Solar System Plasma

Registration: Open to all.
Date: May 21, 1999
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore


In this talk, we shall discuss the structure and dynamics of the plasma environment of the earth and how it is influenced by the sun and its magnetic field, as has been revealed to us by observations, both remote and in situ, in the past 40 years or so. After presenting a brief overview of the major historical landmarks in the development of space plasma physics, we shall discuss the structure of the solar plasma and then see, by looking at its interaction with the earth’s magnetic field, how the earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere are. We shall look into the composition of the earth’s plasma layers. We shall also briefly discuss the behavior of comets when they come close to the sun.

Resource Persons:
Prof. Dr. Hasan Shah
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore