Glesener receives College Research Award
Professor Lindsay Glesener of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the 2023 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research from the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Established in 1982, the award recognizes younger faculty members who have shown outstanding ability in research. Glesener is the eighth member of the School's faculty to receive the honor. The award is accompanied by a cash prize for professional development and recipients are honored at a special reception.
Glesener's area of research is solar astrophysics, studying high energy particles from the Sun. Her research focuses on solar flares and coronal mass ejections, examining the high-energy emission from flares, all the way from large eruptive flares down to small, prevalent, unresolved ones. Her main investigative tools are ultraviolet and X-ray data. Glesener also works on the development of new instruments for high-energy exploration of the Sun, with an emphasis on X-ray sensors. Glesener's group are developing hard X-ray focusing telescopes for solar purposes via the FOXSI project, which has had three successful flights on suborbital sounding rockets from the White Sands Missile Range. They are also developing CubeSats to measure X-rays from the Sun and other astrophysical objects with high time precision.