Yakov Dimant

Senior Research Scientist

  • Title Senior Research Scientist
  • Office CAS 412
  • Phone (617) 353-7411
  • Education MS, Novosibirsk State University, Russia.
    Ph.D., Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow, Russia

Professional Preparation
Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia), Physics & Applied Mathematics, M.Sc., 1972
Lebedev Institute of Physics (Moscow, Russia), Theoretical & Mathematical Physics, Ph.D., 1979

Current Position
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2001–present

Research Interest and Current Research Activities
Dr. Dimant’s primary research interest is in collisional plasma theory. Current active research topics include:

  1. Theoretical studies of plasma instabilities at the lower ionosphere and related macroscopic phenomena
  2. Theory and simulations of meteor plasma and related phenomena
  3. Ionosphere-Magnetosphere coupling through anomalous conductivity
  4. Theoretical studies of plasma instabilities at the Solar chromosphere

Authored and co-authored about 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and collections of papers. Made more than 150 presentations at various national and international conferences and workshops.

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