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What is the MOP Conference?

The CU MOP group is one of many space science research groups that participate in international conferences on the Magnetospheres of Outer Planets. The main purpose of the conference is to enhance understanding of the physical processes that control the magnetospheres of the four giant planets through presentation of recent studies, discussions, and collaborative research. The conferences are usually held every other summer. A graph of number of talks/posters over the years may be found here.

Below are past MOP conferences listed with links to their home pages, as well as group photos. For typos or contribution of content, please contact us.

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2015 Atlanta, Georgia USA

Hosted by Carol Paty, Sven Simon (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Dates: Monday June 1 to Friday June 5, 2015.

2013 Athens, Greece

Athens 2013 Home Page
Hosted by Nick Sergis (Academy of Athens).
Dates: Monday July 8 to Friday July 12, 2013.

2011 Boston, USA


Boston 2011 Home Page
Hosted by John Clarke, sponsored by Boston University.
(Originally planned for Sendai, Japan, but rescheduled due to the earthquake and tsunami.

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Passing the mop

2009 Cologne, Germany


Cologne 2009 Home Page
Hosten by Joachim Saur (University of Cologne)

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Passing the mop

2007 San Antonio, Texas


San Antonio 2007 Home Page
Hosted by Kurt Retherford (Southwest Research Institute)

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2005 Leicester, England


Leicester 2005 Home Page
Hosted by Emma Bunce
(The University of Leicester Radio & Space Plasma Physics Group)

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2002 Laurel, Maryland

Hosted by Barry Mauk and Chris Paranicas
(Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory)

1999 Paris, France

Hosted by Philippe Zarka and Renee Prange

1997 Boulder, Colorado

Hosted by Fran Bagenal
(University of Colorado at Boulder – Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics)

1994 Graz, Austria

Hosted by Siegfried Bauer

1992 Los Angeles, California


Goertz-Smith Memorial Meeting on Magnetospheres of Outer Planets

Hosted by Margy Kivelson, David Barbosa, and Khrishan Khurana
(University of California at Los Angeles)

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1990 Annapolis, Maryland

Fred Scarf Memorial Meeting on Magnetospheres of Outer Planets
Hosted by Jack Connerny

1988 Lindau, Federal Republic of Germany


Third Neil Brice Memorial Symposium on the Magnetospheres of Outer Planets

Hosted by Vytenis Vasyliunas
(Max Planck – Institut fur Aeronomie)

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1986 Iowa City, Iowa


Second Neil Brice Memorial Symposium on the Magnetospheres of Outer Planets

Hosted by Chris Goertz
(University of Iowa)

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1983 Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Fifth Conference on the Physics of Jovian and Saturnian Magnetospheres

Hosted by John Belcher
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1981 Laurel, Maryland

Physics of the Magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn

Hosted by Tom Krimigis
(Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory)

1980 Houston, Texas

Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere

Hosted by Alex Dessler
(Rice University)

1977 Lindau, Federal Republic of Germany


Workshop on the Structure and Dynamics of the Jovian Magnetosphere

Hosted by Vytenis Vasyliunas
(Max Planck – Institut fur Aeronomie)

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1974 Frascati, Italy

The Magnetospheres of Earth and Jupiter, Neil Brice Memorial Symposium