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 Summer/Fall 1999 is:
- 8 - TUESDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (room 8) at 2:00 P.M.
Heliospheric Radio Emissions
Dr. Iver Cairns, University of Iowa, Iowa City
- 10 - THURSDAY seminar
Building 2 Conference Room (room 8) at NOON
Studies of Substorms at the Polar Geophysical Institute
Dr. Alexander Yahnin, Polar Geophysical Institute, Apatity/Murmansk,
Russian Academy of Sciences
Labor Day Weekend Begins
Electron Impact Ionization at the Magnetic Pileup Boundary
Dr. Dana Crider, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 10 - start time 1:00 P.M.
Living With a Star
Dr. George Withbroe, NASA Headquarters
Coronal Mass Ejections/Sun-Earth Connections
Dr. Daniel Berdichevsky, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 17 - start time 1:00 P.M.
Peer Award Luncheon (moved to this new time because
of hurricane Floyd)
SOHO/WIND Plasma Correlations
Dr. Keith Ogilvie, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Anisotropies and Gradients of Energetic Particles in the
Earth's Magnetotail: Geotail/EPIC Observations
Dr. Timothy E. Eastman, Plasmas International, Silver Spring, Maryland
- 8 - start time NOON
Earth's Bow Shock at Solar Minimum
Dr. Mona Kessel, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Heavy Ions and Energetic Electrons in Helium-3 Enhanced SEPs
Dr. George Ho, JHU/APL, Laurel, Maryland
How Can We Help Science Education?
Dr. David Stern, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Ring Current Composition and Its Effect (or lack thereof)
on Ring Current Decay
Dr. Marian E. Greenspan, University of Maryland, College Park
- 5 - start time NOON
An Empirical CME Arrival Model
Dr. Nat Gopalswamy, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 8 - MONDAY seminar - start time 3 P.M.
Learning to Live in a Dangerous Solar System; Advanced
Geomagnetic Storm Forecasting
Technologies for the Electric Power Industry
John G. Kappenman, Metatech Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
- 9 - TUESDAY seminar - start time 1 P.M.
Ionospheric Travelling Convection Vortices: What Do We Know,
What Are the Problems, and What Can We Do To Solve Them?
Dr. Therese Moretto, Danish Space Research Institute, Copenhagen
Radio Sounding of Remote Plasma Irregularities -or-
Dr. Shing Fung, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
Ring Current Modeling
Dr. Mei-Ching Fok, USRA, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 3 - start time 2 P.M.
Magnetospheric Substorm Onsets in the Magnetotail
and at Low Altitudes
Dr. Don Fairfield, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
- 9 - THURSDAY seminar - start time 1:30 P.M.
Particle Dynamics in Tightly-Curved
Magnetic Field Regions
Dr. Dominique Delcourt, CETP, Fracnce
AGU Practice Talks
contact Michael R. Collier at
email@example.com to schedule yourself
- Internal Plasma Sources and Magnetospheric Inflation
- Dr. Thomas Moore
- Generation of Gyrophase Bunched Electrons by an Electromagnetic
Ion Beam Instability - Dr. Adolfo Vinas
- A New Empirical Magnetopause Model
- Dr. Scott Boardsen
- The Relationship Between Magnetotail Dynamics and Substorm
Onset Longitudes Determined from Spacecraft Images
- Dr. Aki Ieda
- Distant Bow Shocks During Low Solar Wind Mach Number
Conditions - Dr. Don Fairfield
- Direct Evidence of Earth's Bow Shock Expanding to 63
RE - Dr. Mike Desch
- 31 May-4 June - Spring AGU
- 1 June - Abstract Deadline for MOP
- 18 July - 30 July - IAGA
- 9 August - 14 August - MOP
- 2 September - Fall AGU Abstract Deadline
- 9 November - 10 November - IMAGE Meeting
- 13 December-17 December - Fall AGU
List of Federal Holidays
- 31 May - Monday - Memorial Day Observed
- 5 July - Monday - 4th of July Observed
- 6 September - Monday - Labor Day
- 11 October - Monday - Columbus Day Observed
- 11 November - Thursday - Veterans Day
- 25 November - Thursday - Thanksgiving Day
- 24 December - Friday - Christmas Day Observed
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
Fall 1998 seminar series
Spring 1999 seminar series
Spring 2000 seminar series
LHEA Seminar Schedule
The SOHO Science Club
Seminar Series-Wednesdays at 3:30 in Building 26 Basement
Michael R. Collier
last updated: 10 December 1999