Guo, Y.; Pariat, E.; Valori, G.; Anfinogentov, S.; Chen, F.; Georgoulis, M. K.; Liu, Y.; Moraitis, K.; Thalmann, J. K.; Yang, S.: Magnetic Helicity Estimations in Models and Observations of the Solar Magnetic Field. III. Twist Number Method. Astrophysical Journal 840 (1), 40 (2017)
Hong, J.; Ding, M. D.; Li, Y.; Yang, K.; Cheng, X.; Chen, F.; Fang, C.; Cao, W.: Bidirectional Outflows as Evidence Of Magnetic Reconnection Leading to a Solar Microflare. Astrophysical Journal 820 (1), L17 (2016)
Valori, G.; Pariat, E.; Anfinogentov, S.; Chen, F.; Georgoulis, M. K.; Guo, Y.; Liu, Y.; Moraitis, K.; Thalmann, J. K.; Yang, S.: Magnetic Helicity Estimations in Models and Observations of the Solar Magnetic Field. Part I: Finite Volume Methods. Space Science Reviews 201 (1-4), pp. 147 - 200 (2016)
Cheung, M. C. M.; Boerner, P.; Schrijver, C. J.; Testa, P.; Chen, F.; Peter, H.; Malanushenko, A.: Thermal Diagnostics with the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory: A Validated Method for Differential Emission Measure Inversions. Astrophysical Journal 807, 143 (2015)
Zhang, J.; Zhang, B.; Li, T.; Yang, S.; Zhang, Y.; Li, L.; Chen, F.; Peter, H.: Coronal Heating By the Interaction between Emerging Active Regions and the Quiet Sun Observed By the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Astrophysical Journal 799, L27 (2015)
Chen, F.; Peter, H.: Using coronal seismology to estimate the magnetic field strength in a realistic coronal model. 2nd International Sino-German Symposium of Solar Physics: Multi Waveband Observations and Modeling of Solar Activity, Bad Honnef, Germany (2015)
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.