Sarah Horvath

Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Student Advisory Committee Member
Biography

Sarah Horvath does research in computational space plasma physics. This includes running high-resolution simulations of turbulent solar wind plasma in order to better understand the process of Landau damping by electrons: a mechanism that contributes to the heating of the solar wind as it expands outward from the Sun. Characterizing this mechanism within simulations can provide theoretical framework for interpreting data from current and future spacecraft missions.

Advisor: 
  • Gregory G. Howes
Research areas
  • Plasma Physics
Horvath
Office
Address

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