Alphonse C. Sterling



Pre-doctorate education: B.S. (1981) Physics California Institute of Technology;

Doctorate: Ph.D. Physics (1988), University of New Hampshire,

Area: observational and theoretical solar physics

Solar Physics Group NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama


Dr. Sterling is interested in various aspects of observational and theoretical solar physics. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Sterling spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). After that, he spent ten years in Japan: his first two years as a postdoctoral associate at Kyoto University in Japan, followed by eight years as a contractor for NRL while working at ISAS, outside of Tokyo, as part of the Yohkoh solar satellite project. Dr. Sterling is currently completing a two year National Research Council Senior Associateship with the Solar Physics Group of Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Sterling plans to return to Japan soon, this time working for Marshall as part of the Solar-B solar satellite project.

Google searches of "alphonse sterling astronomy" and "alphonse sterling solar" turn up numerous announcements of lectures and research of Dr. Alphonse.




Tetsuya Watanabe, Takeo Kosugi, and Alphonse C. Sterling OBSERVATIONAL PLASMA ASTROPHYSICS FIVE YEARS OF YOHKOH AND BEYOND EDITED Dordrecht London Kluwer Academic c1998.




We had help with this web page from astronomer Hakeem M. Oluseyi.

reference: Dr. Sterling's web page; CNN: Solar scientists: 'S' marks the violent spots; e-p/slide/sterling_happyou_03_94.ppt;


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