University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Space Physics Seminar

semester, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th 2009
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, January 27th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Subject: Organizational Meeting
Note change of time will hold for the semester.
Tuesday, February 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Alfvenic Aurora and Substorm Onset.
Tuesday, February 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: John Dombeck, University of Minnesota
Subject: Computer data analysis in space physics
Tuesday, February 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Aaron Breneman, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Tuesday, February 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: David Murr, Augsburg College
Subject: Initial Observations of Large Amplitude Pc5 Waves using GPS TEC
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Kris Kersten, University of Minnesota
Subject: Simulating electron energization and loss in the radiation belts
Tuesday, March 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Jim Crumley, St. John's University
Subject: Ion Composition Effects on Ion Cyclotron Waves Observed by FAST in the Auroral Zone
Tuesday, March 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, March 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: Polar spacecraft observations of time varying, field aligned Poynting flux and electron kinetic energy flux observed by FAST during a major geomagnetic storm in the inner magnetosphere
Tuesday, March 31st 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Lei Dai, University of Minnesota
Subject: Cluster observations of the dynamics and structure of waves driven by reconnection jets in the Geomagnetic tail
Tuesday, April 7th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Jesse Woodroffe, University of Minnesota
Subject: Alfven Waves and the Dynamics of Nearly Incompressible Plasmas
Tuesday, April 14th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Running a lab plasma experiment at LAPD: Intro to mode conversion and preliminary results
Tuesday, April 21st 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Adam Hupach
Subject: Physical Properties of Electron Solitary Waves in the Earth's Magnetosphere
Tuesday, April 28th 2009
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dr. John Dombeck, U of M
Subject: Findings on Intense Auroral Electrons During Large Geomagnetic Storms
Tuesday, May 5th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Eric Donovan, University of Calgary
Subject: New Perspectives on Auroral Arcs
Tuesday, May 12th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
No seminar this week. Finals week.
Tuesday, September 15th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Alfven Waves, Aurora and Substorms: A Tutorial
Tuesday, September 22nd 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Yukitoshi Nishimura, UCLA and Nagoya University
Subject: Substorm auroral onset by earthward intrusion of new plasma: THEMIS imager and spacecraft observations.
Tuesday, September 29th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, October 6th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Aaron Breneman, University of Minnesota
Subject: Observations of Large Amplitude, Monochromatic Whistlers at Stream Interaction Regions
Tuesday, October 13th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Chris Colpitts, Dartmouth University
Subject: “Swishers” and “Stripes”: Examinations of Dispersed Features of Auroral HF Waves Observed with Sounding Rockets
Tuesday, October 20th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Bela Fejer, Utah State University
Subject: Dynamics of the Equatorial Electric Field
Tuesday, October 27th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Jesse Woodroffe, University of Minnesota
Subject: The global structure of magnetospheric ultra low frequency waves and its relation to ionospheric conductivity.
Tuesday, November 3rd 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
To be announced.
Tuesday, November 10th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Jesse Woodroffe, University of Minnesota
Subject: The global structure of magnetospheric ultra low frequency waves and its relation to ionospheric conductivity
Tuesday, November 17th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Lynn B. Wilson III, University of Minnesota
Subject: Strong Particle Heating at an Atypical Interplanetary Shock
Tuesday, November 24th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Lei Dai, University of Minnesota
Subject: Wave dynamics in the geomagnetic tail
Tuesday, December 1st 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: John Dombeck, University of Minnesota
Subject: Evidence for Nightside Low-Latitude Low-Potential Inverted-V and Alfvénic Accelerated Electron Precipitation During Large Geomagnetic Storms
Tuesday, December 8th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
Speaker: Kris Kersten, University of Minnesota
Subject: Langmuir wave generation and mode conversion on linear density structures in a laboratory plasma
Tuesday, December 15th 2009
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 143 Physics
There will be seminar this week.

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