UNH Speakers Bureau

Solar Flares and Gamma-Ray Bursts

 

Program Description:

Gamma-Rays from solar flares are produced by high energy electrons and ions accelerated in the early phase of a flare. The ubiquitous Gamma-Ray Bursts observed by the Swift satellite are produced by myriad mechanisms. They were first observed by Vela satellites in the late 1960’s.


Speaker:

Edward Chupp

Edward Chupp, Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, is a professor of physics at the University of New Hampshire. He works in the general area of high energy astrophysics including cosmic and solar gamma-ray/neutron astronomy. He is the lead author of numerous papers on gamma-ray astronomy. Currently he continues preparation of papers on high energy solar physics and is currently working on a paper with the Naval Research Laboratory Physicist’s and French(Meudon) Radio Astronomers.

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