Horizons lecture: Human activities and their influence on Space Weather

Welcome to a Horizons lecture with Daniel N. Baker:

Human activities and their influence on Space Weather

The lecture is held in English.

Time: Thursday 22 June at. 15:15. Refreshments will be served from 14:45.
Venue: Egget, Studentsenteret.

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Everybody is welcome!

The Horizons lecture series is for staff and students of The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and for all others that are interested in major scientific questions and challenges across disciplinary borders.

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Human-caused effects on the space environment started in the late 19th century and reached their peak in the 1960s when high-altitude nuclear explosions were carried out by the USA and the Soviet Union Photo: The Official CTBTO Photostream. Copyright: CC-BY-2.0.

Daniel N. Baker is Director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at University of Colorado at Boulder, where he presently holds the Moog-Broad Reach Endowed Chair of Space Sciences, as well as several other distinguished professorships. He currently is lead investigator on several NASA space missions, including the recently completed MESSENGER mission to Mercury, the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, and the NASA Radiation Belt Storm Probes (Van Allen Probes) mission. In this talk, Daniel Baker will describe the multitude of human interventions in the space environment that have occurred historically and continue, albeit at a much lesser degree, today.

 

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