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Mountains and Minds - Read about the history of the solar physics group and the people who made it what is is today

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The MSU Solar Physics group was featured in the fall 2010 issue of Mountains & Minds, Montana State University's magazine. Read about the history of the solar physics group and the people who made it what is is today. Read the article

Meet MSU Solar Physics:


Solar Physics Faculty

Loren W. Acton, Ph.D.

Loren W. Acton, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Office: Cobleigh Hall 418
Phone: (406) 994 6072
E-mail: acton@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/facdetail.asp?id_PersonDetails=102

Select honors:
Hale Prize for lifetime achievement in solar physics, 2000

Angela Des Jardins, Ph.D.

Angela Des Jardins, Ph.D.

Director of Montana Space Grant Consortium

Office: 413 Cobleigh Hall
Phone: (406) 994-6172
E-mail: Desjardins@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/angela/

Charles Kankelborg, Ph.D.

Charles Kankelborg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: EPS 260C
Phone: (406) 994-7853
E-mail: kankel@solar.physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/kankel/

Select honors:
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2008

David M. Klumpar, Ph.D.

David M. Klumpar, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Director of Space, Science & Engineering Lab

Office: Cobleigh 419
Phone: (406) 994-6169
E-mail:
Faculty website:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/facdetail.asp?id_PersonDetails=88

Robert Leamon, Ph.D.

Robert Leamon, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Office: EPS Room 264
Phone: (301) 286-8958
E-mail:
Faculty website:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/facdetail.asp?id_PersonDetails=139

Dana Longcope, Ph.D.

Dana Longcope, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: EPS Room 260D
Phone: (406) 994-7851
E-mail: dana@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/dana/

Select honors:
Karen Harvey Prize, 2003
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2000
Faculty Early Career Development Grant from the National Science Foundation, 1998

David McKenzie,  Ph.D.

David McKenzie, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Office: EPS Room 245
Phone: (406) 994-7843
E-mail: mckenzie@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/mckenzie/

Eric Priest, Ph.D.

Eric Priest, Ph.D.

Affiliate Professor

Office: St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland
E-mail:epriest@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/facdetail.asp?id_PersonDetails=170

Select honors:
Hale Prize for lifetime achievement in solar physics, 2002
Fellow of the Royal Society

Jiong Qiu, Ph.D.

Jiong Qiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: EPS Room 221
Phone: (406) 994-7253
E-mail: qiu@physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/qiuj/

Select honors:
Karen Harvey Award, 2007

Larry Springer

Larry Springer

Senior Research Engineer

Office: Cobleigh 418
Phone: (406)-994-6012
E-mail:
Faculty website:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/facdetail.asp?id_PersonDetails=110

Aki Takeda,  Ph.D.

Aki Takeda, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Office: EPS Room 256
Phone: (406) 994-7848
E-mail: takeda@mithra.physics.montana.edu
Faculty website:
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/takeda/about_akt.html

Keiji Yoshimura, Ph.D.

Keiji Yoshimura, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Solar Physics Graduate Students

Current and former MSU graduate students share their experiences

Adam Kobelski
Adam Kobelski
2014 Alumnus

Currently at
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Sabrina Savage
Sabrina Savage
2010 Alumnus

Currently at
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
Henry Winter
Henry (Trae) Winter
2009 Alumnus

Currently at
Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics
Jonathan Cirtain
Jonathan Cirtain
2005 Alumnus
PECASE Award

Currently at
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center


Solar Physics Alumni

Dr. Richard Canfield 2009 Retired
Dr. Jonathan Cirtain*
  PECASE Award, 2011
2005 Project Scientist, NASA MSFC
Dr. Angela Des Jardins 2007 Director, Montana Space Grant Consortium
Dr. J. Lewis Fox 2011 Post Doc, National Solar Observatory
Dr. Silvina Guidoni 2011 Post Doc, NASA GSFC
Dr. Brian Handy 1999
Dr. Maria Kazachenko 2010 SHINE Post Doc, UC Berkeley
Dr. Adam Kobelski 2014 Post Doc, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Dr. Brian Larsen 2007 Technical Staff Member,
Los Alamos National Lab
Dr. Wenjuan Liu 2014 Post Doc, Czech Republic
Dr. Anna Malanushenko 2010 Post Doc, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo 2010 Post Doc, Harvard CfA
Dr. Sabrina Savage 2010 Deputy Project Scientist, NASA MSFC
Dr. Jason Scott 2012
Dr. Lucas Tarr 2013 Post Doc, High Altitude Observatory
Dr. Mark Weber 1999 Astrophysicist, Harvard CfA
Dr. Brian Welsch*
  Karen Harvey Award,
2010
2002 Research Scientist, UC Berkeley
Dr. Meredith Wills-Davey 2003
Dr. Henry (Trae) Winter 2009 Astrophysicist, Harvard CfA


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