The following Carthage faculty members lead research programs in the space sciences at Carthage.
Director, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Computer Science
Professor Kevin M. Crosby teaches in the Physics and Astronomy Department and Computer Science Department at Carthage. He has taught broadly across the physics curriculum, including courses in microgravity physics, thermodynamics, planetary astronomy and global climate science. Prof. Crosby and his students carry out research and educational activities in the space sciences, including work on CubeSats, parabolic flights, and suborbital sounding rocket missions.Read More
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Carlson came to Carthage in 2012 from the University of Bergen, Norway, where his research as a postdoctoral scholar focused on terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), intense bursts of energetic radiation produced by lightning. His current work includes modeling TGF production mechanisms and comparing those mechanisms to satellite, ground and aircraft observations of TGFs and other lightning-associated gamma rays.Read More