Dr. Steven Tomczyk is a Senior Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He has spent his career developing instrumentation for the remote sensing of magnetic and velocity fields on the Sun.
Dr. Tomczyk current focus is on measuring magnetic fields in the Sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, in order to understand and eventually predict ejections of material which influence the Earth and its environment. Steve is the principal investigator of the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory, a proposed facility dedicated to monitoring coronal magnetic activity. Dr. Tomczyk continues to lead the development of the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory and contributes to the development of HAO's K-Coronagraph and Chromospheric Magnetometer instruments.