Kuhn first U.S. solar scientist to win Humboldt AwardUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Astronomer/Associate Director, Maui, Institute for Astronomy
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Kuhn said, “I plan to use this award to develop new models of how and why the solar cycle is so dependent on the death cycle of sunspots.” He added that the physics is not known but critical to understanding how all stars evolve and change, and that “this understanding may ultimately help us predict how and when a changing sun affects earth’s climate.”
UH Mānoa astronomers Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, David Sanders and J. Patrick Henry are previous winners of Humboldt Research Awards.
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