NJIT Physics Department Seminar


November 17th, 2014, Monday


Research in the Space Weather Research Laboratory (SWRL) of NJIT


Prof. Haimin Wang


(Solar Physics)


Time: 11:45am-12:45pm with 11:30am tea time

Room: ECE 202



          In this talk, I will first give a brief review on the general topic of space weather research and solar activity. Then I will report some recent discoveries of SWRL. These include (1) negative flares, (2) rapid changes of magnetic fields and flow fields associated with flares, (3) circular ribbon flares associated with spine-fan magnetic structure. The research is enhanced significantly by using the unprecedented data from the 1.6m New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory.