The next UK-SOSS talk will be held on 12th of November, 10:00 (UK time)

October 28, 2020, from Jiajia Liu

Speaker: Prof. Silvia Dalla (University of Central Lancashire)
Title: Solar Energetic Particles: origins and propagation
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Meeting ID: 953 3817 1418

Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs) are ions and electrons detected in interplanetary space in association with flare and coronal mass ejection events. By propagating through the solar wind’s magnetic field, these particles may reach near-Earth locations, where they pose a radiation risk to humans in space and satellite hardware. This talk will review our understanding of the origin and transport of SEPs, based on a large body of data gathered by spacecraft detectors and on theoretical models. It will focus on recent results of test particle simulations, which show that accurate modelling of SEP propagation requires a 3D approach, due to guiding centre drifts and magnetic field line meandering.

With warmest regards,
Jiajia Liu, Marianna Korsos and Chris Nelson
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