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: Charles Kankelborg

Time: Wednesdays, 12 PM

Place: Barnard Hall 258 (Dayton Conference Room)

Course: PHSX 594-013


Fall 2023

Date Discussion leader Article
August 23 Organizational Meeting
August 30
September 6 DanaBale et al. (2023). Interchange reconnection as the source of the fast solar wind within coronal holes. Nature.
September 13 RoyRouppe van der Voort et al. (2023). Ultra-high-resolution observations of plasmoid-mediated magnetic reconnection in the deep solar atmosphere. A&A.
September 20 CappyCho et al. (2023). A Statistical Study of IRIS Observational Signatures of Nanoflares and Nonthermal Particles. ApJ.
September 27 MikeCheng et al. (2023). Deciphering the Slow-rise Precursor of a Major Coronal Mass Ejection. ApJ.
October 4 RachaelMcComas et al. (2023). Parker Solar Probe Encounters the Leg of a Coronal Mass Ejection at 14 Solar Radii. ApJ.
October 11 ChunmingChen et al. (2023). An Atypical Plateau-like Extreme-ultraviolet Late-phase Solar Flare Driven by the Non-radial Eruption of a Magnetic Flux Rope. A&A.
October 18 JiongLong et al. (2023). The Eruption of a Magnetic Flux Rope Observed by Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe. ApJ.
October 25 NickMalandraki et al. (2023). Unexpected energetic particle observations near the Sun by Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. PoP.
November 1 DrakeLiokati et al. (2023). Magnetic Helicity and Free Magnetic Energy as Tools to Probe Eruptions in two Differently Evolving Solar Active Regions. A&A.
November 8 ArchWexler et al. (2023). Investigating a Solar Wind Stream Interaction Region using Interplanetary Spacecraft Radio Signals: A Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation Study. ApJ.
November 15 Guest speaker: Sota Kashima, Kwansei Gakuin UniversityEvaluation of mirror scattering component for solar observation satellite Hinode/XRT using partial solar eclipse and limb events. (Meet in Barnard Hall 108)
November 22 Fall Break
November 29 SumanBoro Saikia et al. (2023). Nonthermal Motions and Atmospheric Heating of Cool Stars. ApJ.
December 6 ShaneJudge et al. (Submitted 2023). Magnetic Fields and Plasma Heating in the Sun's Atmosphere.
December 13 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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