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Prof. Gombosi interviewed on Australia's Sky News program

Posted: August 7, 2018

Prof. Gombosi interviewed on Australia's Sky News program

This past weekend, Prof. Tamas Gombosi was interviewed by Australia's Sky News television program in a segment about solar physics and space weather and its impact on the Earth. The interview was conducted Saturday night (Sunday morning in Australia) in a TV studio on U-M's North Campus.

Prof. Gombosi, who was lauded by the program hosts as "...the world's leading authority on space weather" described several aspects of solar activity, including solar coronal mass ejections (CME) and the Aurora phenomenon viewed here at home. He also detailed the Carrington Event of 1859, in which a (CME) hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record.

The Sky News team congratulated the University of Michigan for "assembling the world's leading physics modeling capability...in its predictions of space weather" and called CLaSP researchers "a team of absolutely extraordinary minds."

Prof. Gombosi is Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science and Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering. He is the Director of the Center for Space Environment Modeling.

His scientific contributions span from planetary exploration to theoretical space plasma physics, to kinetic theory and generalized transport equations, to global simulations of space plasmas. His recent interests focus on the development of high performance numerical codes and software frameworks for simulating space plasmas.

Watch the full interview here: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_5818143396001