal ULF Waves
Tuesday, November 18th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Xiangwei Tang, University of Minnesota
Subject: First simultaneous observations of lower-hybrid, whistler-mode, electrostatic solitary, and electron cyclotron waves
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, December 9th 2014
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Charles McEachern, University of Minnesota
Subject: Fast Computation of Alfven Waves in a Dipole Field

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