Lectures

Bringing together top space science students with internationally recognized researchers at Los Alamos in an educational and collaborative atmosphere.

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  • Lynea Koshar
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The lecture schedule for the 2018 session will be available in late May 2018.

Students receive lectures from top scientists on a variety of topics including plasma physics, radiation belts, numerical modeling, solar wind physics, spacecraft charging, and others.

Lectures from the 2016 program

  • Introduction to the Magnetosphere (Joe Borovsky, Space Science Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Introduction to the Solar Wind (Joe Borovsky, Space Science Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Solar Eruptive Events and the Acceleration of High Energy Particles (Tom Vestrand, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Autoplot Short Course (Jeremy Faden, University of Iowa)
  • Introduction to the Ionosphere (Erin Lay, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Particle Transport and Adiabatic Convection (Michael Henderson, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Kinetic Waves in Plasmas (Peter Gary, Space Science Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (Yiqun Yu, Beihan University)
  • Particle-in-Cell Simulation Technique (Xiangrong Fu, New Mexico Consortium)
  • Introduction to the Detectors for High Energy Particles, X-rays, and Gamma rays (Richard Schirato, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Geomagnetic Storms: Ring Current and Plasmasphere Dynamics (Vania Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Introduction to Magnetic Reconnection (Ari Le, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Overview of LANL's Space Program (Brian Larsen, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Radiation Belt Diffusion (Greg Cunningham, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Electromagnetic Wave Derivation (Max Light, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Introduction to Data Assimilation (Humberto Godinez, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Energetic Electron Pitch-Angle Distributions in the Radiation Belts (Reiner Friedel, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • The Earth's Plasma Sheet (Mick Denton, New Mexico Consortium)
  • NASA GENESIS Mission: Search for Origins (Karen Rieck, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • History of the Term 'Space Weather' (Trey Cade, Baylor University)

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