Ellen Zweibel

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Ellen Zweibel is the William L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned an A.B. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. In addition to running a broad research program in plasma astrophysics, she is the director of the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization.


The Seeds of a Magnetic Universe

A mechanism for generating primordial magnetic fields, called the Biermann battery, could have occurred in a much younger Universe than previously thought. Read More »