Presenter Bio: Eric Christian
Dr. Eric Christian is the Deputy Mission Scientist for IBEX. His scientific background is in energetic particles (galactic cosmic rays, anomalous cosmic rays, and solar energetic particles) and the design, construction, integration, and testing of particle detectors. From 2002 until 2008, he served at NASA Headquarters as program scientist for STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory), ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer), IBEX, RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probes), and the two Voyager spacecraft. Before coming to NASA Headquarters in 2008, 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 NASA Education and Public Outreach for his entire career. Dr. Christian has a BS in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania (1982) and a PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (1989).
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