SAN ANTONIO—July 25, 2022—Dr. Stephen Fuselier, government director of the House Science Directorate at Southwest Analysis Institute (SwRI), has been named co-chair of the Nationwide Academies Decadal Survey of Photo voltaic and House Physics. Fuselier will conduct the survey together with Dr. Robyn Millan of Dartmouth Faculty.
“As one of the crucial broadly primarily based scientists in heliophysics, Stephen is a superb selection to steer the decadal survey of Photo voltaic and House Physics,” stated Dr. Jim Burch, Vice President of SwRI’s Division of Engineering and House Sciences. “He has achieved transformative scientific outcomes from the aurora within the higher environment to the sting of the photo voltaic system, together with Earth.‘s magnetosphere and bow shock, Saturn‘s magnetosphere and comets.”
The Decadal Survey is an unbiased exercise carried out by the Nationwide Academies and is sponsored by federal businesses corresponding to NASA, the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF). By way of a rigorous overview course of, the Survey will define the very best precedence scientific targets, develop a complete labeled analysis technique for 2024-2033, and assess the state of the occupation. The Research focuses on advancing scientific understanding of the Solar, the connections between the Solar and Earth, and the origins of house climate, in addition to the Solar’s interactions with different our bodies within the photo voltaic system, the interplanetary medium, and the interstellar medium.
“The survey represents numerous voices from the scientific group and past as a part of a wide-ranging effort to information future analysis and funding in photo voltaic and house physics,” stated Fuselier. “I’m honored to have been chosen together with my co-chair to play a important position.”
Fuselier has performed a key position on quite a few NASA missions, together with serving as co-investigator on the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), sensor lead on the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, and deputy principal investigator on the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS).
Fuselier is the second SwRI scientist to be named co-chair of a decadal Survey, after Dr. Robin Canup served as co-chair of the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey for 2023-2034. In 2021, Fuselier was elected to the Nationwide Academy of Sciences for distinguished and persevering with achievement in authentic analysis, one of many highest honors awarded to a scientist or engineer in the US. With this distinction, Fuselier was additionally elected to the Texas Academy of Drugs, Engineering, Science and Know-how (TAMEST). TAMEST is comprised of members of the three nationwide academies (of medication, engineering, and science) primarily based in Texas, in addition to the state’s 11 Nobel laureates and members of the Royal Society.
The Nationwide Academies are personal, nonprofit establishments that present unbiased, goal evaluation and recommendation to the nation to unravel complicated issues and inform public coverage choices associated to science, know-how, and drugs. They function underneath an 1863 congressional constitution signed by President Abraham Lincoln establishing the Nationwide Academy of Sciences.
For extra info on the decennial survey, go to: https://nas.edu/ssphdecadal.
For extra info, go to https://www.swri.org/heliophysics.
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