Skiff, Schroeder Win Naval Research Lab Award

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Professor Skiff won an award from the Naval Research Laboratory entitled “Measurements of suprathermal electron distributions using whistler wave absorption." The project is a collaboration with Jim Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Physics at Wheaton College. Schroeder attended the University of Iowa for his Ph.D. studies.
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Physicists determine how auroras are created

Monday, June 7, 2021
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, a team of physicists including Prof. Skiff, reports definitive evidence that the most brilliant auroras are produced by powerful electromagnetic waves during geomagnetic storms.

Professor Skiff named to U.S. Department of Energy advisory panel

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Fred Skiff will serve as a member of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee in the DOE’s Office of Science. The panel provides advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, and programmatic issues relating to the U.S.’s fusion energy sciences program.

Berumen's research highlighted in Physics of Plasmas

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Jorge Berumen's paper Analysis and comparison of ion-acoustic wave reflection using laser-induced fluorescence and Langmuir probes was published in Physics of Plasmas as an “Editor’s Pick”.

Feng Chu's research featured in Physics of Plasmas

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Former Graduate Student Feng Chu's paper A Lagrangian model for laser-induced fluorescence and its application to measurements of plasma ion temperature and electrostatic waves was published in Physics of Plasmas as a featured article. His research was also highlighted in AIP Scilight A new interpretation brings better plasma spectroscopy measurements. 

Jim Schroeder's research highlighted in Physics Today

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Former Graduate Student Jim Schroeder's paper Linear theory and measurements of electron oscillations in an inertial Alfvén wave was highlighted in the Physics Today article A step toward deciphering auroras.