Patrick Antolin

PhD (Kyoto University)

PhD student (University of Oslo)


Affiliations:

  • Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics,
    Oslo University

    Sem Saelandsvei 13, P.O.Box: 1029 Blindern,
    N-0315 Oslo, Norway
    Tel: +47 22857569 Fax: +47 22856505

    antolin.at.astro.uio.no

    Supervisors: Mats Carlsson and Viggo Hansteen

  • Kwasan Observatory,
    Graduate School of Science,
    Kyoto University

    17 Ohmine-cho, Kita Kazan, Yamashina-ku,
    Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan. 606-8471
    Tel: +81 75-581-1235 Fax: +81 75-593-9617

    antolin.at.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp

    Supervisors: Kazunari Shibata and Kiyoshi Ichimoto


    Research Interests:

    Magnetohydrodynamics, plasma astrophysics:

  • Solar MHD
  • Coronal heating
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Solar jets
  • Coronal rain
  • Prominences

    Publications:

    Master Thesis in Solar Physics (2006)

    Paper: " Predicting observational signatures of coronal heating by
    Alfvén waves and Nanoflares"
    (published)

    Paper: "The role of torsional Alfvén waves in coronal heating" (published)

    Paper: "Coronal rain as a marker for coronal heating mechanisms" (published)

    Paper: "Transverse oscillations of loops with coronal rain observed by Hinode/Solar Optical Telescope" (published)


    On-going research:

  • Constructing observables for discerning between coronal heating mechanisms.
  • Coronal rain - observation and simulation.

    Movie: Coronal rain observed on limb in the Calcium II H line (396.8 nm) on November 9, 2006 by the Solar Optical Telescope instrument on board of the Hinode satellite. here

    Movie: Coronal rain observed on limb in the Calcium II H line (396.8 nm) on January 14, 2007 by the Solar Optical Telescope instrument on board of the Hinode satellite. here

    Hinode is a Japanese mission developped and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in cooperation with European Space Agency and Norwegian Space Centre (Norway). The movie was made by T. Okamoto at the NAOJ.

    Movie: Coronal rain observed at the limb in the Halpha line (656.3 nm) on May 10, 2009 by the Crisp spectropolarimeter of the Swedish Solar Telescope (SST). In color the Doppler velocity is shown over the detected coronal rain blobs. Red and blue correspond to redshift and blueshift respectively. The movie starts with an offset from H-alpha line center of 1.1 AA towards the red wing, and is slowly decreased ending at line center. here

    The Observations were performed by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. The movie was made by Luc Rouppe van der Voort at the ITA. The SST is a 1 m Solar Telescope operated on La Palma by the Institute for Solar Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.

    Photos (zip files):


    Other:

    Presentation at Hinode 4 (11-15 October 2010, Sicily - Palermo), "A sharp look on coronal rain with Hinode/SOT and Crisp of SST". Quick time movie file:here PDF file:here