Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Gizon, Laurent

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37077 Göttingen


Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon

Gizon, Laurent

Gizon, Laurent




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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment

2011- Director, Department “Solar and Stellar Interiors”, MPI for Solar System Research, Germany
2011- Full Professor (W3), Institute for Astrophysics, Physics Faculty, University of Göttingen, Germany
2009-2011 Adjunct Professor, Institute for Astrophysics, University of Göttingen, Germany
2005-2011 Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2), Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
2010-2013 Qualified to hold a full professorship in French universities (CNU sect. 34)
2003-2005 Research Associate, Stanford University, USA2003 PhD in Physics, Stanford University, USA   

Selected Honors and Awards

2014- Member, PLATO Science Advisory Team
2014- Board Member, Göttingen Research Council
2013-2016 Editorial Board Member of journal Solar Physics
2012- Coinvestigator, SUNRISE balloon-borne solar telescope
2012 NASA Group Achievement Award for Enabling SDO Scientific Results
2011- Elected Board Member, Eur. Solar Physics Div., European Physical Society
2011- Scientific Member, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
2011 Annual Lecture, Alexander von Humboldt Association of Bangalore
2010 Open Lecture, Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech
2010- Board Member, PLATO Mission Consortium
2009-2011 Organizing Committee, IAU Commission “Solar Radiation and Structure”
2009 Karen Harvey Prize, American Astronomical Society
2008- Coinvestigator, Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI) on Solar Orbiter
2007 ERC Starting Grant, European Research Council
2006- Board Member, European Helio- and Asteroseismology Network
2005 JOSO Prize, Joint Organization for Solar Observations 

Selected Publications

Ball, W.H., Gizon, L., A new correction of stellar oscillation frequencies for near-surface effects., 2014, Astron. Astrophys.
Nielsen, M.B., Gizon, L., Schunker, H., Karoff, C., Rotation periods of 12 000 main-sequence Kepler stars: Dependence on stellar spectral type and comparison with v sin i observations., 2013, Astron. Astrophys. 557, L10.
Gizon, L., Ballot, J., Michel, E., Stahn, T. et al., Seismic constraints on rotation of Sun-like star and mass of exoplanet., 2013, PNAS 110, 13267-13271
Liang, Z.-C., Gizon, L., Schunker, H., Philippe, T., Helioseismology of sunspots: defocusing, folding, and healing of wavefronts., 2013, Astron. Astrophys. 558, A129.
Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., Helioseismology challenges models of solar convection., 2012, PNAS 109, 11896-11897.
Švanda, M., Gizon, L., Hanasoge, S. M. and Ustyugov, S. D., Validated helioseismic inversions for 3D vector flows., 2011, Astron. Astrophys. 530, A148.
Ballot, J., Gizon, L., Samadi, R., et al., Accurate p-mode measurements of the G0V metal-rich CoRoT target HD 52265., 2011, Astron. Astrophys. 530, A97.
Gizon, L.,Birch, A. C. and Spruit, H. C., Local helioseismology: three-dimensional imaging of the solar interior., 2010, Annual Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 48, 289-338.
Gizon, L., Schunker, H., Baldner, C. et al., Helioseismology of sunspots: a case study of NOAA region 9787., 2009, Space Sci. Rev., 144, 249.
Jackiewicz, J., Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., High resolution mapping of flows in the solar interior: fully consistent OLA inversion of helioseismic travel times., 2008, Solar Phys. 251, 381.
Cameron, R., Gizon, L. and Duvall, T. L., Helioseismology of sunspots: confronting observations with three-dimensional MHD simulations of wave propagation., 2008, Solar Phys. 251, 291-308.
Gizon, L. and Birch, A.C., Local helioseismology., 2005, Living Review of Solar Physics, 120 pages.
Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., Time-distance helioseismology: noise estimation., 2004, ApJ 614, 472.
Gizon, L., Solanki, S.K., Determining the inclination of the rotation axis of a Sun-like Star., 2003, ApJ 589, 1009.
Gizon, L., Duvall, T.L., Schou, J., Wave-like properties of solar supergranulation., 2003, Nature 421, 43.
Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., Time-distance helioseismology: the forward problem for random distributed sources., 2002, ApJ 571, 966.

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Solar and Stellar Interiors
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