Research Professor (retired)

Mobile: (406) 579-9095 
E-mail: dick.canfield at gmail.com

Richard Canfield 
755 Cougar Dive 
Bozeman, MT 59718

Solar Physics

B.S., Astronomy, 1959, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.S., Astronomy, 1961, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Astrogeophysics, 1968, University of Colorado, Boulder


Solar Magnetism

  • Topology of coronal fields
  • Magnetic helicity and the solar dynamo
  • Twisting and Writhing with George Ellery Hale
  • Solar Flares

  • The Max Millennium program
  • The RHESSI High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager
  • Solar Coronal Mass Ejections

  • Sigmoids as Precursors of Coronal Mass Ejections (S Marks the Spot)
  • Solar Eruptions and their Interplanetary Consequences

  • The Solar Multidisciplinary University Research Iniative (Solar MURI)
  • Science Notes from the MSU MURI team
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