Allison N. Jaynes

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
College: 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University: 
The University of Iowa
STEM Area of Research: 
Physics
Education: 
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2013
Phone: 
(319)-335-3799
Office: 
404 VAN
Research Interests: 
Experimental space physics
  • Inner magnetosphere and radiation belts particle dynamics, particularly high-energy electrons and protons
  • The physics of the aurora in Earth’s ionosphere
  • Relativistic particle effects throughout the magnetosphere in the vicinity of magnetic reconnection
  • Solar driving of the near-Earth space environment
  • Co-Investigator on NASA’s Van Allen Probes and MMS missions
  • Hardware and instrument development focused on the above science questions