For the John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowship, two fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated an intention to study solar-terrestrial physics and/or space plasma physics including the study of the Sun, the study of the solar wind, the study of the Sun-Earth connection, and the study of the solar wind’s interaction with planetary magnetospheres.
CU faculty are encouraged to send a one-page description of the prospective recipient’s academic background and what projects the candidate will (or might be) working on at CU, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John (Jack) T. Gosling was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). He was also a Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Gosling received his PhD in physics from the University of California Berkeley in 1965.
Dr. Gosling’s research focused on the large-scale structure and magnetic topology of the solar wind, coronal mass ejections, solar wind and geomagnetic disturbances, magnetic reconnection, collisionless shocks, and particle acceleration in space. He worked extensively with plasma and magnetic field data from Vela 2 and 3, IMP 6, 7, and 8, ISEE 1, 2, and 3, Helios, Ulysses, Wind, the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE), and STEREO and with coronagraph data from Skylab. He was the Principal Investigator for data analysis for plasma experiments on IMP 6, 7, and 8 and ISEE 1, 2, and 3. He also was actively involved in analyzing and interpreting solar wind data from ACE, Wind, and STEREO.
2019 Award RecipientsThe 2019 recipients of the John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowships are Piyush Agrawal and Avery Schiff.
Piyush works with Mark Rast on understanding the sources of acoustic oscillations as seen in solar dopplergrams. Previously, Piyush has worked on understanding how small-scale magnetic flux elements move around in the solar photosphere.
Avery works with Steve Cranmer on projects related to understanding coronal heating and Coronal Mass Ejections and with Axel Brandenburg to explore f-mode oscillations in the Sun.