Graduate Program in Physics with Specialization in Space Physics and Instrumentation

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A paper by recent PhD graduate Dr. Ben Byron, now at NASA-JPL, demonstrates a novel approach to determining lunar surface composition using UV measurements from the LAMP instrument on NASA’s LRO mission

2021-10-12T15:16:07+00:00

A new study by a recent graduate of Southwest Research Institute’s joint graduate program in physics with The University of Texas at San Antonio demonstrates the ability of the Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) to determine the composition of areas on the lunar surface by measuring the reflectance of far-ultraviolet (far-UV) light.

A paper by recent PhD graduate Dr. Ben Byron, now at NASA-JPL, demonstrates a novel approach to determining lunar surface composition using UV measurements from the LAMP instrument on NASA’s LRO mission2021-10-12T15:16:07+00:00

Stacy Godshall

2021-09-23T20:04:47+00:00

Stacy Godshall Non-Thesis Comprehensive Exam Title: Lunar Crossing of the Magnetotail Advisor: Mihir Desai Fellowships and Recognitions: Selected to be the 1st Program Director for the Space and Missile Defense Program in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at The United States Military Academy; created and initiated its Space Science major and Space Science minor (2015-2018) Selected by the US Army’s Advanced Civilian Schooling program to pursue a 2nd MS in Space Systems Engineering (2018-2020) and a PhD in Systems Engineering (2018-present) Selected by the US Army Space Operations program to [...]

Stacy Godshall2021-09-23T20:04:47+00:00

LAMP

2021-09-23T16:02:44+00:00

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is an ongoing NASA mission dedicated to understanding the lunar surface environment and preparing for future human lunar explorations.  Since the beginning of its science operations in September 2009, LRO has been advancing lunar science as NASA’s premier lunar mapping mission.  Some of LRO’s most notable science results include improved age dating of lunar craters/surface features, identification of young volcanic features, and observations of volatiles released from Cabeus crater during the LCROSS impact.  One of LRO’s most important science targets is the lunar South Pole, where it [...]

LAMP2021-09-23T16:02:44+00:00

Keiichi Ogasawara

2021-09-21T02:30:01+00:00

Education: Ph.D., Space Plasma Physics, University of Tokyo, 2006 M.S. Space Science and Physics, University of Tokyo, 2003 B.S. Geophysics, University of Tokyo, 2001 Email: kogasawara@swri.edu Phone: 210-522-2956 Professional Links: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rpMJJ30AAAAJ Missions: IMAP Solar Orbiter IBEX Research Areas: Dr. Ogasawara is a principal Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute. His areas of expertise include: (1) Nonthermal distribution functions of space plasma, (2) Solar wind suprathermal particles, (3) Planetary neutrons and γ-rays, (4) Interaction of solar wind and planetary magnetosphere, (5) Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling through in-situ particle measurement, (6) Plasma and dust interaction in the heliosheath, (7) Solid material and charged particle interaction, (8) [...]

Keiichi Ogasawara2021-09-21T02:30:01+00:00

Josh Alquiza

2021-09-21T02:16:45+00:00

Josh Alquiza Research Advisor: Phil Valek Fellowships: UTSA Doctoral Fellowship Graduation Date: May 2010 Current Position: Northwest Vista College – Full-Time Physics Instructor Research Areas: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Velocity Filters Space Weather Ring Current Composition Analysis (TWINS)

Josh Alquiza2021-09-21T02:16:45+00:00

Congratulations to Dr. Burch, Vice President of the Space Science and Engineering Division at SwRI, for being selected for this highest honor.

2021-09-16T21:22:16+00:00

On behalf of the Earth and space science community, the American Geophysical Union has selected Southwest Research Institute’s Dr. James L. Burch to receive the 2021 William Bowie Medal, the organization’s highest honor.

Congratulations to Dr. Burch, Vice President of the Space Science and Engineering Division at SwRI, for being selected for this highest honor.2021-09-16T21:22:16+00:00
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