Bob Holzworth is an experimental atmospheric and space physicist who studies the influence of lightning and other phenomena on the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere. He is the Director of the World Wide Lightning Location Network, which locates over 200 million lightning strikes around the globe in real time every year. His experimental programs involve the design, fabrication, integration, and launch of high altitude balloons, NASA and Department of Defense rockets, and satellite payloads. In September 2015, he launched an electric field measurement payload into the ionosphere from Norway to study plasma waves generated in dusty plasmas. He built lightning detection instrumentation for the highly successful C/NOFS satellite mission which just reentered last month.