Garry W. Jenkins

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May 22, 2024

Bates physics professor’s research in ‘Nature’ redefines understanding of solar activity

Co-authored by Associate Professor of Physics Jeffrey Oishi, the cover research article in the scientific journal Nature published today upends decades-old beliefs about the sun and solar phenomena that first captivated Galileo more than 400 years ago.

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