Online Colloquium Series for WHPI

To continue to promote discussion and collaborations across the various heliophysics and planetary disciplines, we are hosting a series of monthly WHPI Web Colloquia. Each colloquium will consist of two 20 min presentations + 5-10min for questions.

Next colloquium: TBD

Please join the WHPI mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming speakers, as well as instructions on how to connect (to be sent out the week of the colloquium).

Instructions to join the Zoom meeting are mailed to the mailing list before the date of the colluquium. If you have not received them and would like to join our colloquium, please email us at

For future WHPI Colloquia, we would like to ask the community to suggest topics/speakers and/or volunteer to give a presentation on subjects related to WHPI in general. Presenting preliminary results from the WHPI observing campaigns is very welcome. Please email your suggestions to

Archive of past WHPI colloquia


Mary Hudson presented "Gleissberg Cycle Dependence of Inner Zone Proton Flux" and Pete Riley spoke about "Comparing and Contrasting the Properties of the Inner Heliosphere for the Three Most Recent Solar Minima"


Lina Hadid spoke about the Solar Orbiter Venus flyby and Barbara Thompson presented “The HSO Connect Data and Model Portal: How to enter and access WHPI resources.”


Anna Milillo presented "Investigating Mercury’s Environment with the Two-Spacecraft BepiColombo Mission" and Lisa Upton spoke about "The Solar Cycle 24/25 Minimum: What can it tell us about the outlook for Solar Cycle 25."


Tim Linden presented evidence for a new component of solar gamma-ray emission and Bei Zhou talked about the Sun's gamma-ray emission mechanics and astro-particle physics applications.


Nour Eddine-Raouafi spoke about the upcoming Parker Solar Probe 7th Perihelion in January, 2021 and Dan Gershmann presented “The importance of Alfvénic Mach numbers in the solar wind”.


Ryan Dewey (University of Michigan) discussed in situ observations of Mercury's substorm dynamics with a focus on how the dynamics of this miniature magnetosphere compare to those of Earth. Janet Kozyra (University of Michigan) gave a presentation on high-speed solar wind streams and geospace effects over the last several solar cycles compared to this solar minimum.


We heard from Marissa Vogt about the solar wind interaction with Jupiter’s magnetosphere, as well as from Brian Thomas on informatics.


Laura Hayes (GSFC) spoke about solar flares and their effects on the Earth’s ionosphere, with a focus on utilizing diverse data sets and visualizations; Caitriona Jackman (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) spoke about space weather at Saturn, focusing on in situ and remote sensing, including Cassini's role.


Sam Badman and Pete Riley spoke about "Modeling effort during the 4th Parker Solar Probe (PSP) perihelion in January-February 2020" and Richard Eastes and Saurav Aryal talked about the GOLD mission and the thermosphere and ionosphere responses to the total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019


Sarah Gibson and Barbara Thompson gave an overview of the past solar minimum initiatives and David Brain spoke about space weather at Mars.