University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Space Physics Seminar

semester, 2018

Tuesday, January 16th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, January 23rd 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
To be announced.
Tuesday, January 30th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Oleksiy Agapitov, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: Nonlinear wave-particle and wave-wave interactions in the outer radiation belt: physical mechanisms and observational effects
Tuesday, February 6th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Dr. Ricky Egeland, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Subject: A Critical Rossby Number for Sun-Like Variability
Tuesday, February 13th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, February 20th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Pat Meyers, University of Minnesota
Subject: Extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves and gravitational-wave detectors
Tuesday, February 27th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Practice Talks for the upcoming Chapman Conference on Particle Dynamics in the Earth's Radiation Belts.
Tuesday, March 6th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, March 13th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
No Seminar this week, spring break
Tuesday, March 20th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: David Malaspina, LASP, University of Colorado
Subject: Plasma Boundaries: Bridging Macro-Scale and Micro-Scale Plasma Physics
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
3:30 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Physics 201-20
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: Comparing the energetic particle populations of planetary magnetospheres
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Tuesday, April 3rd 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Xianzhe Jia, University of Michigan, Dept. of Climate and Space Physics and Engineering
Subject: Global MHD Simulations of Saturn’s Magnetosphere
Tuesday, April 10th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, April 17th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Kendra Bergstedt, University of Minnesota
Subject: An Investigation of the Dayside Response of the Magnetosphere to Interplanetary Shocks: Dependence on Shock Parameters and Interplanetary Magnetic Field
This is the honors thesis presentation for Ms. Bergstedt
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Tuesday, April 24th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Zac Cohen, University of Minnesota
Subject:  STEREO Observations of Waves in the Ramp Regions of Interplanetary Shocks
This is seminar is also the public portion of Mr. Cohen's Masters' Thesis Defense.
Tuesday, May 1st 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, May 8th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, May 24th 2018
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Professor Ian Mann, University of Alberta
Subject: “On the role of fast inwards and outwards ULF wave radial diffusion in shaping radiation belt morphology “
Tuesday, September 4th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Organizational meeting
Tuesday, September 11th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Meg Foster
Subject: "Soviet Space Race Propaganda - Women in space and the status of women in science."
Tuesday, September 18th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Benjamin Frigo Vaz , Bionanotechnology Lab, UMn
Subject: Orbital Mirrors for Terraforming Mars
Tuesday, October 9th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: No seminar this week.
Tuesday, October 16th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: John Wygant
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Julie Vievering, P.S. Athiray and Sophie Musset
Subject: Investigating high-energy solar phenomena with the FOXSI-3 sounding rocket
Tuesday, October 30th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: John Wygant, University of Minnesota
Subject: The role of Poynting flux in powering ion and electron energy flux of the cusp wind
Tuesday, November 6th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Sheng Tian, University of Minnesota
Subject: Comparisons of auroral structures and in-situ observations
Tuesday, November 13th 2018
1:15 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Kinetic Alfven Waves and Juno Observations of Auroral Particle Acceleration at Jupiter
Please note: early start time for the seminr, this week only.
Tuesday, November 20th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Aaron Breneman, University of Minnesota
Subject: Followup to Global-scale coherence modulation of radiation-belt electron loss from plasmaspheric hiss.
Tuesday, November 27th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Evan Tyler, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Statistical Study of High Amplitude Whistler-mode Waves Using 5 Years of Van Allen Probes Data
Note change of time and location, this week only. This is the public portion of Mr. Tyler's Thesis Defense.
12:15 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Evan Tyler
Subject: High Amplitude Whistler-Mode Waves
Tuesday, December 11th 2018
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.

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