Rebekah Evans Frolov

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Rebekah Evans Frolov

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  • 301.286.7386
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES (ORAU)
  • Brief Bio

     Dr. Rebekah Evans joined GSFC in September 2011 as a research fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP). She is currently working with Dr. James Klimchuk in the Solar Physics Laboratory, using numerical experiments to probe the onset of magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere. This work has direct application to the problem of coronal heating. Her research interests also include the non-ideal evolution of coronal mass ejections – non-uniform expansion, rotation, and deflection – and the space weather consequences (including energetic particle acceleration) using observations and numerical modeling.

    Education

    Ph.D. in Physics, George Mason University, 2011
    Thesis title: “The Evolution of Modeled Coronal Mass Ejections in the Lower Solar Corona: Effects of the Heating and Acceleration of the Solar Wind” Advisor: Merav Opher

    M. S. in Applied Physics and Engineering, George Mason University, 2009

    B. S. in Physics, University of Delaware, 2006

    Brief Bio

     Dr. Rebekah Evans joined GSFC in September 2011 as a research fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP). She is currently working with Dr. James Klimchuk in the Solar Physics Laboratory, using numerical experiments to probe the onset of magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere. This work has direct application to the problem of coronal heating. Her research interests also include the non-ideal evolution of coronal mass ejections – non-uniform expansion, rotation, and deflection – and the space weather consequences (including energetic particle acceleration) using observations and numerical modeling.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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