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Spring 2015
In this Issue of Spheres

Lightning Strikes Twice

Small is Beautiful

Moving Target

Hello, Goodbye

Head in the Clouds

Having a FIELDS Day

News and Notes
Faculty, Staff, and Student News
From the Director



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Spring 2015

dwyer
Space Science
Lightning Strikes Twice

IT WAS PURE SERENDIPITY that Joe Dwyer became the world expert in the high-energy physics behind lightning strikes, and ironic that he's now landed back in the virtual stomping grounds of his research from days of yore. Read More…


crystal moser
Space Science
Small is Beautiful

IN DECEMBER OF 2013, Space Science Center associate professor Marc Lessard stepped on a little donut-shaped bead on his daughter’s bedroom floor and had a eureka moment. Read More…


NEC
Ocean Science
Moving Target

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2014, with $800,000 in fresh research funds from the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) to administer, the Northeast Consortium put out a region-wide request for proposals to its constituency of commercial fishermen, scientists, and other stakeholders in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. Read More…


Mccalley
Earth Systems Science
Hello, Goodbye

IT TOOK SPHERES nearly two years to finally catch up with Carmody "Carrie" McCalley, who arrived at the Earth Systems Research Center in the fall of 2013 to work with Ruth Varner on trace gas analysis in Sweden and at Sallie's Fen in Barrington, New Hampshire. Read More…


muge
Earth Systems Science
Head in the Clouds

WHEN MUGE KOMURCU looks skyward at passing clouds, she admires their beauty and mercurial nature like any good cloud watcher. But she notes, "When I see a cloud, I think about the small ice particles and cloud droplets inside." Read More…


mms
Space Science
Having a FIELDS Day

WHEN NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission blasted off at 10:45 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2015, a decade’s-worth of effort by Space Science Center scientists, engineers, machinists, and students was sent skyward on the first scientific mission dedicated to studying magnetic reconnection—a poorly understood, universal process in which magnetic fields reconfigure themselves and release enormous amounts of energy. Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Director: All in a Month's Work  Read more…