SSP Seminars: Spring 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 31st January
12:00 noon
Kathy Reeves (CfA)
Current Sheet Energetics, Flare Emissions, and Energy Partition in a Simulated Solar Eruption
Monday 7th February
12:00 noon
Wladimir Lyra (American Museum of Natural History)
The baroclinic instability in protoplanetary disks
Monday 14th February
12:00 noon
Andrey Beresnyak (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Balanced and Imbalanced MHD Turbulence
Monday 28th February
12:00 noon
Raymond Fermo (University of Maryland)
Magnetic islands due to reconnection: a new approach for modeling at global scales
Monday 14th March
12:00 noon
Nir Shaviv (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
The Inconvenient Truth about the Causes of Global Warming
Monday 28th March
12:00 noon
David Long (CfA and Trinity College Dublin)
Deceleration and Dispersion of Coronal Bright Fronts
Monday 4th April
12:00 noon
Christine Chen (STScI)
A Spitzer Study of Dusty Disks in the Scorpius-Centaurus OB Association II: Disk Demographics for F- and G-type Members
Monday 11th April
12:00 noon
Sabrina Savage (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Using Supra-Arcade Downflows as Probes of Patchy Reconnection and Particle Acceleration
Monday 25th April
12:00 noon
Paul Song (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Heating of the Solar Atmosphere by Strong Damping of Alfven Waves
Thursday 12th May
12:30 pm
Lucie Green (University College London)
Multi-wavelength observations of solar eruptions
Monday 16th May
12:00 noon
Eric Ford (University of Florida)
Planetary Formation Revisited: Insights from combining Kepler and Doppler Exoplanets Searches
Thursday 19th May
11:00 am in classroom (A-101)
Jeffrey Linsky (JILA, University of Colorado, NIST)
New results from COS observations of solar-mass stars and premain sequence stars
Thursday 2nd June
12:30 pm
Joan Schmelz (University of Memphis)
SDO-AIA DEM: Initial Results
Tuesday 28th June
2:30 pm in Pratt
Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute)
Planet Classification and Planetary Science: Coming of Age in the 21st Century
Monday 25th July
12:30 pm in Pratt
Robert Szabo (Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest, Hungary)
Period doubling in Kepler RR Lyrae stars - one step closer to the understanding of the enigmatic Blazhko effect
Tuesday 26th July
12:30 pm in Pratt
Eric Agol (University of Washington)
How to find habitable earths around white dwarfs

[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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