Glenn E. Allen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1996
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1989
Dr. Allen spent his graduate career endeavoring to demonstrate that supernova remnants (SNRs) accelerate Galactic cosmic-ray nuclei by searching for evidence that SNRs emit 100 TeV gamma rays. As a postdoctoral research associate, he is continuing to search for evidence of particle acceleration in SNRs by analyzing the X-ray spectra of SNRs to search for evidence of synchrotron emission from electrons accelerated to energies of about 100 TeV in the remnants. Dr. Allen is also interested in isolated neutron stars, such as the Geminga pulsar, and is working with the PCA team of the RXTE mission to help determine the cosmic X-ray background for the PCA and to help cross calibrate the PCA and HEXTE instruments of the RXTE satellite.
Research Scientist, MIT Center for Space Research|
Postdoctoral Researcher, USRA-NASA/GSFC
Postdoctoral Research Associate, NRC-NASA/GSFC
Graduate research assistant, Prof. Jordan A. Goodman, Physics,
University of Maryland, College Park
Graduate teaching assistant, Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
Undergraduate research assistant, Prof. John W. Weymouth, Physics,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Undergraduate teaching assistant, Physics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Allen, G. E. et al.
Evidence of X-Ray Synchrotron Emission from Electrons Accelerated to 40 TeV in
the Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A.
Allen, G. E. et al. 1995. A Search for Ultra--High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from Five Supernova Remnants. Astrophys. J. 448:L25-L28.
Green's supernova remnant catalog
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