Shahin Jafarzadeh

Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany

0000-0002-7711-5397

I am currently a research scientist at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, MPS (Göttingen, Germany) and an affiliated researcher at Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, RoCS (Oslo, Norway). My studies concern the Sun's lower atmosphere, regarding how magnetic fields structure dynamics of those layers — towards understanding the mysterious heating of the solar atmosphere, particularly from wave activity. I am a founding member of the WaLSA team and a member of a number of international committees. I am also an experienced observer, have supervised several MSc and PhD students, and passionately engage 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 various ground-based and space/balloon-borne observing facilities
  • Data analysis and image processing, as well as applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning — linked to observations of the solar atmosphere
  • Interdisciplinary research (within, e.g., astrophysics, plasma physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering/instrumentation design).

Employment History

  • Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, 09/2021–01/2022 & 06/2022–present
  • Affiliated Researcher, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS), Norway, 09/2021–present
  • Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Germany, 02/2022–05/2022
  • 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, 2009

Peer-Reviewed Publications