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Volume XXVIII, Issue 53


Table of Contents

1. Fall AGU Dependent Care Support

2. MEETING: Virtual Science Meeting for the MOST (Multiview Observatory for Solar Terrestrial Science) Mission

3. MEETING: CGS Workshop Agenda

4. CALL FOR PAPERS: A Special Issue of Advances in Space Research 

5. CALL FOR PAPERS: Topical issue "Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of radiation impact during space missions," Deadline 30 June 2022

6. Upcoming SHIELD Webinar: Fri November 12th, 2021 2:00 PM EST

7. Magnetosphere Online Seminar Series

8. GeoDAWG Seminar Series

9. Online Cold-Plasma Seminar Series

10. JOB OPENING: NOAA’s Solar & Terrestrial Physics Group Seeks New Data Services Architect and Physical Scientist

11. JOB OPENING: Visiting Faculty Position at University of Colorado

12. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Data Assimilation at West Virginia University

13. JOB OPENING: Assistant Specialist-Space Sciences Laborator

14. Space Plasma/Space Weather PhD Position, University of Exeter, UK, Deadline 10th January 2022

15. Graduate School Opportunities at New Mexico Tech


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


Fall AGU Dependent Care Support

From: Geoffrey Reeves (geoff at reevesresearch.org)

The SPA section is happy to announce that we will once again be providing grants to help members arrange for alternative dependent care that will allow greater participation in the Fall AGU meeting. "Dependents" refers to people that you regularly care for. They do not need to be legal dependents. Awards are for a fixed amount ($500) rather than reimbursement for expenses. Applicants can be at any career stage but more funds are available for grants to students. Grants can support either in person or remote participation. For members attending in person, please note that there will be no on-site child care this year because of covid precautions. Please send questions to spa.leadership.team at gmail.com

The form to apply for SPA Dependent Care Grants is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBha6Yiz8p7ZZMY3qUtajBmoFb0SgLzspQ7zNpVKZXT1OcVg/viewform

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans or on screen
Geoff Reeves & the SPA leadership team


MEETING: Virtual Science Meeting for the MOST (Multiview Observatory for Solar Terrestrial Science) Mission

From: Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy, Lan Jian, Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla, Seiji Yashiro (lan.jian at nasa.gov)

We are developing the Multiview Observatory for Solar Terrestrial Science (MOST) mission concept to understand the solar drivers and the heliospheric responses as a system, by discerning and tracking 3-D transient and quiescent magnetic field structures from the solar interior out to 1 AU. More information about the mission is available at https://cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2021_MOST/. 

A virtual science meeting for the MOST mission will be held during November 17-18, 2021 and open to the general public. The meeting would be also timely for writing white papers for the upcoming U.S. Heliophysics Decadal Survey. In addition to the anticipated reports from the ten instrument suites, we cordially solicit science talks related to the MOST mission from the wide heliophysics community.  

Please register at https://cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2021_MOST/ by November 10, 2021 if you are interested in attending the meeting and receiving further meeting information. Please also consider submitting an abstract by Nov. 10 if you would like to present any work related to the MOST mission. Feel free to contact Lan Jian (lan.jian at nasa.gov) and Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla (teresa.nieves-chinchil-1 at nasa.gov) if you have any question about the meeting.


MEETING: CGS Workshop Agenda

From: Michael Wiltberger (wiltbemj at ucar.edu)

The team of the Center for Geospace Storms (CGS), one of the NASA DRIVE Science Centers, currently in Phase I, is pleased to announce that the full agenda for our upcoming workshop on November 15-16, 2021, is now available.  

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts, early career scientists and students in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, for an open-forum discussion of outstanding issues in the physics of geospace storms as well as ways to broaden participation in our field.   We will also have a student showcase on the first day that has a panel discussion on seeking a PhD in our field.

You can the full agenda and the free registration for the virtual workshop at 


We kindly ask those that are interested in attending the workshop to complete the registration process by November 6th.

We look forward to to see you at the workshop!

Michael Wiltberger
On behalf of the CGS Team!


CALL FOR PAPERS: A Special Issue of Advances in Space Research 

From: Andrew Akala (aakala at unilag.edu.ng)

Announcement of a Special Issue of Advances in Space Research on

Space and Geophysical Observations and Recent Results related to the African Continent

Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled “Space and Geophysical Observations and Recent Results related to the African Continent”.  

The under-representation of space and geophysical observations and results that are related to the African continent and the resultant effects of such under-representation on the accuracy of the existing global and regional models is a major source of concern to the global space science and geophysical community.  This issue of ASR is a deliberate effort to help close these gaps in order to improve the accuracy of the existing models, with a view to building robust and reliable technological systems for application purposes such that these observations and results can be incorporated in world-wide studies and applications.  Submitted manuscripts are expected to cover recent advances in space and geophysical sciences that are related to the African continent.  Because geophysical research is broad in scope, submissions of manuscripts to this special issue are most likely to be multidisciplinary covering subject areas such as space and atmospheric sciences, solar and terrestrial sciences, astronomy and planetary sciences, solid Earth and ocean sciences.  All submissions must contain some aspect of the spatial environment, the utilization of data from satellites, or the observation of space phenomena from the ground (e.g. observations of solar phenomena from solar telescopes).  Measurements via synthetic aperture radar or other geological surveys of any part of the African continent with some space measurements incorporated are appropriate for submission to this special issue.  While it is expected that most of the papers will be authored by scientists from the African continent, papers authored by scientists that live elsewhere but who are involved in scientific activities that affect Africa are also encouraged to submit manuscripts.  

Papers must be submitted electronically to https://www.editorialmanager.com/AISR.  To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select “Special Issue: Space/Geophys. on Africa” when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.  Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full affiliation postal addresses for all authors.  The general format for submission of papers can be found on the ASR Elsevier web site at 


Only full-length papers will be considered for publication, subject to peer review by a minimum of two reviewers.  There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented.  While the deadline for submissions is 1 March 2022, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted.  The printed issue will be assembled within a reasonable time with late papers being printed in regular issues of ASR.  All articles will be typeset at no cost to the author.  There is a charge for printing color figures; there is no charge for color figures on the electronic version.

Dr. Andrew Akala (andrewakala at yahoo.com; aakala at unilag.edu.ng) and Dr. Chigomezyo Ngwira (cngwira at astraspace.net) are the Guest Editors for this special issue.  Questions can be directed to Drs. Akala and Ngwira, or to the Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea (sssrc at msn.com).


CALL FOR PAPERS: Topical issue "Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of radiation impact during space missions," Deadline 30 June 2022

From: Marianna Korsos (mak102 at aber.ac.uk)

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of radiation impact during space missions” to appear in 2022.

This Topical Issue (TI) arises from the European Space Weather Week 2021 (ESWW17) held in October 2021, primarily from the Session cd01 entitled “Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of cosmical radiation impact on astronauts during space missions”. However, it is not reserved for papers presented during this session and is open for all submissions within the scope.

In connection with the planned rising number of short- and long-term space missions planned in the near future, reliable assessment of space radiation and the associated forecast of space weather conditions have become not only real challenging but also crucial tasks. This TI is devoted to taking stock of the recent advances made in the assessment of forecasting space weather in relation to human missions to Mars, for orbital and planned lunar stations. Such analysis plays a key role in our understanding of radiation risks for astronauts and for developing effective shielding and radioprotectors. In the remit of this TI, papers are of particular interest with recent advances in the current physical understanding, addressing state of art about the processes that occur at the Sun (as well as near the Earth and planets) and yielding critical ingredients to develop reliable forecast methods. Besides discussing the progress made recently in this area, we would particularly welcome contributions about long-term forecasting, including e.g. studies of very rare extreme events. Further, addressing our capabilities of the relevant remote sensing would also be welcome.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC web site under the tab "Instruction for Authors"

Deadline (sending title and list of authors of paper to Topical Editor-in-Chief (TEiC): Elena Popova (elena.popova at ubo.cl)): 15 November 2021.
Deadline (sending papers via the JSWSC online submission tool): 30 June, 2022. 

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data. Being an electronic-only journal we start processing TI submissions as soon as they arrive and publish them as soon as the review process is complete. 

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
Elena Popova (elena.popova at ubo.cl) Bernardo O'Higgins University, Santiago, Chile, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

Topical Editors (TE):

Robertus Erdelyi (r.von.fay-siebenburgen at sheffield.ac.uk), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Marianna Korsos (mak102 at aber.ac.uk), Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK
Jingnan Guo (jnguo at ustc.edu.cn), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
Francesca Zuccarello (francesca.zuccarello at dfa.unict.it), University of Catania, Italy

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office (jswsc at edpsciences.org) should be contacted.


Upcoming SHIELD Webinar: Fri November 12th, 2021 2:00 PM EST

From: SHIELD Drive Science Center (shieldoutreach at bu.edu)

Title: A Perspective on the James Webb Space Telescope
Speaker: Gregory Robinson

Greg Robinson has over 30 years of experience with engineering, program and project management, and senior executive leadership at NASA. As Program Director of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb), his focus is development efficiency, management processes, contractor performance, and mission success. Greg will share his perspective on the development of this latest NASA achievement and the potential science discoveries that it will reveal.

Mr. Robinson is currently the Program Director of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). His focus is development efficiency, management processes, contractor performance, and mission success. Formerly the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs; ensuring high performance during development and operations of 114 Science flight projects.

Mr. Robinson held the position of Deputy Director of NASA’s John Glenn Research Center, consisting of 3,200 employees, where the scope spans research and technology, aeronautics, science spaceflight, and human spaceflight. He served as NASA’s Deputy Chief Engineer for several years where he led engineering and program and project management strategy, policy, implementation rigor, and performance management. He was intricately engaged with the last 21 shuttle launches post-Columbia Shuttle accident, as well as numerous satellite developments and launches.

Mr. Robinson also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems at NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, leading the acquisition and management of all satellite systems. He spent 11 years in various leadership positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Friday, November 12

Register Here: https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdemvrTMjGt0ECcz2tI1Prb36DWq7eou_


Magnetosphere Online Seminar Series

From: Jason Shuster (magnetosphere.seminars at gmail.com)

We invite you to join us every Monday at 12pm (ET) for the weekly Magnetosphere Online Seminar Series.

On Monday November 1, we will have a panel discussion focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), hosted by the SHINE/GEM/CEDAR AI/ML Committee.

The AI/ML committee is seeking community input prior to their panel discussion, which can be submitted at this form here:

The following week on November 8, Ying Zou is scheduled to present on Dayside Reconnection and Plumes.

A link to join the seminar via Zoom or YouTube can be found on our home page:
The password to join the Zoom seminar is: Mag at 1

You can view the current 2021 schedule here:

Add your name to our mailing list here:

Read about previous talks here:


GeoDAWG Seminar Series

From: Larry Kepko, Anthony Sciola, Adam Michael  (adam.michael at jhuapl.edu)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the monthly seminar series of the IAGA “Geospace Data Assimilation Working Group” (GeoDAWG). GeoDAWG’s purpose is to provide a forum to aid in the discussion of data assimilative modeling methods across the geospace sciences. More information can be found on our website: https://sites.google.com/view/geodawg/home

Seminars will be held virtually at 11 am on the first Tuesday of every month. 

The next seminar will be on November 2, given by Nick Pedatella on data assimilation in the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model with thermosphere-ionosphere eXtension (WACCMX).  

A link to join the seminar via Zoom can be found on the GeoDawg website: https://sites.google.com/view/geodawg/seminars, along with the current GeoDAWG seminar schedule, which is updated regularly.

You can request to join our mailing list, https://sites.google.com/view/geodawg/mailing-list, if you would like to receive our regular newsletter where we share research highlights and information relevant to the community.

Speaker suggestions or questions can be also submitted online: https://sites.google.com/view/geodawg/contact-us, or you can email us directly at iaga.geodawg at gmail.com


Online Cold-Plasma Seminar Series

From: Justin Holmes, Gian Luca Delzanno, Pedro Resendiz-Lira (jcholmes at lanl.gov)

Dear colleagues,

Please join us for the Online Cold-Plasma Seminar series on November 3rd 2021. 
Details can be found at:
where the zoom link will be posted prior to each seminar. You can also join the distribution mailing list by contacting Gian Luca Delzanno (delzanno at lanl.gov).

The speaker is Raluca Ilie, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Speaker: Raluca Ilie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: How the outflowing ionospheric N+ is altering the near-Earth cold plasma dynamics
Date: November 3rd 2021
Time: 11 AM-12 PM Eastern Daylight time, 3-4 PM Universal Time Coordinated, 5-6 PM Central European Summer time


JOB OPENING: NOAA’s Solar & Terrestrial Physics Group Seeks New Data Services Architect and Physical Scientist

From: Laurel Rachmeler (Laurel.Rachmeler at NOAA.gov)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an opening for a  new Physical Scientist federal hire in the Solar & Terrestrial Physics (STP) group in Boulder, Colorado. The STP group consists of 35+ world class scientists and technical experts supporting a broad Sun to Earth portfolio with the responsibility for scientifically stewarding all of NOAA’s critical space weather products and developing internationally recognized standard reference magnetic models for navigation. 

The successful applicant will have a lead technical role in data stewardship services, real-time and historical data generation architectures, scientific algorithm development, calibration & validation activities, and cloud migration for the STP group with a focus on space weather applications. The team’s scope of work includes applied research into advanced techniques in earth and data science, including artificial intelligence; developing new space weather and geomagnetic modeling products; calibrating and validating scientific instruments; and developing advanced data services by leveraging Cloud and other emerging technologies. Your efforts will help ensure NOAA continues to create high value products and services that are used in critical space weather forecasting applications to protect life and property, and are widely leveraged by the international research community inspiring Research to Operations and Operations to Research.

The duties of the STP data services architect:
- Managing the transition of STP data and data processing from primarily on-premises resources to cloud-based resources, while leveraging NOAA Enterprise Services,
- Developing the strategic vision and architectural plans for the future of the team’s technical implementations,
- Interfacing with partners and stakeholders in NOAA, across the federal government, and external management on behalf of the team

All interested persons are welcome to apply using the USAJOB URLs below. The position is open for applications from 22 October 2021 until 5 November 2021. Please note that as a Federal Employee, you will be subject to the new COVID vaccination requirements which come into effect on Nov. 22. If you have any questions please contact Laurel Rachmeler at Laurel.Rachmeler at NOAA.gov.

NCEI space weather page: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
NCEI geomagnetic modeling page: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/ 
USAJOB opening - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/618075500


JOB OPENING: Visiting Faculty Position at University of Colorado

From: Jeff Thayer (jeffrey.thayer at colorado.edu)

The Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and Physics Departments at the University of Colorado are conducting a search for a three-year, non-tenure track, Visiting Faculty position with a focus on improving predictions of space weather phenomena or its effects on technological systems.

Applicants in a broad range of research areas related to solar physics, space sciences, or aerospace engineering will be considered. Candidates whose research will benefit from, or contribute to, the goals of the National Solar Observatory are of particular interest. A research focus on long- or short-term solar influences on the earth’s space environment (including magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere, or mesosphere) and aerospace systems (in cislunar, HEO, GEO, MEO, or LEO) is also highly valued.

Candidates are sought who will develop an innovative research program, who have a dedication to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who share our commitment to supporting a diverse student population. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the Hale Collaborative Graduate Education program, which uses remote learning to bring a collaborative research and classroom experience to different campuses, https://nso.edu/students/collage.  

It is anticipated that the position will begin in spring or summer 2022, with teaching obligations starting fall 2022.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. at the time of starting the appointment, in a field appropriate to one of the sponsoring departments. An interest in developing new methods for remote learning are desirable. Prior teaching experience will be viewed as a strength but is not required for consideration.

The University of Colorado Boulder strongly welcomes and encourages candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field, or candidates who have demonstrated ability/interest to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion. 

Application details are provided at www.colorado.edu/jobs, posting #34108. All materials must be submitted electronically. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: adacoordinator at colorado.edu.  Applications submitted by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration.

For questions, please contact search committee chair Prof. Jeff Thayer at jeffrey.thayer at colorado.edu


JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Data Assimilation at West Virginia University

From: Weichao Tu (wetu at mail.wvu.edu)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Assimilation for Space Plasma Physics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at West Virginia University. This position supports the research in Prof. Weichao Tu’s group, with an emphasis on using data assimilation techniques to study and model the dynamics of energetic particles in Earth's inner magnetosphere. Incumbent will have the opportunity to work on research projects involving numerical modeling and data analysis.

Requirements: (1) A PhD in physics, space physics, plasma physics, or a related discipline; (2) previous research experience in space plasma physics; (3) expertise in scientific programming, preferably in C and/or FORTRAN. Preference will be given to applicants who possess previous research experience in data assimilation.

Competitive salary and benefits package are offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvu_research/jobdetail.ftl?job=17483&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York and click on the “Apply Online” link. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as part of the application process. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is immediate.

Please refer to http://tuweichao.wixsite.com/home for additional information about the research in Prof. Tu's group. The WVU plasma/space group is described at https://physics.wvu.edu/research/plasma-and-space-physics. The department energetically supports diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as described at https://physics.wvu.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusivity. WVU is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling nearly 27,000 students on the main Morgantown campus. WVU’s Carnegie Classification is R1 (“Doctoral Universities - Very High Research Activity”). Morgantown is centrally located and regularly makes “Best Place to Live” lists because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities. The WVU Research Corporation is an AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-Verify Compliant Employer. Please contact Prof. Weichao Tu at wetu at mail.wvu.edu with any questions.


JOB OPENING: Assistant Specialist-Space Sciences Laborator

From: Caylen Garrie (cgarrie at berkeley.edu)

The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Specialist position at 100% time. For more information about the position, including required qualifications application materials, and deadlines, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03190.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions, please email Dr. Robert Lillis at
rlillis at berkeley.edu . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.


Space Plasma/Space Weather PhD Position, University of Exeter, UK, Deadline 10th January 2022

From: Oliver Allanson, Nigel Meredith (o.allanson at exeter.ac.uk)

*** PhD opportunity (3.5 years, fully-funded) at the University of Exeter. Deadline = 10th January 2022 ***

Understanding nonlinear wave-particle interactions in Earth’s radiation belts to improve space weather modelling. ~

NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship for 2022 Entry, PhD in Mathematics. University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

Lead Supervisor: Dr Oliver Allanson, University of Exeter, Mathematics, Environmental Maths & CGAFD.

Additional Supervisors: Dr Nigel Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, Space Weather & Atmosphere Team

Full information on the project and the application details are here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/award/?id=4253 

About the PhD opportunity:
This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).  The GW4+ DTP consists of the Great Western Four alliance of the University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter plus five Research Organisation partners:  British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,  the Natural History Museum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.  The partnership aims to provide a broad training in earth and environmental sciences, designed to train tomorrow’s leaders in earth and environmental science. For further details about the programme please see http://nercgw4plus.ac.uk/

For eligible successful applicants, the studentships comprises:

•	A stipend for 3.5 years (currently £15,609 p.a. for 2022/23) in line with UK Research and Innovation rates  
•	Payment of university tuition fees
•	A research budget of £11,000 for international conference, lab, field and research expenses
•	A training budget of £3,250 for specialist training courses and expenses

About the project :
The Earth's Outer Radiation Belt is a region of near-Earth space containing high-energy charged particles that are trapped by the geomagnetic field. Whilst we know that the radiation belt environment is ultimately driven by the solar wind, it is very challenging to model these particle populations.

The myriad socio-economic risks posed by space weather effects are reflected through its inclusion in the UK Cabinet Office National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies. Accurate modelling and prediction is essential for safeguarding the operational satellites in orbit that underpin modern society - placing a growing reliance on forecasts such as those based on the world-leading model developed at the British Antarctic Survey. This model is now being incorporated into the UK MET Office Space Weather Forecasting Suite - one of 3 space weather prediction centres worldwide. • Existing radiation belt modelling and forecasting capabilities rely upon techniques that treat electromagnetic waves determining the electron dynamics as having very small amplitudes. However, recent satellite datasets have demonstrated the prevalence of large amplitude (aka ‘nonlinear’) electromagnetic waves. Understanding the impact of nonlinear waves on space weather modelling is one of the biggest international challenges in radiation belt science today.


Graduate School Opportunities at New Mexico Tech

From: Caitano da Silva (caitano.dasilva at nmt.edu)

The Department of Physics at New Mexico Tech (NMT) invites highly-motivated students to apply for our Masters and Doctoral programs. The Department has three main areas of concentration: Atmospheric Physics, Astrophysics, and Physics Instrumentation. Pertinent to this email list is the research done at the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research. We encourage applicants interested in the following areas to submit an application:

* Lightning research instrumentation (lightning location and remote sensing);
* Lightning physics via experimental techniques (e.g., triggered lightning) and computational modeling;
* Lightning and thunderstorm effects in the near-Earth space environment;
* High-energy radiation emitted by lightning and thunderstorms;
* Laboratory plasma discharge experiments in support of lightning research;
* Lightning mapping array (LMA) applications in thunderstorm meteorology.

Please forward this message to students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the U.S. with emphasis on Atmospheric and Space Electricity. The deadline for Fall/2022 admissions is January 15, 2022. NMT is hosting an info session next week to address student questions about the application process (see detailed info below). Also, if you would like to helps us spread the word, please consider hanging this poster in your hallway: https://bit.ly/3nDaczj

New Mexico Tech Graduate Studies Information Session


Date: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
, Time: 4pm-6pm, U.S. Mountain Standard Time

Where: Virtual, Zoom

Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pf-msrDooGtaoptQf-rtRDzRL_VgkTQGg


Graduate Brochure: https://www.nmt.edu/gradstudies/docs/NMT_grad_brochure.pdf

Apply: https://www.nmt.edu/gradstudies/programs.php       (Select the ‘Physics’ navigation tab)


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