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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
  • Automatic detection of small-scale EUV brightenings observed by the Solar Orbiter/EUI, Alipour, N., Safari, H., Verbeeck, C., Berghmans, D., Auchère, F., Chitta, L., Antolin, P., Barczynski, K., Buchlin, E., Aznar Cuadrado, R., Dolla, L., Georgoulis, M., Gissot, S., Harra, L., Katsiyannis, A., Long, D., Mandal, S., Parenti, S., Podladchikova, O., Petrova, E., Soubrié, E., Schühle, U., Schwanitz, C., Teriaca, L., West, M., Zhukov, A. 1 Jul 2022, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Construction of coronal hole and active region magnetohydrostatic solutions in two dimensions: Force and energy balance, Terradas, J., Soler, R., Oliver, R., Antolin, P., Arregui, I., Luna, M., Piantschitsch, I., Soubrié, E., Ballester, J. Apr 2022, In: Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • First high resolution interferometric observation of a solar prominence with ALMA, Labrosse, N., Rodger, A., Radziszewski, K., Rudawy, P., Antolin, P., Fletcher, L., Levens, P., Peat, A., Schmieder, B., Simões, P. 11 Jun 2022, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
  • Implications of spicule activity on coronal loop heating and catastrophic cooling, Nived, V., Scullion, E., Doyle, J., Susino, R., Antolin, P., Spadaro, D., Sasso, C., Sahin, S., Mathioudakis, M. 1 Feb 2022, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Multi-Scale Variability of Coronal Loops Set by Thermal Non-Equilibrium and Instability as a Probe for Coronal Heating, Antolin, P., Froment, C. 24 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Novel Data Analysis Techniques in Coronal Seismology, Anfinogentov, S., Antolin, P., Inglis, A., Kolotkov, D., Kupriyanova, E., McLaughlin, J., Nisticò, G., Pascoe, D., Prasad, S., Yuan, D. 1 Apr 2022, In: Space Science Reviews
  • Observations of Instability-driven Nanojets in Coronal Loops, Sukarmadji, R., Antolin, P., McLaughlin, J. 1 Aug 2022, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Prevalence of Thermal Nonequilibrium over an Active Region, Sahin, S., Antolin, P. 1 Jun 2022, In: The Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • Probing the Physics of the Solar Atmosphere with the Multi-slit Solar Explorer (MUSE). I. Coronal Heating, De Pontieu, B., Testa, P., Martínez-Sykora, J., Antolin, P., Karampelas, K., Hansteen, V., Rempel, M., Cheung, M., Reale, F., Danilovic, S., Pagano, P., Polito, V., De Moortel, I., Nóbrega-Siverio, D., Van Doorsselaere, T., Petralia, A., Asgari-Targhi, M., Boerner, P., Carlsson, M., Chintzoglou, G., Daw, A., DeLuca, E., Golub, L., Matsumoto, T., Ugarte-Urra, I., McIntosh, S. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Probing the Physics of the Solar Atmosphere with the Multi-slit Solar Explorer (MUSE). II. Flares and Eruptions, Cheung, M., Martínez-Sykora, J., Testa, P., De Pontieu, B., Chintzoglou, G., Rempel, M., Polito, V., Kerr, G., Reeves, K., Fletcher, L., Jin, M., Nóbrega-Siverio, D., Danilovic, S., Antolin, P., Allred, J., Hansteen, V., Ugarte-Urra, I., DeLuca, E., Longcope, D., Takasao, S., DeRosa, M., Boerner, P., Jaeggli, S., Nitta, N., Daw, A., Carlsson, M., Golub, L. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Astrophysical Journal

  • 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 Characterising the heating and cooling imprints of the solar corona Start Date: 19/09/2022
  • Ramada Sukarmadji Origins and coronal heating perspectives of reconnection nanojets Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Seray Sahin The Coronal Cooling Problem Start Date: 01/03/2020

Physics PhD June 30 2012

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