Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

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Benjamin Alterman
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Benjamin L. Alterman

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 617-506-9564
Email: balterma@umich.edu
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Education

B.A. Physics & Philosophy, Macalester College (2012)

Research

I am an experimental space physicist who studies the solar wind at 1 AU using Faraday cup instruments on board the Wind spacecraft. My primary research focus is non-thermal proton signatures, in particular understading how and why protons have have a parallel heatflux that exceeds the limit predicted by Parker in 1964. I have also studied the variation of helium with solar cycle and worked on instrument development and callibration projects.

Publications

See ORCID for a regularly updated list of my publications: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6673-3432

Updated: 2018-12-11