Peter Gonthier, Professor of Physics, recently received a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) award via Rice University for $120,414. The project is titled Modeling Hard X-ray Bursts and Giant Flares from Magnetars.
This collaborative project will perform detailed numerical computations of X-ray spectra to develop advanced models for both burst and giant flare emissions signatures. This project is a joint effort between Dr. Gonthier at Hope College; Dr. Matthew Baring at William Marsh Rice University; Dr. Alice Harding at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Dr. Anna Watts at the University of Amsterdam.
Congratulations on your new NASA award, Peter!