Calendar

Nov
12
Tue
ASTR 503 – Astrophysics
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Nov
13
Wed
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Nov
14
Thu
ASTR 503 – Astrophysics
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Nov
15
Fri
Colloquium: Dr Phil Judge, High Altitude Observatory (Host, Dr James McAteer)
Nov 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Using every photon

Phil Judge, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder CO.

https://tinyurl.com/PhilJudge

Using every photon to learn about the physics of solar plasmas
The Sun has traditionally been the Rosetta Stone that can overcome the gap in regimes between laboratory and astronomical plasmas.   Theories applicable in the laboratory may not readily apply to solar plasmas, and vice-versa. Yet we still face challenges in understanding how the observable plasmas are produced, and why the magnetic field threading and energizing them must globally reverse every 11 years. I will give a general overview of currently pressing problems in solar physics, followed by two specific examples: one concerning the physics of flares through infrared spectroscopy and polarimetry, the other concerning how we might wring every last ounce of information from the emitted photons. Along the way I will introduce the NMSU-operated Dunn Solar Telescope, the new DKIST, Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter, and suggest how we might take advantage of these new facilities to make lasting progress.
Nov
18
Mon
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Pizza lunch: Nancy Chanover
Nov 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Nancy Chanover @ AY 119

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Nov
19
Tue
ASTR 503 – Astrophysics
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm