Zhang, Z.; Hagfors, T.; Nielsen, E.; Picardi, G.; Mesdea, A.; Plaut, J. J.: Dielectric properties of the Martian south polar layered deposits: MARSIS data inversion using Bayesian inference and genetic algorithm. Journal Geophysical Research 113, E05004 (2008)
Kosch, M. J.; Pedersen, T.; Rietveld, M. T.; Gustavsson, B.; Grach, S. M.; Hagfors, T.: Artificial optical emissions in the high-latitude thermosphere induced by powerful radio waves: An observational review. Advances in Space Research 40 (3), pp. 365 - 376 (2007)
Plaut, J. J.; Picardi, G.; Safaeinili, A.; Ivanov, A. B.; Milkovich, S. M.; Cicchetti, A.; Kofman, W.; Mouginot, J.; Farrell, W. M.; Phillips, R. J.et al.; Clifford, S. M.; Frigeri, A.; Orosei, R.; Federico, C.; Williams, I. P.; Gurnett, D. A.; Nielsen, E.; Hagfors, T.; Heggy, E.; Stofan, E. R.; Plettemeier, D.; Watters, T. R.; Leuschen, C. J.; Edenhofer, P.: Subsurface radar sounding of the south polar layered deposits of Mars. Science 316, pp. 92 - 95 (2007)
Tereshchenko, E. D.; Khudukon, B. Z.; Rietveld, M. T.; Isham, B.; Hagfors, T.; Brekke, A.: The relationship between small-scale and large-scale ionospheric electron density irregularities generated by powerful HF electromagnetic waves at high latitudes. Annales Geophysicae 24 (11), pp. 2901 - 2909 (2006)
Tereshchenko, E. D.; Yurik, R. Y.; Khudukon, B. Z.; Rietveld, M. T.; Isham, B.; Belyey, V.; Brekke, A.; Hagfors, T.; Grill, M.: Directional features of the downshifted peak observed in HF-induced stimulated electromagnetic emission spectra obtained using an interferometer. Annales Geophysicae 24 (7), pp. 1819 - 1827 (2006)
Blixt, E. M.; Grydeland, T.; Ivchenko, N.; Hagfors, T.; La Hoz, C.; Lanchester, B. S.; Løvhaug, U. P.; Trondsen, T. S.: Dynamic rayed aurora and enhanced ion-acoustic radar echoes. Annales Geophysicae 23 (1), pp. 3 - 11 (2005)
Isham, B.; Hagfors, T.; Khudukon, B.; Yurik, R. Y.; Tereshchenko, E. D.; Rietveld, M. T.; Belyey, V.; Grill, M.; La Hoz, C.; Brekke, A.et al.; Heinselman, C.: An interferometer experiment to explore the aspect angle dependence of stimulated electromagnetic emission spectra. Annales Geophysicae 23 (1), pp. 55 - 74 (2005)
Picardi, G.; Jeffrey, P. J.; Biccari, D.; Bombaci, O.; Calabrese, D.; Cartacci, M.; Cicchetti, A.; Clifford, S. M.; Edenhofer, P.; Farrell, W. M.et al.; Federico, C.; Frigeri, A.; Gurnett, D. A.; Hagfors, T.; Heggy, E.; Herique, A.; Huff, R. L.; Ivanov, A. B.; Johnson, W. T. K.; Jordan, R. L.; Kirchner, D. L.; Kofman, W.; Leuschen, C. J.; Nielsen, E.; Orosei, R.; Pettinelli, E.; Phillips, R. J.; Plettemeier, D.; Safaeinili, A.; Seu, R.; Stofan, E. R.; Vannaroni, G.; Watters, T. R.; Zampolini, E.: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars. Science 310, pp. 1925 - 1928 (2005)
Grydeland, T.; Blixt, E. M.; Løvhaug, U. P.; Hagfors, T.; La Hoz, C.; Trondsen, T. S.: Interferometric radar observations of filamented structures due to plasma instabilities and their relation to dynamic auroral rays. Annales Geophysicae 22 (4), pp. 1115 - 1132 (2004)
Grydeland, T.; La Hoz, C.; Hagfors, T.; Blixt, E. M.; Saito, S.; Strømme, A.; Brekke, A.: Interferometric observations of filamentary structures associated with plasma instability in the auroral ionosphere. Geophysical Research Letters 30, 1338 (2003)
Ilyushin, Y. A.; Hagfors, T.; Kunitsyn, V. E.: Cometary surface layer properties: Possible approach to radio sounding retrieval during the CONSERT experiment - Numerical simulation and discussion. Radio Science 38 (1), 1008 (2003)
Kosch, M. J.; Rietveld, M. T.; Kavanagh, A. J.; Davis, C.; Yeoman, T.; Honary, F.; Hagfors, T.: High-latitude pump-induced optical emissions for frequencies close to the third electron gyro-harmonic. Geophysical Research Letters 29 (23), 2112 (2002)
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).
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.
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.
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.