University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Space Physics Seminar

Spring Semester

Tuesday, January 17th 2017
09:30 am:
Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, January 24th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: James Mason, University of Colorado
Subject: The Success and the Science of the Student-Built MinXSS Solar CubeSat
Tuesday, January 31st 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Sophie Musset, University of Minnesota
Subject: Energetic electrons acceleration and transport in the corona (via X-ray diagnostics): from RHESSI data analysis to the preparation of the STIX experiment on Solar Orbiter.
Tuesday, February 7th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Colin Waters, University of Newcastle
Subject: Spatial and temporal development of geomagnetic induced currents (GICs) during the 2015 St Patrick's Day storm
Tuesday, February 14th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, February 24th 2017
11:00 am:
Speaker: Daniel Baker
The seminar will be held on Friday, this week only.
11:15 am:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Studying Relativistic Particle Acceleration and Loss in Our Cosmic Backyard: Van Allen Probes Radiation Belt Exploration
Please note change of time, room and day for the seminar, this week only.
Tuesday, February 28th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: John Dombeck, Physics, U Minnesota
Subject: Field-Aligned Currents and Auroral Precipitation Mechanisms in the Earth's Magnetosphere
Tuesday, March 7th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, U Minnesota, MN Institute for Astrophysics
Subject: Magnetic Fields, Grain Alignment, and You
Tuesday, March 21st 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Scott Thaller
Subject: Evidence for modulations of the cold plasma density and convection in the inner magnetosphere being driven at the solar rotation period
Tuesday, March 28th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, April 4th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week; group should attend Adam Kowalski's MIfA colloquium on Friday
Tuesday, April 11th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Keiling, Space Science Lab, UCB
Subject: Substorms in the Solar System and their Periodicity
Tuesday, April 18th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, April 21st 2017
11:15 am:
Speaker: Dr. Brian J. Anderson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Subject: Field-aligned auroral current systems at Earth and Mercury: Implications for magnetic convection at Mercury
Tuesday, April 25th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: What new information can high frequency waves tell us about the July 2012 'Carrington' event? Preliminary results from STEREO
Friday, May 19th 2017
1:00 pm:
Speaker: Tadayuki Takahashi, JAX/ISAS and the University of Tokyo
Subject: New hard X-ray and gamma-ray detectors for future high energy astronomy missions

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