Gordon D. Holman
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Heliophysics Science Division
Laboratory for Solar Physics
Greenbelt, MD 20771
TELEPHONE: (301) 286-4636
FAX: (301) 286-1617
||Dr. Holman has been in the civil service at Goddard Space Flight
Center since 1985 in the Solar Physics Branch of the Laboratory for
Astronomy and Solar Physics (now the Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics in the Earth-Sun Exploration Division). His scientific work has primarily been
concerned with the application of plasma physical concepts to
astrophysical data. His research interests include the analysis and
interpretation of multi-wavelength observations of solar flares and
active regions, particle acceleration and transport in astrophysical
plasmas, radiative transfer in magnetized plasmas, theoretical models
of the x-ray and microwave emission from solar active regions and
solar and stellar flares, the interaction of comets with the solar wind,
and the x-ray and radio emission from clusters of galaxies. In
conjunction with his research activities he has organized or
co-organized numerous scientific sessions, workshops, seminars,
and observing campaigns. He is a Co-Investigator for the Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI).
- Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1977)
- M.S. in Astrophysics, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1973)
- B.S. in Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee (1971)
- 9/83-9/85: NAS/NRC Senior Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- 8/79-9/83: Research Associate, Astronomy Program, University of Maryland
- 8/77-8/79: Center for Theoretical Physics Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
- 1/77-8/77: Lecturer, Astronomy Program, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
- 9/71-1/77: Teaching Assistant, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Part-time and summers)
- American Astronomical Society.
- American Geophysical Union.
- International Astronomical Union.
- U.N.C., Chapel Hill, part-time and summers, 9/71-12/76:
- Physics and astronomy labs and recitations.
- Planetarium lectures for astronomy course.
- Assisted with "Physics and Society" course.
- U. Md., College Park, full-time 1/77-5/77:
- Introductory astronomy for students with one year of calculus-level physics background.
- Introductory astronomy for teachers.
- Introductory astronomy for non-science majors.
- U. Md., College Park, part-time, 8/77-5/83:
- Practical Astronomy (sophomore-level lecture/lab course).
- Galaxies and the Universe (jr./sr.-level special topics course for non-science majors).
- Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Assisted at NASA Headquarters in the Space Physics Division, Solar Physics Branch, with the Space
Physics Research and Analysis Support Program
- Awarded I.A.E.S.T.E. (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical
Experience) traineeship for summer of 1970 at the Physikalisch-Techniche Bundesanstalt,
Braunschweig, Germany (studied the stimulated emission of trapped electrons from solid surfaces).
- Operated small planetarium at F.S.U., Tallahassee (part-time, 9/70-6/71).
- Lab technician - water and waste water analysis, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (summers, 68, 69, and
- Undergraduate Assistant - experimental nuclear physics group, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
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