Events

Conferences and public outreach events which we organise or co-organised.

For more outreach information see here.


2018

Cloud Academy : Cloud Formation and Properties in Extrasolar Planets
Les Houches Advanced School for Physics, September 23-28, 2018

University of St Andrews Open Association
Christiane Helling give a Lecture  on StA-CES April 2017

The Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
Symposium at the European Week Astronomy and Space Science, Liverpool, 3- 6 April 2018

2017

1st British Planetary Science Congress
Session convening ‘Building solar systems, moons and exoplanets’ together with Paul Savage
3-5th December 2017, Glasgow

UK Exoplanet Community meeting 2017
15 – 17 March 2017, St Andrews, UK

Sparkling clouds and the crackling of lightning in extrasolar planets
Christiane Helling gives a talk as part of the Winter series of British Science Association during Women in Science Festival in Dundee.
16 March 2017, D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theater, Tower Building, Dundee University; admission free

Research Lab Tour for 2nd year Physics students
Gabi Hodosan and Graham Lee deliver short talks about ‘Life, Electricity, Atmosphere, Planets’ and their works about lightning and 3D global circulation modelling  for 2nd year physics students as part of our School’s Research Lab tour
( 26 and 27 January 2017, room 310A)


2016

Advanced Topics lecture 2
given by Christiane Helling on “Sparkling clouds and the crackling of charges in atmospheres of extrasolar planets”
28 September 2016

Scottish Exoplanet / Brown Dwarf Spring meeting 2016 (SEBD4) at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Jointly organised by Beth Biller (Edinburgh) and Christiane Helling (St Andrews)
21 September 2016

Freshers’ Lab tour 2016
Gabi Hodosan and Daniel Tootill give a short introduction to our 1st year physics students about what research the LEAP group is conducting. The event takes place during the School’s welcome event during presessional week, on 6 September 2016.

Scottish Exoplanet / Brown Dwarf Spring meeting 2016 (SEBD3) at the University of St Andrews, Jointly organised by Christiane Helling (St Andrews) and Beth Biller (Edinburgh)
25 April 2016

Research Lab Tour for 2nd year Physics students
Dr Paul Rimmer and Graham Lee deliver short talks about ‘Life, Electricity, Atmosphere, Planets’ for 2nd year physics students as part of our School’s Research Lab tour
(28 & 29 January 2016, room 310A)


2015
Scottish Exoplanet / Brown Dwarf Autumn meeting 2015 (SEBD2) at the University of Edinburgh
Jointly organised by Beth Biller (Edinburgh) and Christiane Helling (St Andrews)
2 September 2015

LEAP Summer Lecture Series 

  • 11 June 2015   Ian Dobbs-Dixon: ‘Theoretical background on GCMs’
  • 18 June 2015   Irena Vorgul: ‘From kinetics to MHD: MHD equations as used in astronomy, cyclotron emission, etc’
  • 25 June 2015   Graham Lee: ‘Nucleation Theory or Data visualisation (globe mapping/colour schemes)’
  • 2 July 2015    Paul Rimmer: ‘Theory and modelling of kinetic gas chemistry’
  • 30 July 2015   Christiane Helling: ‘Theory and Modelling of cloud formation and cloud charging’
  • 5 August 2015   Gabriella Hodosan: ‘From seed ions to lightning flashes: Producing lightning discharges on Earth’
at the University of St Andrews
Jointly organised by Christiane Helling (St Andrews) and Beth Biller (Edinburgh)
27 April 2015

 

Research Lab Tour for 2nd year Physics students

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Dr Craig Stark, Dr Paul Rimmer and Graham Lee deliver short talks about ‘Life, Electricity, Atmosphere, Planets – researching the coolest objects in the universe’ for 2nd year physics students as part of our School’s Research Lab tour (27 & 30 January 2015)

 


2014

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Conference
Electrification in dusty atmospheres inside and outside the solar system
8-11 September 2014, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands
–> publication in ‘Surveys in Geophysics’: Atmospheric electrification in dusty, reactive gases in the solar system and beyond

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2. LEAP Retreat
4-5 June 2014
MUSA, St Andrews

 

 

 

 

Open Night at St Andrews Observatory
8 March 2014
The University Observatory holds its first Open Night of 2014. Many activities are going on, of course observational, for kids, but also a couple of 15mins-talks are given.
Dr Christiane Helling contributes with a talk ‘Lightning in Gemstone Clouds in Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Planets’
Dr Paul Rimmer contributes with a talk ‘Super-collisions over your head: high-energy physics and cosmic ray air showers’
Isabel Rodriguez Barrera contributes with a talk ‘Supernovae’
Graham Lee demonstrates the local radio telescope.

 

 


2013

Open Night at St Andrews Observatory
30 November 2013
The University Observatory holds its second Open Night of 2013. Many activities are going on, of course observational, for kids, but also a couple of 15mins-talks are given.
Dr Christiane Helling contributes with a talk
‘Lightning in Gemstone Clouds in Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Planets’

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1. LEAP Retreat
26 November 2013
MUSA, St Andrews

 

 

 

Dundee Science Festival 2013
Drs Natalia Korolkova & Paul Rimmer merge their areas of scientific expertise during their contribution ‘Quantum Communication with Extraterrestrial Planets: Worlds with gemstone clouds and a quantum way to talk to other worlds’ to the Dundee Science Festival in November 2013.
Dr Craig Stark, Gabriella Hodosan and Graham Lee will support this activity by helping with a Cosmic Ray Experiment.
Three presentation will be held on 18 November 2013.

European Planetary Science Congress 2013, 8-13 September 2013, London
Programme Group: Magnetospheres and Space Physics
Session: MG 3.1. Energetic Particles and Hard Radiation above Thunderclouds (EPHRAT)

NAM 2013, 1-5 July 2013, St Andrews
See parallel sessions:
22. Brown dwarfs and low mass stars: Program
37. Characterising exoplanet atmospheres: theory confronts observations