College of Science

SEMINAR: The Science of Space Weather, Ramon Lopez [U Texas Arlington]

SEMINAR: The Science of Space Weather, Ramon Lopez [U Texas Arlington]

Jan 29, 2020 11:00 AM to Jan 30, 2020 12:00 PM at

Physics and Astronomy Seminar

January 30, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Building 8, Room 241

 

 

Dr. Ramon E. Lopez (Dept. of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington)

 

The Science of Space Weather

 


As our technological civilization becomes more dependent of space technology, we become more vulnerable to changes in the space environment in which that technology functions.  These environmental changes are known as “space weather.”  In this talk I will discuss what drives space weather and how it affects human activities both in space and on the Earth.  I will also discuss recent efforts to create physics-based numerical simulations of the magnetosphere to be used in forecasting space weather.

 

 

10:50 am Refreshments

 

11:00 am Seminar