Dr R.T.James McAteer


New Mexico State University

Contact Info
New Mexico State University
1320 frenger mall
Department of Astronomy
Las Cruces
(575) 646-4087
Research Interests: 
Heating of the coronal, and acceleration of the solar wind by waves, flows and nanoflares. Spectropolarimetric inversions. The Sun-Earth connection, including the effects of space weather throughout the solar system, predicting the onset of solar flares, and tracking coronal mass ejections. Studies of the magnetic complexity of active regions and searches for signatures of imminent solar flares, general studies of complexity and turbulence in science, and design of risk management performance measures for space weather predictions. Solar cycle, and the effects on planets and the viability of life.
Candidate's Preferred Background: 
Image acquisition and image processing techniques. Computational experience, in IDL, Matlab or Python. Good solar physics knowledge. Experience in statistical analysis. Experience with space- and ground- based data.