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  • Faculty Tenure-Track Asst. Professor Position Open

    Applications are invited for a faculty position in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics, with a preferred starting date of Fall 2017. Consideration will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, as well as to more senior exceptionally qualified...

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  • Graduate Student Opportunities for Fall 2017

    Our Department has a number of exciting research opportunities for new graduate students starting in Fall 2017. Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members to discuss potential research opportunities.

    Read More Robyn Millan, Associate Professor of Physics and Graduate Student Brett Rudy Anderson
  • ISINGLASS: 2016

    The upcoming ISINGLASS sounding rocket mission (February 2017, Poker Flat Rocket Range, Alaska) will sample multiple locations simultaneously in the auroral ionosphere to take gradient measurements of plasma parameters.

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  • Bon voyage to the Astronomy Foreign Study Program

    The next Astronomy Foreign Study Program is set to start Winter 2017. The FSP is based in Cape Town and Sutherland, South Africa at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), one of the darkest observatories on Earth. 

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  • Connecting the Sciences, the Humanities, and the Future

    The Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement (ICE) is dedicated to fostering dialogue between the sciences and the humanities in academia and in the public sphere. Professor Marcelo Gleiser is director of the institute funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

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  • Jon Vandermause - Apker Award Finalist

    Jonathan Vandermause (’16), a dual major in Physics and Mathematics and winner of the Gazzaniga Family Science Award this year, is a finalist for the LeRoy Apker Award from the American Physical Society, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students.

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Recent Publications

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  • Testing Metal-Poor Stellar Models and Isochrones with HST Parallaxes of Metal-Poor Stars

    Brian Charles Chaboyer, Barbara McArthur, Erin M. O'Malley, et al.

    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 835, Issue 2, article id. 152, 24 pp. (2017)

  • Modeling Secondary Neutral Helium in the Heliosphere

    Hans Mueller, Eberhard Mobius, Brian Wood

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 767, Issue 1, article id. 012019 (2016)

  • Hybrid fluid-particle simulation of whistler-mode waves in a compressed dipole magnetic field: Implications for dayside high-lat

    Caitano da Silva, Shuo Wu, Richard Denton, Mary Hudson, Robyn M. Millan

    J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, Vol. 121, 2016, doi:10.1002/2016JA023446