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Leonid Didkovsky

Professor (Research) of Physics and Astronomy
Director of the Space Sciences Center

Contact Information
E-mail: leonid@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-6343
Office: SHS 362

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

An extensive experience and flexibility in development, build, and test of cutting-edge instruments for space and ground-based projects, including design of world-largest solar telescope with adaptive optics, electronics, mechanical, and optical modules for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV), visible light, and infrared spectral bands. Self-motivated, team-worked, and detail-oriented professional in creating hardware and software for a wide range of scientific and technical applications. Major directions in scientific research are solar physics, helioseismology, solar internal structure and internal differential rotation, EUV spectral variability, EUV dimming, solar energetic particles.
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Variability of Five-Minute Solar Oscillations in the Corona as Observed by the Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer (ESP) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (SDO/EVE)", LWS/SDO-3/SOHO-26, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Paper, Stanford University, NASA, 10/30/2010-  
"A Comparison of the First Solar EUV Irradiance Measurements from the SDO/EVE EUV Spectrophotometer (ESP) with the SOHO/CELIAS Solar EUV Monitor (SEM) Absolute Solar EUV Irradiance,", COSPAR, Talk/Oral Presentation, Bremen, Germany, NASA, 07/18/2010-07/25/2010  
"A Comparison Between ESP 30.4 nm and SEM Measurements", AIA and EVE Science Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Stanford University, NASA, 07/07/2010-07/09/2010  
 

Other Presentations

"SDO-EVE-ESP Calibration", Solar EUV Irradiance Calibration and Validation Workshop, Univ of Co in Boulder, LASP, 10/25/2011-  
"SDO-EVE-ESP Instrument", Solar EUV Irradiance Calibration and Validation Workshop, Univ of Co in Boulder, LASP, 10/25/2011-  
"A Change of Solar HeII EUV Global Network", Chapman Conference, AGU, Key Largo, FL, 04/08/2013-04/12/2013  
"Coronal Post-Flare Dynamics of the Coronal Dimming Event", SDO-7 Exploring the Network of SDO Science, NASA, Cambridge, MD, 03/03/2013-03/08/2013  
"Climate Change, Earth’s Albedo and its Measurements.", SDO/EVE Science Group Workshop, Univ of Co in Boulder, LASP, 08/22/2010-08/24/2010  
"Degradation-Free Spectrometers for EUV Measurements", SDO/EVE Science Group Workshop, Univ of Co in Boulder, LASP, 08/22/2010-08/24/2010  
"How EVE/ESP Sees Solar Flares", SDO/EVE Science Group Workshop, Univ of Co in Boulder, LASP, 08/22/2010-08/24/2010  
"A comparison of solar flare events using high-cadence EVE/ESP irradiance measurements", AIA and EVE Science Group Meeting, Living with a Star (LWS), Stanford University, 07/07/2010-07/09/2010  
 

Publications

Journal Article

Didkovsky, L. V., Kosovichev, A. G., Judge, D. L., Wieman, S. R., Woods, T. (2013). Variability of Solar Five-Minute Oscillations in the Corona as Observed by the Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer (ESP) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (SDO/EVE). Solar Physics/Springer. (Open Access)
Solomon, S., Qian, L., Didkovsky, L., Viereck, R., Woods, T. (2011). Causes of low thermospheric density during the 2007-2009 solar minimum. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 116, pp. A00H07.
Didkovsky, L., Judge, D., Kosovichev, A., Wieman, S., Woods, T. (2011). Observations of Five-Minute Solar Oscillations in Lower Corona Using Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer (ESP) Onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (SDO/EVE). Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 738, pp. L7.
Solomon, S., Woods, T., Didkovsky, L., Emmert, J., Qian, L. (2010). Anomalously low solar extreme-ultraviolet irradiance and thermospheric density during solar minimum. GRL. Vol. 37, pp. L16103.
 

Honors and Awards

John W. Firor Award for outstanding publication, 2012-2013   
NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding designing, building, and operating of the science investigations of SDO, 2012-2013   
 
 
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