SOHO Support Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Phone: +1 (301) 286-4441
Fax: +1 (301) 286-0264
Alex is a Solar Astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with ADNET Systems Inc. In graduate school, Alex studied high energy astrophysics in the form of cosmic gamma-ray bursts and gamma-ray solar flares.
He joined the SOHO/EIT after graduate school. Working in this area grew his interest in image processing, which he combined with his love of statistics and data analysis. It was this with the help of some of his colleagues that led to his establishment of the Solar Image Processing Workshops or SIPWork. Over the past 7 years, Young has helped organize and run 5 workshops and edited 2 special topic Solar Physics journal volumes on Solar Image Processing. Part of what he enjoys about data analysis topics is the sharing of knowledge with the solar and astrophysics communities. This has led to his participation with the California Harvard Astrostatisics Collaboration (CHASC).
Young's passion for sharing knowledge has also been fueled by giving public lectures, television and radio interviews for NASA/TV and participating in several Discovery Channel documentaries. To further this outreach he established thesuntoday Facebook fanpage and the complementary website, thesuntoday.org. Theses link with a twitter feed, posterous page and YouTube channel.
In his spare time Young enjoys building a kayak in his garage. He also enjoys running, traveling, watching movies and playing video games.