Dr. Holly R Gilbert

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Dr. Holly R Gilbert

  • Chief , Solar Physics Laboratory
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    Physics of the solar corona and chromosphere, with an emphasis on coronal mass ejections and associated solar phenomena.

    Positions and Appointments

    2008 - present
    Associate Director for Science, Heliophysics Division, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    2005 - 2008
    Research Scientist, Rice University
    June - Aug 2006
    Visiting Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
    1997 - 2005
    Associate Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
    1996 - 1997
    Student Assistant, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

    Teaching Experience

    2007 - November Invited Guest Lecturer at St. George Observatory
    2005 - present Supervision of Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Education

    Ph.D., Theoretical Astrophysics, 2005 University of Oslo, Norway
    Thesis Title: "Some CME-associated Phenomena: Prominences and Chromospheric Waves"
    B.A., Physics, 1997 University of Colorado, Boulder

    Professional Memberships

    American Geophysical Union
    Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society

    Professional Services

    2009 - present - SHINE Steering Committee Member
    2008 - 2010 - Solar Physics Division Elected Committee Member
    2007 - 2011 - Solar Physics Division Hale & Harvey Prize Committee Member
    2005 - 2008 - Working Group Leader, SHINE
    2008 - Chair, session at AGU/SPD Joint Assembly
    2008 - National Space Weather Review Panel, NSF
    2007 - Lead Proposer for IHY Coordinated Investigation Program
    2007 - Solar & Heliospheric Physics Review Panel, NASA
    2006 - International Heliophysical Year Program Review Panel, NASA
    2005 - Chair, National Space Weather Program Review Panel, NSF
    2005 - Chair, session at AGU/SPD Joint Assembly
    2000 - 2002 - HAO representative on the Steering Committee of the Early Career Scientist Assembly
    2001 - 2002 - UCAR Project and Associate Scientist Review Committee

    Awards

    Dedication of the Dr. Holly Gilbert Solar Telescope at St. George Observatory, Schriever, LA, November 10, 2007

    Grants

    NASA SR&T (awarded in 2006)
    Gilbert, Principal Investigator, The Evolution of Prominence Mass and its Relation to CMEs

    Publications

    Gilbert, H. R., T. E. Holzer, J. T. Burkepile, A. J. Hundhausen, Active and eruptive prominences and their relationship to coronal mass ejections,Ap. J., 537, 503-515, 2000.
    Gilbert, H. R., T. E. Holzer, B. C. Low, J. T. Burkepile, Observational interpretation of an active prominence on May 1, 1999, Ap. J., 549, 1221-1230, 2001.
    Gilbert, H. R., E. C. Serex, T. E. Holzer, R. M. MacQueen, P. S. McIntosh, Narrow coronal mass ejections, Ap. J., 550, 1093-1101, 2001.
    Gibson, S. E., L. Fletcher, G. Del Zanna, C. D. Pike, H. Mason, C. Mandrini, P. Demoulin, H. Gilbert, J. Burkepile, T. Holzer, D. Alexander, Y. Liu, N. Nitta, J. Qiu, B. Schmieder, B. J. Thompson, The structure and evolution of a sigmoidal active region, Ap. J., 574, 1021-1038, 2002.
    Gilbert, H. R., V. H. Hansteen, T. E. Holzer, Neutral atom diffusion in a partially ionized prominence plasma, Ap. J., 577, 464-474, 2002.
    Gilbert, H. R., T. E. Holzer, B. J. Thompson, J. T. Burkepile, Comparison of CME-associated atmospheric waves observed in coronal (19.5 nm) and chromospheric (He I 1083 nm) lines, Ap. J., 607, 540-553, 2004.
    Gilbert, H. R. & T. E. Holzer, Chromospheric waves observed in He I (1083 nm)- a closer look, Ap. J., 610, 572-587, 2004.
    Gilbert, H. R., T. E. Holzer, R. M. MacQueen, A new technique for deriving erupting prominence mass from SOHO/EIT Fe XII (19.5 nm) absorption features, Ap. J., 618, 524-536, 2005.
    de Toma, G., T. E. Holzer, J. T. Burkepile, H. R. Gilbert, Transient coronal holes as seen in the He I (1083 nm) MLSO observations, Ap. J., 621, 1109, 2005.
    Ko, Y. K., J. C. Raymond, S. E. Gibson, D. Alexander, L. Strachan, T. Holzer, H. Gilbert, O. C. St. Cyr, B. J. Thompson, C. D. Pike, H. E. Mason, J. Burkepile, W. Thompson, L. Flatcher, Multi-altitude observations of a coronal jet during the third whole sun month campaign, Ap. J., 623, 519, 2005.
    Gilbert, H. R., L. E. Falco, T. E. Holzer, R. M. MacQueen, Applying a new technique for deriving prominence mass from SOHO/EIT Fe XII (19.5 nm) absorption features to a sample of different types of prominences, Ap. J., 641, 606, 2006.
    Alexander, D., R. Liu, H. R. Gilbert, Hard X-ray Production in a Failed Filament Eruption, Ap. J., 653, 719, 2006.
    Liu, R., D. Alexander, H. R. Gilbert, Kink-Induced Catastrophe in a Coronal Eruption, Ap. J., 661, 1260, 2007.
    Gilbert, H. R., G. Kilper, D. Alexander, Observational evidence supporting cross-field diffusion of neutral material in solar filaments, Ap. J., 671, 978, 2007.
    Gilbert, H. R., D. Alexander, R. Liu, Filament kinking and its implications for eruption and reformation, Solar Phys., 245, 287, 2007.
    Liu, R., H. R. Gilbert, D. Alexander, Y. Su, The effect of magnetic reconnection and writing in a partial filament eruption, Ap. J., 680, 1508, 2008.
    Gilbert, H. R., A. G. Daou, D. Young, D. Tripathi, D. Alexander, The filament-Moreton wave interaction of 2006 December 06, Ap. J., 685, 629, 2008.
    Tripathi, D., S. E. Gibson, J. Qiu, L. Fletcher, R. Liu, H. Gilbert, H. E. Mason, On partially erupting prominences, A&A, accepted.
    Liu, R., D. Alexander, H. R. Gilbert, Asymmetric Eruptive Filaments, Ap. J., in press.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Gilbert, H. R., The Changing Faces of our Sun, Assumption Parish School, Napoleonville, Louisiana, December 13, 2007.

    Gilbert, H. R., The Changing Faces of our Sun, guest lecturer at the St. George Observatory, Schriever, Louisiana, November 10, 2007.

    Gilbert, H. R., What Good are Ground-Based Solar Observations Anyway?, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, August 30, 2007.

    Gilbert, H. R., What Observations Tell Us about Prominence Mass and Models, HAO seminar, Boulder, Colorado, June 21, 2006.

    Gilbert, H. R., Chromospheric Waves Observed in He I (1083 nm), NOAA/SEC seminar, Boulder, Colorado, April 29, 2004.

    Gilbert, H. R., Observing CME Acceleration, SHINE (Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment) Workshop, Banff, Canada, August 20, 2002.

    Gilbert, H. R., Mauna Loa Solar Observatory: Coronal Data and its Use in Studying Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and Related Solar Phenomena, High Altitude Observatory, August 5, 2002.

    Gilbert, H. R., Magnetic Reconnection in Helmet Structures with Prominences, SHINE (Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment) Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, June 19, 2001.

    Gilbert, H. R., The Use of MLSO/ACOS Data in Conjunction with Space-based Data in Studying Dynamical Processes in the Solar Corona and Chromosphere, Goddard Space Flight Center, March 27, 2001.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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