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Steven Levin
Juno Project Scientist

Education
  • A.B., Physics, University of California at Berkeley (1981)
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California at Berkeley (1987)

Research Interests
  • Measurements of the spatial power spectrum, frequency spectrum, and polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
  • Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) by surveying for narrow-band microwave emission.
  • Measurements of magnetic fields in pre-protostellar cold molecular cloud cores by observation of the Zeeman effect in CCS.
  • Modeling of the inner Jovian radiation belts based on analysis and observations of the associated synchrotron emission.

Projects

Juno Icon Juno
Juno will fly to Jupiter and orbit its polar regions in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measure Jupiter's atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.

Planck Icon Planck
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.

GAVRT - Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Icon GAVRT - Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope
GAVRT teaches students to use radio astronomy, to control a huge antenna, and to collect science data from objects in the universe at which the antenna is pointed.

ARCADE Icon ARCADE
ARCADE (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission) is a high altitude balloon payload designed to study the early universe.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1990-present)
    • Research Scientist, Astrophysics (1994-present)
    • Member of Technical Staff, E6 (1993-1994)
    • Member of Technical Staff, E5 (1990-1993)
  • University of California at Berkeley (1987-1990)
    • Research Physicist, Step I, (Space Sciences Lab) (1989-1990)
    • Post-Doctoral Researcher (Astrophysics), U.C. Berkeley (1987-1989)
  • Pomona College, Guest Lecturer ; Astro 1 (2000)
  • University of Southern California, Guest Lecturer; Astronomy 100 (1996-1998)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Command File Error Assessment Team (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Phase E Cost Assessment and Planning Team (2013)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, The Juno Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Website Development Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Science Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Proposal Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Project Management Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno MWR Instrument Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Mission Simulation and Visualization Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno Mission Simulation and Visualization Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Juno JIRAM Instrument Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Planck Data Analysis and Operations Support Team (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Cassini-Jupiter Microwave Observing Campaign
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, SOHO Recovery Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Near Earth Asteroid Tracking project
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Galileo Project Team Flight Operations
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, High Resolution Microwave Survey Project Team

  • Selected Publications
    1. "A revised model of Jupiter's inner electron belts: Updating the Divine radiation model," Garrett, Henry B.; Levin, Steven M.; Bolton, Scott J.; Evans, Robin W.; Bhattacharya, Bidushi, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 4, L04104, 26 February 2005.
    2. "Analysis of the radiometer-reference load system on board the Planck/LFI instrument", F. Cuttaia, et al., Nucl. Inst. Meth. Phys. Res. A., 2004, v.520, Iss.1-3, p.396.
    3. "Ultra-relativistic electrons in Jupiter's radiation belts", S.Bolton et al., 2002, Nature, 415, pp.987-991.
    4. "Measuring the Magnetic Field Strength in L1498 With Zeeman Splitting Observations of CCS", S. M. Levin, W. D. Langer, T. Velusamy, T. B. H. Kuiper, and R. M. Crutcher, 2001, ApJ, 555, 850.
    5. "Modeling Jupiter's Synchrotron Radiation", S. Levin, S. Bolton, B. Bhattacharya, S. Gulkis, M. Klein, and R. Thorne, 2001, Geophysical Research Letters, v.28, no.5, pp.903-906.
    6. "Divine Garrett Model and Jupiter's Synchrotron Radiation", S.Bolton et al., 2001, Geophysical Research Letters, v.28, no.5, pp.907-910.
    7. "The Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Program: An Automated System For Telescope Control, Wide-Field Imaging, And Object Detection", S. Pravdo, D. Rabinowitz, E. Helin, K. Lawrence, R. Bambery, C. Clark, S. Groom, S. Levin, J. Lorre, S. Shaklan, P. Kervin, J. Africano, P. Sydney, and V. Soohoo, Mar. 1999, Astron. Journal, Vol. 117 No. 3, 1616.
    8. "A Determination of the Spectral Index of Galactic Synchrotron Emission in the 1-10 GHz Range", P. Platania, M. Bensadoun, M. Bersanelli, G. De Amici, A. Kogut, S. Levin, D. Maino, and G.F. Smoot, 1998 ApJ , 505, 473.
    9. "Low Mass Clumps in TMC-1: Scaling Laws in the Small Scale Regime", R. Peng, W.D. Langer, T. Velusamy, T.B.H. Kuiper, & S. Levin, 1998 ApJ., 497, 842.
    10. "A determination of the Source of Jovian Hectometric Radiation in Occultation by Ganymede", W.S. Kurth, S.J. Bolton, D.A. Gurnett, and S. Levin, 1997, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 10.
    11. Measurements of the Atmospheric Emission and Variations in the 1-90 GHz Range, M. Bersanelli, M. Bensadoun, L. Danese, G. De Amici, A. Kogut, S. Levin, M. Limon, D. Maino, G. F. Smoot, and C. Witebsky 1995, Planetary and Space Sci., 43, 1467.
    12. "Preliminary Results from the Ground-based BATSE/COMPTEL/NMSU Rapid Response Network for GRB-940301", T.E. Harrison, et al. 1995, A&A 297, 465.
    13. "Study of Structure and Small Scale Fragmentation in TMC1", W.D. Langer, T. Velusamy, T.B.H. Kuiper, S. Levin, E. Olsen, and V. Migenes 1995 Ap. J., 453, 293.
    14. "Measurements of the CMB Spectrum at Centimeter Wavelengths", Bersanelli, M., et al., 1995, ApJ Lett., 32, L7.
    15. "A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Temperature at 7.5 GHz," S. Levin, et al., 1992, ApJ., 396, 3.
    16. "Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Temperature at 90 GHz", Bersanelli, M., Witebsky, C., Bensadoun, M., De Amici, G., Kogut, A., Levin, S., and Smoot, G. 1989, Ap. J., 339, 632.

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