Events Archive

Events Archive

Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Paul Cassak

Mon, Aug 2, 2021, 3:00 pm

Using kinetic entropy to study energy conversion and dissipation in space plasmas


Heliophysics Seminar, Dr. Eun-Hwa Kim

Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 3:00 pm


Can electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves propagate to the ground? 2D Full-wave simulations


Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Anna Tenerani

Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 3:00 pm

Alfvénic turbulence in the solar wind: An overview


Heliophysics Seminar, Dr. Emily Mason

Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 3:00 pm

Coronal mass ejections, jets, prominence eruptions: solar eruptions are an active field with a broad range of accepted phenomena, and an even broader range of proposed mechanisms that cause the phenomena. This talk reports the observations of an event that connects the major eruption classes, and could provide a holistic explanation for all of...


Heliophysics Seminar, Dr. Yuxi Chen

Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 3:00 pm

It is challenging to capture kinetic phenomena in global simulations due to the significant difference between the kinetic scales and global scales. The magnetohydrodynamics with embedded particle-in-cell model (MHD-EPIC) is developed to incorporate kinetic physics into global simulations.


Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Walter Gekelman

Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 2:00 pm

Magnetic flux ropes are bundles of twisted magnetic fields and their associated currents. They are common on the surface of the sun (and presumably all other stars) and are observed to have a large range of sizes and lifetimes. Two “kink” unstable ropes are generated in a background plasma in the Large Plasma Device at UCLA. When they collide...


Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Craig Kletzing

Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 2:00 pm

The TRACERS mission consists of two identically instrumented satellites in the same low-Earth, sun-synchronous orbit with the spacecraft separated by 10-120s along the orbital track. The mission was selected for implementation  in June, 2019 by NASA as a Small Explorer class investigation.


Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Yi-Hsin Liu

Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 2:00 pm


Heliophysics Seminar, Doug Endrizzi

Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 2:00 pm

Whistler waves are a common feature of space plasmas, notably present upstream of shocklets, SLAMS, and switchbacks in the solar wind. In the laboratory, they have been studied for at least 60 years, being easily generated from RF antennas, electron beams, and in pulsed power experiments.


Heliophysics Seminar, Prof. Lorin Matthews

Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 2:00 pm

The interaction of an object within a streaming fluid is a phenomenon widely encountered in physics, spanning a range of length scales, from the familiar meter- to cm-sized wakes observed behind rocks in flowing streams (Fig. 1a), the kilometers-long wakes observed in cloud patterns as air flows past ocean islands (Fig.