NASA Cross Divisional (NASA xD)


Earth | Satellites | Biology | Planetary | Astrophysics | Heliophysics


The NASA Cross Divisional Symposia are a series of talks aiming to share research across NASA’s divisions, revealing commonalities and laying the groundwork for future collaborations. NASA-XD will serve as a home for the community to advertise cross disciplinary science events as well as to host NASA-XD events.

Next Event

  • May 4th, 2023 4:00PM EST: What the Subterranean ‘Tonga Volcano’ Eruption can teach us about how Earth’s atmosphere is coupled with space and space weather phenomena.
  • Meet Our Speaker: Dr. Thomas Immel is a physicist at UC Berkeley and the Principal Investigator of the ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) mission which studied the Earth’s ionosphere from space. Dr. Immel studied Physics at Knox College and earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. He has co-authored over 200 publications and his papers have been cited almost 6000 times.
  • Registration for this Online event via Eventbrite is required and will close 24 hours before the event.


Upcoming Events

  • Magnetism and Life
  • Orbital Debris
  • Geo-engineering/laboratory Studies in Space


Past Events


January 12th, 2023 at 4:00 PM: Our Dusty Universe with Dr Veerle Sterken

August 2, 2022: Conversation with David Epstein: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialist World
Author of “Range, Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World”
Presentation Recording (YouTube)

May 3, 2022: A Martian Visits the Solar Corona: A cross-divisional comparison of magnetic fields at Mars and the Sun Panelists: Dr. Gina DiBraccio, Dr. Aleida Higginson and Dr. Tristan Weber


What Would You Like to Hear About?

The NASA-XD team are committed to honoring all the cross divisional and disciplinary work that goes on in the creative NASA community and working together to find solutions that lay in the gaps. Email us at to suggest topics for discussion and to advertise your event or activity.


The point of contact for this event is Abigail Rymer, who may be reached at





















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