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NLSI Director’s Seminar: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley
March 27, 2012 8:00 am PDT
March 27, 2012 9:00 am PDT
NLSI Director’s Seminar: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley
March 23, 2012

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Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC
 Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley

“Using ARTEMIS observations to connect the space plasma environment to the surface and exosphere”.

Jasper Halekas is a research scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at U.C. Berkeley.  Jasper did his thesis work at U.C. Berkeley, using Lunar Prospector electron data to map lunar crustal magnetic fields, and has worked in lunar science ever since.  He is currently a member of the DREAM Lunar Science Institute team, the acting deputy PI of ARTEMIS, instrument lead for the Solar Wind Ion Analyzer on the MAVEN mission, and a team member on the Solar Wind Electrons, Alphas, and Protons investigation on the Solar Probe Plus mission.”

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