Online Seminar Series

SCOSTEP/PRESTO Online Seminar Series

In response to the current difficulties of hosting meetings in person, SCOSTEP/PRESTO is hosting online seminars to deliver the latest scientific topics and/or instructive review presentations on solar-terrestrial physics related to SCOSTEP’s PRESTO program.

We are pleased to announce the next seminar will be November 30 at 23:00 UT

#10 Title: Understanding and Modeling Solar Eruptions: Where Do We Stand?
Speaker: Dr. Tibor Török
Affiliation: Predictive Science Inc., USA
Date/time: November 30, 2021 23:00-24:00 UT via Zoom platform

To join the seminar, please register using the zoom URL given below (pre-registration is necessary):

Previous SCOSTEP/PRESTO Online Seminars (recordings available here or at the links below)

#9 Title: Space Weather in the Thermosphere-Ionosphere System – observations and Insights from the GOLD* Mission (*Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk)
Speaker: Dr. Richard Eastes
Affiliation: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Date/time: September 23, 2021 14:00-15:00 UT 
Recording (372Mb):

#8 Title: The Sun making history. The mechanism behind the varying amplitude of the solar cycle
Author: Prof. Dr. Kristof Petrovay
Affiliation: ELTE Eotvos Lorand University, Department of Astronomy, Hungary
Date/time: June 8 (Tue), 2021, 13:00-14:00 UT
Recording (534Mb):

#7 Title: Physics at the edge between Earth’s atmosphere and space
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Luebken (SCOSTEP 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winner)
Affiliation: Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kuhlungsborn, Germany
Date/time: May 21 (Fri), 2021, 12:00-13:00 UT
Recording (534Mb):

#6 Title: Utilizing galactic cosmic rays as signatures of interplanetary transients
Author: Mateja Dumbovic (SCOSTEP 2020 Distinguished Young Scientist Award Winner)
Affiliation: Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Date/time: January 19 (Tue), 2021, 12:00-13:00 UT
Recording (123Mb):

#5 Title: Magnetospheric Response to Interplanetary Shocks: ULF Wave-Particle Interaction Perspective
Author: Q.-G. Zong (SCOSTEP 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award Winner)
Affiliation: Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Date/time: January 14 (Thur), 2021, 00:00-01:00 UT
Recording (163Mb):

#4 Title: The Ionosphere Connection Explorer – Results from the First Year on orbit
(Seminar #4 Recording 359 Mb)
Speaker: Thomas Immel, (Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, USA)
Date/time: November 17, 2020, 23:00-24:00 UT

#3 Title: Developing a Highly Predictable Geomagnetic Index to Gauge Magnetospheric Activity and Space Weather
(Seminar #3 Recording; 81 Mb)
Author: Joe Borovsky (Space Science Institute, USA)
Date/time: September 10, 2020, 22:00-23:00 UT

#2 Title: Extreme solar events: A new paradigm   
(Seminar #2 Recording; 90 Mb)
Author: Ilya Usoskin (University of Oulu, Finland)
Date/time: July 20 (Mon), 2020, 12:00-13:00 UT

#1 Title: A challenge to Physics-based Prediction of Giant Solar Flares
(Seminar #1 Recording; 420Mb)
Author: Kanya Kusano (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan)
Date/time: May 26 (Tue), 2020, 12:00-13:00 UT
The main contents of this seminar have now been published in Science at