Mansfield, GA 30055
Join us on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Room B, for an informative and engaging discussion with Georgia State University PhD Candidate Sushant Mahajan covering heliophysics and space weather! Yes, space weather is a thing.
You may have heard about the supposed impending ice age and the connection to the alleged cooling of the sun over the next few decades. While that makes good filler for a slow news day, the truth about what actually happens on our nearest star is orders of magnitude more amazing and interesting than anything a Russian troll factory can post on Facebook that your brother-in-law’s cousin’s neighbor’s daughter’s interim assistant soccer coach will share in your “news” feed.
Sushant hails from Maharashtra, a state in west India, home to the city of Mumbai, and the galactic center of the Bollywood film industry. Sushant earned his Master of Technology in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2014, then earned his Master of Science in Physics from Georgia State University in 2017, and is currently an Astronomy PhD candidate at Georgia State University where the focus of his research is on our nearest star, including heliophysics, solar dynamo theory, space weather, and helioseismology. You can find out more about Sushant and his research here.