The Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research is an international leader in ground-based solar physics and studies of the effects of the Sun on Earth's space and terrestrial environment. The Center operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) and the Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) in California. Both BBSO and OVSA have strong instrumentation programs including successful efforts in high order adaptive optics, visible light and near infrared polarimetry, and radio imaging spectroscopy. Presently, the group is engaged in building the world's most capable solar telescopes, the New Solar Telescope and the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope. The Center is also heavily involved in several space and ground-based experimental investigations of the heliosphere, the magnetosphere, and the ionosphere.
The Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CAMS) plays a prominent research role in CSLA, and has an outstanding track record to continue to bring of engaging researchers from academia, industry, and government, to NJIT and other institutions by organizing interdisciplinary workshops for researchers whose strengths and goals are complementary and whose goals are common. CAMS activities will continue to include support for the submission of research proposals, which is done through dissemination of information, organization of group projects, collegial advice and assistance with application documents. Graduate student research is encouraged through the CAMS Summer Research Program and with support for students to attend conferences.