Heliophysics Science Division Seminar

About the Seminar

The Heliophysics Science Division conducts weekly science seminars. Heliophysics is a new division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It has been formed out of portions of the former Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics (LEP, 690), Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics (680), and Space Science Data Operations Office (630). It was previously known as the Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics (LSSP). At present, seminars are held on Fridays at 1:00pm 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 organizer (currently Nicki Viall, 301-286-4054, nicholeen.m.viall@nasa.gov),always appreciates suggestions for seminar speakers. Please contact her EARLY to avoid scheduling conflicts.


December 1,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Larry Gordley (GATS Inc), 'CUAD: Constellation for Upper Atmosphere Dynamics' (abstract)


The current schedule for 2017 is:

January 2017

January 13,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Timothy Gehringer (NASA/GSFC, code 1010), 'The MIDEX Opportunity; What is it and how do you win' (abstract)
January 27,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar, Hosted by 674, Alex Panka, 'New model of the nighttime CO2 infrared emissions in the middle and upper atmosphere', Jeff Klenzing, 'From Space Climate to Space Weather Mission - concepts to unravel the enigma of ionospheric plasma density structures', and Doug Rowland 'How Earth's Weather Affects Space Weather - the Ionospheric CONnection Explorer (ICON)'(abstract)

February 2017

February 3,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NASA/GSFC 61A Presents: Terence J. Sabaka 'The Near-Earth Magnetic Field and how it is Modeled within a Comprehensive Framework', Weijia Kuang 'MoSST and MoSST_DAS: CCM Tools for Solid Earth and Geomagnetic Forecast Research and Application' and Robert H. Tyler 'Modeling global geomagnetic fluctuations due to near-surface sources' (abstract)
February 10,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jia Yue, Hampton University, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton University, 'Lower-Upper Atmosphere Cooling - from Milliseconds to Decades' (abstract)
February 17,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar, Hosted by 671, M. Kirk, 'Coronal Holes Through Time and Across Missions', W. D. Pesnell 'The Search for Ephemeral Coronal Holes', and C. N. Arge, 'Estimating Total Open Heliospheric Magnetic Flux using Models & Observed Coronal Holes' (abstract)
February 24,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aimee Norton (Stanford University), 'Magnetic Flux Emergence and Decay Rates Observed in Sunspots' (abstract)

March 2017

March 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Don Schmit (NASA/GSFC), Solar Physics (abstract)
March 17,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar (Hosted by 673) Dan Gershman, 'Trapped in a plasma wave', Katherine Garcia-Sage 'How does the magnetotail set itself up for reconnection?' (abstract)
March 24,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scott Schaire (NASA/WFF), 'Near Earth Network (NEN) Support of CubeSats' (abstract)
March 31,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jaon Kooi (NRL), 'A Brief History of Faraday Rotation Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections' (abstract)

April 2017

April 14,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kyunghwan Dokgo, (KAIST), 'Nonlinear evolution of oblique whistler waves' (abstract)
April 21,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Heliophysics Director's Seminar, Hosted by 672, Bob Leamon, 'The Detection of Rossby-like Waves on the Sun'; John F. Cooper, 'Spectral Particle Flux Environments of Kuiper Belt Objects in the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium from Voyager and IBEX'; and Lynn Wilson, 'Shock Acceleration: An Unexpected Discovery Addresses a ~60 Year Old Question' (abstract)
April 28,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Christina Kay (GSFC/671), 'Using Simple Models to Describe CMEs from Sun to Earth' (abstract)

May 2017

May 5,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Raphael Attie, (GSFC/671), 'Tracking the not-so-quiet Sun in the SDO era' (abstract)
May 19,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's seminar, Hosted by 674, Larry Kepko, 'Dellingr: NASA GSFC's first 6U cubesat'; C. R. DeVore, 'A Universal Model for Solar Eruptions'; and Silvina Guidoni, 'A New Paradigm for Impulsive Flare Particle Acceleration in Magnetic Islands' (abstract)
May 26,
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dustin Hickey (Boston University), 'South American observations of equatorial spread F with all-sky imagers' (abstract)

June 2017

June 2,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McArthur Jones (NRC, NRL postdoc), 'Middle atmosphere dynamical sources of the semiannual oscillation in the thermosphere and ionosphere' (abstract)
June 16,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar (Hosted by 671), (abstract)

July 2017

July 7,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bernd Kaifler (German Aerospace Center), 'LIDAR observations of extreme gravity wave events in the middle atmosphere' (abstract)
July 14,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nour Raouafi (JHU/APL), 'Coronal Plumes: Formation, Evolution, and Plasma Dynamics ' (abstract)
July 21,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar (Hosted by 673), (abstract)
July 28,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ari Le (LANL), 'Enhanced Electron Heating and Mixing in 3D Kinetic Simulations for MMS Magnetopause Crossings' (abstract)

August 2017

August 11,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ryan Milligan (GSFC and University of Glasgow), 'Space Truckers and I-LOFAR ' (abstract)

September 2017

September 8,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Haihong Che (University of Maryland, College park), 'How Electron Beams Drive Cyclic Langmuir Collapse and Coherent Radio Emission' (abstract)
September 15,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar (hosted by 672), The Solar Wind's Ion Suprathermal Tail, Brent Randol; Investigating the Dynamics and Loss of Energetic Electrons in Earth's Radiation Belts through Multipoint Measurements, Lauren Blum; and The Interesting Immediate Effects of Interplanetary Shocks on Energetic Particles in Earth's Magnetosphere, Quintin Schiller (abstract)
September 22,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alexander Lipatov (GPHI-UMBC and NASA GSFC Code 673), 'Hybrid kinetic models of shocks in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas: PIC vs CPK vs CPK/FMM(SFK) concepts' (abstract)
September 29,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dev Joshi, 'Artificial and Natural Disturbances in the Equatorial Ionosphere: Results from the MOSC Experiment and the C/NOFS satellite mission' (abstract)

October 2017

October 20,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar (Hosted by 674), 'First Demonstration of a Coronal Mass Ejection Driven by Helicity Condensation' by Joel Dahlin; 'Chorus and plasmaspheric hiss waves in the inner magnetosphere' by Homayon Aryan; and 'Geomagnetically induced currents during severe geomagnetic storms' by Chigomezyo Ngwira (abstract)
October 27,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Doga Can Su Ozturk (Climate & Space Sciences and Engineering University of Michigan), 'Modeling study of the geospace system response to a solar wind dynamic pressure enhancement' (abstract)

November 2017

November 17,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSD Director's Seminar, Hosted by the Solar Physics Laboratory (671) (abstract)

December 2017

December 1,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Larry Gordley (GATS Inc), 'CUAD: Constellation for Upper Atmosphere Dynamics' (abstract)
December 8,
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AGU practice (abstract)
The schedule for last year is archived here, but is no longer being maintained.

Space & Solar Physics Meetings

Year 2013

Information for Speakers and Visitors

Speakers interested in speaking at the Heliophysics Seminar are encouraged to contact the organizer, currently Nicki Viall, 301-286-4054, nicholeen.m.viall@nasa.gov). 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. Visit the Heliophysics Science Division Home Page for a more complete summary of interests

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.

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