Presenter 4: Eric Christian, Program Scientist
Presenter Bio: Eric Christian
Dr. Eric Christian is the Program Scientist for the Solar Terrestrial Probes program at NASA Headquarters, and is also a Program Scientist for STEREO, ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer), IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer), RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probes) and the two Voyager spacecraft. His scientific background is in energetic particles (galactic cosmic rays, anomalous cosmic rays, and solar energetic particles) and the design, construction, integration and test of particle detectors. Before coming to NASA Headquarters in 2002, he was Deputy Project Scientist for ACE, and has worked on Voyager and a large number of sub-orbital balloon experiments. He has also been active in Education and Public Outreach for his entire career. Dr. Christian has a BA in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania (1982) and a PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (1989).