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Previous ISR Seminars

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



May 18, 2017
Dr. Shu Lai, ISR, Boston College
Title: Spacecraft Charging Mitigation using Mirrors and LEDs


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


March 21, 2017
Dr. Kathleen Kraemer
Title: Variable Stars in the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds


March 9, 2017
Dr. Min Chang Lee, Boston University
Title: Whistler Wave Interactions Experiments at Arecibo

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


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


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

December 06, 2016
Dr. Ryan McGranaghan, Dartmouth College. 
Title: 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
Dr. Bodo Reinisch, Lowell Digisonde International
Title: Groundbased Measurements of Earth’s Ionosphere and Real-time Ionospheric Modeling
Slides: Reinisch01Dec2016_Ionosphere_measuring_and_modeling.pdf

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


October 27, 2016
Dr. Xiaoyan Zhou, UCLA
Title: Shock Aurora and Corresponding TEC Enhancement


October 18, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Archana Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Title: Ionospheric Irregularities


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


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


September 22, 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Anthea Coster, MIT/Haystack Observatory
Title: Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Fission

September 8,  2016
Speaker:  Dr. John Bosco Habarulema, SANSA, South Africa
Title:  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
Speaker:  Dr. Segun Bolaji, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Title:  Solar Quiet Current Response in the African Sector Due to a 2009 Sudden Stratospheric Warming Event
Slides:  Bolaji_BC_Presentation_10August2016.pdf.