and events

Invited Lectures

Plenary Talk in the Session “Ion/Neutral Coupling Throughout the Heliospheric System”; 2018 Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (AGU/TESS) meeting, Leesburg, VA, May 20-24, 2018.

NASA Science Update on Voyager at NASA HQ (with Edward Stone and Ann Druyan widow of Carl Sagan), March 7-8, 2011.

“The Vision Lecture Series” at George Mason University,, January 31, 2011.

“Thirteenth Annual Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Sciences”,, September 23-25, 2010.

Parker Lecture at the SPD/AAS meeting, “Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System: Voyager at the Final Frontier”, Solar Physics Division, June 2006.

Professor Merav Opher talks about the sun’s trajectory in the last 10 million years

Suzanne Dodd (second from left), Voyager Project Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the unprecedented 33-year journey of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, Thursday, April 28, 2011 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. From left are seen: Ed Stone, Voyager Project Scientist and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology; Dodd; Merav Opher, Voyager Guest Investigator and Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Boston University and Ann Druyan, Creative Director, Voyager Interstellar Message Project and Carl Sagan's Co-Writer and Widow. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)


Guest Speaker, 4th Interstellar Probe Workshop (Sep 27-Oct 21), 2021 (remote)

“Heliospheric Models”, 2021 IAGA-IASPEI Joint Scientific Assembly “Advances and Upcoming Developments in Solar and Heliospheric Physics”, 2021 August 21-27, 2021

Structure of the Heliosphere, NASA Living with a Star, ), June 18, 2021

Structure of Heliotail, Cospar, February 02, 2021

Panelist for Physical Processes Affecting the Topology and Structure of Discontinuities in the Outer Heliosphere and the Very Local Interstellar Medium, Fall AGU, December 10, 2010

Talk: Structures Structure of the Heliosphere and Heliotail from different MHD models as Probed by ENA maps, Fall AGU, December 10, 2020

Panelist for 4th SWMF Users Meeting, Nov 4-6, 2020 (webinar)

Panel for Strategies for Securing Large-Scale Federal Awards, Boston University, October 27, 2020

“Our Boundary to Interstellar Space: A New Regime of Space Physics”, Webinar, zoom June 11, 2020, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

“DRIVE Outer Heliospheric SHIELD Data Center”, Observatory for the Outer Heliosphere, Heliosheath, and Interstellar Space, Fri 21-22 May 2020 at LASPSPSC, University of Colorado, Boulder

Advanced Sao Paulo School on Solar Activity and Space Weather, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 03-14 August 2020

Workshop (by invitation only) “The Heliosphere in the Local Interstellar Medium”, at International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, 23 to 27 March 2020.

International Space Science Institute in Beijing, ISSI-BJ Forum on “Exploration of Outer Heliosphere and Nearby Interstellar Medium” (by invitation only), November 7-8, 2019

Invited talk, Interstellar Probe Science Workshop, NYC, October 16-18, 2019, about “The outstanding questions about the nature of the heliosphere and heliosheath

Plenary talk in Horizon 2061 Planetary Exploration synthesis workshop, Toulouse, France, September 11-13, 2019; [given by Skype]

Team Member of Brainstorm Workshops on “Perspective of the global heliospheric studies: open questions and future space missions (including Interstellar Probe)”, Moscow, May 28-31 2019

Invited Talk at Session ST05: From the Heliosphere to Interstellar Exploration, AOGS 16th Annual Meeting in Singapore, on July 28 – August 2, 2019.

Invited Talk at European Geophysical Union (EGU) in session ST 1.6 entitled “Dynamical processes and particle acceleration associated with current sheets, magnetic islands and turbulence-borne structures in different plasmas”, Vienna Austria, 7-12, 2019.

3rd SWMF Users Meeting, Ann Arbor between March 4-6, 2019.

18th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Sheraton, Pasadena, Pasadena, California,
, February 18-22, 2019.

Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop, The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, October 10-12, 2018.

Fifty years at Applied Physics Laboratory – A Celebration of the Career and Contributions of Tom Krimigis,, September 10, 2018.

IBEX/IMAP Science Working team meeting (SWT #22), Princeton University, August 28-29, 2018.

Committee on Space Research of the International Council for Science (ICSU) (Cospar), Pasadena, July 16-20, 2018.

New Horizon-Voyager-IBEX Meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins, January 16, 2018.

8th Isradynamics “Dynamical Processes in Space Plasmas”, Israel, 22-29 April, 2018.

“New perspectives on heliosphere’s interaction with the LISM” at the Cosmic Ray Anisotropy Workshop (CRA 2017) to be held in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico), October 10-13, 2017.

35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017, Korea, July 12-14, 2017.

Fall AGU 2017, “Kappa Distributions: Theory and Applications in Space Plasmas”, December 2017.

16th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Santa Fe, NM, March 6-10, 2017.

41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, “Models of the heliotail”, Istanbul/Turkey, 30 July – 07 Aug 2016.

15th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: “The Science of Ed Stone: Celebrating his 80th Birthday”, Cape Coral, Florida, April 4-8, 2016.

57th American Physical Society (APS) DPP Annual Meeting, “Magnetized jets driven by the sun: The structure of the heliosphere revisited”, Savannah, Georgia, November 16-20, 2015.

The Solar-Stellar Connection: Influence of Stars in their astrospheres, Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 18-19, 2015.

14th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: “Linear and Nonlinear Particle Energization throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond”, Tampa Bay, Florida, April 20 – 24, 2015.

“Cosmic Ray Anisotropies”, Cosmic Ray Workshop, Bad Honnef, Germany 26-30 January 2015.

KISS Workshop, Science and Enabling Technologies to Explore the Interstellar Medium, September 8, 2014.

COSPAR Scientific Assembly, “Global Structure of the Heliosphere: Observations, Theory, and Modeling”, D1.1 Session, Moscow, Russia, 2-10 August 2014.

13th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Myrtle Beach, March 10-14, 2014.

“Magnetic Flux Ropes Workshop”, The Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF) UCLA, February 10-12, 2014.

Invited talk “The New heliosphere”, 15th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP), San Jose, Costa Rica, January 29, 2014.

Plenary talk on the “The new heliosphere”, 14th ICATPP conference, Como, Italy, September 24, 2013.

International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), XIIth Scientific Assembly, Outer Heliosphere session, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, August 26-31, 2013.

“Recent development in CME Simulations”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico, May 14-17, 2013.

ISSI (International Space Science Institute) Cosmic Plasmas “Structure formation and dynamics in cosmic plasmas”, Switzerland, 15-19, April, 2013.

IAU (International Astronomical Union) IXXVIII, SpS10 (Invited) “Space Weather at Small Distances from the Sun and in Extra Solar Planets Environment”, Special Session on Dynamics of the Star-Planet Relations Beijing, China, August 20-31, 2012.

Joint IAU-WISER Advanced School on Space Environment (ASSE), “ISM-heliosphere coupling”, China, August, 2012.

39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, session D2.6, Mysore, India, talk “Physics in the Out-of the Ecliptic-Plane Orbits”, July, 2012.

International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Team Meeting on the Heliopause, Bern, April, 2012.

American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, session “Extended Solar Minima”, December, 2011.

Cosmic Rays Conference, Madison-Wisconsin, October, 2011.

International School/Symposium for Space Simulations (ISSS10), Banff, CA, invited review on “The Interaction of Solar System with the Interstellar Medium: MHD models”, July 24-27, 2011.

International Workshop on the Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory and Space (IPELS), Whistler, Vancouver, July, 2011.

“X Nova Fisica no Espaco”, Campos do Jordao, Brazil, June, 2011.

Invited Tutorial Lecture of Interstellar Medium-Heliosphere Coupling for the School of Space Environment (ASSE) session during IX COLAGE, April 09, 2011.

Heliophysics School, Boulder, CO, “Shocks in the Heliophysics”, August, 2010.

American Astronomical Society, special session, “Magnetic fields in the Local ISM and the Local Bubble”, May, 2010.

Voyager/IBEX Joint Meeting, SWRI, San Antonio, March, 2010.

International Living with the Star, ILWS, Ubatuba, “Flows in the Heliosheath and in CMEs”, October, 2009.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Conference, Kauai, Hawaii, “Voyagers in the Heliosheath: Observations, models, and plasma physics”, January 9-14 2009.

International Heliospheric Year Chapman Conference on Universal Heliophysical Processes, Savanah, Georgia, “Comparative shock studies”, November 10-14, 2008.

2nd International Heliophysical Year Conference, International Space Science Institute, “Flows in Shocks”, November 10-14, 2008.

Living with a Star Heliophysics Summer School, Invited Faculty Lectures, July 23-July 30, 2008.

Heliophysics Science Division Seminar, Goddard Space Flight Center, “When Magnetized Winds Collide: The Role of Interstellar Magnetic Field in the Interaction of the Solar System and the Interstellar Medium”, April 16, 2008.

The Local Bubble And Beyond II, “Interstellar Magnetic Field Orientation”, Philadelphia, April 21-24, 2008.

37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, “Modeling the three dimensional heliosphere”, Montreal, July 13-20, 2008.

Magnetic Fields in the Universe II: from Laboratory and Stars to the Primordial Universe, Cozumel, Mexico, January 28-Feb 1, 2008.

High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows, Dublin, Ireland, September 24-28, 2007.

International Space Science Institute (ISSI), “From the Outer Heliosphere to the Local Bubble: Comparison of New Observations with Theory”, Bern, Switzerland, October 15-19, 2007.

Sixth Annual International Astrophysics Conference IGPP, “3D Simulations of global heliosphere: The Turbulence of Heliospheric Current Sheet”, Oahu, Hawaii, March, 2007.

Parker Lecture at the SPD/AAS meeting June, Solar Physics Division, “Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System: Voyager at the Final Frontier”, University of New Hampshire, June, 2006.

Heliospheric Workshop, Oxnard, “Living in an Asymmetric Heliosphere: What the Voyagers are telling us”, November, 2006.

American Geophysical Union, “Global Asymmetry of the Heliosphere: The Effects of a Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Voyager 1 and 2 Observations”, Baltimore, May 23, 2006.

5th IGPP: The Physics of the Inner Heliosheath, “The Effects of a Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Voyager 1 and 2 Observations”, Hawaii, March 04, 2006.

Symposium in Honor of Ed Stone’s 70th Birthday, “Effects of the Interstellar Magnetic Field on the Heliosphere”, Caltech, February 10-11, 2006.

American Geophysical Union, “Effects of a Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Voyager 1 and 2 Observations”, San Francisco, December, 2005.

Workshop on Outer Heliosphere, Committee on Solar and Space Physics, UC Irvine, May 6-7, 2003.

42nd Annual APS Division of the Plasma Physics, “Nuclear Reaction Rates and Energy in the Plasma: The Effect of Highly Damped Modes”, Quebec, Canada, October 23-27, 2000.