Scientific Colloquium
September 28, 2012


Spiro K. Antiochos is a Research Astrophysicist in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.  His fields of expertise include theoretical Heliophysics and plasma  astrophysics. He is the developer of a number of widely-used theoretical  models for the solar origins of space weather. Dr. Antiochos is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, American Physical Society, and Royal  Astronomical Society, and winner of the Hale Prize from the American  Astronomical Society.                                         

Alice Harding has been an Astrophysicist in the Astrophysics Science Division  at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center since 1980, after receiving a Ph.D from the  University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1979.  Her interests include pulsars,  highly magnetized neutron stars (magnetars),  amma-ray bursts and  supernova remnants.  She has been modeling gamma-ray pulsars for 30  years and wrote one of the first papers in this field.  She is a fellow of the  American Physical Society and was awarded a NASA Medal for Exceptional  Scientific Achievement for her work in 1994 and 2012.  Presently a member  of the Fermi Large Area Telescope collaboration, she served as science coordinator for Galactic Sources from 2007 – 2009.