David Sibeck is the THEMIS project scientist and also serves as the mission scientist for the Living With a Star Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission. His research focuses on the outer boundary of the Earth's magnetic field, and its interaction with the solar wind.
Sibeck is active in Heliophysics science outreach activities, supporting events at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in DC, the Mary land Science Center, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, and NASA's Explorer School program. He is the author or co-author of over 190 scientific articles on Sun-Solar System Connection Physics.
Prior to joining NASA in 2002, he worked at the nearby Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory from 1985-2002. He received the American Geophysical Union's Macelwane medal in 1992 and is a fellow of that organization. He is an associate editor for Geophysical Research Letters, an associate editor for Advances in Space Research, a corresponding editor for EOS, and Campaign Coordinator for the National Science Foundation's Global Interaction campaign. When time permits, he can be found in his garden, trimming and harvesting unusual fruit trees.