University of New Hampshire
BA in Astronomy and Physics at Boston University in 1983
MS and PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics at UCLA in 1985
Theoretical and experimental space plasma physics
Cosmic rays and radiation belt processes
Heliospheric, planetary magnetospheric, lunar, & auroral physics.
Harlan E. Spence earned his BA in Astronomy and Physics at Boston University in 1983 and his MS and PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics at UCLA in 1985 and 1989. His early research was on the physics of the terrestrial magnetosphere, namely global structure and dynamics of space plasmas. Between 1989 and 1994, Spence worked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA where he had his first experimental experience, leading the development of an energetic charged particle instrument on the NASA Polar mission. In 1994, Spence returned to Boston University as an Assistant Professor of Astronomy and moved up through the ranks to full Professor and Department Chair over his 15 years there. In 2010, Spence joined UNH where he assumes the Directorship of EOS and also holds a Professorship in the Department of Physics.