Shahin Jafarzadeh

Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Germany

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Dr. Shahin Jafarzadeh is a scientist at Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics — aka KIS — (Freiburg, Germany) and an affiliated researcher at Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, RoCS (Oslo, Norway). His studies concern the lower-to-mid atmosphere of the Sun, regarding how magnetic fields structure dynamics of those layers — towards understanding the mysterious heating of the solar atmosphere, particularly from wave activity. He is a founding member of the WaLSA team and a member of a number of international committees. He is an experienced observer, who also passionately engages in public outreach activities.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Interests

  • Solar Physics, predominantly linked to magnetic-field dynamics and wave activity in the lower solar atmosphere
  • High resolution observations of the solar atmosphere from ground-based and space/balloon-borne observatories
  • Data analysis and image processing, as well as applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning — from observations of the solar atmosphere 

Employment History

  • Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Germany, 02/2022–present
  • Affiliated Researcher, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS), Norway, 09/2021–present
  • Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, 09/2021–01/2022
  • Researcher, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS), University of Oslo, Norway, 12/2016–08/2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2013–2016
  • PhD/Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, 2010–2013
  • USO-SP Marie Curie Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2009

Higher Education

  • Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) in Astronomy with Solar Physics (summa cum laude), Institute for Astrophysics, Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany, 2013
  • MSc in Astrophysics, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden, 2008

Peer-Reviewed Publications