Maurice Wilson

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ASP Postdoctoral Fellow

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Maurice Wilson

Maurice Wilson is an Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral Fellow at the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  He specializes in using spectroscopic techniques to conduct research across various subfields of astrophysics, instrumentation, and solar physics.  More specifically, his primary research interests with studying spectra include the following:

  •     Energy budget and extended heating of solar CMEs.
  •     Detection and characterization of stellar CMEs and exoplanets.
  •     High precision photometry and Doppler spectroscopy pipelines.

He obtained his Ph.D. in astronomy from the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in 2022.  He is currently using the spectropolarimetry from the Upgraded Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (UCoMP) of the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) to study the evolving energy budget and magnetic field orientation of solar CMEs.