Space Plasma Seminar: 50 Years of Trimpi Events: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the October, 1963, Discovery of the Trimpi Effect

Mike Trimpi and Jim LaBelle, Dartmouth College

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 3:30pm

Wilder 111

Fifty years ago this month, a young engineer in Antarctica observed in real-time a striking correlation between two very-low-frequency radio phenomena. The effect baffled scientists for a decade and became the subject of numerous experiments and papers. This seminar will present the scientific background of the observations, the story of the discovery itself, and the eventual explanation of the effect. This talk will be at a general level, including a fair amount of science history, accessible to anyone with a first-year physics background.

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