ECUSA’s Scientific Lectures: Studying the Sun on both sides of the Atlantic

ECUSA’s Scientific Lectures: Studying the Sun on both sides of the Atlantic

In a lecture organized by Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA), Valentín Martínez Pillet, Director of the National Solar Observatory, presents Studying the Sun on both sides of the Atlantic.

This seminar will address the reasons that make the Sun the most relevant astronomical object for our society and will offer a comparison on how research is structured in both sides of the Atlantic, in a lecture organized by Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA).

Dr. Martínez Pillet is director of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) that operates solar telescope facilities in New Mexico and Arizona and is developing the soon to be largest solar telescope in the world, the 4m class Daniel K Inouye Solar telescope (DKIST), in Hawaii. He has more than 25 years of experience in solar physics research. He is Principal Investigator of the IMaX instrument that flew on board the Sunrise balloon-borne telescope and he is Co-Principal Investigator of the SO/PHI instrument in the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission.

Before joining NSO in 2013, he was a Senior Scientist at the Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias (Spain) and professor at the University of La Laguna (Spain). He has been member of several international scientific advisory bodies as well as former President of the Division II The Sun & the Heliosphere of the International Astronomical Union. He has numerous publications in high impact journals.

The seminar is open to professionals and members of the general public interested in science. The program will be in English and refreshments will be served.

  • Sketching the future
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tue, April 21, 2015
  • 6:30 pm

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Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Free and open to the public. Registration required.

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Organized by the Washington Chapter of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA). Sponsored by Fundación Ramón Areces, Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and the Embassy of Spain.

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