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Previous ISR Seminars

ISR Seminars are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted


September 5, 2017
Matthew Richter, UC Davis, Dept. of Physics
High-Resolution, Mid-IR Spectroscopy from the Ground and the Stratosphere

September 19, 2017 (pdf of slides available)
Dev Joshi, Boston College, ISR & Dept. of Physics
Spatial variations of low latitude irregularities in height and longitude as a function of
solar flux: Results from the C/NOFS satellite mission

October 3, 2017
Timothy Cook, UMass Lowell, LoCSST and the Dept. of Physics & Applied Physics
LITES: Ultraviolet Aeronomy from the Space Station

October 10, 2017
Toshi Nishimura, Boston University, Center for Space Physics & the Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Engineering
Auroral Imaging for Probing High-Latitude Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Processes

October 17, 2017
Olusegun Jonah, MIT, Haystack Observatory
Analyses of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) Over South and North America

October 26, 2017 (Th)
Brian Walsh, Boston University, Dept. of Engineering & CSP
Small Satellites for Science

November 2, 2017 (Th)
Cecilia Garraffo, Harvard University, Center for Astrophysics
From Stars to Planets: Stellar Activity and Exoplanet Environments

November 9, 2017 (Th) (pdf of slides available)
David Webb, Boston College, ISR
CME Rates over 4 Solar Cycles

November 30, 2017 (pdf of slides available)
Shu Lai, Boston College, ISR
Deep Dielectric Charging and Physical Interpretation of Delays in Spacecraft Anomalies

December 7, 2017 (Th)
ISR Members
AGU Previews


February 1, 2018 (1 pm)
Endawoke Yizengaw, Boston Colllege, ISR
Longitudinal Variability of Ionospheric Irregularities and Forcing from the Lower Thermosphere

February 6, 2018 (T)
Robin Wordsworth, Harvard University, Eng. & Appl. Sciences
Resolving the Status of Oxygen as a Biosignature to Aid the Search for Life on Extrasolar Planets

February 15, 2018
Rezy Pradipta, Boston Colllege, ISR (pdf of slides, movie for slide 10, and movie for slide 14)
Using the 'GRAIT Detrender' to Study Bubbles/Irregularities over South America and the Caribbean (and the Prospect for Southeast Asia-Pacific)

March 1, 2018
Shradha Mohanty, Boston Colllege, Fulbright Scholar & ISR (pdf of slides available here)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Ionospheric Scintillation Studies

March 15, 2018
Kerri Cahoy, MIT, Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Laser Communication with CubeSats

March 29, 2018
Michael Hecht, Haystack Observatory
MOXIE: The Real-Life Oxygenator goes to Mars

April 19, 2018
Alexander Koloskov, Nat. Acad. Sciences of Ukraine, Inst. of Radio Astronomy
Space Weather Monitoring Using the Radio Spectrum from ELF to L-Band

May 10, 2018 (NEW DATE)
Sovit Khadka, Boston Colllege, ISR & Dept. of Physics
Abnormalities in the Dayside Low-Latitude Ionosphere

May 17, 2018, 10 am (NOTE SPECIAL TIME)
Olivier Obrou, Universite de Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire
Space Science Activites in Côte d'Ivoire

May 17, 2018
Wen Li, Boston University, Dept. of Astronomy & CSP
Understanding the Origin of Diffuse Aurora and Electron Butterfly Distributions at Jupiter: Initial Results from the Juno Mission



May 18, 2017 (pdf slides available)
Shu Lai, ISR, Boston College
Spacecraft Charging Mitigation using Mirrors and LEDs

April 13, 2017
Sally Wyman, Liason Librarian for the ISR, Chemistry, & Physics,
Barbara Mento, Data Librarian, and
Jane Morris, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Boston College Libraries
New BC Library Services - Dataverse, Scopus, and ORCID

March 21, 2017
Kathleen Kraemer, ISR, Boston College
Variable Stars in the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds

March 9, 2017
Min Chang Lee, Boston University
Whistler Wave Interactions Experiments at Arecibo

January 26, 2017
Vadym Paznukhov, ISR, Boston College
TID Study in Antarctica: Field Results from New Instruments
Slides: Paznukhov_bc_20170126.pdf

January 19, 2017
Father Daniel McNamara, Manila Observatory
Fifty Years of Seismic Research at Davao, Manila

January 10, 2017
Carlos Martinis, Center for Space Physics, Boston University
Ionospheric studies using a network of all-sky imagers from equatorial to sub-auroral latitudes
Slides: Martinis_BC_SEMINAR_2016.pdf

December 06, 2016
Ryan McGranaghan, Dartmouth College. 
Assimilative Specification of Three Dimensional Ionospheric Conductivity and Application to Global Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Modeling.
Abstract: McGranaghan_BostonCollegeSeminar_abstract.pdf
Slides:  McGranaghan_BostonCollegeSeminar.pdf

December 01, 2016
Bodo Reinisch, Lowell Digisonde International
Groundbased Measurements of Earth’s Ionosphere and Real-time Ionospheric Modeling
Slides: Reinisch01Dec2016_Ionosphere_measuring_and_modeling.pdf

November 01, 2016   POSTPONED
Christopher Bartone, The Ohio State University
Bird Strike Mitigation for Aviation using Radar and Aviation Data Links
To be rescheduled at a later date.

October 27, 2016
Xiaoyan Zhou, UCLA
Shock Aurora and Corresponding TEC Enhancement

October 18, 2016
Archana Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Ionospheric Irregularities

October 17, 2016 - MONDAY
Shaun Ard, ISR Boston College, Albuquerque, NM
Ion Chemistry of Metals in the Gas Phase: from Catalysis to Chemi-ionization
Slides:  Ard_BC_Seminar_2016_Final.pdf

October 4, 2016
Bill Burke, ISR, Boston College
Some Hidden Treasure of the DMSP Database
Slides: Burke_BC-ISR-4-Oct-2016-J.pdf

September 22, 2016
Anthea Coster, MIT/Haystack Observatory
Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Fission

September 8,  2016
John Bosco Habarulema, SANSA, South Africa
New Results and Contribution of Low-latitude Electrodynamics to Mid-latitude Electron Density Changes
Slides: JB_Habarulema_BCseminar_Sept2016_presentation.pdf

August 9, 2016 at 11:00am
Segun Bolaji, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Solar Quiet Current Response in the African Sector Due to a 2009 Sudden Stratospheric Warming Event
Slides:  Bolaji_BC_Presentation_10August2016.pdf.