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Silvina Guidoni Assistant Professor Physics

Postdoctoral studies at NASA Goddard Space Flight center, Greenbelt, MD.
Ph.D. in Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
Master of Science in Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
BS in Physics, Mar del Plata National University, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Professor Silvina Guidoni is a theoretical and computational heliophysicist who focuses on the study of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (the most powerful bursts in the solar system). These solar eruptions may influence the performance of technology we use on Earth and play a major role in Space Weather (the variable conditions on the sun, sun’s atmosphere, and Earth's magnetosphere).
Professor Guidoni studies magnetic reconnection, physical processes of reconnected plasma, and particle acceleration. She runs and analyzes simulations of solar eruptions using parallelized computer programs run on supercomputers. She also has analyzed data from several NASA missions (i.e., Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO), and Hinode).
She has served as a member of NASA and NSF proposal review panels and as a peer reviewer for the Nature Astronomy Journal, Astrophysical Journal, the Astrophysical Journal Letters Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal, and the Solar Physics Journal. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Solar Heliospheric and INterplanetary Environment (SHINE) Workshop and a member of the Committee of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society.
When she is not thinking about equations, programming, or the vastness of space, she practices TaiChi, an activity she has enjoyed from more than two decades.


Spring 2024

  • PHYS-450 Electricity and Magnetism