Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics
Brown Bag Seminar
About the Seminar
Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics (LEP) at NASA's
Goddard Space Flight Center conducts weekly science seminars.
The seminars are held on Fridays at noon in the Conference Room (Room 8) in
at Goddard. The topics cover the interests of the Laboratory,
including astrochemistry, interplanetary physics, planetary systems, planetary
magnetospheres, and electrodynamics. Since the seminar is conducted during
the lunch hour, the audience often brings their lunch, hence the moniker
Have an Idea for a Speaker?
The seminar organizers are always appreciative of ideas for seminar speakers.
Please contact them EARLY to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Contact information is located below.
The current schedule for the Fall 1998 is:
Overview of 692 plasma instrument development
Dr. John Keller, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Some recent results on kinetic properties and charge
states of minor ions in the solar wind
Dr. Peter Bochsler, Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern,
(N.B. Dr. Bochsler is visiting the University
of Maryland through 30 January 1999)
Magnetic structure of coronal mass ejections as inferred
by SOHO EUV observations
Dr. Barbara Thompson, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Multitube model for magnetic clouds
Dr. Vladimir Osherovich, RSTX
1991 GMIR shock and its interaction with the
Dr. Jianyong Lu, Catholic University, Washington D.C.
Solar Wind 9
- 13 - TUESDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (room 8) at 2:00 P.M.
Heavy ion acceleration and heating in high speed solar wind
streams AND Non-linear decay of electromagnetic waves in
Dr. Luis Gomberoff, University of Santiago, Chile
(Dr. Juan Valdivia (301-286-3545) is contact for Dr. Gomberoff)
CANCELLED due to speaker
On the peculiarity of the Martian bow shock motion and
separation of different acceleration modes in the planetary
Dr. Misha Verigin, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
- 20 - TUESDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (room 8) at 11:00 A.M.
Interstellar Probe: where no spacecraft has gone before
Dr. Adam Szabo, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 22 - THURSDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (Room 8) at 10:00 A.M.
Substorm dynamics from a low-dimensional nonlinear dynamics
Dr. Isidoros Doxas, University of Colorado
- 22 - THURSDAY seminar (Planetary Seminar)
Building 2 Conference Room (Room 8) at 3:30 P.M.
Electrodynamic Studies of Upward Lightning with
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Dr. Richard Goldberg, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Electron suprathermal tails: A source for coronal
Dr. Adolfo Vinas, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
The turbulent three-dimensional heliosphere
Dr. Aaron Roberts, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
AGU Practice Talks
- Thomas Moore -
Source cone concept in convecting neutral sheets
- Nicola Fox -
Connecting kids to the Sun Earth connections
- Lutz Rastatter -
Three-dimensional MHD modeling of magnetotail reconnection and
- Barbara Giles -
Spacecraft potentials and measured ionosphere outflows
- 14 - MONDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (Room 8) at 2:00 P.M.
Evidence for a new type of global disturbance with monochromatic
pulsations and energetic electron bunching
Dr. Marc R. Lessard, University of Calgary
Energy transfer into the magnetosphere
Dr. Nicola Fox, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
This seminar has been CANCELED
Wish List - Unconfirmed - Hopefully next "semester"
- Dr. Keith Ogilvie on CIR's
- Dr. Martin Lee
- Dr. Alex Klimas
- Dr. Leonard Burlaga
- Dr. George Ho on Helium-3 enhancements and unusual ion charge state
composition in coronal mass ejections
- Dr. Roch Smets
- Dr. Steve Suess in mid-February 1999
Information for Speakers
Speakers interested in speaking at the Brown Bag Seminar are encouraged to
contact one of the organizers below. The duration of the seminar is an hour,
but the informal nature of the seminar often elicits questions from the
audience. Speakers are therefore asked to expect interruptions to take up
part of the hour. The audience generally includes scientists with interests
ranging throughout the heliosphere. (See above list of interests of the
Laboratory.) Therefore it is beneficial to include some background material
for those who may not be familiar with your topic.
The seminar is organized by Code 692 under the direction of Dr. Thomas
Michael R. Collier
[me] is the
"Master of the Horse" for Dr. Tom Moore. Please contact me for further
information or to provide suggestions about the seminar because Tom has
enough to keep him busy.
Other Web Sites
LENA hardware (restricted access)
Spring 1999 LEP Seminar Schedule
The SOHO Science Club
Seminar Series-Wednesdays at 3:30 in Building 26 Basement