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ISR Seminar Series

Current Schedule   Previous Seminars

The ISR Seminar Series typically takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 am, in the ISR Conference Room,  202 Kenny Cottle Hall, 885 Centre St., Newton Campus of Boston College (click here for directions). Please join us for light refreshments at 10:15 am.  To be added to the email announcements for the current series, contact Kathleen Kraemer (kathleen.kraemer [at]

Our next seminar will be:

February 28, 2019

Raphaelle Haywood, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Breaking the  Stellar Activity Barrier to Characterizing Small Planets


Latest Seminar Schedule (downloadable pdf)

Winter/Spring 2019

January 3, 2019
Fr. Daniel McNamara, Manila Observatory
Academic Developments at the Ateneo de Davao University and ISR

February 7, 2019
Charles Carrano, Boston College ISR (slides available here)
New Paradigms for Characterizing Ionospheric Scintillation and the Irregularities that Produce It

February 28, 2019
Raphaelle Haywood, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Breaking the Stellar Activity Barrier to Characterizing Small Planets

March 7, 2019
Anthony Case, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
The Solar Probe Cup on the Parker Solar Probe

March 21, 2019
Keith Groves, Boston College ISR
Can a Pound of Samarium Vapor Suppress Ionospheric Irregularities?

March 28, 2019
James Stickney, USU SDL

April 4, 2019
Earle Williams, MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering
Simultaneous Behavior of the Two Global Circuits of Atmospheric Electricity

May 9, 2019
Susanna Finn, UMass Lowell, LoCSST

May 16, 2019
Anthea Coster, MIT Haystack Observatory

Fall 2018

September 20, 2018
Ofer Cohen, UMass Lowell, LoCSST
Extreme Space Weather on Exoplanets - Can Red-dwarf Terrestrial Exoplanets be Habitable?

September 27, 2018
Chia-Lin Huang, Univ. New Hampshire, EOS
Quantifying Radiation Belt Electron Precipitation And Its Effect on Atmospheric Chemistry

October 4, 2018
Amanda Bosh, MIT, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Centaurs and TNOs: the Search for Rings and Atmospheres

October 18, 2018
Larisa Goncharenko, MIT, Haystack Observatory
Longitudinal Differences in Ionospheric Response to Sudden Stratospheric Warmings

November 1, 2018
Andrew Mazzella
A Comparison of Jason-2 Plasmasphere Electron Content Measurements to Ground-based Measurements

November 8, 2018
Katharine Reeves, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Energy Flows in Solar Eruptions

November 15, 2018
Shu Lai, Boston College, ISR
Facets of Spacecraft Charging; Dependence on Electron Temperature and Density

November 29, 2018
Carl Schmidt, Boston University, CSP
Io's Escaping Atmosphere and Plasma Torus

December 6, 2018
Paznukhov, Pradipta, Yizengaw, Doherty, Carrano, Webb, Boston College ISR
AGU Previews (presentations available by clicking on author names above)