Friday, April 5 at 4:00pm
VanderWerf Hall, 102
27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423-3617
“Space Weather Impacts on Human Exploration of Mars” by Mark Moldwin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan
When will a human explorer visit Mars? This presentation will outline the rationale, current plans, and limitations of future human exploration of Mars in the context of space weather - the dynamic space environment that impacts our space-based and ground-based technology and society.
Mark Moldwin is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan. He is the Executive Director of NASA’s Michigan Space Grant Consortium, President of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Education Section and is the US 2019-2020 Fulbright Arctic Chair. Dr. Moldwin received his Ph.D. in Astronomy/Space Physics from Boston University (1993) and a B.A. in Physics with Honors from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1987. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Space and Atmospheric Sciences and Non-proliferation and International Security groups at Los Alamos National Laboratory