Dr Jorrit Leenaarts

Email: jorrit.leenaarts@astro.su.se
Phone: +46 8 5537 8550
Address: AlbaNova universitetscentrum, Department of Astonomy, Roslagstullsbacken 21, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


Jorrit Leenaarts obtained his master’s degree in 2003 and his PhD cum laude in 2007 at the Institute of Astronomy at Utrecht University. After his PhD he worked as a postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo and as a researcher at Utrecht University. In January 2014 he started as an associate professor at the Institute for Solar Physics at Stockholm University, where he leads a group studying the physics of the solar atmosphere using a combination of observations and numerical simulations.

Selected Publications

Leenaarts, Jorrit; Golding, Thomas; Carlsson, Mats; Libbrecht, Tine; Joshi, Jayant. 2016, Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press, arXiv:1608.00838. The cause of spatial structure in solar He I 1083 nm multiplet images

J. de la Cruz Rodriguez, Leenaarts, J., Asensio Ramos, A. 2016, Astrophysical Journal Letters, in press, arXiv:1609.09527. Non-LTE inversion of the Mg II h&k and UV triplet lines

Robustini, C., Leenaarts, J., de la Cruz Rodriguez, J., & Rouppe van der Voort, L. 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 590, 57. Fan-shaped jets above the light bridge of a sunspot driven by reconnection

Carlsson, M., J. Leenaarts, and B. De Pontieu. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal, 809, L30 What Do IRIS Observations of Mg II k Tell Us about the Solar Plage Chromosphere?

Leenaarts, J., M. Carlsson, and L. Rouppe van der Voort. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal, 802, 136. On Fibrils and Field Lines: the Nature of Hα Fibrils in the Solar Chromosphere

Leenaarts, J., M. Carlsson, and L. Rouppe van der Voort. 2012, The Astrophysical Journal, 749, 136. The Formation of the Hα Line in the Solar Chromosphere

Rouppe van der Voort, L., Leenaarts, J., B. de Pontieu, M. Carlsson, and G. Vissers. 2009, The Astrophysical Journal, 705, 272. On-disk Counterparts of Type II Spicules in the Ca II 854.2 nm and Hα Lines

Leenaarts, J., Carlsson, M., Hansteen, V. and Rutten, R. J. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 473, A625. Non-equilibrium hydrogen ionization in 2D simulations of the solar atmosphere

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