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Bachelor of Science on Physics from Universidade Federal da Bahia (2010). Ph.D degree on Space Geophysics (2015) at the National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE). Worked for one year as research assistant at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), USA, during his Ph.D period. Worked as visiting researcher also at NASA/GSFC for a 4 months period (2016). Worked as visiting researcher at West Virginia University, USA, during 7 months (2018). His main research interests are on 1) magnetic reconnection at the Earth's dayside magnetopause using both in situ observations and numerical simulations, 2) physical processes that lead to either loss or acceleration of electrically charged particles trapped in the Earth's Van Allen radiation belts, and 3) ground induced currents. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Magnetic reconnection is a process which regulates solar wind's energy entry into the inner magnetosphere. Also, it modulates the intensity of the so-called geomagnetic storms and substorms. Their effects may cause fluctuations of signals on telecommunication systems; disruptions of the electrical systems at the Earth's surface by the action of geomagnetically induced currents, and also...
Earth's dayside magnetopause boundary is the region where magnetic field reconnection takes place, and the locations along the magnetopause where the reconnecting magnetic fields meet and have their topologies changed is referred to as the X-line. Given the current knowledge, there is still no consensus in the scientific community whether reconnection proceeds via a dominant single X-li...
It has been well accepted that the physical process known as magnetic reconnection plays a fundamental role in the so-called solar wind-magnetosphere interaction by allowing the transfer of mass, energy and momentum from the solar wind to the Earth's magnetosphere. Although extensive work on theoretical, observational and numerical perspectives of the magnetic reconnection process has b...
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