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Student Paper Awards
Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria
Kyoto University, Japan
Nagoya University, Japan
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado Boulder
University Graz, Austria
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toulouse, France
Uppsala University, Sweden
Oimatsu, Satoshi, Energy Transfer Between Pc4-5 Geomagnetic Pulsations and Energetic Ions due to Drift-Bounce Resonance in the Earth’s Magnetosphere, Kyoto University, Japan, 2020.
Akhavan-Tafti, Mojtaba, Evolution of Flux Transfer Events at the Magnetopause: MMS Observations and Global Hybrid-Vlasov Simulations, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019.
Paulson, Kristoff, In Situ Observations of Pearl Pulsations and Development of a Low-Noise Fluxgate Magnetometer, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2019.
Zhao, Cong, Statistical Study on Two Types of Flux Transfer Events Observed by MMS Spacecraft, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2019.
Broll, Jef, Ion Dynamics at Earth’s Bow Shock and Magnetopause, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, 2018.
Issaad Kacem, Structure et dynamique de l’interface entre des tubes de flux entrelacés observés à la magnétopause terrestre par la mission MMS, PhD Thesis, University of Toulouse, France, 2018.
Jérémy Dargent, Modélisation numérique de la dynamique des ions froids dans le cadre de la reconnexion magnétique à la magnétopause terrestre, PhD Thesis, University of Toulouse, France, 2017.
Genestreti, Kevin J., Spatial characteristics of magnetotail reconnection and properties of the plasmasphere during dayise reconnection, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, 2016.
Norgren, Cecilia, Electron-scale physics in space plasma: Thin boundaries and magnetic reconnection, Ph.D. Dissertation, Uppsala University and Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, 2016.
Schmid, Daniel, Magnetotail Dipolarization Fronts, Ph.D. Dissertation, University Graz, Austria, November 2016.
Shuster, J., "Smoking-Gun" Observables of Magnetic Reconnection: Spatiotemporal Evolution of Electron Characteristics Throughout the Diffusion Region, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 2016.
Stawarz, Julia E., Collisionless Plasma Turbulence: Insights from Magnetohydrodynamic and Hall Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations and Observations of the Earth's Magnetosphere, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016.
Vines, Sarah K., Ion scale characteristics and dynamics of dayside magnetopause reconnection exhausts: Effects of interplanetary magnetic field orientation, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, 2016
Dahlin, Joel T., Electron Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015.
Araki, Mizuho, Preferential ion and electron heating of magnetic reconnection: Statistical study based on 3-D Maxwellian fitting to plasma velocity distribution function, Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2020.
Umegaki, Chika, Characteristics of high-frequency whistler waves in Earth’s bow shock observed by MMS spacecraft, Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2020.
Takahashi, Keita, A method for estimation of cold plasma density from whistler mode waves observed by Magnetospheric Multiscale mission spacecraft, Master Thesis, Kyoto University, 2020.
Watanabe, Kaori, Statistical study on electron and ion temperatures in the near-Earth plasma sheet during the active phases, Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2020.
Asami, Ryuta, Statistical analysis of cold plasma mixing in the magnetotail based on two-component Maxwellian velocity distribution functions, Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2019.
Kobayashi, Yuki, Study on anomalous resivity around neutral line in the dayside magnetosphere: Two fluid equation analysis with MMS data, Master Thesis, Nagoya University, 2019.
Suzuki, Makoto, Evaluation of Analysis Method for Characteristics of ULF waves in Earth's Magnetosphere observed by MMS, Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2019.
Wellenzohn, Simon, Energy dispersion in the PSBL flows during substorms, Master Thesis, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, October, 2019.
Walia, Nehpeet Kaur, A statistical study of slow-mode shocks observed in the dayside magnetopause by Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS), Master Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2018.
Yano, Makoto, Structure of dayside asymmetric magnetic reconnection with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, Master Thesis, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2018.
O'Meera, M., Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Encounters with the Magnetopause and Bifurcated Current Sheets, Undergraduate Thesis, University of New Hampshire, 2016.
Outstanding Student Paper Awards
Yi Qi, University of California, Los Angeles
Magnetic Curvature Identification of the Reconnection Line on the Earth’s Magnetopause, presented at 2019 GEM Summer Workshop.
Jeffrey Broll, University of Texas at San Antonio
Observations and simulations of specularly reflected He++ at Earth's quasiperpendicular bow shock, presented at 2016 Fall AGU Meeting.
Katherine Goodrich, University of Colorado at Boulder
Classifying Large-Amplitude Parallel Electric Fields Along the Magnetopause and Their Effect on Magnetic Reconnection, presented at 2016 Fall AGU Meeting.