Ke Chiang Hsieh

Professor Emeritus of Physics

Education: 

Ph.D., 1969, University of Chicago

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Research Interests: 

My research interest has been in the detection of energetic particles, especially in space. My current interest is in observing space plasma dynamics through the detection of energetic neutral atoms (ENA). Unaffected by magnetic field ENA can travel large distances between their being neutralized and their being detected, thus enabling us to construct spatial distributions (images) of energetic ion populations far away, such as those in the inner and outer heliosphere and those in planetary magnetospheres or ionospheres.