Lindsay Glesener grew up in Esko, Minnesota.  She earned her undergraduate degree in physics at San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in physics at the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.  She joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in the School of Physics and Astronomy in late 2015.  Dr. Glesener analyzes data from ground-based and space-based solar observatories and also develops technology for new instruments. She is the principal investigator for X-ray instruments that fly on sounding rockets and small CubeSats to study the Sun.

2020 McKnight Land Grant Professorship
2018 NSF CAREER award
2013 Short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
2013 Tomkins Thesis Prize for Instrumentation, Royal Astronomical Society