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Adolfo NOT APPLICABLE Figueroa Vinas

Senior Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt, Estados Unidos

Líneas de Investigación


Major research interests include studying plasma kinetic and MHD physics of the solar wind, heliosphere, shock waves, MHD and kinetic simulation of plasma instabilities and turbulence associated with space, solar and astrophysical plasmas.

Educación

  •  Physics, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Estados Unidos, 1980
  •  Physics, UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO. Puerto Rico, 1972
  •  Physics, UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO. Chile, 1970

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO

    Science

    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

    1972 - 1974

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Senior Research Scientist Full Time

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Greenbelt, Maryland, Estados Unidos

    2000 - A la fecha

  •   Astrophysicist (Staff Scientist) at the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics Full Time

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Greenbelt, Maryland, Estados Unidos

    1980 - 2000

  •   Research Assistant Part Time

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Boston, Estados Unidos

    1975 - 1979

Formación de Capital Humano


Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor: Claudio da Silva (UERJ, Brasil, NASA-GSFC), Nieves-Chinchilla, T. (U Alcala de Henares, Spain, NASA/GSFC, CUA), Pavan, J. (U Pelotas, Brasil, NASA/GSFC), Maneva Y. (K.U. Leuven, NASA/GSFC), Moya P. S. (U Chile, Santiago/Chile, NASA/GSFC), Navarro R. (U de Chile, Santiago-Chile), Lopez R. (U de Chile, Santiago-Chile).


Premios y Distinciones

  •   NASA Special Act-Individual

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Estados Unidos, 2008

    NASA Special Act-Individual – August 26, 2008.

  •   NASA Special Act-Individual

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Estados Unidos, 2007

    NASA Special Act-Individual Award, May 21, 2007.

  •   NASA/GSFC Performance Award

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Chile, 2007

    NASA/GSFC Performance Award, July 13, 2007

  •   NASA/GSFC 25 Year Service Award

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Chile, 2005

    NASA/GSFC 25 Year Service Award – November 2005.

  •   NASA Group Achievement Award (Cluster Science Team)

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Chile, 2004

    NASA Group Achievement Award (Cluster Science Team) – August 24, 2004.

  •   NASA/GSFC Performance Award

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Chile, 1996

    NASA/GSFC Performance Award. December-1996.

  •   NASA/GSFC Special Act Award – MCAT

    NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    Chile, 1995

    NASA/GSFC Special Act Award – MCAT, September 28, 1995.

  •   The House of Representatives of the Government of Puerto Rico Award Certificate

    The House of Representatives of the Government of Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico, 1990

    The House of Representatives of the Government of Puerto Rico Award Certificate, February 15, 1990.


 

Article (35)

Kinetic transverse dispersion relation for relativistic magnetized electron-positron plasmas with Maxwell-Juttner velocity distribution functions
Large-amplitude electromagnetic waves in magnetized relativistic plasmas with temperature
NASA Computational Case Study: Modeling Planetary Magnetic and Gravitational Fields
Open boundary particle-in-cell simulation of dipolarization front propagation
Particle-in-cell simulation for parametric decays of a circularly polarized Alfven wave in relativistic thermal electron-positron plasma
RECONSTRUCTION OF A BROADBAND SPECTRUM OF ALFVENIC FLUCTUATIONS
Solar Wind Thermally Induced Magnetic Fluctuations
The role of higher-order modes on the electromagnetic whistler-cyclotron wave fluctuations of thermal and non-thermal plasmas
Theory of electromagnetic fluctuations for magnetized multi-species plasmas
Two-dimensional hybrid models of H + -He ++ expanding solar wind plasma heating
Wave-particle interactions during a dipolarization front event
WEAK TURBULENCE CASCADING EFFECTS IN THE ACCELERATION AND HEATING OF IONS IN THE SOLAR WIND
Characteristics of the Taylor microscale in the solar wind/foreshock: magnetic field and electron velocity measurements
SOLAR WIND STRAHL BROADENING BY SELF-GENERATED PLASMA WAVES
Turbulent heating and acceleration of He ++ ions by spectra of Alfvén-cyclotron waves in the expanding solar wind: 1.5-D hybrid simulations
Computational and theoretical study of the wave-particle interaction of protons and waves
Direct observations of the formation of the solar wind halo from the strahl
Hybrid models of solar wind plasma heating
Observations of electron vorticity in the inner plasma sheet
First measurements of electron vorticity in the foreshock and solar wind
A mechanism for electrostatic solitary structures in the Earth's magnetosheath
Magnetic Field Profiles Within Magnetic Clouds: A Model-Approach
Spherical harmonic analysis of particle velocity distribution function: Comparison of moments and anisotropies using Cluster data
Acoustic κ-density fluctuation waves in suprathermal κ function fluids
Asymmetric Solar Wind Electron Superthermal Distributions
Proton core heating and beam formation via parametrically unstable Alfven-cyclotron waves
Solar wind electron distribution functions inside magnetic clouds
Collisionless damping of parametrically unstable Alfven waves
Tsallis distributions of magnetic field strength variations in the heliosphere: 5 to 90 AU
Two-dimensional hybrid model of wave and beam heating of multi-ion solar wind plasma
Tsallis Statistics of the Magnetic Field in the Heliosheath
Dispersion characteristics for plasma resonances of Maxwellian and Kappa distribution plasmas and their comparisons to the IMAGE/RPI observations
Titan interaction with Saturn's magnetosphere: Voyager 1 results revisited
Triangle for the entropic index q of non-extensive statistical mechanics observed by Voyager 1 in the distant heliosphere
Proton core temperature effects on the relative drift and anisotropy evolution of the ion beam instability in the fast solar wind

ConferencePaper (1)

Electromagnetic ion/beam instabilities in the fast solar wind: Proton core temperature anisotropy effects on the relative drift speed and ion heating
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Adolfo Figueroa

Senior Research Scientist

Heliophysics Science Division

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt, Estados Unidos

11
Victor Muñoz

Assistant Professor

Physics

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

8
Pablo Moya

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

7
Jaime Araneda

Associate Professor

Physics

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

7
Juan Valdivia

Full Professor

Fisica

DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Roberto Navarro

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Física

Universidad de Concepcion

Concepción, Chile

3
Rodrigo López

Postdoctoral Associate

Institute for Physical Science and Technology

University of Maryland

College Park, Estados Unidos