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Paul Kellogg

SHEPLAB 135 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @ • curriculum vitae


I was born 6 Nov. 1927 in Tacoma, WA. U.S. Army 1946-7. In 1956 I married Dorothy DelBourgo. Our children are Kenneth and David. Divorced, married Janet Schuffenhouer in April 1969, adopted her children, Deidre and Todd.
I received my Ph.D. from Cornell in 1955, and Philip Morrison was my advisor. Fulbright fellow 1954-5 at Institut for Theoretisk Physik, Copenhagen, Denmark. NRC associateship at Naval Research Laboratory 1955-56, took my first and only job at the University of Minnesota. I retired from teaching in June 1998, and kept up research.

Fellow of the American Physical Society since the 1960’s, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union since 2002

Expertise: The experimental and theoretical study of waves and wave-particle interactions in plasma. Since about 1990, my work has concentrated on the solar wind, but previously a broad program of rocket exploration of the aurora, exploration of the earth’s magnetosphere, and laboratory experiments on electron beam-plasma interactions was carried out. Recently, I have been interested in interplanetary dust as measured by impacts on spacecraft.

About My Work

Waves and instabilities in plasmas (experimental and theoretical), particularly: experiments on satellites to measure the naturally occurring waves in the earth's magnetosphere and in the solar system. Currently our group has experiments on four spacecraft orbiting the sun, measuring the electric and magnetic fields of the waves and turbulence of the solar wind.

Selected Publications

P. J. Kellogg, S. D. Bale, F. S. Mozer, T. S. Horbury, H. Reme, "Solar Wind Electric Fields in the Ion Cyclotron Frequency Range", Ap.J 645, 704 (2006)

Ergun, R.E., Malaspina, D.M.; Cairns, Iver H.; Goldman, M.V.; Newman, D.L.; Robinson, P.A.; Eriksson, S.; Bougeret, J.L.; Briand, C.; Bale, S.D.; Cattell, C.A.; Kellogg, P.J.; Kaiser, M.L., Eigenmode structure in solar-wind langmuir waves", Physical Review Letters, v 101, n 5, Jul 29, 2008, p. 051101 (2008)

P.J.Kellogg, K.Goetz, S.J.Monson S.D.Bale, M.J.Reiner, Milan Maksimovic, "Plasma Wave Measurements with STEREO_S/WAVES:Calibration, Potential Model and Preliminary Results", J. Geophys.Res. 114, nA2, A02107 (2009)

P. J. Kellogg, P. J., C. A. Cattell, K. Goetz, S. J. Monson, and L. B. Wilson, III, Electron trapping and charge transport by large amplitude whistlers", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L20106, doi:10.1029/2010GL044845 (2010)

P. J. Kellogg, C. A. Cattell, K. Goetz, S. J. Monson, and L. B. Wilson, "Large amplitude whistlers in the magnetosphere observed with Wind‐Waves", J. Geophys. Res., 116, A09224, doi:10.1029/2010JA015919 (2011)

P.J. Kellogg, K. Goetz, S.J. Monson, and A. Opitz, "Observations of Transverse Z-mode and Parametric Decay in the Solar Wind", J. Geophs. Res. (2013)


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1955.
B.S., MIT, 1950.