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Dr. Michael S. Briggs

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Principle Investigator

Phone: (256) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.edu
Local Address:  Alabama , United States
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville , Alabama 35899
United States

Company Description: The mission of the Office for Economic Development at UAH is to facilitate the creation of jobs and economic prosperity by building innovative and competitive...   more

Employment History

  • Cspar
  • Member, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Member of Team
  • Member of GBM Team
    University of Alabama
  • Research Scientist
    University of Alabama
  • Associate of GBM Group
    University of Alabama
  • Member of Team
    Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor
  • Member of Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Team
    Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor
  • Member of the Team
  • Assistant Director of the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research
    University of Alabama in Huntsville

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Compton GRO Fellow
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In fact, say Dr. Rob Preece, ..., 10 Dec 2013 [cached]
In fact, say Dr. Rob Preece, doctoral candidate J. Michael Burgess and Dr. Michael S. Briggs, Earth was actually at the center of the hit from April's big gamma ray burst, --which they picked up on equipment aboard the Fermi Space Telescope that UAH and partners NASA/MSFC and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany designed and tested.
"Our observations show that gamma ray bursts are less common in the immediate universe," said Dr. Briggs.
Dr. Preece and Dr. Briggs developed the ground and flight software.
"NASA wanted a gamma ray instrument and we are experts in gamma rays, so we proposed it," said Dr. Briggs, who is the UAH principle investigator for the Fermi Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GBM), the official name of the equipment UAH, NASA and the Germans created to fly on the Fermi telescope.
From 2000 to the flight in 2008, UAH, NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center worked in partnership with the German institute and German companies to document, build and test GBM. A U.S. company, Southwest Research Institute, designed and built the flight computer.
Dr. Briggs and Dr. Preece were both deeply involved in the testing of the monitor system at locations from Huntsville to Phoenix to the District of Columbia, and in its integration into the Fermi telescope, to the point where Dr. Preece oversaw technicians as they plugged in the wiring.
"The observation is a puzzle," says ... [cached]
"The observation is a puzzle," says Michael Briggs, a physicist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, who was not involved in the report. [cached]
Mike had already set up his 8 Celestron when I arrived at sundown.
I even got a hug from the adorable little girl on the step ladder in the picture. ( Mike was jealous...
I attended MSSG this year along with Wallace Parker, Fred Rains, Mike, Miller, and Bob Sieber.
Our speaker this month will be Dr. Michael Briggs from UAH speaking to us on Gamma Ray Bursts. Click on the Read More link below for a short bio on Dr. Briggs.
Dr. Briggs has worked for the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) since 1991, first as a NASA Compton GRO Fellow, and currently as a Research Scientist. He is a member of the Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Team of the new National Space Science and Technology Center.
Editor's note:This story originally ..., 20 Feb 2009 [cached]
Editor's note:This story originally appeared on SN Online in December and was updated February 19 after Michael Briggs of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt., Md., reported that the gamma-ray burst known as GRB 080916C is the most energetic burst known.
The September 16 event is also notable for other reasons, says Michael Briggs of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt., Md. As recorded near Earth, the burst lasted for 23 minutes, 700 times longer than the average long-duration burst. Even after accounting for the stretching effect of cosmic expansion, that means the burst endured for 4 minutes when it was created 12.2 billion years ago.
It's also the most powerful burst ever recorded, according to calculations. Its energy was probably concentrated in a focused beam, but if the radiation had spread out equally in all directions from the burst -the standard assumption astronomers use when estimating the energy of a burst - it converted the equivalent of 4.9 solar masses into gamma rays, Briggs and his colleagues report February 19 online in Science.
2011 January : The Storm Report, 1 Jan 2011 [cached]
Michael Briggs, a member of NASA's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) team said, "These signals are the first direct evidence that thunderstorms make antimatter particle beams.
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