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Mitchell L. Furst (Fed)

Dr. Furst is the contact for radiometric calibrations using the NASA Spectrometer Calibration Beamline at the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF III). As part of the SURF operations staff, he helps maintain and improve the storage ring as the national primary UV irradiance source.

He was a member of the team that put together the new magnet structure in 1998. This new magnet has azimuthal symmetry at the orbit of the electron beam of about 1 part in 10000 at the standard operating energy of 380 MeV.

Research interests

  • Ultraviolet Radiometry

Awards and honors

  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal Silver Medal Award for Exceptional Service, 2006
  • NIST Judson C. French Award, 2001
  • NIST Special Service Award, 1996
  • NIST Bronze Medal, 1992

Professional Activities

Member of the American Physical Society


SURF III: A flexible Synchrotron Radiation Source for Radiometry and Research

Uwe Arp, Charles W. Clark, Lu Deng, Nadir S. Faradzhev, Alex P. Farrell, Mitchell L. Furst, Steven E. Grantham, Edward W. Hagley, Shannon B. Hill, Thomas B. Lucatorto, Ping-Shine Shaw, Charles S. Tarrio, Robert E. Vest
The calculability of synchrotron radiation (SR) makes electron storage rings wonderful light sources for radiometry. The broadband nature of SR allows coverage

SDO EVE ESP Radiometric Calibration and Results

Leonid Didkovsky, D L. Judge, Seth Wieman, T N. Woods, Phillip Chamberlin, Andrew Jones, Francis Eparvier, Matthew Triplett, Donald Woodraska, D R. McMullin, Mitchell L. Furst, Robert E. Vest
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Extreme ultraviolet Solar Photometer (ESP), as a part of the Extreme ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) suite of
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021