SSP Seminars: Fall 2011

SSP seminars are held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Pratt conference room, PG-04, 60 Garden Street, unless otherwise noted below.

Monday 19th September
Tristan Roell (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena)
Astrometric Search for Extrasolar Planets in Stellar Multiple Systems
Monday 26th September
Shravan Hanasoge (Princeton)
Anomalously low transport velocities in the convection zone of the Sun
Monday 3rd October
Kevin Schoeffler (University of Maryland)
Reconnection in the Heliosheath: Effects of Plasma Beta on Particle Acceleration and the Shape of Magnetic Islands
Wednesday 19th October (NOTE DATE/ROOM)
Andy Skemer (Arizona)
A Mid-Infrared View of Planets and T Tauri Stars with the MMT Adaptive Secondary
Friday 21st October (NOTE DATE/TIME)
Benjamin Brown (University of Wisconsin)
Wreath-building dynamos in solar-type stars: is this how stars like the Sun get their spots?
Monday 24th October
Sasha Hinkley (Caltech)
Comparitive Exoplanetary Science Through Direct Imaging
Monday 31st October
John Kohl & Steven Cranmer (CfA)
The Coronal Physics Investigator (CPI): A New Vision for Understanding Solar Wind Acceleration
Monday 7th November
Saurav Dhital (Vanderbilt)
Ultra-wide, Low-mass Binaries: Constraints on Binary Formation Theory
Wednesday 9th November (NOTE ROOM)
Konstantin Batygin (Caltech)
Orbital and Structural Evolution of Highly Irradiated Planets
Monday 14th November
Jacqueline Radigan (University of Toronto)
Weather on Substellar Worlds: observations of cloud and weather phenomena in the atmospheres of cool brown dwarfs
Monday 21st November
Elena Provornikova (Moscow State University, Boston University)
Charge-exchange X-ray emission from evaporating interstellar clouds
Monday 28th November
Owen Gingerich (CfA)
The Astronomical Background to the Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge Exhibition at Harvard's Sackler Museum
Monday 12th December
Yakup Pekon (Middle East Technical University)
Phase Resolved X-ray Spectral Analysis of Intermediate Polars

[Past and future seminars]

To speakers: Please be sure to send an abstract of your talk to Elisabeth Adams (eadams at and David Kipping (dkipping at by the close of business on the Wednesday (or at the very latest, 12pm EST/EDT on the Thursday) before the talk, in order to allow us to advertise it in the weekly CfA events calendar. Please send a title as soon as it is ready. Directions to the CfA are available here, and the OIR group maintain a useful guide to local accommodations for visitors from out of town. A map of the CfA is available here.

Please contact Elisabeth Adams (eadams at and David Kipping (dkipping at if you would like to give a talk, or if you have a visitor that you would like us to invite to give a talk.


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