Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics Seminar

About the Seminar

The Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics (LSSP) conducts weekly science seminars. LSSP is part of the Earth-Sun Exploration division at at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It has been formed out of portions of the old Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics (LEP, 690), Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics (680), and Space Science Data Operations Office (630). At present time seminars held on Fridays at noon in the Conference Room (Room 183) in Building 21 at Goddard. The topics cover the interests of the Laboratory, including astrochemistry, interplanetary physics, solar physics, planetary systems, planetary magnetospheres, and electrodynamics.

Have an Idea for a Speaker?

The seminar organizers (currently Masha Kuznetsova, 301-286-9571,, and Terry Kucera, 301-286-0829,, are always appreciative of ideas for seminar speakers. Please contact them EARLY to avoid scheduling conflicts.


The current schedule for Winter & Spring 2005 is:

February 2005

  • 18
  • Multispacecraft Studies and Simulations of Heliospheric Structure and Dynamics (Abstract)
    Dr. Aaron Roberts, NASA GSFC. (Bio)
  • 25
  • Acceleration Region of the Solar Wind (Abstract)
    Dr. Leon Ofman, CUA, GSFC (Bio)

    March 2005

  • 04
  • Coronal Loop Controversy (Abstract)
    Dr. Joan Schmelz, University of Memphis (Bio)
  • 11
  • An Overview of the MaCWAVE Program to Study the Polar Mesosphere (Abstract)
    Dr. Richard Goldberg, NASA GSFC (Bio)
  • 17
  • Extra Seminar, Thursday March 17, 3:30 in Bldg. 21, Rm 183A
    Stanford AWESOME Receiver Installation (Abstract)
    Morris Cohen, Stanford University (Bio)
  • 18
  • Theoretical Prediction of Sunquake Waves (Abstract)
    Dr. John Podesta, NRC, NASA/GSFC (Bio)
  • 25
  • Putting the Rubber to the Road: The Whos, Whys and Hows of the International Heliophysical Year 2007 (Abstract)
    Dr. Barbara Thompson, NASA GSFC (Bio)

    April 2005

  • 01
  • Very High Angular Resolution Ultraviolet Telescope (VAULT) (Abstract)
    Dr. Angelos Vourlidas, NRL (Bio)
  • 08
  • Kristian BIRKELAND, The First Space Scientist (Abstract)
    Prof. Alv Egeland (Bio)
  • 11
  • Extra Seminar, Monday Apr. 11, 3:30 in Bldg. 21, Rm 183A
    Coronal Loop Heating by Nanoflares: Current Status and the Promise of New Missions (Abstract)
    Dr. Spiros Patsourakos, George Mason University (Bio)
  • 15
  • JIMO, Prometheus, and Geospace (Abstract)
    Dr. John Cooper, NASA/GSFC (Bio)
  • 22
  • Detection of Waves in a Coronal Mass Ejection (Abstract)
    Dr. Tom Moran, CUA, NASA/GSFC (Bio)
  • 29
  • Origin, Variations, and Prediction of Ionospheric Currents During Geospace Disturbances (Abstract)
    Dr. Wladislaw Lyatsky, Alabama A&M University (Bio)

    May 2005

  • 06
  • Substorm and high speed stream observations during solar cycles 22 and 23 (Abstract)
    Dr. Eija Tanskanen, NRC NASA/GSFC (Bio)
  • 13
  • Origin of Plasmaspheric Plasma Waves (Abstract)
    Dr. Jim Green, NASA/GSFC (Bio)
  • 20
  • SIERRA sounding rocket observations of Alfvenic processes in the topside auroral ionosphere. (Abstract)
    Dr. Eric Klatt, Cornell University
  • 27
  • No Seminar - Spring AGU

    Space Physics Meetings

    Year 2004-2005

    Information for Speakers and Visitors

    Speakers interested in speaking at the LSSP Seminar are encouraged to contact the organizers, currently Masha Kuznetsova (301-286-9571, and Terry Kucera (301-286-0829, Therese.A. The duration of the seminar is typically one hour, with questions asked during and after the seminar. The audience is usually diverse, including scientists with interests ranging throughout the heliosphere.

    As most of you know, in the last few years it has become harder to get visitors from outside of NASA on center, and the number of days needed to get unescorted access is subject to change. Thus we ask that if a visitor wants to attend a talk and needs a non-escort badge they should request one as soon as possible. We will help to the best of our ability, but can't make any guarantees. Unfortunately, the seminar organizers do not have time to escort audience members to the talks.

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