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     Date Submitted:28-03-2013
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     Current job:M.Sc. Physics
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
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     Keywordssolar corona loops spectroscopy x-ray ultraviolet astrophysics physics astronomy
    CV
     
    A recent graduate with a Masters in Physics, I am new to Chicago. Though mostly an expert on features of the Solar Corona, my experiences leading to this are more diverse. Analyzing observational satellite data and writing software to facilitate that process, along with a rounded education in Physics including such diverse disciplines as thermodynamics and circuit analysis, results in a varied set of skills applicable to a wide range of technical situations.
     
    Employment History
     
    05/2011 – 05/2012.
    Research Assistant, Solar Lab, Physics Department, University of Memphis, Memphis.
     
    Advanced investigation into solar coronal phenomena.
    Published and presented at conferences: American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, International Coronal Loops Workshop.
    Developed new software using the IDL language for different methods of analysis (Differential Emission Measure generation using both chi-squared minimization and recursive forward folding, as well as Emission Measure Locci generation) and for structure modeling (heating event propagation simulation and magnetic field-line extrapolation), as well as support software for data preparation and processing, including using the CHIANTI atomic physics database for spectral line fitting.
    Trained lab staff in the use of this new software as well as the pre-existing analysis routines.
    Installed analysis environment and software suite on a new computer system for the lab and modified existing software for the new equipment. We changed from an antiquated network of Pentium 3 generation Windows based computers to a new and top of the line Macintosh system. This involved some problems with the graphical interfaces of some of our proprietary software, and a full rewrite of our environmental scripts to a Unix like format.
    Trained and supervised students and managed their individual projects. Introduced new students to the specifics of the computer system, and continued to advise them through the completion of projects for publication.
     
    01/2007 – 05/2011.
    Student Researcher, Solar Lab, Physics Department, University of Memphis, Memphis.
     
    Investigated thermal characteristics of magnetic loops and other solar coronal structures.
    Developed custom software in IDL to perform such analyses.
    Attended conferences, presented posters, coauthored papers.
    Participated in the Starlight Program, a NASA funded educational program explaining and demonstrating solar spectroscopy to middle school students.
     
    10/2004 – 06/2005.
    Teletype Relay Operator, MCI, Memphis.
     
    Transcribed phone calls in real time for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
     
    Education
     
    M.Sc. Physics, University of Memphis, 2011.
       (Thesis abstract attached.)
    B.S. Physics, University of Memphis, 2008.
       (Academic transcript available on request.)
     
    Publications (Peer Reviewed)
     
    Are Coronal Loops Isothermal or Multithermal?: Schmelz, J.T., Nasraoui, K., Rightmire, L.A., Kimble, J.A., Del Zanna, G., Cirtain, J.W., DeLuca, E.E., Mason, H.E. (2009), Astrophysical Journal, 691, 503-515
     
    AIA Multithermal Loop Analysis: First Results: Schmelz, J.T., Kimble, J.A., Jenkins, B.S., Worley, B.T., Anderson, D.J., Pathak, S., Saar, S.H. (2010), Astrophysical Journal, 725, L34-L37
     
    Isothermal and Multithermal Analysis of Coronal Loops Observed with AIA: Schmelz, J.T., Jenkins, B.S., Worley, B.T., Anderson, D.J., Pathak, S., Kimble, J.A. (2011), Astrophysical Journal, 731, 49
     
    Warm and Fuzzy: Temperature and Density Analysis of an Fe XV EIS Loop: Schmelz, J.T., Rightmire, L.A., Saar, S.H., Kimble, J.A., Worley, B.T. (2011), Astrophysical Journal, 738, 146
     
    Isothermal and Multithermal Analysis of Coronal Loops Observed with AIA: II. 211-Selected Loops: Schmelz, J.T., Worley, B.T., Anderson, D.J., Pathak, S., Kimble, J.A., Jenkins, B.S., Saar, S.H. (2011), Astrophysical Journal, 739, 33
     
    Bright Points: A Test of Rosner-Tucker-Vaiana Scaling Laws for Coronal Loops: Schmelz, J.T., Kimble, J.A., Pathak, S., Winebarger, A.R., Golub, L., Jenkins, B.S., Worley, B.T. (2012), Astrophysical Journal
     
    Atmospheric Imaging Assembly Response Functions: Insights and Updates from Hinode EIS Bright Point Data: Schmelz, J.T., Jenkins, B.S., Kimble, J.A. (2012), Astrophysical Journal
     
    Deriving Plasma Densities and Elemental Abundances from SERTS Differential mission Measure Analysis: Schmelz, J.T., Kimble, J.A., Saba, J.L.R. (2012), Astrophysical Journal
     
    Publications (Non-refereed and presentations)
     
    Coronal Loops: Isothermal or Multithermal? Kimble, J.A., Schmelz, J.T., Nasraoui, K., Cirtain, J.W., Del Zanna, G., DeLuca, E.E., Mason, H.E. (2007), Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 39, 207
     
    Are Coronal Loops Isothermal Or Multithermal? Yes! Schmelz, J.T., Nasraoui, K., Rightmire, L.A., Garst, J.W., Kimble, J.A., Cirtain, J.W., DeLuca, E.E., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H.E. (2007), Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 39, 222
     
    Thermal Analysis of CDS Coronal Loops: Kimble, J.A., Schmelz, J.T., Nasraoui, K., Rightmire, L.A., Andrews, J.M., Cirtain, J.W. (2008), EOS, 87, SP31C-03 Cross-calibration Of EIS And XRT Using Coronal Bright Points: Kimble, J. & Schmelz, J.T. (2011), Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 43
     
    Additional Activity
     
    Previously attended Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas. Though I did not complete a degree at that time (1994 – 1996) I did conduct research into electron capture cross spectra using a low energy linear accelerator as well as research into superconductor (YBCO type) materials.
    Previously worked in a production cabinetry shop, joining panels and shaping wooden edges for cabinet doors.
    More recently volunteered as a youth coordinator for LGBT youth (2010 – 2011) through the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
     
    Interests
     
    Electronics tinkering, film photography, gardening, numismatism.
     
    References
     
    Joan Schmelz – Professor, University of Memphis
    Email: jschmelz(at)memphis.edu
     
    Donald Franceschetti – Professor, University of Memphis
    Email: dfrncsch(at)memphis.edu
     
    Eileen Conner – Physician, John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft Worth, TX
    Email: eileenconner(at)gmail.com
     
    Abstract
     
    Cross Calibration of Hinode's X-Ray Telescope and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer Using X-Ray Bright Points.
    Kimble, Jason Andrew. M.S. The University of Memphis. May 2011.
    Major Professor: Dr. Joan T. Schmelz.
    The focus of the present study is to produce a cross calibration factor for Hinode's X-Ray Telescope (XRT) and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) instruments by using observations of X-ray bright points. Material in the center of several bright points will be analyzed using data from EIS, and these results will be applied to concurrent XRT data to generate a relative response ratio between the two instruments. A secondary purpose is to investigate the thermal characteristics of bright points themselves. The differential emission measure curves produced from the EIS observations will themselves be valuable information about these coronal phenomena.
     
    Full text available at:
    https://umwa.memphis.edu/etd/index.php/view/download/jakimble/230/kimble_thesis.pdf

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