Hello there! My name is Marc Kornbleuth, and I am a research scientist in Boston University’s Department of Astronomy. I did my undergraduate work at BU, earning a B.A. in Astronomy & Physics while studying the mass loss rates of stars with Dr. Merav Opher. After graduating I worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with Dr. Brad Wargelin investigating solar wind charge exchange in the near-Earth environment. I earned my PhD working with Dr. Opher on energetic neutral atoms and how we can model and observe them to understand the bubble the surrounds and protects the solar system (aka the heliosphere). As a research scientist, I am working on the SHIELD Drive Center at BU, where I am continuing my work on understanding the heliosphere through energetic neutral atoms and modeling. I am currently serving as the deputy director of the Global Heliosphere Team (research thrust #1), helping to uncover what ENAs can tell us about the heliosphere and the energization processes within.
Department of Astronomy
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Boston, MA 02215
kmarc [at] bu.edu
Background Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)