SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, October 24, 2011
Coffee, Tea & Cookies 4:15-4:30 PM
Organized by Association of Korean Physicists in America

Dennis Papadopoulus
University of Maryland, Departments of Physics and Astronomy
Using Space as a Non-linear Plasma Laboratory

Active cause-and-effect experiments are an extremely leveraged way to develop scientific understanding of the behavior of space plasmas. The recent sophistication and innovative use of ionospheric heaters, along with the fact that we can repeat the experiments for varying space conditions makes them the mode of choice in using space as an open plasma and geophysics laboratory. Following a brief introduction to ionospheric heating results of recent experiments that utilized the ionospheric heater and diagnostic instrumentation of the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) located in Gakona, Alaska, in conjunction with satellite and remote site ground measurements will be presented.


Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.