New Haven, CT
Mel Abler is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Space Science Institute focused on experimental studies of the nonlinear cascade and residual energy in strong Alfvénic turbulence. They recently completed their doctoral work characterizing turbulent wave kinetics and energy transfer via three-wave coupling in a dipole-confined plasma at Columbia University. Mel is a passionate advocate for improving inclusion in physics, and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the APS DPP Pride Committee. Outside the lab, Mel is an avid theater goer, union organizer, and competitive rower. They are also the U.S. Program Director for TopRow, an organization focused on expanding access to rowing for adults of all backgrounds.