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1989 Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley.Appointments
1974 B.A. Cum Laude with Honors and Distinction, Physics and Mathematics, Cornell University.
2000- Associate Professor, Department Astrophysical and Planetary Science and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder.Recent Experimental Programs
1998-1999 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, Brown University.
1998-1999 Associate Research Physicist, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.
1996 Instructor, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
1994-1999 Senior Fellow, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.
1989-1998 Assistant Research Physicist, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.
2000- Co-investigator, STEREO Radio Burst Tracker (SWAVES). STEREO studies coronal mass ejections and the effect they have on the Earth's magnetosphere.Recent Theoretical Programs
2000- Principal Investigator, Investigation of Radio Tomography Imaging of the Magnetosphere. This study advances back projection methods (tomographic inversion) for a magnetospheric radio tomography imaging mission under NASA's SR&T program.
1997-2000 Principal Investigator, Development of a radio tomography mission for investigation of the Earth's magnetosphere. This effort developed a radio tomography imaging mission under NASA New Missions Concept Program.
1995-1996 Principal Investigator, A High Time Resolution Ion Spectrograph and Wave-Particle Correlator, California Space Institute. This effort contributed to the development of a high-time resolution ion analyzer for sounding rocket flight.
1989- Co-investigator, Fast Auroral SnapshoT (FAST) satellite. FAST was designed to study plasma physics of the auroral acceleration region. Dr. Ergun lead the electric and magnetic field instrument design and development.
1989-1999 Co-investigator, University of California at Berkeley Sounding Rocket Program,. This program carried out five sounding rocket experiments that studied plasma physics of the low-altitude auroral acceleration region.
1989-1999 Co-investigator, Wind spacecraft. This mission studied plasmas of the solar wind and outer magnetosphere.
1998- Principal Investigator, Characterization and Numerical Simulation of Beam Solitary Waves in the Auroral Ionosphere, NASA. (With L. Muschietti and I. Roth.). This research effort investigated solitary structures that were observed in space plasmas.Educational Outreach
1996-1999 Principal Investigator, Kinetic Analysis of Langmuir Waves in the Earth's Foreshock, NASA. This study investigated quasilinear relaxation of beam-driven Langmuir waves leading to localized packets.
1995-1998 Principal Investigator, The Berkeley Satellite Connection - An educational outreach Program, NASA. An educational outreach program that used "student mediated outreach" to disseminate scientific research.Committees
1996 Geospace Multiprobe Science Definition Team, NASA.Awards
1998 Magnetospheric Multiprobe Mission Science Definition Team, NASA.
1987-1989 NASA Graduate Researchers Program Training Grant.Professional Societies
1994 NASA Special Act Group Award: FAST Integration and Test Team.
1997 NASA Group Achievement Award: FAST Development and Launch Team.
1998 NASA Group Achievement Award: Wind 3D Plasma Team.
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society
Union of Radio Science International