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Dr Patrick Antolin

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Patrick Antolin

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Critical Science Plan for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), Rast, M., Bello González, N., Bellot Rubio, L., Cao, W., Cauzzi, G., DeLuca, E., De Pontieu, B., Fletcher, L., Gibson, S., Judge, P., Katsukawa, Y., Kazachenko, M., Khomenko, E., Landi, E., Martínez Pillet, V., Petrie, G., Qiu, J., Rachmeler, L., Rempel, M., Schmidt, W., Scullion, E., Sun, X., Welsch, B., Andretta, V., Antolin, P., Ayres, T., Balasubramaniam, K., Ballai, I., Berger, T., Bradshaw, S., Campbell, R., Carlsson, M., Casini, R., Centeno, R., Cranmer, S., Criscuoli, S., DeForest, C., Deng, Y., Erdélyi, R., Fedun, V., Fischer, C., González Manrique, S., Hahn, M., Harra, L., Henriques, V., Hurlburt, N., Jaeggli, S., Jafarzadeh, S., Jain, R., Liu, W., Morton, R., Sharma, R. Apr 2021, In: Solar Physics
  • Publisher Correction: Reconnection nanojets in the solar corona, Antolin, P., Pagano, P., Testa, P., Petralia, A., Reale, F. 1 Jan 2021, In: Nature Astronomy
  • Reconnection nanojets in the solar corona, Antolin, P., Pagano, P., Testa, P., Petralia, A., Reale, F. 1 Jan 2021, In: Nature Astronomy
  • The First 3D Coronal Loop Model Heated by MHD Waves against Radiative Losses, Shi, M., Van Doorsselaere, T., Guo, M., Karampelas, K., Li, B., Antolin, P. Feb 2021, In: Astrophysical Journal
  • Coronal Heating by MHD Waves, Van Doorsselaere, T., Srivastava, A., Antolin, P., Magyar, N., Vasheghani Farahani, S., Tian, H., Kolotkov, D., Ofman, L., Guo, M., Arregui, I., De Moortel, I., Pascoe, D. Dec 2020, In: Space Science Reviews
  • Editorial: Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in the Solar Atmosphere: Heating and Seismology, Van Doorsselaere, T., Nakariakov, V., Li, B., Antolin, P. 23 Jan 2020, In: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Electron Beams Cannot Directly Produce Coronal Rain, Reep, J., Antolin, P., Bradshaw, S. 20 Feb 2020, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Fast Sausage Waves in the Solar Corona, Li, B., Antolin, P., Guo, M., Kuznetsov, A., Pascoe, D., Van Doorsselaere, T., Vasheghani Farahani, S. Dec 2020, In: Space Science Reviews
  • Multi-scale observations of thermal non-equilibrium cycles in coronal loops, Froment, C., Antolin, P., Henriques, V., Kohutova, P., Rouppe Van Der Voort, L. 1 Jan 2020, In: Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Self-consistent 3D radiative MHD simulations of coronal rain formation and evolution, Kohutova, P., Antolin, P., Popovas, A., Szydlarski, M., Hansteen, V. Jul 2020, In: Astronomy & Astrophysics

Professional Activity

  • 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

PGR Supervision

  • Ramada Sukarmadji Active Region Wave-Based Coronal Heating Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Seray Sahin The Coronal Cooling Problem Start Date: 01/03/2020


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