SSP Seminars: Spring 2012

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 30th January
Ciprian Berghea (US Naval Observatory)
The dying Solar system as a source of solivagant planets
Monday 12th March
Kora Muzic (University of Toronto)
The SONYC survey: Towards a complete census of brown dwarfs in star forming regions
Friday 23rd March
12:00 Phillips
Slava Lukin (NRL)
Simulations of magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space with the HiFi multi-fluid modeling framework
Monday 26th March
Kamen Todorov (Penn State)
Studying Hot Jupiter Atmospheres with Spitzer
Monday 2nd April
Hans Moritz Gunther (CfA)
Roman Warships in Experiment: Reconstruction and Sailing Tests
Tuesday 17th April
12:00 A-101
Peter Gary (LANL)
Short-wavelength turbulence in the solar wind: Do whistlers contribute?
Monday 23rd April
Nader Haghighipour (Hawaii)
Planetesimal Capture by an Evolving Gaseous Giant Planet
Monday 30th April
David Polishook (MIT)
The Light Revolution - On the effect of light on the revolutions of asteroids
Monday 7th May
Andy Szentgyorgyi (CfA)
SSP division-wide meeting
Monday 23rd July
12:00 Phillips
Joan Schmelz (University of Memphis)
Multithermal Analysis with Hinode-XRT & SDO-AIA
Monday 30th July
12:00 Phillips
Mercedes Lopez-Morales (Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai)
Exoplanet Atmospheres with Ground-Based Observatories.
Monday 13th August
12:30 Phillips
Caroline Morley (UC Santa Cruz)
Neglected Clouds in Cool Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets

[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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