Dr Joachim Schmidt

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7960
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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

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.

Current projects

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.

Associations

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).

International links

United States

(NASA GSFC) There is a collaboration with leading scientists at NASA GSFC regarding the CME and radio projects.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I., Hillan, D. (2013). Prediction of type II solar radio bursts by three-dimensional mhd coronal mass ejection and kinetic radio emission simulations. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 733(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I. (2012). Type II radio bursts: 1. New entirely analytic formalism for the electron beams, Langmuir waves, and radio emission. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(4), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I. (2012). Type II radio bursts: 2. Application of the new analytic formalism. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(11), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, J., Ofman, L. (2011). Slow Magnetoacoustic Wave Oscillation of an Expanding Coronal Loop. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics, 739(2), 75-pp13. [More Information]

2013

  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I., Hillan, D. (2013). Prediction of type II solar radio bursts by three-dimensional mhd coronal mass ejection and kinetic radio emission simulations. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 733(2), 1-5. [More Information]

2012

  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I. (2012). Type II radio bursts: 1. New entirely analytic formalism for the electron beams, Langmuir waves, and radio emission. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(4), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, J., Cairns, I. (2012). Type II radio bursts: 2. Application of the new analytic formalism. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(11), 1-15. [More Information]

2011

  • Schmidt, J., Ofman, L. (2011). Slow Magnetoacoustic Wave Oscillation of an Expanding Coronal Loop. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics, 739(2), 75-pp13. [More Information]

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