Database of Heliophysics Hosts

Project Description

University of Iowa

Contact Info

University of Iowa
Physics and Astronomy
505 Van Allen Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242

Dr. Gregory G. Howes
Associate Professor

Phone: (319) 335-1221
Fax: (319) 335-1753

Research Interests

A synergistic effort using kinetic plasma theory, kinetic numerical simulations, spacecraft observations, and laboratory experiments to identify and characterize the kinetic plasma processes that govern the evolution of the heliosphere. My present research focus is on understanding the dynamics and evolution of kinetic turbulence in heliospheric plasmas, including determining the physical mechanisms responsible for removing energy from the turbulent fluctuations, thereby energizing particles and heating the plasma.

Candidates' Preferred Background

Plasma physics and/or computational physics