Dr Jacob Heerikhuisen

Jacob Heerikhuisen

Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)

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

  • 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

  • Swaczyna, P., Rahmanifard, F., Zirnstein, E. J., McComas, D. J., & Heerikhuisen, J. (2021). Slowdown and heating of interstellar neutral helium by elastic collisions beyond the heliopause. Letters of the Astrophysical Journal, 911(2). doi:10.3847/2041-8213/abf436 Open Access version:

  • Fuselier, S. A., Galli, A., Richardson, J. D., Reisenfeld, D. B., Zirnstein, E. J., Heerikhuisen, J., . . . Dialynas, K. (2021). Energetic Neutral Atom Fluxes from the Heliosheath: Constraints from in situ Measurements and Models. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 915(2), L26. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac0d5c

  • 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