2014 – Ellen Zweibel
Prof. Ellen Zweibel
Ellen Gould Zweibel is William L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Chair of the Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Director of the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, she held similar positions at the University of Colorado. She earned her A.B. degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and her PhD in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University. Professor Zweibel’s research centers on electromagnetic effects in astrophysical systems, a field known as plasma astrophysics. She and her students work on solar flares, magnetic fields in stars and galaxies, and the high energy charged particles known as cosmic rays, the subject of her lectures here.
Public Lecture: The Fastest Particles in the Universe on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Koffler Institute, 569 Spadina Avenue
Technical Talk: The Microphysics and Macrophysics of Cosmic Rays on Monday April 13, 2015, 2:10 p.m., Cody Hall,
50 St. George Street, University of Toronto