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Recent Highlights




“The Unusual Minimum of Solar Cycle 23 Caused by Changes in the Sun’s Meridional Plasma Flows”, Nandy, D., Munoz-Jaramillo, A., & Martens, P.C.H. 2011, Nature, Volume 471, Page 80


“Magnetic Quenching of Turbulent Diffusivity: Reconciling Mixing-length Theory Estimates with Kinematic Dynamo Models of the Solar Cycle”, Munoz-Jaramillo, A., Nandy, D., & Martens, P.C.H. 2011, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 727, Page L23


“Space Climate”, Eds. K. Mursula,  I. Usoskin, D. Nandy & D. Marsh. 2011, special issue of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Elsevier (Amsterdam), Volume 73, Issues 2-3


Invited Lectures


“Forecasting the Solar Cycle”

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA, 2011


“Understanding the Sun’s Magnetic Cycle”

Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2011


“Kinematic Dynamo Models of the Solar Cycle: Past, Present and Future”

International Astronomical Union Symposium 286 on “Comparative Magnetic Minima: Characterizing quiet times in the Sun and Stars”, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011


“Magnetic Fields and Solar Coronal Heating”

Workshop on “Physics of the Transition Region and Corona” Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India, 2011


“Galileo’s Sunspots and the Story of a Stormy Star”

Public Lecture, National Students Space Challenge in association with IIT Kharagpur Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 2011


“The Unusual Minimum of Solar Cycle 23: Origin and Heliospheric Consequences”

SCOSTEP Workshop on “Solar Influences on the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Atmosphere”, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2011


“Dynamo Models of the Solar Cycle: Current Trends and Future Prospects”

Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, Bangalore, 2011


“The Impulsive Sun and it’s Relevance for Earth”

Public Lecture, Bangalore Astronomy Festival, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. India, 2010


“The Deep Minimum of Solar Cycle 23: A Solution to the Mystery of the Missing Sunspots”

Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Bremen, Germany, 2010


“Dynamo Model Based Solar Cycle Predictions”

Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP STP 12), Berlin, Germany, 2010


“Physics of Space Weather and Climate”

Institute Colloquium, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 2010


“Solar Activity: From Understanding to Forecasting”

“Solar, Cosmic Rays and Climate Connections” Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2010




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