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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Space-Plasma Physics


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.B3606 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Gurudas I Ganguli 202.767.2401


This research program focuses on linear and nonlinear phenomena in the solar-system plasma environments. Areas of study include (1) physics of solar eruptive phenomena,(2) heliospheric processes, (3) large-scale simulations of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere system, (4) plasma instabilities and anomalous transport processes in the magnetospheric and ionospheric plasmas, (5) particle acceleration processes, (6) magnetic reconnection, (7) active experimentation in space, and (8) nonlinear dynamics and chaos in space plasmas. A current technical goal is the development of a physics-based algorithm to accurately predict the onset time, severity, and duration of rare but extreme geomagnetic storms in a timely manner. The target forecasting output is the dynamics of geomagnetic fields and ionospheric plasmas in three dimensions 24 to 48 hours in advance of the storm onset. The program involves a combination of theoretical research, numerical simulation, and data interpretation.


key words
Chaotic dynamics; Heliosphere; Solar physics; Solar winds; Space plasmas;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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