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NASA/MSFC Heliophysicists

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Chief, Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch
Dr. David McKenzie
Research Interests: Magnetic reconnection, coronal mass ejections, space weather, instrument development for sounding rockets
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
email: david.e.mckenzie @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7896
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Assistant Chief, Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch
Mitzi L. Adams, M.S.
Research Interests: Sunspot magnetic fields, coronal jets, eclipses
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: mitzi.adams @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7626
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Space Weather Lead
Dr. Ghee Fry
Research Interests: Space weather, solar Wind, ionospheric physics
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: ghee.fry @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7908
Fax no: 256-961-7216


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Dr. Dennis Gallagher
Research Interests: Plasmasphere, magnetospheres, plasma waves, dust
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: dennis.gallagher @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-
Fax no: 256-961-7216

Dr. Ken Kobayashi
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: ken.kobayashi-1 @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7644
Fax no: 256-961-7216

Dr. Adam Kobelski
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: adam.kobelski @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7409
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Linda Krause
Research Interests: Ionospheres, space instruments, space-weather effects
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: linda.krause @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7367
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Sabrina L. Savage
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: sabrina.savage @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7346
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Alphonse Sterling
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: alphonse.sterling @ nasa.gov
www: Dr. Alphonse Sterling's Page
Tel no: 256-961-7625
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Genevieve D. Vigil
Research Interests: Instrument Development
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: genevieve.d.vigil @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7883
Fax no: 256-961-7216

Mr. Robert M. Wilson
Research Interests: Solar cycle, solar flares and space-weather effects, climate change, North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: robert.m.wilson @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7602
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Amy R. Winebarger
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: amy.r.winebarger @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7509
Fax no: 256-961-7216


Long-term Visitors (Post-docs, NPPs, and Interagency Personnel Assignees)


Dr. David Falconer
Mail Code ST13
NASA/NSSTC
320 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
e-mail: david.a.falconer @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7616
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Athiray Panchapakesan (Dr. P.S. Athiray)
Mail Code ST13
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: athiray.panchap @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7312
Fax no: 256-961-7216

Former Postdocs


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Dr. Navdeep Panesar
Now at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
3251 Hanover Street, Bldg. 252
Palo Alto, CA 94304
e-mail: panesar @ lmsal.com, panesar @ baeri.org
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Dr. Tanmoy Samanta

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Dr. Kyoung-Sun Lee
Room 209A
Astronomy Program Department of Physics and Astronomy
Seoul National University
Seoul 151-742, Korea
e-mail: lksun @ astro.snu.ac.kr
Tel no:
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Dr. Sanjiv Tiwari
Now at Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
3251 Hanover Street, Building 252
Palo Alto, CA 94304
e-mail: tiwari @ lmsal.com, tiwari @ baeri.org
Tel no: 650.424.2025

Graduate Students


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Patrick Champey
Mail Code ES23
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
e-mail: patrick.r.champey@nasa.gov


Retired and Former Members of our Group


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Dr. John M. Davis (deceased)

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Dr. G. Allen Gary (retired but still active)
Mail Code ST13
NASA/NSSTC
320 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
e-mail: allen.gary @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7609
Fax no: 256-961-7216

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Dr. Mona Hagyard


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Dr. David H. Hathaway
e-mail:

Please note: Dr. David Hathaway, a member of the MSFC solar physics group for 29 years, transferred in 2014 to NASA's Ames Research Center in California. Dr. Hathaway retired in December, 2016.

Dr. Ernie Hildner

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         Moore, by Dr. Allen Gary
Dr. Ronald L. Moore (retired but still active)
320 Sparkman Drive
UAH/CSPAR/NSSTC
Huntsville, AL 35805
e-mail: ron.l.moore @ nasa.gov
Tel no: 256-961-7613
Fax no: 256-961-7216

Dr. Jason Porter (deceased)

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Dr. Laurel A. Rachmeler
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
325 Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80305
e-mail: laurel.rachmeler @ noaa.gov
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Mr. Ed Reichmann
Mr. James Smith
Mr. Jesse Smith (deceased)

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Dr. Steven T. Suess
e-mail: stevesuess @ bellsouth.net
www: Dr. Steve Suess' Page

Dr. Einar Tandberg-Hansen (deceased)
Mr. Edward A. West
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Last Updated: October 24, 2021