Steve Vincena (he/him),
Steve is a Research Physicist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is a Co-PI of the Basic Plasma Science Facility (plasma.physics.ucla.edu). His research interests include the physics of Alfvén waves (in nonuniform plasmas, multi-ion plasmas, and their nonlinear interactions); magnetic flux ropes; laser-produced plasmas interacting with ambient plasmas; and the PlasmaPy project (plasmapy.org). He particularly enjoys recreating and studying naturally occurring plasma phenomena in the laboratory through scaled physics experiments. His interests over the years outside of the lab have included acting, surfing, hiking, and (good) science fiction.