Kristoff Paulson studies the space plasma environments both of Earth's magnetosphere and the inner heliosphere using in situ data recorded by an array of spacecraft missions. He is interested in furthering the understanding of how perturbations and transients in the solar wind manifest as disturbances in the near-Earth plasma environment. In particular, Dr. Paulson focuses his research on various plasma wave modes responsible for transferring energy and momentum between particle populations. He has performed both in data analysis and instrument development capacities, and is currently working on the Parker Solar Probe mission as part of the SWEAP team looking at thermal plasma interactions in the solar wind.
PhD, University of New Hampshire