Dr Joachim Schmidt
A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney
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I am a space scientist. I received my physics diploma from the University of Goettingen, Germany (1990), and did my PhD and first postdoctoral appointment at the Max Plack Instiute for Solar System Research, Germany (1993, 1994). In 1995 I was a guest researcher at the University of Florence, Italy, and from 1996 to 1997 a staff member at the University of Kiel, Germany. From 1998 to 2003 I was a research associate at Imperial College, London, and from 2004 to 2006 a lecturer at the University of Bremen, Germany. From 2007 to 2010 I held a senior research fellowship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA. Since November 2010 I am a research associate at the University of Sydney.
My research interests include the modeling of solar wind turbulence, cosmic rays, Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), EIT waves, coronal loops and radio radiation, especially radio type II bursts. For the latter I use an analytical model bolt-on 2 and 3 dimensional MHD simulations of CME-driven shocks. Member of the Space and Solar Physics Research Group.
Teaching and supervision
At Imperial College I supervised the computer lab and two student's projects each year. At Bremen University I gave one Space Science lecture and supervised undergraduate and graduate students. I tutored one master thesis. At Sydney University I gave half a lecture course in the programming language C.
My current project is concerned with the detailed simulation and exploration of solar radio type II bursts, using 3D MHD simulations and an analytic radiation model developed recently at the University of Sydney.
My associations are with the European Geophysical Union (EGU), the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and with the Australian Space Science community.
Awards and honours
I was the winner of the Young Scientist Publication Award of the EGU in 1996. I was awarded a one year research fellowship to work at the University of Florence in 1995. I was awarded a three year's advanced research fellowship at NASA GSFC starting in 2007.
In the media
My work at NASA GSFC was featured in the NASA media channels.
I was one of the authors of two International Space Science Institute (ISSI) book series on corotating interacting regions (CIRs) and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
There is a collaboration with leading scientists at NASA GSFC regarding the CME and radio projects.