Dr Jacob Heerikhuisen

Jacob Heerikhuisen

Qualifications: PhD

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Masters Thesis on modeling Helium in the heliosphere. 2020

PhD (in the USA) on using models to extract information about the heliospheric termination shock from data collected by NASA's IBEX spacecraft. 2017-present

PhD (in the USA) on formulating collision integrals for charge-exchange interactions. 2015-2019.

Recent Publications

  • Zirnstein, E. J., Dayeh, M. A., & Heerikhuisen, J. (2021). Dependence of the IBEX ribbon geometry on pitch-angle scattering outside the heliopause. The Astrophysical Journal, 908(1), 35. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abd4e8

  • Reisenfeld, D. B., Bzowski, M., Funsten, H. O., Heerikhuisen, J., Janzen, P. H., Kubiak, M. A., . . . Zirnstein, E. J. (2021). A three-dimensional map of the Heliosphere from IBEX. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 254(2), 40. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/abf658

  • Shrestha, B. L., Zirnstein, E. J., Heerikhuisen, J., & Zank, G. P. (2021). Strength of the Termination Shock Inferred from the Globally Distributed Energetic Neutral Atom Flux from IBEX. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 254(2), 32. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/abf659

  • Fraternale, F., Pogorelov, N. V., & Heerikhuisen, J. (2021). Transport of Interstellar Neutral Helium throughout the Heliosphere. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 921(2), L24. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac313c

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Astrophysics; Computing; Mathematics; Physics

Computational Modeling
Monte-Carlo Methods