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Dr. Steven R. Cranmer
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Dr. Cranmer received his Ph.D. in 1996, under the supervision of Prof. Owocki, while working on Dynamical Models of Winds from Rotating Hot Stars. He is currently an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The focus of his research is on the study of hot, expanding outer atmospheres of the Sun and other stars.

Dr. Cranmer received the 2006 Karen Harvey Prize from the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society for his major theoretical and observational contributions toward understanding the roles of waves and turbulence in heating and accelerating the solar wind.