Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Greg Howes, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been honored by the American Physical Society with an award for his contributions to plasma physics.

Howes received the 2022 Lev D. Landau and Lyman Spitzer Jr. award "for the theoretical development of the field-particle correlation technique and its application to spacecraft measurements directly showing that electron Landau damping plays a role in the dissipation of space plasma turbulence," according to the society.

In 2021, Howes and a team of physicists reported in a study definitive evidence that auroras are produced by powerful electromagnetic waves, called Alfven waves, during geomagnetic storms.

More information about the award here