NASA has selected the final investigations for its flagship mission, the Geospace Dynamics Constellation, which include NEMISIS to be led by Prof. Mark Moldwin.
NEMISIS Investigation Selected for NASA Geospace Dynamics Constellation Mission
Dr. Pulkkinen Named to George R. Carignan Collegiate Professorship
Dr. Tuija I. Pulkkinen has been named the George R. Carignan Collegiate Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.
Studying Earth’s Defenses against Solar Storms
Researchers at U-M Climate & Space will play a central role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission—a first-of-its-kind look at a protective outer layer of Earth’s atmosphere and how it interacts with solar wind.
Associate Professor Zou Serves on Space Weather Roundtable
To advance our scientific understanding of space weather phenomena, Associate Professor Shasha Zou, Ph.D., has been named to the Space Weather Roundtable at the National Academies.
Kasper Accepts the Copernicus Medal in Vienna
After a delay due to the global pandemic, the Copernicus Medal was presented to Professor Justin Kasper during the 2022 EGU General Assembly.
‘Unique Blend’ of Science and Engineering Leads Alumna to Award-Winning Research
Yeimy Rivera receives the Baldwin Prize for making significant contributions to heliophysics research while she was a doctoral student at U-M Climate & Space.
Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!
Dr. Wang will continue to work in the department as a post-doctoral research fellow, researching Earth’s magnetosphere.
MAVEN: U-M Alumna Leads Extended Planetary Science Mission for NASA
NASA has extended the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) mission, with U-M Climate and Space Alumna Dr. Shannon Curry taking the lead.
From Earth to Mars: Students Present Climate and Space Research at MGU
Convening on campus for the first time in two years, the Michigan Geophysical Union Symposium brought student researchers together to share their work.
Solar Forecasting Team Wins First in American-Made Challenge
Prof. Xianglei Huang and Dr. Xiuhong Chen won first in a competition designed to better enable solar industry stakeholders with state-of-the-art solar forecasting.
Climate & Space Headlines
Our researchers, leaders and educators are making headlines with their innovative work.
Parker Solar Probe data bolsters theories in long-running solar riddle
University of Michigan researchers were able to accurately predict when and where the probe would cross an important barrier in the sun’s atmosphere.
Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory
Magnetic flux findings suggest “profound consequences for basic solar processes.”
Lockdown for space agencies put research projects in limbo
University of Michigan researchers’ work on NASA and European Space Agency projects that have been altered by COVID-19.
‘Largest radio telescope in space’ to improve solar storm warnings
NASA has selected University of Michigan’s $62M Explorer cubesat mission.
Launching Solar Orbiter
For more than a decade, a U-M team helped develop the scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. Join them on launch night.