In plasma and space physics, active areas of research include magnetohydrodynamics, computational physics, plasma simulation and plasma theory. Space physics research programs include theoretical studies of the near-earth space environment, and both ground and space based observations of ionosphere and magnetosphere. The experimental program includes ground-based remote sensing of the ionosphere at high latitudes and sounding rocket studies. Field research is carried out in both northern and southern polar regions. Theoretical studies use local and national supercomputer facilities.