Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Xian Lu Awarded Grant from NSF’s Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences

Dr. Lu’s proposal to the NSF Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences program, Advancing National Space Weather Expertise and Research award Societal Resilience (ANSWERS), has been awarded. This grant will support a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Lu to study space weather – in particular they will explore how terrestrial weather events originating at lower altitudes and the solar wind lead to variations in space weather. The principle driver behind this work is developing the tools to better predict space weather and ameliorate the damage that can result. This award from NSF provides $900k over three years to advance this work as well as support the development of a new space weather curriculum. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Lu and her team for their success. I’m sure we all eagerly anticipate learning about the results of this work in the near future.

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