Noé Lugaz

Research Associate Professor
Space Science Center and Department of Physics
Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space (EOS)
University of New Hampshire Morse Hall, Room 351
8 College Rd, Durham, NH 03824, USA

Phone: (603) 862-5045

Noé Lugaz earned a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Supaéro, France and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science from the University of Michigan in 2007. Before joining UNH, I spent five years at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, where I was an Assistant Astronomer from 2009 to 2012. I also spent seven months in Kyoto University, Japan as a short-term JSPS post-doctoral researcher. I was appointed a Research Assistant Professor at the Space Science Center (EOS) and Physics Department of the University of New Hampshire in 2013 and was promoted as Research Associate Professor in 2016.

My main interest is to study different physical phenomena associated with coronal mass ejections, the major source of intense space weather. The main focus of my early work has been on performing large, parallel numerical computations of the initiation, propagation and interaction of these solar eruptions. In the past few years, I have been working on combining the analysis of remote observations, in situ measurements and numerical simulations to learn more about CMEs, their propagation, interaction and effects on Earth's magnetosphere. I have also developed techniques to analyze remote-sensing observations of coronal mass ejections between the Sun and the Earth by the STEREO mission. Overall, I attempt to understand how the interaction of coronal mass ejections with the solar corona and with other eruptions modify their properties, behaviors and characteristics. More details can be found here.

My research is supported by grants from NSF and NASA. I currently serve as the workshop coordinator for the NSF-funded yearly SHINE workshop (2013-2018) and I have been a frequent convener of sessions at AGU, COSPAR and SHINE meetings since 2009. I have also chaired the popular writing award committee of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS/SPD) from 2012 to 2014. I have worked with half a dozen undergraduate and graduate students.

Full Curriculum vitae (PDF)

Awarded the 2014 Arne Richter award from EGU for "innovative contributions to the understanding of coronal mass ejections."

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Latest Published Papers:

Simulated Sun-to-Earth STEREO/SECCHI view of the 2007 January 24-25 CMEs (3.3Mb MP4 file)
LASCO/C3-SECCHI-A/HI-1-SECCHI-A/HI-2: 3 simulated days