July 16, 2018

Directory of Researchers

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William Abbett

Senior Fellow

I am currently an associate research physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley. I have a variety of research interests in the field of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of magnetic fields in the convective envelope of stars like our Sun; the physics of magnetically driven eruptions in the solar corona (the principal drivers of space weatherhere at earth); the transport of radiation in solar and stellar chromospheres during strong flares; and the dynamic, magnetic, and energetic connection between the solar interior and atmosphere. Read More…

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Oleksiy Agapitov

Spacecraft data processing and interpretation Electromagnetic wave propagation in magnetized plasmas Cyclotron resonant wave-particle interactions

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David Anderson

Research Scientist

I received an MA in Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From 1985 to 1992 I was on the faculty of the U.C. Read More…

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Sam Badman

PhD Student Researcher

I am a 3rd year physics graduate student working here at the lab in heliospheric radio physics in Prof. Stuart Bale’s group. In particular I’m interested in tracking radio bursts in the inner heliosphere. Read More…

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Stuart Bale

Professor of Physics

Stuart D. Bale received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1989 and 1994, respectively. After three years of postdoctoral work at Queen Mary College, University of London, he came to a research position at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at Berkeley. Read More…

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Ryan Bay

Research Physicist

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Steven Beckwith


Space Sciences Lab Director
Professor of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy Senate Faculty

Professor Beckwith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. Read More…

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Peter Beiersdorfer

Peter Beiersdorfer received his B. S. and M. S. degrees in Physics from Auburn University, and his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees in Astrophysical Sciences/Plasma Physics from Princeton University. Read More…

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David Bercik

Project Physicist

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Steven Boggs

Professor of Physics

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John Bonnell

Project Physicist

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Julian Borrill

Research Physicist & Senior Staff Scientist

Julian Borrill is a Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory and a Senior Scientist at Berkeley Lab, where he leads the Computational Cosmology Center. His work is focused on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), and in particular on the data management challenges posed by the size of current and future CMB datasets. Read More…

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Trevor Bowen

PhD Student Researcher

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Milo Buitrago-Casas

PhD Student Researcher

Physicist and Master in Astronomy of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is currently studying Ph.D. in Physics at the University of California Berkeley. His specialty focuses on astrophysics and space science. Read More…

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Anna Butterworth


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Christopher Chaston

Research Physicist

University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory

B.S. in Physics, University of Newcastle, Australia
PhD in Space Plasma Physics, University of Newcastle, Australia

Professional Background:
Space Physicist, UCB, 1996-2018
Future Fellow/Assoc. Read More…

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Joanne Cohn

Space Fellow/ Research

Joanne Cohn is a theoretical cosmologist working on large scale structure and galaxy formation, using analytic methods, simulations and observational data. A large part of her recent work has been on comparing models to each other and to observations. Read More…

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Henry Crawford

Research Physicist

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Shannon Curry

Dr. Shannon Curry is a research scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, where she currently is involved in NASA and NSF supported research projects. Read More…

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Matthew Fillingim

Associate Research Physicist

My research focuses mainly on observations (both in-situ and remote) and simulations of space plasma processes and ionospheric electrodynamics primarily at Earth and Mars (but the same physics applies to any planetary object with an atmosphere). Read More…