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Cranmer, Steven R. Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Cranmer's research interests include solar and stellar astrophysics. Specifically, he studies the heating and energization of particles in the solar corona, the acceleration of the solar wind, and waves and turbulence in all kinds of astrophysical plasmas. Understanding the hot, expanding outer atmosphere of the Sun is a necessary precursor to being able to predict the Sun's long-term effects on the Earth's climate and local space environment. Other research includes radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres, kinetic plasma physics, the dynamics of winds from rotating hot (O, B, Wolf-Rayet) stars, and nonradial stellar pulsations.


  • solar physics, stellar astrophysics, coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, stellar winds, plasma physics, kinetic theory, MHD turbulence, radiative transfer, spectroscopy


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courses taught

  • ASTR 1200 Stars and Galaxies (Spring 2019)
  • ASTR 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ASTR 5120 Radiative and Dynamical Processes (Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 5700 Stellar Astrophysics (Spring 2018)
  • ASTR 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)


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