University of Calgary

Undergraduate Call for Input

Submitted by wilsoc on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 8:35am.
Mar 27 2015 - 2:00pm
Mar 27 2015 - 3:00pm
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Speaker: 
Paul Barclay & Christine Wilson
Location: 
ST 025

Join Paul Barclay and Christine Wilson on

Friday, March 27

2:00-3:00pm

ST 025

for a conversation about your year.

 

Any roadblocks?

Issues with the program?

Ideas for improvement?

Things you enjoyed and would like to see continue?

We’d like to hear your thoughts!

 

We'll have FREE COFFEE AND COOKIES!

PHAS Colloquium Series Winter 2015

Submitted by gzannet on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:09am.
Mar 27 2015 - 4:00pm
Mar 27 2015 - 5:00pm
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Speaker: 
Dr. Robyn Millan, Dartmouth College
Location: 
Science B, Room 144

PHAS Colloquium Series Winter 2015

Submitted by gzannet on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:22pm.
Mar 20 2015 - 4:00pm
Mar 20 2015 - 5:00pm
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Speaker: 
Dr. Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado, Boulder
Location: 
Science B, Room 144

IS JUPITER A COLOSSAL COMET?  WILL JUNO DECIDE?


Not surprisingly, the king of the planets has the strongest magnetic field among the planets of our solar system, with a reach extending far beyond its orbiting moons. The volcanic moon Io loses a ton of atmospheric material every second, gas that becomes ionized and swept up by the magnetic field. Iogenic plasma fills Jupiter’s giant magnetosphere. Jupiter’s magnetosphere is the largest structure in the solar system, averaging about 150 times the width of the planet. The solar wind streams past Jupiter, stretching the planet’s magnetosphere into a long tail that can reach past the orbit of Saturn. The iogenic plasma is ultimately ejected down the tail and lost to the solar wind. Juno’s orbit over Jupiter’s poles is designed to allow the spacecraft to map Jupiter’s gravity and magnetic fields and the amount of water in its atmosphere, but the polar vantage point also affords Juno a perfect opportunity to study this completely unexplored region of magnetosphere. Some of the charged particles in the magnetosphere are funneled into the polar atmosphere to create intense auroral emissions, which Juno will observe with unprecedented resolution. Juno’s stretched out orbit around Jupiter will also enable it to sample different portions of the magnetosphere over the course of the mission, building a more complete picture of the auroras and processes that control them. Instruments on the spacecraft will measure the flux particles that interact with the atmosphere to generate the auroras. Ultraviolet and infrared images will provide visual context for data from the magnetometer, plasma and radio-wave instruments, which will elucidate how charged particles are accelerated to 10s of keV energies in Jupiter’s magnetosphere.

PHAS Drop-in Registration Session

Submitted by wilsoc on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:22am.
Mar 13 2015 - 2:00pm
Mar 13 2015 - 3:30pm
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Speaker: 
Katie Douglas, USC Undergraduate Program Advisor Christine Wilson, PHAS Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Location: 
BI 182

Need help with course planning before registration opens? Katie Douglas, USC Undergraduate Program Advisor, and Christine Wilson, PHAS Undergraduate Program Coordinator, will be present at this session to help answer your questions!

 

If you cannot attend this event and have any questions about registrations email phasugrd@ucalgary.ca.