Thursday, August 4, 2022

Allison Jaynes

Allison Jaynes, Associate Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected to serve on the Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) Decadal Survey Steering Committee, established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

As a member of the Decadal Survey Committee, Professor Jaynes will help will set NASA's priorities in solar and space physics for the next ten years and beyond. The invitation to serve on the committee indicates Professor Jaynes' high stature in the field.

 The 18-member Survey Committee, informed by the activities of Academies-appointed study panels, informal working groups, and input from the solar and space physics community, will make recommendations to advance and expand the frontiers of solar and space physics in the current decade and lay the groundwork for continued advances in future decades.

Jaynes’ primary research at Iowa focuses on high-energy particles in near-Earth space and how that “space weather” affects space-based assets and Earth’s atmosphere. She is honored to provide her expertise and to represent the University of Iowa in this important endeavor.