Timothy E Eastman

Timothy E Eastman

  • Senior Scientist
  • 301.286.2899
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 605
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: ADNET SYSTEMS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Timothy E. Eastman, space plasma physicist, is known for the discovery of Earth’s low-latitude boundary layer and the discovery of gyrophase-bunched plasmas. He developed key foundations at NASA Headquarters and the National Science Foundation for major international and interagency projects, including the International Solar Terrestrial Physics program, the interagency Space Weather Program, and the Basic Plasma Science and Engineering program, and currently supports science programs at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Eastman has published over 100 research papers, primarily in space plasma physics, but also in philosophy and data systems. As a founding member of the Coalition for Plasma Science, he continues to serve the plasma science community through education and public outreach. In 1994, Dr. Eastman created a Web site for all plasma science and applications (now plasmas.org). He was lead editor of a book on Physics and Whitehead (SUNY, 2004) and soon after introduced a new observational-inductive framework of science, analogous to Karl Popper’s hypothetical-deductive framework. In 2009, Dr. Eastman was awarded the Creative Advance Award from the International Process Network for “outstanding scholarly advancement of process-relational thought.” Since 2005 at GSFC, he has played a key role in over 500 Red Team reviews, many of which he organized and led, which have contributed to improved overall proposal success for Goddard scientists.

    Brief Bio

    Timothy E. Eastman, space plasma physicist, is known for the discovery of Earth’s low-latitude boundary layer and the discovery of gyrophase-bunched plasmas. He developed key foundations at NASA Headquarters and the National Science Foundation for major international and interagency projects, including the International Solar Terrestrial Physics program, the interagency Space Weather Program, and the Basic Plasma Science and Engineering program, and currently supports science programs at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Eastman has published over 100 research papers, primarily in space plasma physics, but also in philosophy and data systems. As a founding member of the Coalition for Plasma Science, he continues to serve the plasma science community through education and public outreach. In 1994, Dr. Eastman created a Web site for all plasma science and applications (now plasmas.org). He was lead editor of a book on Physics and Whitehead (SUNY, 2004) and soon after introduced a new observational-inductive framework of science, analogous to Karl Popper’s hypothetical-deductive framework. In 2009, Dr. Eastman was awarded the Creative Advance Award from the International Process Network for “outstanding scholarly advancement of process-relational thought.” Since 2005 at GSFC, he has played a key role in over 500 Red Team reviews, many of which he organized and led, which have contributed to improved overall proposal success for Goddard scientists.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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