Magnetosphere Seminars

Below is a schedule of the informal LASP Friends of the Magnetosphere (FOM) Seminars for the Spring 2018 semester. LASP holds a series of informal seminars focused on space physics and plasma research relating to the magnetospheres of Earth and other planets. The intended audience is space and planetary physics researchers in the Boulder area, although any interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information or if you have questions, please contact David.Malaspina at lasp.colorado.edu.

View the Address and Directions page for detailed directions to any of the LASP locations.

Current Schedule:

Current Schedule (expanded):

May
May
8

Topic: Juno / Jupiter, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Rob Wilson [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 08, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

May
May
1

An Update on NOAA Space Weather Prediction Capabilities and Challenges

Speaker:  Howard Singer [NOAA]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 01, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

April
Apr
24

Topic: VLF Wave Propagation, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Mark Golkowski [CU/Denver]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

April
Apr
17

Topic: Parker Solar Probe – Pre-Launch Update, Title: TBD

Speaker:  David Malaspina [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

April
Apr
10

Topic: Polar Cap Saturation, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Rick Wilder [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

April
Apr
3

Topic: Simulating the inner magnetosphere, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Scot Elkington [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract: TBD

March
Mar
27

** CU spring break ** No seminar

Speaker:  n/a
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 ,  n/a
Location:  n/a
Abstract:
March
Mar
20

Topic: Io Plasma Torus, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Parker Hinton [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

March
Mar
13

Topic: Modeling Earth’s Magnetic Field, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Arnaud Chulliat [NOAA]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

March
Mar
6

Topic: Ionosphere Studies Using Radar, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Hassan Akbari [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

February
Feb
27

Topic: Particle precipitation, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Kun Zhang [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

February
Feb
20

Topic: Precipitation signatures in VLF, radar, optical and X-rays, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Bob Marshall [CU/Aerospace]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

February
Feb
13

Topic: Mars Ionosphere, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Chris Fowler [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

February
Feb
6

Topic: Vlasiator simulations of near-Earth space, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Sanni Hoilijoki [New to LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

January
Jan
30

Topic: CU SWX-TREC: The Low-Earth-Orbit Space Environment, Title: TBD

Speaker:  Jeff Thayer [CU/Aerospace]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Abstract TBD

January
Jan
23

An adolescent Hot Flow Anomaly under the MMS microscope

Speaker:  Steve Schwartz [New to LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

Hot Flow Anomalies (HFAs) are transient explosive events observed near the Earth’s bow shock. They are associated with the passage of thin interplanetary current sheets that track sufficiently slowly across the bow shock surface to interrupt the cocktail of kinetic processes that mediate the shock physics under collisionless conditions. Under steady conditions, the bow shock… Read more »

January
Jan
16

Generation and Micro-scale Effects of Electrostatic Waves in an Oblique Shock Crossing

Speaker:  Katy Goodrich [LASP]
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 ,  3:30 pm
Location:  LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)
Abstract:

We present an analysis of large amplitude (>100 mV/m) electrostatic waves observed by MMS during an oblique bow shock crossing. The observed waves primarily consist of electrostatic solitary waves (ESWs), ion acoustic waves (IAWs), and electron Bernstein waves (EBWs). ESWs typically include nonlinear structures such as double layers, ion phase-space holes, electron phase-space holes. All… Read more »