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Joan Feynman

  • B.A., Physics, Oberlin College (1948)
  • Ph.D., Physics (Theoretical Solid State), Syracuse University, New York (1958)

Research Interests
  • Solar terrestrial connections
  • Magntospheriic physics
  • Long term Solar variability and its effect on the Earth
  • Solar wind effects on the magnetosphere (geomagnetic activity)
  • High energy particle hazards to interplanetary spacecraft

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist, Solar and Heliospheric Team (1985 - Present)
  • Boston College, Department of Physics, Senior Research Scientist (1979 - 1985)
  • National Science Foundation, Atmospheric Sciences Division (1976 - 1979)
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory (1972 - 1976)
  • Ames Research Center and Stanford University (1964 - 1972)
  • Lamont-Doherty Observatory of Columbia University, Geomagnetics Group (1961 - 1964)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (2002)
  • JPL Senior Research Scientist (Equivalent to professor at major University) (2002)
  • Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Research Council, Ames Research Center (1971 - 1972)

Selected Publications
  1. Hirshberg (Feynman), J. and D. S. Colburn, The interplanetary field and geomagnetic variations - a unified view, Plan. and Space Sci., 17, 1183 (1969)
  2. Hirshberg, J., A. Alksne, D.S. Colburn, S.J. Bame, and A.J. Hundhausen Observation of a solar flare induced interplanetary shock and helium enriched driver gas, J. Geophys. Res., 75, 1 (1970)
  3. Hirshberg, J., The helium abundance of the sun, Rev. Geophys. and Space Phys., 11, 115 (1973)
  4. Hirshberg, J., J. R. Asbridge, and D. E. Robbins, The helium component of the solar wind velocity streams, J. Geophys. Res., 79, 934 (1974)
  5. Hirshberg, J., Y. Nakagawa and R. E. Wellck, Propagation of sudden disturbances through a non-homogeneous solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 79, 3726 (1974)
  6. Hirshberg, J., and T.E. Holzer, Relationships between the interplanetary magnetic field and 'isolated substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 80, 3553 (1975)
  7. Feynman, J. and N.U. Crooker, The solar wind at the turn of the century, Nature, 275, 626 (1978)
  8. Moore, T. E. , R. L. Arnoldy, J. Feynman and D. A. Hardy, Propagating substorm injection fronts, J. Geophys. Res. 86, 6713-6726 (1981)
  9. Feynman, J., D.A. Hardy and E.G. Mullen, The 40 keV electron durable trapping region, J. Geophys. Res., 89, 1517 (1984)
  10. Feynman, J. and X.Y. Gu, Prediction of geomagnetic activity on time scales of one to ten years, Reviews of geophys., 24, 650 (1986)
  11. Feynman, J, G.Spitale, J. Wang and S. Gabriel, Interplanetary proton Fluence Model : JPL 1991, J Geophys. Res., 98, 13281 (1993)
  12. Feynman, J., and S.F. Martin, The Initiation of Coronal Mass Ejections by Newly Emerging Magnetic Flux, J. Geophys Res., 100, 3355 (1995)
  13. Ruzmaikin, A. A., J. Feynman, B. E. Goldstein, and E. J. Smith, and A. Balogh, Intermittent Turbulence in Solar Wind from the South Polar Hole, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 3395 (1995)
  14. Ruzmaikin, A., J. Feynman, E. J. Smith, Turbulence in Coronal Mass Ejections, J. Geosphys. Res.,102, 19753 (1997)
  15. Feynman, J. Editor (with N. Crooker and J. Joselyn), Coronal Mass Ejections, AGU Monograph 99, N. Crooker, J. Joselyn and J. Feynman ed. (1997)
  16. Feynman, J. and Steven B. Gabriel, On space weather consequences and predictions, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 10,543 (2000)
  17. Neugebauer, M. E, J, Smith, A. Ruzmaikin, J. Feynman, and A. H. Vaughan, "The solar magnetic field and the solar wind: Existence of preferred longitudes" J. Geophys. Res. 105, 2315 (2000)
  18. Ruzmaikin, A., J. Feynman, Solar influence on a major mode of atmospheric variability, JGR, 107, D14, 10,1029/2001JD001239 (2002)
  19. Feynman, J., A. Ruzmaikin and V. Berdichevsky, The JPL proton fluence model: An update, 64, 1679- 1686, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics (2002)
  20. Ruzmaikin, A., J. Feynman, X. Jung, D. Noone, A. M. Waple and Y. Yung., The pattern of northern hemisphere surface air temperature during prolonged periods of low solar output, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, 1029/2004GL019955 (2004)
  21. Feynman, J. and A. Ruzmaikin, A high speed erupting prominence CME: A Bridge Between Types, 291. 301-313 Solar Physics (2004)

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