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Bruce Goldstein

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-506

Pasadena, CA 91109





Member of:

Science Division

IEP Technical


  • B. A., Mathematics, magna cum laude, Brown University (1965)
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971)

Professional Experience

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1971 - present)
    • Deputy Manager, Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section (2002 - present)
    • Element Lead, Space Physics Element (2000-2002)
    • Ulysses Mission Deputy Project Scientist (1985-2002)
    • Solar Probe Study Scientist (1978-1979)
    • NASA HQ Lunar Science Program Office (1976-1977)
    • Co-Investigator Ulysses Mission plasma spectrometer
    • Co-Investigator Giotto Mission ion mass spectrometer

Research Interests

  • Solar wind properties in general, with emphasis on latitudinal and solar cycle properties made possible by the Ulysses SWOOPS plasma experiment
  • Numerical modeling of evolution of solar wind particle distribution functions
  • Waves and instabilities in the solar wind

Selected Awards

  • NASA Exceptional Service Award (2000)
  • NASA special recognition award for participating as a Principal Investigator in the Lunar Program
  • NASA Certificate of Recognition for development of an ion mass spectrometer

Selected Publications

  1. Suess, S. T., G. Poletto, M. Romoli, M. Neugebauer, B. E. Goldstein, and G. Simnett, The May 1997 SOHO-Ulysses Quadrature, , J. Geophys. Res., 105, 25033, 2000
  2. Buti, B., P. C. Liewer, B. E. Goldstein, M. Velli, and T. Hada, Hybrid Simulations of Collapse of Alfvenic Wave Packets, Phys. Plasmas, 7, 3998, 2000
  3. Goldstein, B. E., M. Neugebauer, L. D. Zhang, and S. P. Gary, Observed constraint on proton/proton relative velocities in the solar wind, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 , 53, 2000.
  4. McComas, D. J., B. L. Barraclough, H. O. Funsten, J. T. Gosling, E. Santiago-Munoz, R. M. Skoug, B. E. Goldstein, M. Neugebauer, P. Riley, and A. Balogh, Solar Wind Observations over Ulysses' first full polar orbit, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 10419, 2000
  5. Winterhalter, D., Smith, E. J. ; Neugebauer, M. ; Goldstein, B. E.; Tsurutani, B. T., The latitudinal distribution of solar wind magnetic holes, Geophys. Res. Lett. 27, 1615, 2000
  6. Buti, B., B. E. Goldstein, and P. C. Liewer, Ion Holes in the Slow Solar Wind: Hybrid Simulations, Geophys. Res. Letts., 28, 91, 2001
  7. Gary, S. P., B. E. Goldstein, and J. T. Steinberg, Helium Ion Acceleration and Heating by Alfvem/Cyclotron Fluctuations in the Solar Wind, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24955, 2001
  8. Liewer, P. C., M. Velli, and B. E. Goldstein, Alfven wave propagation and ion-cyclotron interactions in the expanding solar wind: One-dimensional hybrid simulations, JGR, 106, 29261, 2001
  9. Sanderson, T. R.., R. G. Marsden, C. Tranquille, A. Balogh, R. J. Forsyth, B. E. Goldstein, J. T. Gosling, and K. L. Harvey, The influence of the Sun's magnetic field on energetic particles at high heliospheric latitudes, Geophys. Res. Letts., 28, 4525, 2001
  10. Reisenfeld, D. B., S.P. Gary, J.T. Gosling, D.J. McComas, J.T. Steinberg, B.E. Goldstein, and M. Neugebauer, Helium energetics in the high-latitude solar wind: Ulysses observations, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 5693, 2001.
  11. Neugebauer, M., B.E. Goldstein, D. Winterhalter, E.J. Smith, R.J. MacDowall, and S.P. Gary, Ion distributions in large magnetic holes in the fast solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 5635, 2001.
  12. Buti, B., B. T. Tsurutani, M. Neugebauer, and B. E. Goldstein, Generation Mechanism for Magnetic Holes in the Solar Wind, Geophys. Res. Letts., 28, 1355, 2001
  13. Moullard, O., R. G. Marsden, T. R. Sanderson, C. Tranquille, R. J. Forsyth, and B. E. Goldstein, Energetic ions observed at low to high latitudes in the southern heliosphere during declining and rising solar activity, Space Sci. Rev. 97 (1-4): 289, 2001
  14. McComas, D. J., H. A. Elliott, J. T. Gosling, D. B. Reisenfeld, R. M. Skoug, B. E. Goldstein, M. Neugebauer, and A. Balogh, Ulysses' second fast-latitude scan: Complexity near solar maximum and the reformation of polar coronal holes, Geophys. Res. Letts., 29, 9, 4-1, 10.1029/2001GL014164, 2002
  15. Gary, S. Peter; Goldstein, Bruce E.; Neugebauer, Marcia, Signatures of wave-ion interactions in the solar wind: Ulysses observations, Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 107, A8, SSH 4-1, 2002
  16. Tsurutani, B. T.; Dasgupta, B.; Galvan, C.; Neugebauer, M.; Lakhina, G. S.; Arballo, J. K.; Winterhalter, D., Goldstein, B. E.; Buti, B.Phase-steepened Alfven waves, proton perpendicular energization and the creation of magnetic holes and magnetic decreases: The ponderomotive force, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 24, 86-1, 2002
  17. D. J. McComas, H. A. Elliott, N. A. Schwadron, J. T. Gosling, R. M. Skoug,, and B. E. Goldstein , The three-dimensional solar wind around solar maximum, Geophys. Res. Letts, 30, 1517, 2003
  18. Gary, S. Peter; Yin, Lin; Winske, Dan; Ofman, Leon; Goldstein, Bruce E.; Neugebauer, Marcia, Consequences of proton and alpha anisotropies in the solar wind: Hybrid simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), Volume 108, Issue A2, pp. SSH 3-1, 2003
  19. Buti, B., and Goldstein, B. E., Alfven waves: Unresolved issues, Adv. Space Res., 32, 291, 2003
  20. Moldwin, M. B., P.C. Liewer, N. Crooker, J. F. Fennell, J. Feynman, H. O. Funsten, B. E. Goldstein, J. T. Gosling, J. E. Mazur, V. J. Pizzo, C. T. Russell, and J. Weygand, Heliospheric Constellation: Understanding the structure and evolution of the solar wind, in Solar Wind Ten: Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, M. Velli, R. Bruno, and F. Malara ed., 842-845, 2003.
  21. Neugebauer, M., P. C. Liewer, B. E. Goldstein, X. Zhou, and J. T. Steinberg, "Solar wind stream interaction regions without sector boundaries," J. Geophys. Res., 109 (A10), Art. No. A10102 Oct 9, 2004.