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The John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowship

John T. Gosling
John T. Gosling

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

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.

2020 Award Recipients

The 2020 recipients of the John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowships are Andrea Hughes, Ann Marie Mohan, and Ben Hogan.

Andrea Hughes works with Mike Chaffin on proton aurora at Mars. Ann Marie Mahon works with Frank Crary and Vincent Dols on simulations of the plasma interaction with Jupiter’s moon Europa. Ben Hogan works with Xinlin Li on the Earth’s radiation belts.

Previous Award Recipients

Year Photo Student name LASP advisor
2019 Avery Schiff Steve Cranmer
2019 Piyush Agrawal Mark Rast
2018 Hilary Egan Hilary Egan David Brain
2018  Lily Kromyda Lily Kromyda Bob Ergun
2017 Rebecca Jolitz Rebecca Jolitz David Brain
 2017 Leng Khoo Leng Khoo Xinlin Li
2016 Eddie Nerney and Chris Fowler Eddie Nerney and Chris Fowler Fran Bagenal (Eddie) and Bob Ergun (Chris)
2015 Katherine Goodrich Katherine Goodrich Bob Ergun
 2015 Kun Zhang Kun Zhang Xinlin Li
2014 Julia Stawarz and Tristan Weber Julia Stalwarz and Tristan Weber Bob Ergun