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Past Seminars

Academic year 2009-2010

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Thursday 3rd September 2009 Dr. Abigail Rhymer John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland Evidence for, and discovery of, the Enceladus auroral footprint [Abstract]
Thursday 22nd October 2009 Dr. Denise Gorse Dept. Computer Science, UCL Neural Networks for Classification, Prediction, and Knowledge Discovery: a Brief Survey [Abstract]
Thursday 10th December 2009 Dr. Sarah Badman Dept. Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester Multi-instrument studies of Saturn's aurora
Monday 15th March 2010 Dr. John Podesta Los Alamos National Laboratory Detection of whistler mode waves in the solar wind using Cluster

Academic year 2008-2009

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Tuesday 14th October 2008 Dr. Ondrej Santolik Institute of Atmospheric Physics and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Observations of chorus and equatorial noise emissions [Abstract][Presentation (PDF)]
Thursday 11th December 2008 Dr. Pierrette Décréau LPCE-CNRS, Orléans, France High frequency waves and electrons in the dayside magnetosphere: signatures of short and large scale properties, r evisited with CLUSTER observations [Abstract][Presentation (PDF)]
Friday 3rd April 2009 Dr. James A. Slavin Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland MESSENGER Observations of Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury's Magnetosphere [Abstract]
Tuesday 16th June 2009 Dr. Martin Volwerk Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz Venus's magnetosphere after 3 years of Venus Express [Abstract]

Academic year 2007-2008

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Monday 15th October Prof. Mark Lester University of Leicester Multi-point measurements in space plasmas: the role of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 5th November Prof. Michael Balikhin University of Sheffield Experimental studies of nonlinear processes in space physics
Tuesday 6th November Michael Storrie-Lombardi, M.D. Kinohi Institute, USA Astrobiology Instruments, Methods, & Missions in the Next Decade [Abstract]
Monday 14th January Dr. Nick Achilleos Atmospheric Physics Laboratory, UCL Large- and small-scale dynamics of Saturn's magnetosphere [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 4th February Dr. Alexis Rouillard University of Southampton & Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Recent observations and modeling of the solar wind: implications for the space environment of the planets located in the very inner heliosphere [Abstract][Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 25th February Dr. Elizabeth Lucek Imperial College London Cluster observations of the Earth's quasi-parallel bow shock [Abstract][Presentation (PPTX)]
Tuesday 26th February (11am New Building) Dr. Elias Roussos Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany Icy moons and energetic charged particles in Saturn's magnetosphere: Cassini/MIMI observations
Monday 28th April Dr. James Wild Lancaster University Magnetospheric substorms: triggers, onsets and ionospheric responses [Abstract]
Monday 21st July Dr. Benoit Lavraud CESR, Toulouse, France The altered solar wind - magnetosphere interaction at low Mach numbers: Coronal Mass Ejections [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Wednesday 6th August Dr. Cesar Bertucci Imperial College London Titan's magnetic environment [Abstract]

Academic year 2006-2007

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Monday 30th October Dr. Stepan Dubyagin St Petersburg University, Russia Characteristics of the flapping current sheet as inferred from Cluster observations [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 4th December Dr. Bertrand Lefebvre Imperial College London Electron dynamics and cross-shock potential at the quasi-perpendicular Earth bow shock [Abstract] [Presentation (PDF)]
Tuesday 30th January Dr. Adrian Grocott University of Leicester Tail reconnection during IMF-northward non-substorm intervals [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Friday 9th February Dr. Nicolas Andre ESTEC, Netherlands Cassini-Huygens Reveals a Multi-Faceted Magnetosphere at Saturn [Abstract]
Monday 19th February Dr. Marina Galand Imperial College London Solar radiation and energetic auroral particles are significant energy sources of the upper atmospheres of solar system bodies [Abstract] [Related link]
Monday 5th March Dr. Panagiota Petkaki British Antarctic Survey Cluster observations of broadband electromagnetic waves close to a reconnection region in the Earth's magnetotail [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 12th March Dr. Abigail Rymer Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, USA A possible model for electron circulation in Saturn's magnetosphere [Abstract]
Tuesday 8th May Dr. Mike Hapgood Rutherford Appleton Laboratory The magnetopause transition parameter [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 11th June Dr. Richard Rijnbeek University of Sussex Petschek-type Reconnection at the Magnetopause [Abstract]

Summer 2006

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Monday 26th June Dr. Yoshihiro Asano Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Current sheet structure in the magnetotail associated with magnetic reconnection and substorms [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Monday 3rd July Prof. Stanley Cowley University of Leicester Solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling at Jupiter and Saturn [Abstract] [Presentation (PPT)]
Wednesday 9th August Dr. Andrei Fedorov CESR, Toulouse, France Ion flow and ion acceleration in the Martian magnetotail [Abstract]

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