Friday, May 29, 2020

Blog Hiatus Next Week (June 1-3) To Attend American Astronomical Society 236th Meeting

This is to let blog followers and other readers know there will be a hiatus of 3 days next week, from Monday June 1st, through Wednesday, June 3rd, so that I can attend the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, of which I am an Emeritus member.  As you may know my specialty area is solar physics, and below I give a sample of the sessions I will be attending (the meeting will be conducted in virtual format):

Monday:  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • 106.01 Electron Acceleration from Expanding Vortices During Reconnection with a Guide FieldHaihong Che, University of Alabama-Huntsville
  • 106.02 Hemispherical Asymmetry of Large Scale Plasma FlowsLekshmi Biji, CESSI, IISER Kolkata
  • 106.03 Nanoflare Theory and Stochastic ReconnectionAmir Jafari, Johns Hopkins University
  • 106.05 The Role of Plasma Oscillation in Solar Nuclear FusionTianxi Zhang, Alabama A&M University
  • 106.06 Magnetic Origins of Cool Plasma in the Sun's CoronaEmily Mason, Catholic University of America
  • 106.07 Modeling of the Brightness of the Chromospheric Network Based on ALMA High Resolution Observations of the Quiet SunCostas Alissandrakis, University of Ioannina
  • 106.08 The Solar Cruiser Mission Concept - Enabling New Vistas for HeliophysicsLes Johnson, NASA
  • 106.09 The High Inclination Solar Mission (HISM) mission conceptKen Kobayashi, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

204. Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) Meeting : Nuclear, Plasma and Particle Astrophysics

Tue, June 02, 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Processes in binary neutron star mergers.

  • 204.01 LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize: Jim Truran's Contributions to Nuclear and Laboratory AstrophysicsJohn Cowan, Univ. of Oklahoma
  • 204.02 Evaluating astrophysical nuclear rates and their errors with halo effective field theoryKenneth Nollett, San Diego State University
  • 204.03 Performance of the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope for TeV gamma-ray astronomyJustin Vandenbroucke, University of Wisconsin
  • 204.04 Linear polarization measurement of satellite transitions produced in an EBIT Ar plasmaAmy Gall, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • 300. Solar Physics Division (SPD) Hale Prize Lecture: From Jets to Superflares: Extraordinary Activity of Magnetized Plasmas in the Universe, Kazunari Shibata (Kyoto University)

    Wed, June 03, 10:00 AM

    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EDT)
    • 300.01 From Jets to Superflares: Extraordinary Activity of Magnetized Plasmas in the UniverseKazunari Shibata, Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto University
  • 318. Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) Meeting: Planetary Atmospheres, Protoplanetary Disks, and Small Bodies

    Wed, June 03, 2:50 PM

    2:50 PM - 4:20 PM (EDT)

    Laboratory studies, observations, and modeling of protoplanetary disks and the evolution of small bodies.

    • 318.01 LAD Early Career Award: Planets in a Bottle: Exploring Planetary Atmospheres in the Lab
      Sarah Horst, Johns Hopkins University
    • 318.02 Using Small Solar System Bodies to Trace Processes in the Early Solar System
      Karen Meech, University of Hawaii
    • 318.03 New Near-UV H2O Cross-Sections Dramatically Affect Photochemistry of Anoxic Abiotic Rocky Planet Atmospheres
      Sukrit Ranjan, MIT
    • 318.04 Laboratory study of ammonium cyanide NH4CN at low temperatures: IR optical properties and sublimation behavior
      Perry Gerakines, NASA GSFC
    There should be a lot of scintillating presentations and in the days after the meeting I  will share my own insights and also in conjunction with summaries of some of the talks.


ingelsoong said...

Joining the Astronomical Society meeting is always exciting and fulfilling. Please update and I'll share with my h2 physics tuition students.

Copernicus said...

Will do! I will be posting a series of summaries of a number of the sessions I attended during the 3 days. It will begin with a look at the two solar physics presentations that most impressed me.