Honors Howes honored for plasma physics paper

Gregory Howes, associate professor in physics and astronomy, has received an award for his paper published in the journal "Physics of Plasmas." Howes and collaborators were the first group to run supercomputer simulations of the kinetic turbulence in solar wind. He’ll receive the award on Nov. 2.

Forbes 5 GIS projects that are changing the way we understand racism

Within the fields of history and journalism, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) has greatly changed the way we visualize, understand, and analyze racial bias within the United States and around the globe. One such project, by UI history professor Colin Gordon, receives recognition in Forbes.

This image shows atomic hydrogen scattering sunlight in the upper atmosphere of Mars, as seen by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission. About 400,000 observations, taken over the course of four days

MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escaping from Mars

UI research contributing to latest findings
University of Iowa scientists have contributed to the latest findings about what happened to the water on early Mars. Jasper Halekas, investigator on the MAVEN mission, led one of several studies that revealed swings in the planet’s water loss depended on Mars’s distance from the sun.
jacob heiden at driving simulator

UI grad’s student employment put him on the road to his career

Jacob Heiden landed a job at UI’s NADS after working there his senior year
Jacob Heiden spent his last year of college working at the UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS). Now he’s a research support coordinator there and focuses on educating middle school students and others about the dangers of using a smartphone while driving.