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Yeimy Rivera

Center for Astrophysics
Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Yeimy Rivera, received her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2020. Her research pertains to investigating the evolution of plasma from the Sun by studying heavy ions in the solar wind and transients. In the past, she has simulated the non-equilibrium ionization evolution of ions in a coronal mass ejection and the solar wind between the Sun and interplanetary space to investigate the thermodynamic conditions that reproduce ion observations. Presently, she is investigating heavy ion depleted plasma, measured near the Earth, to understand the mechanism responsible for the absence of selected charge states in the heliosphere. Additionally, throughout her postdoctoral appointment she plans to investigate heavy ion signatures in the solar wind with Solar Orbiter's Heavy Ion Sensor and Parker Solar Probe's SPAN-Ai.