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Murphy, Nicholas

Plasma astrophysicist


My research and work interests include: plasma astrophysics; research software engineering; computational plasma physics; solar physics (solar flares, coronal mass ejections, chromosphere); magnetic reconnection (including in partially ionized plasma); andvrelationships between laboratory, astrophysical, and heliospheric plasma physics.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison , Astronomy, Thesis: Simulation and Analysis of Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma Astrophysics Experiment 2003 - 2009
  • B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, General Physics, and Mathematical Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Astronomy 1999 - 2003