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Silvina Guidoni Assistant Professor Physics

Degrees
Ph.D. in Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Master of Science in Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Honors BS in Physics, Mar del Plata National University, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Bio
Professor Guidoni is a theoretical and computational heliophysicist who focuses on the study of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (the most powerful bursts in the solar system). These solar eruptions may influence the performance of technology we use on Earth and play a major role in Space Weather (the variable conditions on the sun, sun’s atmosphere, and Earth's magnetosphere).

Professor Guidoni studies magnetic reconnection, physical processes of reconnected plasma, and particle acceleration. She runs and analyzes simulations of solar eruptions using parallelized computer programs run on supercomputers. She also has analyzed data from several NASA missions (i.e., Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO), and Hinode).

Professor Guidoni did her postdoctoral studies at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She has served as a member of NASA and NSF proposal review panels and as a peer reviewer for the Astrophysical Journal, the Astrophysical Journal Letters journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics journal, and the Solar Physics journal. She is a regular session organizer for NSF’s National Solar Heliospheric and INterplanetary Environment (SHINE) Workshop.

Teaching

Fall 2020

  • PHYS-480 Physics Capstone Seminar

Spring 2021

  • PHYS-380 Math & Computational Physics