Lauren Blum is an assistant professor in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado Boulder, Blum was a research astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley. Blum’s research interests include heliospheric physics and the coupled nature of plasma populations in planetary magnetospheres. Recent work has focused on wave-particle interactions, solar wind-magnetosphere interactions, and energetic particle dynamics in Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts. Blum’s experience includes analysis of particle and field measurements from satellites, balloons, and ground stations, as well as instrument and small satellite development.
University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D., 2014