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OSPA Winner!

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. It is a great honor for young scientists at the beginning of …


NASA's Fermi Mission Brings Deeper Focus to Thunderstorm Gamma-rays

Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. By merging records of events seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with data from …


Distinguished Speaker, Neil Gehrels, to Talk at CSPAR on 9/10/14

Date/Time/Place: Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 10:30am, NSSTC/2096 Speaker: Dr. Neil Gehrels / Chief, Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Seminar Title: "Adventures in Time Domain …


Hurricane Julio Figures Getting Media Coverage

Michael Briggs, Assistant Director and Principal Research Scientist IV, has been featured on Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) about Tropical Storm Julio (now Hurricane). Briggs provided a figure of a Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash (TGF) from …


EUSO Telescope Prototype in Canada being Tracked by UAH Scientists

Matthew Rodencal, a graduate student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), another scientist, Douglas Huie of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) and engineer, Dr. James Adams of CSPAR are in the midst of …


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Success

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research teamed up to have undergraduate students from around the country work on research projects related to …


Magnetism, Electricity, and Spectroscopy -- Oh My!

Eight REU students currently working at CSPAR summer of 2014, volunteered with Ms. Samaiyah Farid, Research Scientist, this weekend at the Fayetteville Library Science Week. There were participants with ages ranging …


Featured Article on Physics of Plasmas Website

Physics of Plasmas published Anomalous diffusion of field lines and charged particles in Arnold-Beltrami-Childress force-free magnetic fields in their July 2014 issue. Dr. Brahmananda Dasgupta, a Principal Research Scientist at CSPAR, and …


CSPAR Graduate Research Assistant Accepted to Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program

Dr. Nikolai Pogorelov of Space Science and Faculty Advisor of CSPAR’s Graduate Research Assistant III, Matthew Bedford, has been selected as one of the seven recipients of the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign’s Blue Waters …


College of Science Distinguished Professor's Journal Selected by the Journal of Plasma Physics

Distinguished Professor Dr. Gary Zank's article "The equations of reduced magnetohydrodynamics JPP 48, 85 (1992)" has been selected by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Plasma Physics as one of the 12 "Classic JPP Papers". The list was made …