Martin V. Goldman

Professor. Ph.D. Harvard University, 1965.

Areas of current research of Dr. Goldman center around linear and nonlinear wave phenomena excited in plasmas (ionized gases) by electron and radiation beams. New electrostatic and electromagnetic wave instabilities and their nonlinear evolution are studied analytically and numerically (using supercomputers). Nonlinear wave phenomena that have been investigated include wave-wave coupling, emission of radiation, chaotic behavior, wave self-focusing, soliton formation, and other "strong" turbulence effects. Applications of this basic research have been made to waves commonly found in the solar wind, in the neighborhood of planetary bow shocks, in the Earth's ionosphere, as well as in controlled laboratory environments.

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