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James L. Horwitz Physics Scholarship Fund

Dr. James Horwitz - Deceased
Professor of Physics
Chairman of Physics
Ph. D., University of California at San Diego

Dr. Horwitz performed computer simulation and data analysis research in space physics, with a principal focus on auroral and polar ionospheric plasma generation, energization and transport into the terrestrial magnetosphere. Among his accomplishments are the development of the first steady-state and dynamic codes to join fluid-like treatment for collision-dominated plasma regions to kinetic treatment of non-collision-dominated plasma regions, with potential applications in multiple areas of scientific application. He was a co-Investigator on the Thermal Ion Dynamics Experiment (TIDE) on NASA’s POLAR spacecraft.

Dr. Horwitz graduated 9 Ph. D.’s and 11 M.S. degree students. He authored or co-authored over 140 refereed publications, has presented numerous invited talks, and has been awarded several million dollars of funding from NASA and NSF. He has been Associate Editor of Geophysical Research Letters, Space Physics and Aeronomy Section Editor for EOS, Space Physics Editor for Reviews of Geophysics, and Space Physics Representative for American Geophysical Union Book Board.

Contributions can be made to the James L. Horwitz Physics Scholarship Fund at the University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19047, Arlington, Texas 76019.

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