Tamas Gombosi

Major Projects


Cassini at Saturn
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Space Weather Modeling
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The Rosetta spacecraft.
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The STEREO mission
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The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission
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Research

Tamas Gombosi is a leading space plasma physicist with particular interest in numerical modeling of the space environment.

Research Interests

His present research interests include:

He continues to participate in the exploration of our solar system. He is Interdisciplinary Scientist of the international Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and its moon, Titan. He is a Co-Investigator of the ROSINA ion-neutral mass spectrometer to be flown on the international ROSETTA mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and a Co-Investigator of the IMPACT plasma instrument on NASA's STEREO mission to explore solar storms. He is a member of the theory and modeling team of the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission that will study the microphysics of three fundamental plasma processes: magnetic reconnection, energetic particle acceleration, and turbulence. He is Principal Investigator of several large interdisciplinary research efforts, including a joint NASA/NSF/AFOSR project to provide the space science community with a flexible modeling tool for space weather applications.

Scientific Contributions

His scientific contributions span across many areas of space and planetary physics. Here is an incomplete list of his most important scientific contributions:

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