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Poppe wins AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

June 20, 2011

Dr. Andrew Poppe of CCLDAS has received the 2011 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award. (Courtesy LASP)

Dr. Andrew Poppe of CCLDAS has received the 2011 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award  for his work on simulations of the photoelectron sheath on the lunar surface. His paper, “Non-monotonic potentials above the lunar surface: implications for electron reflectometry measurements,” was presented in the planetary science section of the 2010 AGU meeting and is accompanied by a recent publication in Geophysical Research Letters, “Negative potentials above the day-side lunar surface in the terrestrial plasma sheet: evidence of non-monotonic potentials.”

In addition to his lunar simulations, Poppe also worked on the Student Dust Counter (SDC) on the New Horizons mission, NASA’s first satellite to the Pluto-Charon system.

Mihaly Horanyi, Poppe’s advisor, said, “Andrew has been an invaluable member of the SDC team, serving as the lead student operating this instrument, and analyzing and interpreting its science results.”

 

 

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