July 16, 2018

Directory of Researchers

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Christina Lee

Assistant Research Physicist

Dr. Lee is currently an Assistant Research Scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Christina works in the Space Physics Research Group (SPRG) on a variety of space-related research projects. Read More…

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Solène Lejosne

Assistant Research Physicist

Solène Lejosne is an Assistant Researcher at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley, where she conducts research on the near-Earth space environment.

She grew up in the town of Givet, France. Read More…

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Jaan Lepson

Associate Research Physicist

I received my B.A. from Princeton University in 1985 and my Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1996. I began working at Space Sciences Laboratory in 1998, and am currently an Associate Research Physicist. Read More…

Michael Levi

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Yan Li

Associate Research Physicist

Yan is an Associate Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory. She has been working on CMEs and ICMEs through the analysis of solar imaging data and solar wind in situ observational data. Read More…

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Robert Lillis

I am a planetary space physicist and geophysicist specializing in four main areas: 1) solar energetic particles and their effects on planetary environments, 2) electrodynamics of planetary ionospheres, 3) remote sensing of crustal magnetism and 4) the physics of atmospheric escape and climate evolution. Read More…

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Eric Linder

Research Physicist

Eric Linder is a UC Berkeley research physicist and has served as Deputy Director of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics and Co-Director of the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More…

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Guiping Liu

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Lucas Liuzzo

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lucas is a Postdoctoral Scholar working at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2014, and his Doctorate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018. Read More…

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Roberto Livi

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Janet Luhmann

Research Geophysicist

Janet G. Luhmann is a Senior Fellow at the Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on the use of spacecraft observations and models to investigate the connections between the Sun and heliospheric conditions, and on the solar wind interactions with the planets. Read More…

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Benjamin Lynch

Dr. Lynch is an Associate Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Lynch joined SSL in 2006 as an NSF SHINE postdoctoral scholar and worked on numerical MHD simulations of the breakout model for CME initiation, including characterizing the time evolution of the magnetic flux content of the CME ejecta during the eruptive-flare process and the overall rotation effects the large-scale coherent flux rope fields experience during propagation through the low corona. Read More…

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Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros

Juan is a Colombian astronomer working in solar physics. He studied astronomy and astrophysics at the Saint Petersburg State University, in the faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, receiving the degree of Msc in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2004. Read More…

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Richard Mathies


Mathies is a physical chemist who received a BS from the University of Washington, Ph. D. from Cornell University, and postdoctoral training at Yale before moving to UC Berkeley in 1976 where he is now emeritus Professor of Chemistry https://sites.google.com/site/themathieslab/ Read More…. 

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James McFadden

Assoc Res Physicist

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James McTiernan

Project Physicist

Interests are: Solar Flare X-rays and electron acceleration/transport. X-ray data analysis, data processing. Associated projects (starting from 1989 to present), ISEE-3/ICE, Yohkoh, Ulysses GRB, RHESSI, THEMIS, Van Allen probes, EOVSA, MAVEN.

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Stephen Mende

Research Physicist

Research physicist specializing in studies observing light emitted by the atmosphere including aurora, airglow, sprites and lightning induced flashes and all atmospheric light shows in the visible and ultraviolet wavelength range using sensitive cameras and other instruments flown on spacecraft or operated from the ground. Read More…

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Bryan Mendez

Astronomer & Public Education Specialist

Dr. Bryan Méndez works to educate and inspire others about the wonder and beauty of the Universe as an education specialist at UC Berkeley’s Space Science Laboratory and an adjunct professor of astronomy and physics at Bay Area colleges. Read More…

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David Mitchell

Research Physicist

I arrived at Space Sciences Laboratory as an astronomy graduate student in the fall of 1985 to work on the Giotto mission to Comet Halley, which was launched just a few months earlier. Read More…

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Forrest Mozer

Research Physicist

Forrest is an American experimental physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur known best for his pioneering work on electric field measurements in space plasma and for development of solid state electronic speech synthesizers and speech recognizers.