Petrus C. Martens: Recent News Items
I was a panel member in the first AAS press conference,
"What's New Under the Sun"
at the 220th AAS meeting in Anchorage, AK, in June 2012.
2012 Karen Harvey award has been won by my friend and close
collaborator Dibyendu Nandi,
"for a significant contribution to the study
of the Sun early in a person's professional career".
Nandi delivered his prize
lecture at the AAS/SPD meeting in Anchorage Alaska, June 2012.
"The Solar Return", radio interview on solar feature recognition,
global warming, and the end of the Maya calendar.
2011 AGU F. L. Scarf award goes to my former graduate student
Andres Munoz-Jaramillo. The award is given
to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding dissertation research that contributes
directly to solar planetary sciences".
"Researchers Crack the Mystery of the Spotless Sun", a NASA
press conference on the occasion of a
paper in Nature,
where Nandy, Munoz, and
myself provide a plausible explanation for the recent very long and very deep solar
with an absence of Sunspots of nearly two years, something that has
not happened since 1913. The NASA press conference
led to an amazing media
response internationally, such as
and MSU topped it off with its own press release.
"The Solar Dynamo: Plasma
Flows". Movie of the simulations by my graduate student Andres Munoz-Jaramillo
flows inside the Sun that drive the evolutions of the solar magnetic field.