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 recordings are now available for the 5th and 6th SCOSTEP/PRESTO online seminars by the winners of the SCOSTEP 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award – Prof. Q.-G. Zong – and the SCOSTEP 2020 Distinguished Young Scientist Award – Dr. Mateja Dumbovic. To download the recordings, please click here or at the links below.

5th SCOSTEP/PRESTO Online Seminar
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):

6th SCOSTEP/PRESTO Online Seminar
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):

The recordings of the first 4 seminars are now available at the links below.

#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

#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

#3) Title: Developing a Highliy 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

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

Future seminars will be announced soon. An abstract and registration link will be provided with the announcement.