Name: Dr Corentin Louis
Title: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Address: School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin 15, Ireland.
Studies of auroral radio emissions:
- Multi-spectral (radio, UV, charged particle) and multi-instrument analysis, both remote and in-situ
- Simulations and modelling of global radio emissions and comparisons with observations
- Theoretical work on the emission mechanism
Corentin’s research themes focus on the study of interactions taking place in the magnetospheres and the auroral phenomena that result from it. In this context, he did his PhD (entitled “Jovian auroral radio emissions: remote and in-situ observations and simulation”) at the Laboratoire d’Études Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA, Paris Observatory), working with data from many radio instruments (Voyager, Cassini, Wind, Juno, Nançay Decameter Array). He then won a CNES (Centre Nationale d’Études Spatiales) post-doctoral fellowship which allow him to work at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP, Toulouse). During these two years of post-doc he perfects his knowledge of radio emissions and the theory of the associated mechanism (growth rate, saturation), and learns how to use the data from in-situ particle measurements (Juno/JADE), offering the opportunity to deepen his understanding of magnetospheric interactions. Now under contract with Caitriona Jackman in the DIAS “Planetary Magnetospheres” team, he is extending his knowledge to the study of magnetospheres of other bodies of the Solar System (such as Earth, Saturn) and to the study of auroral emissions at other wavelengths (e.g. X-ray).
Funding: Science Foundation Ireland