Paul Kellogg

elderly man with beige shirt and tan jacket

Paul Kellogg

Professor Emeritus, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 201-25
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1955

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950

Professional Background

I received my Ph.D. from Cornell in 1955; 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.

Scientific & Professional Societies

Fellow, American Physical SocietyFellow, American Geophysical Union


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.

Research Interests

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.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1960s
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2002

Selected Publications

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. P.J. Kellogg, 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)