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Vassilis Angelopoulos

  • B.S. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, June 1, 1986.
  • M.S. in Physics, UCLA, June 1, 1988.
  • Ph.D. in Physics with specialization in Space Plasma Physics, UCLA, April 1, 1993.



ARTEMIS stands for "Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun".

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Research Physicist and University of California, Berkeley, Associate Research Physicist (July 1999-Present)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Research Physicist (Sept. 1995-Sept. 1999)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Lecturer (Sept. 1996-Dec. 1996)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Post-Doctoral Researcher (Sept. 1993-Aug. 1995)
  • University of California Los Angeles, Post-Doctoral Researcher (May 1993-Aug 1993)
  • University of California Los Angeles, Graduate Research Assistant (Mar. 1988-Mar. 1993)
  • University of California Los Angeles, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Sept. 1986-Mar. 1988)

Selected Awards
  • Macelwane Medal, conferred by the American Geophysical Union in recognition of significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by young scientists. (January 2001)
  • Zeldovich Medal, conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences and COSPAR to recent Ph.D. recipients for excellence and achievement. (July 2000)
  • Fred Scarf Award, conferred by AGU's Space Physics and Aeronomy Section to the best Ph.D. thesis in that section. (June 1994)
  • Fulbright fellowship for the duration of Ph.D. program.(1986-1992)

Selected Publications
  1. Plasma sheet electromagnetic power generation and its dissipation along auroral field lines, V. Angelopoulos, J. A. Chapman, F. S. Mozer, J. D. Scudder, C. T. Russell, K. Tsuruda, T. Mukai, T. J. Hughes, and K. Yumoto, J. Geophys. Res., 107, SMP 14, 2002.
  2. Testing global storm-time electric field models using particle spectra on multiple spacecraft, V. Angelopoulos, M. Temerin, I. Roth, F. S. Mozer, D. Weimer, and M. R. Hairston, J. Geophys. Res., 107, SMP 21, 2002.
  3. Wave power studies of cusp crossings with the POLAR satellite, V. Angelopoulos, F. S. Mozer, J. Bonnel, M. Temerin, M. Somoza, W. K. Peterson, H. L. Collin, and B. Giles, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 5987, 2001.
  4. Evidence for intermittency in Earth's plasma sheet and implications for self-organized criticality, V. Angelopoulos, T. Mukai and S. Kokubun, Physics of Plasmas, 6, 4161, 1999.
  5. On the relationship between bursty flows, current disruption and substorms, V. Angelopoulos, F. S. Mozer, T. Mukai, K. Tsuruda, S. Kokubun and T. J. Hughes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 2841, 1999.
  6. Magnetospheric Constellation: past, present and future, V. Angelopoulos and H.E. Spence, in Sun-Earth Plasma Connections, AGU Monograph Series, 109, 247, 1999.
  7. On the necessity and feasibility of an equatorial magnetospheric constellation, V. Angelopoulos, C. W. Carlson, D. W. Curtis, P. Harvey, R. P. Lin, F. S. Mozer, and D. H. Pankow, in Science Closure and enabling technologies for constellation class missions, edited by V. Angelopoulos and P.V. Panetta, p. 14, UC Berkeley, Calif. 1998.

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