Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Professor Mouschovias received his bachelor's degree in physics from Yale University in 1968, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. He joined the University of Illinois as an assistant professor of physics and astronomy in 1977.
The long-term goal of Professor Mouschovias's research has been to decipher the role of cosmic magnetic fields in the formation of stars. He has made seminal contributions to understanding the role in star formation played by a significant but hitherto disregarded component, namely interstellar dust, and he has accounted for the microscopic physical processes responsible for the degree of ionization in evolving molecular clouds.