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Vladimir Airapetian


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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


  • Biography

    Education 1989 PhD in Astrophysics, Byurakan Observatory & Kurchatov Atomic Energy Center 1982 B.S. and M.S. (summa cum laude), Phys. Dept., Yerevan State University, Armenia Post-Degree Appointments 2011 – present : Principal Scientist, NASA/GSFC and SPACS/GMU 2008 – present : Research Associate Professor, George Mason University, SPACS 2002 – present : Research Associate Professor, CUA, Department of Physics 1995 – 2002 : Senior Staff Scientist, Computer Sciences Corporation Research Interests: Multidimensional MHD simulations of solar, stellar and planetary winds, coronal mass Ejections, superflares, atmospheric chemistry of early Earth, 2.5D MHD simulations of solar streamers, 2.5D MHD dynamics of winds from evolved stars, 0D and 1D Hydrodynamic modeling of solar coronal active regions, plasma astrophysics, plasma turbulence, optical/soft X-ray spectroscopy, RS CVn stars, pre-main sequence stars, stellar coronal heating, dynamos in early and late-type stars Synergetic Activities: Author of Introductory Astronomy Textbook: Rocking Stories of the Universe, Great River Technologies, Ed. 1, 2014 Participation in review panels for NASA HQ’s solar and astrophysics divisions Relevant Publications Airapetian, V. & Cuntz, M. 2015, Atmospheric Heating and Wind Acceleration, in Giants of Eclipse: The ζ Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systems, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Volume 408. Springer Int. Publ. Switzerland, 2015, p. 123 Schnepf, N. R., Lovelace, R. V. E., Romanova, M. M., Airapetian, V. S. 2015, Stellar wind erosion of protoplanetary discs, MNRAS, 448, 1628 Airapetian, V., Glocer, A. and Danchi, W., 2015, Magnetic Interaction of a Super-CME with the Earth’s Magnetosphere: Scenario for Young Earth, in the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun Proceeding of Lowell Observatory (9-13 June 2014) Edited by G. van Belle & H. Harris (eprint arXiv:1409.3833) Airapetian, V., Leake, J. and Carpenter, K., 2015 Toward A Self Consistent MHD Model of Chromospheres and Winds From Late Type Evolved Stars, in the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun Proceeding of Lowell Observatory (9-13 June 2014) Edited by G. van Belle & H. Harris (eprint arXiv:1409.3833) Kramar, M., Airapetian, V., Mikić, Z. ; Davila, J. 2014, Sol. Phys., 3D Coronal Density Reconstruction and Retrieving the Magnetic Field Structure during Solar Minimum ,289, 2927 Airapetian, V. S., Ofman, L.; Sittler, E. C.; Kramar, M. 2011, Probing the Thermodynamics and Kinematics of Solar Coronal Streamers, ApJ, 728, 67 Airapetian, V. S., Carpenter, K. G., Ofman, L. 2010, Winds from Luminous Late-type Stars. II. Broadband Frequency Distribution of Alfvén Waves, ApJ, 723, 1210

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