Joan Feynman


Joan Feynman (born March 31, 1927)[1] is an American astrophysicist. Her work focused on solar wind particles and fields; sun-Earth relations; and magnetospheric physics.[2] Feynman is the younger sister of physicist Richard Feynman.

Joan Feynman
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Born (1927-03-31) March 31, 1927 (age 92)
Alma materOberlin College
Syracuse University
Known forWork on auroras, solar wind
AwardsNASA Exceptional Achievement Medal
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Center for Atmospheric Research, National Science Foundation, Boston College, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Doctoral advisorMelvin Lax


  1. "1940 United States Federal Census - Joan Feynman". Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  2. Hirshberg, Charles (2002-04-18). "My Mother, the Scientist". Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation.

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