Carol Paty, Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, will introduce us to the objectives of JUICE, the Jupiter Icy moons Explorer, the next large science mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Carol completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Geophysics & Space Physics in 2006. Her thesis research focused on studying Jupiter's largest icy moon, Ganymede, using a combination of data returned from the Galileo spacecraft and computer simulations. She spent two years working as a postdoc at the Southwest Research Institute as a member of the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer team studying the geysers of Enceladus before joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Carol is also a Participating Scientist on the Cassini mission, examining seasonal variability in Saturn's magnetosphere. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on planetary magnetospheric dynamics, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, icy moon interactions, and space plasma physics simulations.