Yao, X.; Muñoz Sepúlveda, P. A.; Büchner, J.: Non-thermal electron velocity distribution functions due to 3D kinetic magnetic reconnection for solar coronal plasma conditions. Physics of Plasmas 29 (2), 022104 (2022)
Manthei, A.C.; Benáček, J.; Muñoz, P.A.; Büchner, J.: Refining pulsar radio emission due to streaming instabilities: Linear theory and PIC simulations in a wide parameter range. Astronomy and Astrophysics 649, A145 (2021)
Zhou, X.; Munoz, P. A.; Büchner, J.; Liu, S.; Yao, X.: Wave Excitation by Power-law-Distributed Energetic Electrons with Pitch-angle Anisotropy in the Solar Corona. The Astrophysical Journal 920 (2), 147 (2021)
Muñoz Sepúlveda, P. A.; Jain, N.; Kilian, P.; Büchner, J.: A new hybrid code (CHIEF) implementing the inertial electron fluid equation without approximation. Computer Physics Communications 224, pp. 245 - 264 (2018)
The Solar Lower Atmosphere and Magnetism (SLAM) group covers many exciting subjects in solar physics, focussing on the development and testing of highly novel solar instrumentation, reduction and analysis of highest quality solar observations, or improving and developing advanced techniques for the analysis of solar observations.
Inversion codes are used to aid the detailed interpretation of solar spectro-polarimetric data. This computer code attempts to find the atmospheric structure that produced an observed spectrum by minimizing the difference between the observed spectrum and a Stokes spectrum.
The MPS is one of the leading institutes worldwide in building instruments for solar research, both for ground based observatories as well as for balloon and space-borne missions. Scientists and engineers of MPS conceive new observing methods and develop novel instruments of highest technological complexity. These instruments are built in house, tested, calibrated, and used at the best solar observatories in the world, or delivered to NASA and ESA to be launched to space.
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron and others offer PhD projects in solar physics and astrophysics. Helioseismology and asteroseismology are used as important tools to study the oscillating Sun and stars.
Recently new, very sensitive observations of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and its instruments NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery) an ACS (Atmospheric Chemistry Suite) became available and initiated a number of interesting scientific questions. Some of them are open PhD projects using the MPS General Circulation Model (MPS-GCM).