Jasper Halekas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biography
Research Interests: 

Experimental space physics.

Research: 
  • Space plasma physics around moons and planets and in the interplanetary medium
  • Development of spaceflight instrumentation to make high-resolution measurements of charged particles
  • On-campus facilities include a laboratory for spaceflight hardware assembly and calibration
  • Students participate in the development of spaceflight instruments, in collaboration with engineers, scientists, and technicians at Iowa and partner institutions
  • Students  also analyze spacecraft data from the Earth, the Moon, Mars, the Sun and solar wind, and outer planets
  • Students gain skills in spaceflight hardware development, programming, and data analysis
Research areas
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Space Physics
Jasper Halekas
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Office
Address

414 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States