Dr. Gilmer "Allen" Gary

PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST III, CSPAR

Biography

Dr. Allen Gary received his Ph.D. in elementary particle physics in 1969 from the University of Georgia. For 25 years, he was a member of the Solar Physics Group at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)/NASA, investigating the nature of coronal structures and solar magnetic fields. For the last 13 years, Dr. Gary has been a Principle Research Scientist with the Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research Center (CSPAR) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He is a member of International Astronomical Union (IAU). He has published over 120 papers on the solar magnetic field's configuration, evolution, and morphology together with estimation of the energy content of active regions. His theoretical work involves developing models of linear and nonlinear force-free magnetic fields and electric currents in the solar chromosphere-corona. He has extensive experience in developing new technology and techniques for space-based, sub-orbital, and ground-based magnetographs which are the core instruments for studying the processes that give rise to solar activity in the solar atmosphere. He was a member of the National Solar Observatory’s (NSO) Advance Technology Solar Telescope (DKIST) Science Working Group, National Solar Observatory from 2001 to 2010. He is current mentoring a Ph. D. graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department/UAH working on convolutional neural network problems in the area of solar physics.

Dr. Gilmer "Allen" Gary's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1969
  • M. S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1964
  • B. S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1963

Collaborations

His national collaborations have included the National Solar Observatories at Kitt Peak, Sacramento Peak, and Haleakalā and his international collaborations have included Observatoire de Paris/Meudon, Laboratorie d’Astronomie Spatiale/Marseille, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri/Florence, Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio/Buenos Aires, Technical University/Berlin, Georg August Universitat/Goettingen, Kiepenheuer-Institut fur Sonnenphysik, and Indian Institute of Astrophysics/Bangalore.


Selected Publications

Complete Publication List

  • Forecasting Solar Cycle 25 Using Deep Neural Networks, Benson, B., Pan, W. D., Prasad, A., Gary, G. A., & Hu, Q., Solar Physics, 295, 65, (2020)
  • Comparison of Two Coronal Magnetic Field Models to Reconstruct a Sigmoidal Solar Active Region with Coronal Loops, Duan, A., Jiang, C., Hu, Q., Zhang, H., Gary, G. A., Wu, S. T., & Cao, J., Astrophysical Journal, 842, 119, (2017)
  • On loading velocity oscillations during dynamic tensile testing with flying wheel systems, Erice, B., Roth, C., Gary, G., & Mohr, D., European Physical Journal Web of Conferences, 94, 01079, (2015)
  • Determining the 3D Structure of the Corona Using Vertical Height Constraints on Observed Active Region Loops, Gary, G. A., Hu, Q., Lee, J. K., & Aschwanden, M. J., Solar Physics, 289, 3703, (2014)
  • Erratum: Erratum to: A Rapid, Manual Method to Map Coronal-Loop Structures of an Active Region Using Cubic Bézier Curves and Its Applications to Misalignment Angle Analysis, Gary, G. A., Hu, Q., & Lee, J. K., Solar Physics, 289, 867, (2014)
  • A Rapid, Manual Method to Map Coronal-Loop Structures of an Active Region Using Cubic Bézier Curves and Its Applications to Misalignment Angle Analysis, Gary, G. A., Hu, Q., & Lee, J. K., Solar Physics, 289, 847, (2014)
  • A Small-scale Eruption Leading to a Blowout Macrospicule Jet in an On-disk Coronal Hole, Adams, M., Sterling, A. C., Moore, R. L., & Gary, G. A., Astrophysical Journal, 783, 11, (2014)
  • Coronal Loop Mapping to Infer the Best Magnetic Field Models for Active Region Prominences, Gary, G. A., Hu, Q., & Lee, J. K., Nature of Prominences and their Role in Space Weather, 300, 416, (2014)
  • A Small-Scale Filament Eruption Leading to a Blowout Macrospicule Jet in an On-Disk Coronal Hole, Sterling, A. C., Adams, M., Moore, R. L., Tennant, A. F., & Gary, G. A., AAS/Solar Physics Division Abstracts #44, 100.17, (2013)
  • Beckers Effect in a Fabry-Pérot Imaging Interferometer and Its Effects on Magnetic Field Measurements, Robinson, B., Balasubramaniam, K., & Gary, G., American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220, 220, 206.23, (2012)
  • Modeling of Magnetic Non-Potentiality of Active Region using a 3D Data-Driven Active Region Evolution Model: Seeking Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Solar Eruption, Wu, S. T., Falconer, D., Hu, Q., Wang, A., & Gary, G. A., American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220, 220, 204.39, (2012)