Host: UNB Physics Department
Speaker: Ryan Mcranaghan - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
‘Living with a star in the era of data science (and how it will change what you thought you knew about weather)’
ABSTRACT: The connection between the Sun and the Earth is a complex one, involving interactions and variabilities across a dizzying spectrum of scales and systems. The results is a relationship between us and our star that is observable only through a fleet of instruments, methods, and technologies yet creates weather in the near-Earth space environment that is both life-sustaining as well as life-threatening. This relationship is colloquially known as space weather. This talk is intended to provide insight to and spark discussion around the characteristics of convergence and the role of data science, namely creating new progress and a new frontier through radical interdisciplinary and methodology transfer.