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Dr Patrick Antolin

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Patrick Antolin

I am an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow and proleptic Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. My PhDs are in Solar Physics from Kyoto University (2009, focus on numerical simulations) and the University of Oslo (2012, focus on solar observations). My fields of expertise are magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), waves and instabilities. My research focuses on solar atmospheric phenomena and in particular:

  • Coronal heating by MHD waves and associated dynamic instabilities
  • Coronal cooling processes (coronal rain and prominences), thermal instabilities and non-equilibrium.

I an expert in numerical modelling (incl. parallel computing), forward modelling (the synthesis of observational diagnostics from numerical simulations) and solar observations (with both, space-based and ground-based observatories).

Career trajectory

I have a double BSc from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), in Mathematics (2003) and Physics (2004). I obtained a scholarship from the Japanese government (Mombukagakusho) for postgraduate studies in Japan, which I carried out at Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Kazunari Shibata (2004 - 2009). I obtained my MSc in 2006 and PhD in 2009 (thesis title: “Predicting observational signatures of coronal heating by Alfvén waves and nanoflares”).

In parallel with my Japanese PhD I started a collaboration with the University of Oslo (at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics), which led to a second PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mats Carlsson (2012, thesis title: “Implications for coronal heating and magnetic field topology from coronal rain observations”).

My post-doc / PI experience, in chronological order is as follows:

  • CmPA @ KU Leuven (Belgium; Supervisor: Tom Van Doorsselaere), 11/2011 - 04/2013
  • JSPS Postdoctoral research Fellow (PI) at Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences @ University of Tokyo (Host Professor: Takaaki Yokoyama), 04/2013 - 07/2013
  • Hinode Science Center @ NAOJ (Japan; Supervisor: Dr. Yukio Katsukawa), 09/2013 - 12/2015
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics @ University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK; Supervisor: Prof. Ineke De Moortel), 01/2016 - 05/2018
  • STFC ER Fellow, University of St Andrews, 06/2018 - 07/2019
  • STFC ER Fellow and proleptic senior lecturer, Northumbria University, 08/2019 - present

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Liquid sunshine: drizzle, showers & torrential rain on the Sun, Şahin, S., Antolin, P. 1 Apr 2024, In: Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Transverse MHD Waves as Signatures of Braiding-induced Magnetic Reconnection in Coronal Loops, Sukarmadji, R., Antolin, P. 20 Jan 2024, In: Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • Damping of coronal oscillations in self-consistent 3D radiative magnetohydrodynamics simulations of the solar atmosphere, Kohutova, P., Antolin, P., Szydlarski, M., Carlsson, M. 1 Aug 2023, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Editorial: Thermal imbalance and multiphase plasmas across scales: from the solar corona to the intracluster medium, Kolotkov, D., Antolin, P., Sharma, P. 19 Oct 2023, In: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Extreme-ultraviolet fine structure and variability associated with coronal rain revealed by Solar Orbiter/EUI HRIEUVand SPICE, Antolin, P., Dolliou, A., Auchère, F., Chitta, L., Parenti, S., Berghmans, D., Aznar Cuadrado, R., Barczynski, K., Gissot, S., Harra, L., Huang, Z., Janvier, M., Kraaikamp, E., Long, D., Mandal, S., Peter, H., Rodriguez, L., Schühle, U., Smith, P., Solanki, S., Stegen, K., Teriaca, L., Verbeeck, C., West, M., Zhukov, A., Appourchaux, T., Aulanier, G., Buchlin, E., Delmotte, F., Gilles, J., Haberreiter, M., Halain, J., Heerlein, K., Hochedez, J., Gyo, M., Poedts, S., Rochus, P. 17 Aug 2023, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • First perihelion of EUI on the Solar Orbiter mission, Berghmans, D., Antolin, P., Auchère, F., Aznar Cuadrado, R., Barczynski, K., Chitta, L., Gissot, S., Harra, L., Huang, Z., Janvier, M., Kraaikamp, E., Long, D., Mandal, S., Mierla, M., Parenti, S., Peter, H., Rodriguez, L., Schühle, U., Smith, P., Solanki, S., Stegen, K., Teriaca, L., Verbeeck, C., West, M., Zhukov, A., Appourchaux, T., Aulanier, G., Buchlin, E., Delmotte, F., Gilles, J., Haberreiter, M., Halain, J., Heerlein, K., Hochedez, J., Gyo, M., Poedts, S., Renotte, E., Rochus, P. Jul 2023, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Polarisation of decayless kink oscillations of solar coronal loops, Zhong, S., Nakariakov, V., Kolotkov, D., Chitta, L., Antolin, P., Verbeeck, C., Berghmans, D. 12 Sep 2023, In: Nature Communications
  • Revealing the Sun’s Alfvénic waves, Morton, R., Antolin, P., Sharma, R., Paraschiv, A., Tajfirouze, E., Tian, H., Tomczyk, S., Yang, Z. 31 Jul 2023, In: Bulletin of the AAS
  • Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Quiescent Coronal Rain over an Active Region, Şahin, S., Antolin, P., Froment, C., Schad, T. 23 Jun 2023, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Temperature of quiet Sun small scale brightenings observed by EUI on board Solar Orbiter: Evidence for a cooler component, Dolliou, A., Parenti, S., Auchère, F., Bocchialini, K., Pelouze, G., Antolin, P., Berghmans, D., Harra, L., Long, D., Schühle, U., Kraaikamp, E., Stegen, K., Verbeeck, C., Gissot, S., Aznar Cuadrado, R., Buchlin, E., Mierla, M., Teriaca, L., Zhukov, A. Mar 2023, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: The Delicate Coronal Mass Limit 2021
  • Examination: Litentiate thesis - S. Sollerman 2021
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: COSPAR 2021 session D2.3/E3.3 2021
  • Invited talk: Invited talk "On the lookout for TWIKH rolls in the solar atmosphere with the help of forward modelling" 2020
  • Membership of board: National Science Foundation (US) (External organisation) 2020
  • Membership of committee: Solar Orbiter/EUI Consortium (External organisation) 2020
  • Examination: PhD Jury - Gabriel Pelouze 2019
  • Examination: PhD Jury - K. Karampelas 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: COSPAR 2018 D2.2/E3.2 Session 2018
  • Other: The Cool Alter-Ego of the Hot Solar Corona 2018

  • Luke McMullan Machine Learning Approach to the Detection of Coronal Rain and Nanojets in the Solar Corona Start Date: 19/09/2022
  • Ramada Sukarmadji ??Deciphering the nanojet phenomenon in the solar atmosphere through observations and numerical simulationsNanojet-based coronal heating? Start Date: 01/10/2020

Physics PhD June 30 2012


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