SSP Seminars: Fall 2008

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 8th September
Joan T. Schmelz (University of Memphis)
Coronal Loop Temperatures from Hinode Data: A Toothpaste Tube Analogy
Monday 29th September
Hilke Schlichting (California Institute of Technology)
On the Origin of Planetary Spins & the Formation of Kuiper Belt Binaries
Monday 29th September
Oleg Kochukhov (Uppsala University)
Asteroseismology of magnetic A stars - towards 3-D view of stellar atmospheres
Wednesday 15th October
2:30pm, Phillips
Hagai Perets (Weizmann Institute)
On the importance of being a triple: from binary minor planets to blue stragglers and massive black holes
Monday 3rd November
Jonathan Mitchell (Institute for Advanced Study)
The Role of Methane in Titan's Clouds, Climate and Spin
Monday 10th November
12:00pm, Phillips
Meredith J. Wills-Davey (CfA)
Solar Coronal EIT Waves: Making Sense of the Theories and the Data
Monday 17th November
Anthony Yeates (CfA)
A new evolution model for the solar corona: beyond potential fields
Monday 24th November
Joseph Harrington (University of Central Florida)
Photometry and Spectroscopy of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Monday 1st December
Dave Spiegel (Princeton University)
Climatic Habitability
Monday 8th December
Jean-Michel Désert (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris)
A descent through hot-Jupiter atmospheres using transmission spectroscopy
Monday 15th December
Hardi Peter (Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Universität Freiburg)
Structure and dynamics of the corona: Loops! What are loops?

[Past and future seminars]

To speakers: Please be sure to send an abstract of your talk to Thayne Currie (tcurrie at cfa) 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. Directions to the CfA are available here, and the OIR group maintain a useful guide to local accommodations for visitors from out of town.

Please contact Thayne Currie (tcurrie at cfa) 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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