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Department of Physics – Faculty of Science – Mahidol University – Bangkok 10400 – Thailand

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Ruffolo
David
Current position: 
Professor
Current nationality: 
Thailand
Current residence: 
Thailand
Affiliation/Institution: 
Mahidol University
Biodata: 
Ruffolo is a professor at Mahidol U. He obtained his PhD in 1991 at U Chicago. He developed a classic transport equation for solar energetic particles and precision modeling of their observed distribution in space. He created new theories of turbulent transport of cosmic rays, including an explanation of solar particle dropouts in terms of solar wind turbulence and topological trapping. He led the establishment of a neutron monitor in Thailand, which detects galactic cosmic rays at the world's highest geomagnetic cutoff energy. He has twice served as a rapporteur of the International Cosmic Ray Conference. He was awarded the Golden Eagle Award from the American Academy of Achievement and the 2017 Outstanding Scientist Award of Thailand. His memberships include the Thailand Academy of Science and Technology and the American Geophysical Union.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
4 - Quality education
Keywords: 
cosmic rays, neutron monitors, solar storms, space plasma physics, turbulent random walks
Elected
2013
Place of Birth: 
Iowa City
Country of birth: 
USA

Date of birth

12
March
1968
Section:
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Last updated on 30/09/2020