School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Ford ES&T Building, Rm. 252
Professor Paty's research encompasses the interactions of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields. This includes research related to planetary magnetospheres, icy moon-magnetosphere interactions, ion-neutral interactions, aurora, plasma dynamic simulations, and atmospheric electrodynamics. Specifically, her research focuses on understanding planetary magnetospheric dynamics using a combination of 3D multi-fluid simulations and data collected by various space-based instruments such as the Cassini and Galileo space crafts and the Hubble Space Telescope.