Office: 379, Tate Laboratory of Physics
Professor of Physics
Physics Web Page: http://www.spa.umn.edu/directory/lysak.html
Particle acceleration and the dynamics of current flow in the earth’s auroral zone. Related areas include generation of electric and magnetic fields in the magnetosphere, plasma instabilities and turbulence, wave heating of ions, magnetic reconnection, and magnetohydrodynamic waves and turbulence. Both analytic and numeric techniques are used, with present emphasis on development of large scale computer models of auroral phenomena.
Some Recent Reprints
Complete Reference List
2009 Space Physics Tutorial
GEM 2003 (tutorial and movies)
IUGG 2003 Reporter Review
This work is supported in part by NSF Grants ATM-0602464 and ATM-0613473 and NASA Grant NNX08AM31G. Computing resources are provided by the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.