Iowa City, IA
Jack Scudder is working with SSI researchers Vadim Roytershteyn and Patrick Killian modeling non-perturbative heat conduction in astrophysical plasmas. He was born in Brazil, raised in Oklahoma, educated in New England, worked at NASA GSFC LEP for 23 years and after 29 years is now emeritus professor at the University of Iowa. He has participated in many NASA space plasma experiments and most recently was the PI of the CRAF CREWE electron instrument and the hot plasma instrument on GGS Polar. He has published experimental and theoretical work on the solar wind, collisionless shocks and collisionless magnetic reconnection. He is an AGU Fellow.