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2023 Poster Party Blowout winners announced

We had over 175 posters from all four science divisions, as well as a few select entries from the Engineering and Technology Directorate. As one of the few yearly events that brings together the whole Sciences and Exploration Directorate, the large turnout (including GSFC and HQ VIPs) and collaborative communication made the event a great success! While there were so many fantastic contributions, awards were given for outstanding posters in 5 categories:
  • Best Poster Title:
    Francesco Civilini (690.1) - How to Train your Lander: Automatic moonquake detection using machine learning
  • Best Graphic Design:
    Douglas Rowland (675) - The Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission: NASA's next Living With a Star mission to explore the upper atmosphere
  • Best Science as Food:
    Maryam Rahmani (665) - Cosmic Microwave Background/Line Intensity Mapping cake and jell-o
  • Best Science Story:
    Shipra Sinha (670) - The Mystery of Magnetospheric Substorms
  • Piers Sellers Interdisciplinary Award:
    Erin Delaria (614) - The NASA Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment (CARAFE): Observations of Greenhouse Gas Exchange in the Florida Everglades
Collage of images from the Poster Blowout
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The Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Physics Laboratory works to understand the complex dynamics and chemistry of the middle and upper atmosphere (above 50 km altitude), including its internal dynamics, electrodynamics, and chemistry, and also its tight coupling to the magnetosphere and lower atmosphere, as well as its response to variations in direct solar forcing. Our research expands knowledge of our home planet, including a region that is the “home” of space weather effects. Our research uses this accessible natural laboratory to study fundamental phenomena of rarefied gases, plasma-gas interactions, and plasma electrodynamics that are universal and apply to bodies in our Solar System as well as exoplanets.

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