Dr. Korth is space physicists at The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is involved in planetary and heliosphysics research and instrument development. He is currently a Deputy Project Scientist for the Europa Clipper mission, the goal of which is to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate its habitability. His research interest on this mission is the interaction between Europa and Jupiter’s magnetosphere. Prior to this appointment, he was the Investigation Scientist for the Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) on Europa Clipper. From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Korth worked on the MESSENGER mission, where he was initially a member of the Magnetometer (MAG) team and subsequently became first Instrument Scientist for the Magnetometer and then Deputy Project Scientist for the MESSENGER mission. He investigated the plasma and magnetic field in Mercury’s magnetosphere and developed models for Mercury’s magnetospheric magnetic field. He was also instrumental to developing the data processing facility for the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamic Response Experiment (AMPERE) and has done extensive research on field-aligned currents connecting the Earth’s ionosphere to the magnetosphere and compared their observations to Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. Dr. Korth has also been deeply involved in development of fluxgate and optical magnetometers and has flight-qualified a rubidium magnetometer based on a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) vapor cell.
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Senior Professional Staff, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Principal Professional Staff, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
1998 - Present
Member American Geophysical Union
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