Leonard Strachan, Jr.
Pre-doctorate education: Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Physics, S.B. (1982), Harvard University, Astronomy,
Doctorate: Harvard University, Astronomy, Ph.D. (1990)
Leonard Strachan worked as a physicist in the U.S. Air Force before returning to the Center for Astrophysics in 1991. He has an interest in developing remote sensing techniques for studying the solar corona and solar wind using EUV spectroscopy. Specifically, he is interested in determining plasma parameters (bulk outflow velocities, velocity distributions, temperatures and abundances) of protons and minor ions in the solar wind acceleration region of the Sun's corona. As a co-investigator of the Spartan Ultraviolet Coronal Spectrometer (UVCS/Spartan) team, he is analyzing data from the Spartan 201 flights which occurred in 1993, 1994, and 1995. A primary goal of this work is to relate the UVCS/Spartan data to those data obtained from in situ experiments aboard the Ulysses spacecraft.
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