Janet U. Kozyra
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Scientific career
ThesisObservational and theoretical investigation of stable auroral red arcs and their magnetospheric energy source. (volumes i and ii) (subauroral) (1986)

Janet Kozyra is a heliophysicist who works on solar superstorms.[1] She has used data from Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE), to show that Earth interacts with solar energy during solar storms.[2]

Education and career

Kozyra earned a B.S. (1979), an M.S. (1981), and a Ph.D. (1986) from the University of Michigan. Following her Ph.D. she joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an assistant research scientist. In 2005, Kozyra was named the George Carignan Collegiate Research Professor.[3] In 2014, Kozyra retired from her position at the University of Michigan.[3] As of 2020, Kozyra is at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).[4][1]

Selected publications

Awards and honors


  1. ^ a b Howell, Elizabeth (January 15, 2020). "NASA And Amazon Are Teaming Up To Build An App That Can Predict Solar Superstorms". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-07-23.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Leary, Warren E. (2002-05-28). "Gauging Earth's Active Role in Solar Storms". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. ^ a b "Memoir | Faculty History Project". faculty-history.dc.umich.edu.
  4. ^ "NASA HELIOPHYSICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, June 30-July 1, 2020, virtual". Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  5. ^ "Kozyra". Honors Program.
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