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August General Meeting

The Magnetic Climate of the Sun

Mike Koop


Make note of the date, August 28, 2004 at 8 p.m. at Houge Park



Our Speaker for August is Professor Karel Schrijver from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center. Karel Schrijver is senior scientist at the Solar and Astrophysics group of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto. He completed his education, including his PhD work, and the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. His thesis, entitled "Stellar magnetic activity; Complementing conclusions based on solar and stellar studies," laid the foundation for his career, looking both at the large sample of stars and the detailed case of the Sun. After postdoc positions at the University of Colorado and at The European Space Agency, and a fellowship of the Royal Academy of Sciences that brought him back to Utrecht, he joined the Lockheed Martin solar and astrophysics group, now almost nine years ago. While at Lockheed, he authored a textbook, with his former thesis advisor, Cees Zwaan, entitled "Solar and Stellar Magnetic Activity." He works primarily on data from the Michelson Doppler Imager on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and from the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer; he is the science lead on the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly for the future Solar Dynamics Observatory. He is a member of the editorial boards of Solar Physics, Living Reviews in Solar Physics, and Astronomical Notices. He has been on several NASA strategic planning teams, and is currently a member of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies. Professor Schrijver's talk is entitled, "The magnetic weather and climate of the Sun and its environment". Please join us for an enlightening evening.

Websites of Interest:

Karel Schrijver's Home Page:

LMMS Solar and Astrophysics Lab:


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