Robyn M. Millan

Academic Appointments

Margaret Anne and Edward Leede '49 Distinguished Professorship

Robyn Millan is an experimental physicist specializing in the processes acting on energetic particles in both the atmosphere and in space, and in developing new experimental methods for studying these processes. She has also worked to promote the development of small satellites for space science, and is currently serving as co-chair of the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics. She has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy from U. C. Berkeley (1995) and a Ph. D. in Physics from U. C. Berkeley (2002). She came to Dartmouth in 2002 as a NASA Spacegrant Visiting Young Scientist and joined the regular faculty in 2005. 

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Wilder, Room 244
HB 6127


Physics and Astronomy


  • B.A. University of California at Berkeley
  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • Millan, R. M., et al. (2021), Early-time non-equilibrium pitch angle diffusion of electrons by whistler- mode hiss in a plasmaspheric plume associated with BARREL precipitation, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 8, 204, doi:10.3389/fspas.2021.776992.

  • Gasque, L. C., R.M. Millan, S. Sekhar (2021), "Statistically Determining the Spatial Extent of Relativistic Electron Precipitation Events Using 2-second Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data", Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, doi: 10.1029/2020JA028675.

  • Qin, Murong, Mary Hudson, Robyn Millan, Leslie Woodger, Xiaochen Shen (2020), "Statistical dependence of EMIC wave scattering on wave and plasma parameters", J. of Geophys. Res. - Space Physics, doi:10.1029/2020JA027772.

  • Millan, et al. (2019), "Small satellites for space science: A COSPAR scientific roadmap", Advances in Space Research, Volume 64, Issue 8, 1466-1517, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2019.07.035.

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