Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla


Dr. Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), in May 2006 as a research fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), and in May 2009 she joined The Catholic University of America (CUA) as a Research Associate. She received her Theoretical Physics degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1997, Spain) and her PhD by the Alcalá University (2004, Madrid/Spain). Her research efforts at GSFC are motivated to understand the nature of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and their interactions with the solar wind, planets and the Earth. Her main contribution to the field has been providing a new perspective to the theoretical-analytical flux-rope model for magnetic structures embedded in the Interplanetary CMEs (ICMEs). The associated reconstruction technique allows characterizing these flux ropes and inferring the direction of the magnetic field before it arrives at the Earth. She has published in the refereed literature and contributed to conferences, workshops and international meetings. She has also given seminars and led scientific discussions at international institutions. She has been invited to conferences, served on panels and committees, edited scientific journals, and organized a number of national and international meeting sessions and conferences.