LASP Science Seminars

LASP Science Seminars

LASP seminars are generally held every Thursday at 4:00 PM on Zoom and in person.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Heather Mallander to be added to the mailing list.

We are currently seeking speakers for our Spring 2024 seminar series. If you or a colleague would like to give a seminar, please contact one of our Science Seminar Committee members:

Sonal Jain (Planetary)
Yi Qi (Space Physics)
David Wilson (Solar/Stellar)
Chihoko Cullens (Earth Atmospheres)

Upcoming Science Seminars

Check back soon for a list of upcoming Science Seminars.

Past Science Seminars

May 23, 2024
Nanodust and Enceladus and Saturn’s Rings, oh my! - Probing Saturn’s ring-moon system with nanodust.
Sean Hsu
After exploring the Saturn system for more than 13 years, September 15th, 2017 marked the end of the NASA-ESA joint Cassini-Huygens mission. Before diving into and becoming a part of Saturn, the spacecraft witnessed a once-in-decades...
May 16, 2024
A Tale of Planetary Adolescence and Evolution
Adina Feinstein
Within the past decade, we have discovered only a dozen young (< 300 Myr) short-period exoplanets, compared to ~5,600 mature exoplanets. The radii of these young planets are larger than older planets on similar orbital periods....
May 2, 2024
Improving Whole Atmospheric Reanalysis by Assimilating GOLD Observations in WACCMX
Fazlul Laskar
Remember the saying “All models are wrong, but some are useful”. Well, some of the useful models can be made realistic by ingesting experimental measurements through data assimilation. This presentation will show examples of how Global...
April 25, 2024
Understanding and Modeling the Mysterious Dropout of Radiation Belt Electrons
Weichao Tu
(West Virginia University)
The discovery of Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts in 1958 revealed the hazardous radiative environment for spacecraft operating within. Understanding, modeling, and eventually predicting the dynamics of energetic electrons in the radiation belts have long been...
April 18, 2024
Ultraviolet Mars: The Search for More Science
Justin Deighan
Tremendous new insights into the Martian atmosphere have been achieved in recent years by two ultraviolet spectrographs built at LASP: the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) aboard the Mars Atmospheric and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission, and the...