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NASA/GSFC Chief, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics

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Dr. James Slavin
Chief, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. James Slavin has worked at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1982-6), NASA Headquarters (1986-7) and NASA GSFC (1987 – present). He is the author or co-author of over 250 scientific articles on Sun-Solar System Connection Physics. He has served as P.I., Co-I, Participating Scientist, GI or Team Member for 19 magnetic field investigations including the on-going Cluster, WIND and MESSENGER and the recently selected Magnetospheric MultiScale and BepiColombo missions. Dr. Slavin has also been Project Scientist, Acting Project Scientist, Deputy Project Scientist, or Study Scientist for 5 NASA missions including Space Technology 5 micro-satellite pathfinder mission that is scheduled to launch February 28, 2006. He is presently also the Senior Project Scientist for the Solar Terrestrial Probes Program. Dr. Slavin has served in a number of supervisory positions including Chief of the Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics (present), Acting Associate Chief of the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics (2004), and Head of the Electrodynamics Branch (1990-2004). Dr. Slavin is a recipient of the NASA Medal for Exceptional Achievement and he was recently named a University of California Regent’s Lecturer for 2005-2006.

Selected Publications:

Slavin, J. A., et al., The Solar Wind Interaction with Venus: Pioneer Venus Observations of Bow Shock Location and Structure, J. Geophys. Res., 85, 7,625, 1980.

Slavin, J. A., et al., An ISEE 3 Study of Average and Substorm Conditions in the Distant Magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 90, 10,875, 1985.

Slavin, J. A., et al., Giacobini Zinner Magnetotail: ICE Magnetic Field Observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 283, 1986.

Slavin, J. A., et al., The Solar Wind Interaction with Mars: Mariner 4, Mars 2, 3 & 5, and Phobos 2 Observations of the Bow Shock , J. Geophys. Res., 96, 11,235, 1991.

Slavin, J. A., et al., ISEE-3 Observations of Traveling Compression Regions in the Earth's Magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 15,425, 1993.

Slavin, J. A., et al., Mariner 10 Observations of Field-Aligned Currents at Mercury, Planet. Space Sci., 45, 133, 1997.

Slavin, J.A., et al., Geotail Observations of Magnetic Flux Ropes in the Plasma Sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A1), 1015, doi:10.1029/2002JA009557, 2003.

Slavin, J.A., et al., Cluster observations of traveling compression regions in the near-tail, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A06207, doi:10.1029/2004JA010878, 2005.

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