Goal: With this informal biweekly discussion, devoted to theoretical and observational research topics in solar and solar-terrestrial physics, we keep abreast of progress by our own researchers and others in the field.
Time: We have a discuss focused on an article or research topic the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 12 noon - 1 p.m., and have an unstructured, informal discussion over lunch on the other Wednesdays, about any topic --- half-baked research ideas, proposals, etc.
Place: nominally, the Addition Library.
Format: Rotating journal club leaders can either: (1) choose a paper from the literature (for some ideas, see the Suggested Titles web page) to discuss; (2) discuss their current work (preliminary work is okay!); or (3) put the question of topic selection to the email list of Solar Lunch attendees, and select a topic democratically. In this way, particpants who want to talk about a particular research topic or paper have the opportunity to do so, but those who would prefer not to play an active role aren't compelled to.
For talks about work in progress, topics can range from science & results, to ideas for proposals, to more mundane issues --- algorithms we are developing or applying, data reduction techniques, etc. (Discussion of unsolved problems is encouraged!)
We're also very happy to have visitors lead a discussion of their work.
The default weekly meeting, typically over lunch, consists of an hour's off-the-cuff discussion, sometimes using white boards and or a laptop to show images and movies. (PowerPoint is, however, Verboten! [Except by special arrangement, or bribery.])
Coordinator: Brian Welsch, who can be e-mailed via welsch at ssl dot berkeley dot edu.
|19 January 2011||Welsch||Evolution of Twist and Dip Shear During the X-Class Flare of 2006 Dec. 13 , Gosain & Venkatakrishan (2010)|
|26 January 2011||---||Hugh Hudson discussing use of EVE data to study flares, etc.|
|02 Feb 11||Bart de Pontieu||The Origins of Hot Plasma in the Solar Corona , de Pontieu et al. (2011)|
|09 Feb 11||Bill Abbett, George Fisher||Unstructured discussion: Using radiative transfer formalism to derive a cooling function|
|16 Feb 11||Masha Kazachenko||Topological Modeling of Energy and Helicity in Eruptive Flares (PhD Thesis work)|
|23 Feb. 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
|02 Mar. 11||---||No Solar Lunch: Prep. for Site-Visit of AURA panel review of proposal by UCB to host Nat'l Solar Observatory|
|09 Mar. 11||---||No Solar Lunch: 4th Consortium for Heliophysics Meeting|
|16 Mar. 11||---||No Solar Lunch: NASA Solar & Heliospheric Program proposals due 3/18|
|23 Mar. 11||Janet Luhmann||The Sun's Shallow Meridional Circulation, by David Hathaway|
|30 Mar. 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
|06 Apr. 11||Claire Raftery|
|13 Apr. 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
|20 Apr||Yan Li||The unusual minimum of sunspot cycle 23 caused by meridional plasma flow variations, Nandi, Munoz-Jaramillo, and Martens|
|27 Apr 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
|4 May 11||SDO Workshop in Tahoe, 1-5 May|
|11 May 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
|18 May 11|
|25 May 11||---||Unstructured discussion.|
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