Lindsay Glesener

School of Physics & Astronomy
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2020
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Putting the High-Energy Sun in Focus

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The Sun is the most powerful particle accelerator in the solar system, but the methods it uses to do this have puzzled scientists for decades. Lindsay Glesener’s research group uses the novel method of focusing X-ray telescopes to investigate energy release and particle acceleration in solar flares. This involves building new telescopes and flying them into space to unravel the high energy mysteries of the Sun.