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Nicholas Nelson

  • PhD
  • Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Research interests

turbulence modelingdynamo theorystellar physicsSolar physics

About

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Lab working in the Theoretical Astrophysics (T-2) group. My research focuses on using 3D MHD simulations of stellar dynamo action and observations of stellar magnetic activity to understand the generation and emergence of magnetic fields in sun-like stars. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Colorado in 2013, working with the incomparable Juri Toomre. I received by B.S. in Physics from Brigham Young University in 2007.

Co-authors (13)

  • Joseph Smidt

Publications (12)

Driving Solar Giant Cells through the Self-Organization of Near-Surface Plumes

  • Nelson N
  • Featherstone N
  • Miesch M
The Astrophysical Journal (2015)
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Effects of initial condition spectral content on shock-driven turbulent mixing

  • Nelson N
  • Grinstein F
Physical Review E (2015)
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Solar Superstorms

  • Lucas T
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Magnetic Cycles and Hints of Flux Emergence in Solar and Stellar Dynamos

  • Miesch M
  • Nelson N
  • Brown B
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Magnetic Wreaths, Cycles, and Buoyant Loops in Convective Dynamos

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Professional experience

Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellow

Los Alamos National Laboratory

August 2013 - Present

Research Assistant

Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

May 2007 - August 2013(6 years)

Education history

PhD, Astrophysical and Planetary Science

Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

May 2007 - August 2013(6 years)

B.S., Physics

Brigham Young University

May 2004 - May 2007(3 years)