I am a Research Scientist in the BU Center for Space Physics. My research interests are planetary magnetic fields, ionospheres, and aurora. I work with data from the Galileo mission to Jupiter (1996-2003) and NASA’s Juno mission, which has been in a polar orbit around Jupiter since 2016, to study Jupiter’s magnetosphere and aurora. I am also a member of the science team for the MAVEN mission to Mars, which has been in orbit around Mars since September 2014.
In 2016 and 2017 I co-led an international team at the International Space Science Institute to study the solar wind influence on the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn. From 2016 to 2018 I was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Boston University studying the effects of the solar wind on Jupiter’s magnetosphere and aurora.
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- Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, 2012, University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Thesis: The Structure and Dynamics of Jupiter’s Magnetosphere
Advisor: Professor Margaret G. Kivelson
- M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics, 2009, University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
- S.B. Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2006 and S.B. Physics, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA
Awards and Honors
- Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Geophysical Research Letters, 2017
- NASA Early Career Fellowship, 2017
- NASA Group Achievement Award, as part of the MAVEN science team, 2016
- Robert H. Goddard (RHG) Exceptional Achievement for Science award, as part of the MAVEN Science Team, 2016
- Prix Baron Nicolet, awarded to a distinguished researcher under the age of 40 in the field of
aeronomy, from the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium, 2012
- Outstanding Student Paper, Fall 2010 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, poster titled “Relating Jupiter’s auroral features to magnetospheric sources”
- Outstanding Student Paper, Fall 2008 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, oral presentation titled “Reconnection and flows in the Jovian magnetotail as inferred from magnetometer observations”
Published Research Papers
Withers P., M. Felici, M. Mendillo, L. Moore, C.L. Narvaez, M.F. Vogt, and B.M. Jakosky (2018), First ionospheric results from the MAVEN Radio Occultation Science Experiment (ROSE), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, doi:10.1029/2018JA025182.
Vogt, M. F., E. J. Bunce, J. D. Nichols, J. T. Clarke, and W. S. Kurth (2017), Long-term variability of Jupiter’s magnetodisk and implications for the aurora, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122, 12,090–12,110, doi:10.1002/2017JA024066.
Flynn, C. L., M. F. Vogt, P. Withers, L. Andersson, S. England, and G. Liu (2017), MAVEN observations of the effects of crustal magnetic fields on electron density and temperature in the Martian dayside ionosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2017GL075367.
Dunn, W. R., G. Branduardi-Raymont, L. C. Ray, C. M. Jackman, R. P. Kraft, R. F. Elsner, I. J. Rae, Z. Yao, M. F. Vogt, G. H. Jones, G. R. Gladstone, G. S. Orton, J. A. Sinclair, P. G. Ford, G. A. Graham, R. Caro-Carretero, and A. J. Coates (2017), The Independent Pulsations of Jupiter’s Northern and Southern X-ray Auroras, Nature Astronomy, 1, 758-764, doi:10.1038/s41550-017-0262-6.
Mendillo, M., C. Narvaez, M. F. Vogt, M. Mayyasi, J. Forbes, M. Galand, E. Thiemann, M. Benna, F. Eparvier, P. Chamberlin, P. Mahaffy, and L. Andersson (2017), Sources of Ionospheric Variability at Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JA024366.
Bonfond, B., G. R. Gladstone, D. Grodent, T. K. Greathouse, M. H. Versteeg, V. Hue, M. W. Davis, M. F. Vogt, J.-C. Gérard, A. Radioti, S. Bolton, S. M. Levin, J. E. P. Connerney, B. H. Mauk, P. Valek, A. Adriani, and W. S. Kurth (2017), Morphology of the UV aurorae Jupiter during Juno’s first perijove observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 4463–4471, doi:10.1002/2017GL073114.
Moore, L., J. O’Donoghue, H. Melin, T. Stallard, C. Tao, B. Zieger, J. Clarke, M. F. Vogt, T. Bhakyapaibul, M. Opher, G. Tóth, J. E. P. Connerney, S. Levin, and S. Bolton (2017), Variability of Jupiter’s IR H3+ aurorae during Juno approach, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 4513–4522, doi:10.1002/2017GL073156.
Withers, P., and M. F. Vogt (2017), Occultations of Astrophysical Radio Sources as Probes of Planetary Environments: A Case Study of Jupiter and Possible Applications to Exoplanets, Ap. J., 836:114, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/114.
Mendillo, M., C. Narvaez, M. F. Vogt, M. Mayyasi, P. Mahaffy, M. Benna, L. Andersson, B. Campbell, F. Němec, Y. Ma, J.-Y. Chaufray, F. Leblanc, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, M. A. Lopez-Valverde, F. Forget, and B. Jakosky (2017), MAVEN and the Total Electron Content of the Martian Ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JA023474.
Vogt, M. F., P. Withers, K. Fallows, L. Andersson, Z. Girazian, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Benna, M. K. Elrod, J. E. P. Connerney, J. R. Espley, F. G. Eparvier, and B. M. Jakosky (2017), MAVEN Observations of Dayside Peak Electron Densities in the Ionosphere of Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA023473.
Vogt, M. F., P. Withers, K. Fallows, C. L. Flynn, D. J. Andrews, F. Duru, and D. D. Morgan (2016), Electron densities in the ionosphere of Mars: A comparison of MARSIS and radio occultation measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA022987.
Gray, R. L., S. V. Badman, B. Bonfond, T. Kimura, H. Misawa, J. D. Nichols, M. F. Vogt, and L. C. Ray (2016), Auroral evidence of radial transport at Jupiter during January 2014, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA023007.
Mendillo, M., J. Trovato, C. Narvaez, M. Mayyasi, L. Moore, M. F. Vogt, K. Fallows, P. Withers, and C. Martinis (2016), Comparative Aeronomy: Molecular Ionospheres at Earth and Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA023097.
Dunn, W. R., G. Branduardi-Raymont, R. F. Elsner, M. F. Vogt, L. Lamy, P. G. Ford, A. J. Coates, G. R. Gladstone, C. M. Jackman, J. D. Nichols, I. J. Rae, A. Varsani, T. Kimura, K. C. Hansen, and J. M. Jaskinski (2016), The impact of an ICME on the Jovian X-ray aurora, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JA021888.
Kimura, T., R. P. Kraft, R. F. Elsner, G. Branduardi-Raymont, R. Gladstone, C. Tao, K. Yoshioka, G. Murakami, A. Yamazaki, F. Tsuchiya, M. F. Vogt, A. Masters, H. Hasegawa, S. V. Badman, E. Roediger, Y. Ezoe, W. R. Dunn, I. Yoshikawa, M. Fujimoto, and S. S. Murray (2016), Jupiter’s X-ray and EUV auroras monitored by Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Hisaki satellite, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JA021893.
Vogt, M. F., P. Withers, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Benna, M. K. Elrod, J. S. Halekas, J. E. P. Connerney, J. R. Espley, D. L. Mitchell, C. Mazelle, and B. M. Jakosky (2015), Ionopause-like density gradients in the Martian ionosphere: A first look with MAVEN, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065269.
Withers, P., M. F. Vogt, M. Mayyasi, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Benna, M. K. Elrod, S. Bougher, C. Dong, J.-Y. Chaufray, Y. Ma, and B. M. Jakosky (2015), Comparison of model predictions for the composition of the ionosphere of Mars to MAVEN NGIMS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065205.
Withers, P., M. F. Vogt, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Benna, M. K. Elrod, and B. M. Jakosky (2015), Changes in the thermosphere and ionosphere of Mars from Viking to MAVEN, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065985.
Mendillo, M., C. Narvaez, M. Matta, M. F. Vogt, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Benna, and B. M. Jakosky (2015), MAVEN and the Mars Initial Reference Ionosphere (MIRI) model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065732.
Jakosky, B. M., and 92 others including M. Vogt (2015), MAVEN observations of the response of Mars to an interplanetary coronal mass ejection, Science, 350, aad0210.
Bougher, S., and 92 others including M. Vogt (2015), Early MAVEN Deep Dip campaign reveals thermosphere and ionosphere variability, Science, 350, aad0459.
Vogt, M. F., E. J. Bunce, M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, R. J. Walker, A. Radioti, B. Bonfond, and D. Grodent (2015), Magnetosphere-ionosphere mapping at Jupiter: Quantifying the effects of using different internal field models, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 2584–2599, 10.1002/2014JA020729.
Vogt, M. F., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, R. J. Walker, M. Ashour-Abdalla, and E. J. Bunce (2014), Simulating the Effect of Centrifugal Forces in Jupiter’s Magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 1925–1950, doi:10.1002/2013JA019381.
Vogt, M. F., C. M. Jackman, J. A. Slavin, E. J. Bunce, S. W. H. Cowley, M. G. Kivelson, and K. K. Khurana (2014), Structure and statistical properties of plasmoids in Jupiter’s magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 821–843, doi:10.1002/2013JA019393.
Ray, L. C., N. A. Achilleos, M. F. Vogt, and J. N. Yates (2014), Local time variations in Jupiter’s magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling system, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 4740–4751, doi:10.1002/2014JA019941.
Jackman, C. M., J. A. Slavin, M. G. Kivelson, D. J. Southwood, N. Achilleos, M. F. Thomsen, G. A. DiBraccio, J. P. Eastwood, M. P. Freeman, M. K. Dougherty, and M. F. Vogt (2014), Saturn’s dynamic magnetotail: A comprehensive magnetic field and plasma survey of plasmoids and traveling compression regions, and their role in global magnetospheric dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2013JA019388.
Volwerk, M., N. André, C. S. Arridge, C. M. Jackman, X. Jia, S. E. Milan, A. Radioti, M. F. Vogt, A. P. Walsh, R. Nakamura, A. Masters, and C. Forsyth (2013), Comparative magnetotail flapping: an overview of selected events at Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, Ann. Geophys., 31, 817-833.
Radioti, A., D. Grodent, J.‐C. Gérard, M. F. Vogt, M. Lystrup, and B. Bonfond (2011), Nightside reconnection at Jupiter: Auroral and magnetic field observations from 26 July 1998, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A03221, doi:10.1029/2010JA016200.
Vogt, M. F., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, R. J. Walker, B. Bonfond, D. Grodent, and A. Radioti (2011), Improved mapping of Jupiter’s auroral features to magnetospheric sources, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A03220, doi:10.1029/2010JA016148. (Online Mapping Tool)
Bonfond, B., M. F. Vogt, J.‐C. Gérard, D. Grodent, A. Radioti, and V. Coumans (2011), Quasi-periodic polar flares at Jupiter: A signature of pulsed dayside reconnections?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02104, doi:10.1029/2010GL045981.
Vogt, M. F., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, S. P. Joy, and R. J. Walker (2010), Reconnection and flows in the Jovian magnetotail as inferred from magnetometer observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06219, doi:10.1029/2009JA015098.
Vogt, M. F., C. M. S. Cohen, P. Puhl-Quinn, V. K. Jordanova, C. W. Smith, and R. M. Skoug (2006), Space weather drivers in the ACE era, Space Weather, 4, S09001, doi:10.1029/2005SW000155.
Review Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
Palmaerts, B., Vogt, M. F., Krupp, N., Grodent, D. and Bonfond, B. (2017), Dawn-Dusk Asymmetries in Jupiter’s Magnetosphere, in Dawn-Dusk Asymmetries in Planetary Plasma Environments (eds S. Haaland, A. Runov and C. Forsyth), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119216346.ch24
Jackman, C. M., C. S. Arridge, N. André, F. Bagenal, J. Birn, M.P. Freeman, X. Jia, A. Kidder, S. E. Milan, A. Radioti, J. A. Slavin, M. F. Vogt, M. Volwerk, and A. P. Walsh (2014), Large-scale structure and dynamics of the magnetotails of Mercury, Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, Space Sci. Rev., doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0060-8.
Louarn, P. N. Andre, C. M. Jackman, S. Kasahara, E. A. Kronberg, and M. F. Vogt (2014), Magnetic Reconnection and Associated Transient Phenomena Within the Magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, Space Sci. Rev., doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0047-5.
Vogt, M. F., and M. G. Kivelson (2012), Relating Jupiter’s Auroral Features to Magnetospheric Sources, in Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets, Geophys. Monog. Ser., vol. 197, edited by A. Keiling et al., AGU, Washington, D.C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001181.
- Instructor, Physics 1250 (Engineering Physics I), Fall 2015, Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Teaching Assistant, ESS 8 (Earthquakes), Winter 2011, UCLA
- Teaching Assistant, ESS 9 (Solar System and Planets), Fall 2007, UCLA
- Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 12.409 (Hands-On Astronomy), Spring 2006, MIT
Undergraduate Students Mentored
- Casey Flynn, Boston University, since summer 2015 (with Prof. Paul Withers). Casey’s work has included validation of radio occultation data from the Martian ionosphere and analysis of MAVEN data. Her research was published in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Michaela Moynihan, Boston University, since February 2016 (with Prof. Michael Mendillo). Michaela’s work involves analysis of MAVEN electron density measurements in the Martian ionosphere.
- Jacob Hermann, REU student at Boston University, summer 2016 (with Prof. Paul Withers). Jacob’s summer work included validation and analysis of radio occultation profiles of electron density in the ionosphere of Venus. Jacob will present his work at the fall 2016 DPS meeting.
- Szilard Gyalay, REU student at Boston University, summer 2015 (with Prof. Paul Withers). Szilard’s summer work included research on the solar wind’s influence on Jupiter’s aurora. Szilard presented his work at the fall 2015 AGU meeting and will be included as a coauthor on a manuscript that is in preparation.
- “Jupiter’s Moons Leave Signature Spots in Its Aurorae”, Gizmodo, July 2018
- “New Observations by NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Are Shaking Up Theories About Jupiter’s Auroras”, Gizmodo, September 2017
- “Solar storm on Jupiter makes brilliant X-ray auroras shine”, Christian Science Monitor, March 2016
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