EPSSI Seminar: Dr. Mark Moldwin

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Monday, October 30, 2023, 4 pm– 5 pm

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Dr. Mark Moldwin, Professor at University of Michigan and Executive Director of NASA Michigan Space Grant Consortium, will give a talk on Monday, Oct 30th at 4:00 pm In M&M U113. 

Space Weather Impacts on Human Exploration of Mars

When will a human explorer visit Mars? This presentation will outline the rationale, current plans, and limitations of future human exploration of Mars in the context of space weather - the dynamic space environment that impacts our space-based and ground-based technology and society.  Current NASA design and engineering efforts to mitigate some of the technological, biological and psychological hurdles will be described as well as ways that you can participate in solving some of these challenges as a NASA Center Intern or in a Michigan Tech NASA Student Challenge team.

Bio: Dr. Mark Moldwin is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan. He is currently the Executive Director of NASA’s Michigan Space Grant Consortium, PI of the NASA Lunar Gateway HERMES and Geospace Dynamics Constellation magnetometers. Dr. Moldwin received his Ph.D. in Astronomy/Space Physics from Boston University (1993) and was awarded a B.A. in Physics with Honors from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1987.

Dr. Moldwin’s primary research interests are magnetospheric, ionospheric and heliospheric plasma physics, magnetic sensor development and pre-college and college space science education. He has published over 200 scientific articles, essays and a textbook on these subjects. Prof. Moldwin has won numerous awards for his research, teaching, mentoring and work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

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