News Archive

Michael Peterson
May 26, 2016

Michael is a current post-doc with HAO since 2014 in a joint appointment with RAL. He works with Art Richmond, Wiebke Deierling, and others at HAO, CISL, CU Boulder, Penneylvania State, and the UCAR Center for Science Education as part of the NSF Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD) Electrical Connections and Consequences Within the Earth System (ECCWES) collaboration.

Portrait of Bidya Binay Karak
February 4, 2016

Bidya is no stranger to solar dynamo modeling. He earned his PhD in 2013 under the direction of Arnab Choudhuri at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. A notable result from his thesis research was the demonstration that stochastic fluctuations in the meridional flow speed can trigger grand minima in flux-transport dynamo models.

MLSO dome replacement
January 5, 2016

After 50 years of operation, the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory received a major facelift this week. A new dome has been installed at the site. The old dome was removed Tuesday morning, January 5th, and the new dome was installed before the end of the same day.

El Nino affects
December 28, 2015

The warm El Niño conditions affecting weather around the Pacific Ocean are also affecting conditions in space, according to University of California, Berkeley scientists. See ICON Press-release.

Photograph of Fudan University, China
November 6, 2015

HAO Senior Scientist Philip Judge spent three weeks at China's Fudan University in October 2015. As an official Visiting Researcher, Philip worked with his host Roger Hutton, and recent graduate Wenxian Li, on magnetically sensitive emission lines formed in the solar corona.