Michael Hesse#


Michael Hesse
Membership Number:4991
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:2019
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Michael.Hesse





Present and Previous Positions

  • 2020 - present Director of Science, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 2017 - 2020 Professor of Space Physics, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2012 - 2016 Director of the Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, USA
  • 2006 - 2011 Chief, Space Weather Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, USA
  • 1999 - 2012 Director of the Community Coordinated Modeling Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, USA
  • 1993 - 2016 Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, USA
  • 1991 - 1993 Principal Scientist, Hughes System Corporation, Lanham, MD,USA
  • 1988 - 1991 Post-doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA
  • 1985 - 1988 Research Associate, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Space plasma theory
  • Paricle-in-cell plasma simulations
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Magnetospheric dynamics
  • Space weather

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2016 NASA Group Achievement Award, Magnetospheric Multiscale mission
  • 2010 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2007 NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
  • 2004 NASA Group Achievement Award, Community Coordinated Modeling Center
  • 2002 Space Science Achievement Award, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 1998 NASA Group Achievement Award, Polar Electric Fields
  • 1988 Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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