Physics and Astronomy

Stephen Kaeppler receives the NSF CAREER Award

Stephen Kaeppler, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will receive a five-year National Foundation CAREER Grant of $721,601 to continue his research into observational and modeling investigations of pulsating aurora electrodynamics. 

What are Auroras? They are unimaginable light shows that shower the north and south poles. They occur due to the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere. They are known as the “aurora borealis/australis” or the Northern/Southern lights. Kaeppler’s research is focused on pulsating auroras. He will be able to continue his work and fund more educational opportunities for Clemson undergraduates.

Credit: Andrew Pepper

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Clemson researcher studying pulsating aurora electrodynamics receives NSF CAREER Award | Clemson News

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