ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS
Investigations of the high energy processes in the solar system and beyond involve the measurement of both high energy photons and energetic cosmic rays. EOS research concentrates on experimental activities with supporting theoretical studies, which aid in the interpretation of the experimental data. Measurements are performed using ground-based detectors as well as balloon and satellite platforms (including NASA's Gamma-Ray Observatory).
Degree programs: M.S./Ph.D. in Physics (space physics/astrophysics specialization).
Development of instrumentation for measuring: ground-level cosmic-rays; solar energetic particles; celestial x-ray and gamma-rays.
Theoretical and phenomenological analysis/modeling of: acceleration and transport of solar and galactic cosmic-rays; diffuse gamma-ray emission; celestial gamma-ray sources.
PAST STUDENT RESEARCH
• "Studies of Solar Energetic Particles using the Milagro Observatory"
• "Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy with CGRO/COMPTEL"
• "X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Observations of the 15-November-1991 Solar Flare"
• "Measurement of the Cosmic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Spectrum from 800 keV to 30 MeV"
• "Photometric Studies of Cygnus X-1 from 322-473 keV with the Solar Maximum Mission"
• "A Search for Radiative Neutrino Decay and Its potential Contribution to the Cosmic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Background"
• "Locations and Spectra of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts"
• "On the Occurrence of Solar Flares Observed with the Burst and Transient Source Experiment"
• "Observations of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Sources and Their Contribution to the Diffuse Gamma-Ray Background"
• "Ground Level Atmospheric Neutron Flux Measurements in the 10-170 MeV Range"
• "Ground Level Atmospheric Gamma Ray Flux Measurements in the 1-6 MeV Range"
• "Gamma Ray Imaging Observations of the Crab and Cygnus Regions"
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