Research interests: Statistics of turbulent flows, especially solar and planetary interior convection; emergence of large-scale flows like differential rotation, platetary jets, meridional flows, large-scale features like solar supergranulation and Saturn´s polar hexagon; seismology of the Sun and planets; non-linear interactions; solar g-modes.

Methods: Analytical modelling, data analysis, perturbation theory, numerical fluid dynamic simulations, inverse methods, stochastic processes, time series analysis.

Selected publications:

Böning, V. G. A., Birch, A. C., Gizon, L., Duvall, T. L. Jr. (2021). Helioseismological determination of the subsurface spatial spectrum of solar convection: Demonstration using numerical simulations. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 649, A59. [doi, arXiv]



Education and Employment:  

since 11/2020                  Postdoctoral researcher at MPS in the Planetary Interiors Group in the Planetary Science Department

Since 11/2017

Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research


- 10/2017

Ph.D. student at Kiepenheuer-Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) and at Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg.

    Thesis title: Inferences of the Deep Solar Meridional Flow.

    Supervisor: apl.Prof. Dr. Markus Roth


- 01/2014

University studies in Mathematics, Physics, and Economics at the Universities of Bonn, Bologna, Paris, and Freiburg.


MSc. in Physics (University of Freiburg)


MSc. in Mathematics (probability theory, University Paris VI)


Vordiplom in Economics (University of Bonn)


Vordiplom in Mathematics (University of Bonn)

Selected Publications:

Böning, V. G. A., Birch, A. C., Gizon, L., Duvall, T. L. Jr, Schou, J (2020). Characterizing the spatial pattern of solar supergranulation using the bispectrum. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 635, A181. [doi, arXiv]

Böning, V. G. A., Hu, H., & Gizon, L. (2019). Signature of solar g modes in first-order p-mode frequency shifts. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 629, A26. [doi, arXiv]

Böning, V. G. A., Roth, M., Jackiewicz, J., & Kholikov, S. (2017). Inversions for Deep Solar Meridional Flow using Spherical Born Kernels. The Astrophysical Journal, 845, 2. [doi, arXiv]

Böning, V. G. A., Roth, M., Jackiewicz, J., & Kholikov, S. (2017). Validation of Spherical Born Approximation Sensitivity Functions for Measuring Deep Solar Meridional Flow. The Astrophysical Journal, 838, 53. [doi, arXiv]

Böning, V. G. A., Roth, M., Zima, W., Birch, A. C., & Gizon, L. (2016). Sensitivity Kernels for Flows in Time-Distance Helioseismology: Extension to Spherical Geometry. The Astrophysical Journal, 824, 49. [doi, arXiv]

All publications on orcid ( or on ADS.

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