Böning, V. G. A.; Birch, A.; Gizon, L.; Duvall, T.: Helioseismological determination of the subsurface spatial spectrum of solar convection: Demonstration using numerical simulations. Astronomy and Astrophysics 649, A59 (2021)
Compaire, N.; Margerin, L.; Garcia, R. F.; Pinot, B.; Calvet, M.; Orhand-Mainsant, G.; Kim, D.; Lekic, V.; Tauzin, B.; Schimmel, M.et al.; Stutzmann, E.; Knapmeyer-Endrun, B.; Lognonné, P.; Pike, W. T.; Schmerr, N.; Gizon, L.; Banerdt, W. B.: Autocorrelation of the Ground Vibrations Recorded by the SEIS-InSight Seismometer on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 126 (4), e2020JE006498 (2021)
Kostogryz, N. M.; Kupka, F.; Piskunov, N.; Fabbian, D.; Krüger, D.; Gizon, L.: Accurate Short-Characteristics Radiative Transfer in A Numerical Tool for Astrophysical RESearch (ANTARES). Solar Physics 296, 46 (2021)
Yu, J.; Hekker, S.; Bedding, T. R.; Stello, D.; Huber, D.; Gizon, L.; Khanna, S.; Bi, S.: Asteroseismology of luminous red giants with Kepler: II. Dependence of mass-loss on pulsations and radiation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 501 (4), pp. 5135 - 5148 (2021)
Zaqarashvili V, T.; Albekioni, M.; Ballester, J. L.; Bekki, Y.; Biancofiore, L.; Birch, A. C.; Dikpati, M.; Gizon, L.; Gurgenashvili, E.; Heifetz, E.et al.; Lanza, A. F.; McIntosh, S. W.; Ofman, L.; Oliver, R.; Proxauf, B.; Umurhan, O. M.; Yellin-Bergovoy, R.: Rossby Waves in Astrophysics. Space Science Reviews 217 (1), 15 (2021)
Barucq, H.; Faucher, F.; Fournier, D.; Gizon, L.; Pham, a. H.: Efficient and accurate algorithm for the full modal green's kernel of the scalar wave equation in helioseismology. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 80 (6), pp. 2657 - 2683 (2020)
Gizon, L.; Fournier, D.; Albekioni, M.: Effect of latitudinal differential rotation on solar Rossby waves: Critical layers, eigenfunctions, and momentum fluxes in the equatorial β plane. Astronomy and Astrophysics 642, A178 (2020)
Hanson, C. S.; Duvall, T.; Birch, A.; Gizon, L.; Sreenivasan, K. R.: Solar east-west flow correlations that persist for months at low latitudes are dominated by active region inflows. Astronomy and Astrophysics 644, A103 (2020)
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).
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.
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.
Turbulence plays a very important role in many applications, ranging from geophysics and astrophysics to engineering. In our solar system, turbulence is often driving by thermal effect, rotation, and magnetic field. In this project you will use high-fidelity simulation tools, including direct numerical simulations, data assimilation, and machine learning, to study the physics of turbulence, focusing on convection and dynamos.
The Planetary Plasma Environments group (PPE) has a strong heritage in the exploration of planetary magnetospheres and space plasma interactions throughout the solar system. It has contributed instruments to several past missions that flew-by or orbited Jupiter (Galileo, Cassini, Ulysses). The PPE participates in the JUICE mission by contributing hardware and scientific expertise to the Particle Environment Package (PEP).
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.