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Dan Reisenfeld came to UM in 2004 after seven years as a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Reisenfeld leads the space science group at the University of Montana, which is involved in a number of NASA missions, including the Cassini mission to Saturn, the Genesis mission which returned a sample of the solar wind to Earth for analysis, the Deep Space One mission to Comet 19P/Borelly, and the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) which will map out the boundary between our solar system and interstellar medium. Professor Reisenfeld is also the U.S. editor for the international information bulletin, Space Research Today. During his time at UM, Professor Reisenfeld has taught courses on introductory physics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, stellar astrophysics, and advanced laboratory physics. He is currently the UM affiliate representative for the Montana Space Grant Consortium and is an advisor for physics and astronomy majors.
Wed 3-4, Thurs 10-11, 3-4, Fri 9:30-10:30
Physics 341: Modern Physics
Physics 461: Quantum Mechanics I
PhD in Astronomy, Harvard University, 1998
BS in Physics, Yale University, 1989
US Editor, Space Research Today
UM Affiliate Representative, Montana Space Grant Consortium
Martens, H. A., Reisenfeld, D. B., Johnson, R. E., Williams, J. D., and Smith, H.T., “Observations of Molecular Oxygen in Saturn’s Inner Magnetosphere”, Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted.
Reisenfeld, D.B., Burnett, D. S., Becker, R. H., Grimberg, A. G., Heber, V. S., Hohenberg, C. M., Jurewicz, A. J. G., Meshik, A., Pepin, R. O., Raines, J. M., Schlutter, D. J., Wieler, R., Wiens, R. C., Zurbuchen, T. H., “Elemental Abundances of the Bulk Solar Wind: Analyses from Genesis and Ace”, Space Sci. Rev., 130, 79, doi 10.1007/s11214-007-9215-1.
Meshik, A., Mabry, J., Hohenberg, C., Marrochi, Y., Pravdivtseva, O., Burnett, D., Olinger, C., Wiens, R., Reisenfeld, D., Allton, J., McNamara, K, Stansbery, E., and Jurewicz, A., “Constraints on Neon and Argon Isotopic Fractionation in the Solar Wind”, SCIENCE, 318, 433-435, doi: 10.1126/science.1145528.
Tokar, R. L., Johnson, R. E., Hill, T. W., Pontius, D. H., Kurth, W. S., Crary, F. J., Young, D. T., Thomsen, M. F., Reisenfeld, D. B., Coates, A. J., Lewis, G. R., Sittler, E.C., Gurnett, D. A. “The Interaction of the Atmosphere of Enceladus with Saturn’s Plasma”, SCIENCE, 311, 1409.
Reisenfeld, D.B., Wiens, R.C., Barraclough, B.L., Steinberg, J.T., DeKoning, C., Zurbuchen, T.H., and Burnett, D.S., “The Genesis Mission: Solar Wind Conditions, And Implications For The FIP Fractionation Of The Solar Wind”, Solar Wind 11/SOHO – 16: ESA Conference Proceedings, SP-592, p. 187.