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As a professor in UCalgary's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Eric Donovan studies the physical processes that occur in the near-Earth space environment. In particular, he uses observations of the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, to ‘remote sense’ the outermost parts of the Earth’s environment — the ionosphere and magnetosphere. Eric’s team of physicists, engineers, and technicians has developed and is operating the world’s most extensive network of ground-based instruments for observing the aurora. His program has led to significant roles for Canadian scientists in major international space missions flown by NASA and the European Space Agency. Eric is also Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Science.