Space Weather Lab, George Mason University


The Space Weather Lab at George Mason University was formally established in October 2006. The faculty in the lab are mainly affiliated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We emphasize multi-disciplinary science that crosses traditional department boundaries. Students in our space weather program will develop a deep understanding of the Sun, the heliosphere, geospace, and their interactions.

Space weather research addresses understanding of the physics of the connected Sun-Earth system. It specifies and predicts the physical conditions in the space that adversely affect the safety of manned space missions and technological systems such as satellites, electronic power grids, communication and navigation systems. It is supported by major national programs, including the National Space Weather Program (NSWP), the Living With a Star Program (LWS), and a variety of NASA, NSF, DOD and NOAA offices. There is also an International LWS program that involves more than 20 international space agencies.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree and would like to do research on Space Weather problems, we encourage you to contact any of the faculty.