At this month’s Periodic Table program, explore heliophysics and learn what’s ahead for the thrilling Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission. a multi-institution collaboration that aims to investigate energetic particles’ acceleration and interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium. Space scientist Dan Reisenfeld will discuss Los Alamos National Laboratory’s role in the project.
The Periodic Table is the Bradbury Science Museum’s casual, ask-me-anything program held at projectY cowork. Gather with other science enthusiasts and talk with special guest Labbies about their unique work. The Periodic Table is always free.
Monday, Sept. 18
150 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, NM
About the speaker: Daniel Reisenfeld is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Yale University. He has been a senior scientist in the Space Science and Applications group at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2018. For the 14 years before that, he was a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Montana, and before that, he was actually a scientist at Los Alamos. During his first Lab stint, he participated in solar wind missions, and was the LANL instrument co-lead for the Ion Mass Spectrometer on board the Cassini mission to Saturn. Currently, he is the deputy instrument lead for the IMAP-Hi instrument for the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe.