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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 29 January 2020

Sarah Matthews: Probing energy release and transport in explosive events

1:00pm, TLC129

The magnetic field of the corona stores the energy that is released via magnetic reconnection during solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Flares with CMEs are often described by the ‘standard’ eruptive flare (CSHKP) model and this offers a conceptual framework in which to investigate the global characteristics of the energy release and transport in the context of the magnetic field configuration. The low plasma beta environment of the corona means the magnetic field plays a central role in the energy transport, and different magnetic field configurations can lead to a variety of outcomes in terms of the evolution of the energy release, the efficiency of the energy transport mechanisms and the locations where the energy is deposited. Despite the often rather good agreement between observations and the ‘standard’ model, many open questions remain particularly in respect to the triggering of the energy release. In this talk I will discuss how multi-wavelength spectroscopy used in tandem with magnetic field information can help shed light on some of these open questions, and also how new facilities might provide new insights in the future.

Contact Christopher Prior for more information about this event.


Research Seminar: Exam Standards: Myths, Challenges, Confusions and Conundrums

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED134, Professor Paul Newton, Ofqual

Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dr Paulo Ueti: Anglican Communion Office Seminar: Revisiting biblical hermeneutics: Choices and politics

4:00pm, Abbey House, Palace Green, Seminar Room D/TH 107

Contact michael.snape@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dr. Andrew Birley: Vindolanda and the archaeology of a frontier in transition

4:15pm, Dawson Building D210

Contact r.e.witcher@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.