A Scientist’s Personal Perspective on Making the Best of Opportunities
Angelos Vourlidas invites us to follow him on his journey to uncover the beauty of solar activity made possible by opportunities to design, build and launch probes over the last 20 years. The next stop is a probe to the Sun itself!
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Dr. Vourlidas graduated from the University of Thessaloniki in 1989 and obtained his PhD in solar radioastronomy in 1996 in the USA. After a year at Caltech, he moved to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to work on the analysis of solar activity via space observation and on the design of space telescopes. Since November 2014, Angelos has been leading the Solar Section of John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Angelos specializes in science management of space projects and is Project Scientist of two rocket (VAULT, VERIS) and four space exploration projects (LASCO, SECCHI, SOLOHI, and WISPR). His research focuses on Coronal Mass Ejections and their influence on the terrestrial environment (Space Weather). Angelos has published over 183 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 6000 citations. He participates in many annual international meetings either as guest speaker or organizer and is frequently called on NASA panels.
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