Cosmic Journey


There has been quite an excitement recently as new results from various cosmic ray experiments became available. I will review some of results particularly from balloon borne and space based experiments and discuss their implications and prospects of future plans.

Eun-Suk Seo, Ph.D.,
Professor at University of Maryland


Eun-Suk Seo earned her Ph.D. in 1991 from Louisiana State University. She joined UMD in 1991 and became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. Her research focuses on cosmic ray origin, acceleration, and propagation including searches for exotic matter, such as antimatter and dark matter using direct measurements of galactic cosmic rays flying instruments on balloons or spacecraft. Professor Seo has worked on numerous projects for the detection and characterization of cosmic rays, including four major international collaborations: ATIC (the Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter), AMS (the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, intended for deployment on the International Space Station), BESS (the Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting magnet Spectrometer) and CREAM (the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass program). She is the Principal Investigator for CREAM and Co-Investigator for the others.

She has received numerous awards, including the 1997 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006 and 2011 NASA Group Achievement Awards, 2015 Scientist of the Year Award, etc. She has served on numerous committees at the national and international levels. She is currently on the Americas Science Advisory Board for IOP Publishing. She is also serving as Guest Editor for the Advances in Space Research (Elsevier). She served as the 46th President of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), the 4th President of Korean-American Women in Science and Engineering (KWiSE), and the 29th President of the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA).

NRC 2024

April 13, Sat. 2024

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