Montana State University

Heliophysics Journal Club

In this seminar, graduate student and faculty participants will review recent journal articles and preprints in order to familiarize themselves with the "state of the art" of the major observational and theoretical research topics of the discipline and the MSU research program. From time to time, "classic" papers of enduring value may be discussed. The typical weekly meeting will consist of a one-hour critical discussion of a journal article, copies of which will have been distributed to, and read by, all participants during the previous week. Each discussion will be informally led by a student or faculty member. Participants will be expected to contribute actively to all discussions, and to lead an occasional one on a rotating basis. When appropriate, these discussions will be replaced by an informal presentation of personal research results by MSU students, faculty, or scientific visitors.


Coordinator: Dana Longcope

Time: Tuesdays, 1:10 PM

Place: Barnard Hall 258 (Dayton Conference Room)

Course: PHSX 594-013


Spring 2024

Date Discussion leader Article
January 23 Organizational Meeting
January 30
February 6 CappyGao et al. (2024). Detection of decayless oscillations in solar transition region loops. A&A.
February 13 RoySquire et al. (2022). High-frequency heating of the solar wind triggered by low-frequency turbulence. Nat. Astron.
February 20 SumanOtsu & Asai (2024). Multiwavelength Sun-as-a-star Analysis of the M8.7 Flare on 2022 October 2 Using Hα and EUV Spectra Taken by SMART/SDDI and SDO/EVE. ApJ.
February 27 MikeChen et al. (2023). Observations of a Failed Solar Filament Eruption Involving External Reconnection. ApJ.
March 5 SpencerRouppe van der Voort et al. (2024). Observations of magnetic reconnection in the deep solar atmosphere in the Hε line. A&A.
March 12 Spring Break
March 19
March 26 DrakePurkhart et al. (2023). Multipoint study of the energy release and transport in the 28 March 2022, M4 flare using STIX, EUI, and AIA during the first Solar Orbiter nominal mission perihelion. A&A.
April 2 ChunmingPietrow et al. (2024). A comparative study of two X2.2 and X9.3 solar flares observed with HARPS-N. Reconciling Sun-as-a-star spectroscopy and high-spatial resolution solar observations in the context of the solar-stellar connection. A&A.
April 9 SPD
April 16 ShaneKoyama & Shimizu (2024). Solar chromospheric heating by magnetohydrodynamic waves: dependence on magnetic field inclination. ApJ accepted.
April 23 ArchReginald et al. (2023). A technique to measure coronal electron density, temperature, and velocity above 2.5 R from sun center using polarized brightness spectrum. Sol. Phys.
April 30 KeijiCampbell et al. (2023). DKIST Unveils the Serpentine Topology of Quiet Sun Magnetism in the Photosphere. ApJ.
May 7 Finals


Link to previously discussed publications

Suggested Articles

Albert et al. (2023). Discovery of Gamma Rays from the Quiescent Sun with HAWC. Phys. Rev. Lett.
Altyntsev et al. (2022). Double peak quasi-periodic pulsations in a circular-ribbon flare. A&A.
Bale et al. (2021). A Solar Source of Alfvénic Magnetic Field Switchbacks: In Situ Remnants of Magnetic Funnels on Supergranulation Scales. ApJ.
Boldyrev & Horaites (2019). Kinetic theory of the electron strahl in the solar wind. Monthly notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Bowerman, W. G. Residential mortgage loans and sun-spot numbers. Popular Astronomy 52, 123 (1944).
Davenport et al. (2019). The Evolutin of Flare Activity with Stellar Age. ApJ.
Einaudi et al. (2021). Energetics and 3D Structure of Elementary Events in Solar Coronal Heating. ApJ.
Escande et al. (2019). Relevant heating of the quiet solar corona by Alfven waves: a result of adiabaticity breakdown. Scientific Reports.
Fuhrmeister et al. (2022). The high energy spectrum of Proxima Centauri simultaneously observed at X-ray and FUV wavelengths. A&A.
Hahn et al. (2022). Evidence for Parametric Decay Instability in the Lower Solar Atmosphere. ApJ.
Hazra & Nandy (2019). The origin of parity changes in the solar cycle. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Ishikawa and Tobita (2021). Topological interaction of neutrino with photon in a magnetic field – Electroweak Hall effect. Phys. Open.
Jarboe et al, The nature and source of solar magnetic phenomena, Physics of Plasmas (2019).
Jarolim et al. (2023). Probing the solar coronal magnetic field with physics-informed neural networks. Nat. Astron.
Kellogg (2022). A Fundamental Instability for the Solar Wind. ApJ.
Kontar et al. (2019). Determination of the Total Accelerated Electron Rate and Power Using Solar Flare Hard X-Ray Spectra. ApJ.
Kou et al. (2022). Microwave imaging of quasi-periodic pulsations at flare current sheet. Nat. Commun.
Kumar et al. (2022). Quasi-periodic Energy Release and Jets at the Base of Solar Coronal Plumes. ApJ.
Li & Feng (2019). Characteristics of solar wind rotation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Lindsey et al. (2020). Submerged Sources of Transient Acoustic Emission from Solar Flares. ApJL.
Magg et al. (2022). Observational constraints on the origin of the elements IV. Standard composition of the Sun. A&A.
Palmroth et al. (2023). Magnetotail plasma eruptions driven by magnetic reconnection and kinetic instabilities. Nat. Geosci.
Sadykov et al. (2019). Statistical Study of Chromospheric Evaporation in Impulsive Phase of Solar Flares
Şahin & Antolin (2022). Prevalence of Thermal Nonequilibrium over an Active Region. ApJL.
Sanz-Forcada et al. (2019). Multi-wavelength variability of the young solar analog ɩ Horologii. X-ray cycle, star spots, flares, and UV emission. A&A.
Stenborg et al. (2023). Investigating Coronal Holes and CMEs as Sources of Brightness Depletion Detected in PSP/WISPR Images. ApJ.
Thiemann et al. (2023). Solar Irradiance Spectra from the Compact SOLSTICE (CSOL) Experiment: Instrument Design, FUV Calibration, Measurements, and Comparison of the 2018 Rocket Flight. Sol. Phys.
Toriumi et al. (2022). Universal Scaling Laws for Solar and Stellar Atmospheric Heating: Catalog of Power-law Index between Solar Activity Proxies and Various Spectral Irradiances. ApJS.
Upendran & Tripathi (2022). On the Formation of Solar Wind and Switchbacks, and Quiet Sun Heating. ApJ.
Yan et al. (2022). Fast plasmoid-mediated reconnection in a solar flare. Nat. Commun.
Youngblood et al. (2022). Intrinsic Lyα Profiles of High-velocity G, K, and M Dwarfs. ApJ.
Yu et al. (2022). Imaging and Spectroscopic Observations of the Dynamic Processes in Limb Solar Flares. ApJ.
Zhang et al. (2022). Modelling cosmic radiation events in the tree-ring radiocarbon record. Proc. R. Soc. A.

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