2021 Heliophysics Summer School Schedule

14-25 June 2021

UCAR is committed to providing high quality programs throughout the pandemic while keeping our staff and participants safe. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2021 Heliophysics Summer School will be held in a virtual format. That said, UCAR staff and Summer School Faculty are committed providing the Heliophysics Summer School participants with a rich experience that fulfills the summer schools' goals:

  • Broadening participants content knowledge
  • Providing participants with a rich professional development experience
  • Building community and providing networking opportunities for participants

We will build on the successful approach used for the 2020 virtual summer school that achieved these goals. In order to minimize video conference fatigue, the daily sessions will run for approximately 4 1/2 hours each day. To accommodate maximum participation across multiple time zones the sessions will start at 9:00am (MT-US).

Monday, June 14
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 10:40 am

Introductions, Plans, and Logistics for the Summer School

Amitava Bhattacharjee

Nicholas Gross

10:40 am to 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am to 11:50 am

Overview of Cycles and Long Term Variability in the Heliopshere

Dana Longcope
Nicholas Gross
11:50 am to 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

Overview of Cycles and Long Term Variability in the Heliosphere Continued

Dana Longcope
Nicholas Gross
12:50 pm to 1:20 pm

Office Hours

1:20 pm to 11:55 pm

Lab 1: Expert Groups by Timezone

Asynchronous Groups
Tuesday, June 15
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Lab 1: Analysis of a Space Weather Event

Nicholas Gross
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Lab 1: Analysis of a Space Weather Event

Nicholas Gross
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Break

11:10 am to 12:00 pm

Lab 1: Analysis of a Space Weather Event

Nicholas Gross
12:00 pm to 12:10 pm

Break

12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Lab 1: Wrap up and Instructions for Video Lectures and Group Work

Nicholas Gross
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Office Hours

1:30 pm to 11:55 pm

Review Video Lectures and Activity Discussion

Asynchronous Groups
Wednesday, June 16
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Why Do the Earth and Sun Have Magnetic Fields?

Dana Longcope
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Why Do the Earth and Sun Have Magnetic Fields? Part 2

Dana Longcope
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Dynamo Theory Basics

Notes: Start video at 1:28:28

Amitava Bhattacharjee
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Dynamo Basics Part 2

Amitava Bhattacharjee
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

1:40 pm to 11:55 pm

Review Video Lectures and Activity Discussion

Asynchronous Groups
Thursday, June 17
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Why Do the Earth and Planets Have an Ionosphere and Magnetosphere

Dana Longcope
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Why Do the Earth and Planets Have an Ionosphere and Magnetosphere Part II

Dana Longcope
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Solar Cycle Prediction

Notes: Start video at 1:29:00

Scott McIntosh
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Solar Cycle Predictions Part 2

Scott McIntosh
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

1:40 pm to 11:55 pm

Lab 2: Global Structure of the Solar Wind Part 1

Asynchronous Groups
Friday, June 18
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Lab 2: Global Structure of the Solar Wind Part 2

Nicholas Gross
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Lab 2: Global Structure of the Solar Wind (Part 2 Continued)

Nicholas Gross
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Structure of the Heliosphere Part 1

Merav Opher
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Structure of the Heliosphere Part 2

Notes: Start Video at 51:00

Merav Opher
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

Saturday, June 19
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Participant Presentations

Nicholas Gross
Sunday, June 20
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Day Off

2:00 pm to 11:55 pm

Review Video Lectures and Activity Discussion

Asynchronous Groups
Monday, June 21
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Large-Scale Dynamics of the Solar Interior

Nicholas Featherstone
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Large-Scale Dynamics of the Solar Interior - Part II

Nicholas Featherstone
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Planetary Fields and Dynamos

Notes: Start Video at 1:50:40

Sabine Stanley
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Planetary Fields and Dynamos Part 2

Sabine Stanley
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

1:40 pm to 11:55 pm

Time Zone Group Lab Activity, Review Video Lectures

Asynchronous Groups
Tuesday, June 22
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Lab 3: Review of Magnetosphere Lab Results

Nicholas Gross
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Lab 3: Comparative Magnetospheres

Nicholas Gross
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Solar Wind Acceleration and Coronal Heating

Benjamin Chandran
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Aspects of the Physics of High-Energy Charged Particles in the Heliopshere

Notes: Start video at 49:40

Joseph Giacalone
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

1:40 pm to 11:55 pm

Ionosphere Video Review and Group Activity Discussion

Asynchronous Groups
Wednesday, June 23
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Planetary Atmospheres and Habitability

David Brain
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Planetary Atmospheres and Habitability Part 2

David Brain
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Lab 4: Ionosphere Lab Part 1

Nicholas Gross
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Lab 4: Ionosphere Lab Part 2

Nicholas Gross
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

1:40 pm to 11:55 pm

Ionosphere Intro Videos and Ionosphere Time Zone Group Lab

Asynchronous Groups
Thursday, June 24
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Ionosphere and Thermosphere Basics

Shasha Zou
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Cycles in the Ionosphere

Shasha Zou
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Student Brainstorming

12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Break

12:20 pm to 1:10 pm

Student Brainstorming

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Office Hours

Friday, June 25
Time (MDT) Session/Title Speaker
9:00 am to 9:50 am

Heliosphere Division Snapshot

Madhulika Guhathakurta
9:50 am to 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Interstellar Probe

Presentation

Elena
Provornikova
10:50 am to 11:10 am

Office Hours

11:10 am to 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Wrap Up and Review

4:15 pm

Interstellar Probe

Notes: Start Video at 47:20

Elena Provornikova