Welcome to
Kristine Sigsbee's
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This web page is horribly out of date. If you would like to see what I've been doing lately, vist the Experimental Particles and Electric Fields Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa or check out my bio at Solar Week.

I received my Ph.D. in space physics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in April 2000. My thesis adviser was Professor Cynthia Cattell. The title of my thesis was "FAST, Geotail and Polar Correlative Studies of Low-Frequency Waves and Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling."

I was a volunteer at at the Science Museum of Minnesota from 1995-1997. I have worked in "Backyard Monsters," "Special Effects 2" and "Liquid Vision," an exhibit about lasers, holograms and virtual reality. I have also worked in the museum's Experiment Gallery assisting visitors with cool physics and chemistry activities.
Here are some Fun Insect Facts I learned while working in "Backyard Monsters" during the summer of 1995. This was also the 10 Millionth URL cataloged by Lycos. Check it out!
From October to December 1995, I worked as an Exhibit Interpreter for "Special Effects 2," an exhibit about the fascinating world of movie special effects and animation. Here are some neat things I learned about Movie Magic while I worked in "Special Effects II."

Other Neat Stuff...

Find out why our computer is called Ham and learn about Laika, Belka, Enos and other Animal Astronauts. This site was a GIST Web Pick and a CyberSurfari Outpost.
Take my Space Quiz and test your knowledge about space physics and the northern lights.
It's Sigsbee: The Movie! OK, so it's not the story of my life, and I had absolutely nothing to do with this, but I still think it's cool.

The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.

Last updated 09/20/08