apl. Prof. Dr. Carsten Denker

Solar Physics
Section Head
Office: HH/113
Phone: +49 331 7499 297
cdenkernothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1985–1996: Georg-August University Göttingen
  • 1991: Diploma in Physics (equivalent to M.S.): Penumbral Fine-Sructures and their Magnetic Field (Prof. Dr. Franz Kneer)
  • 1993: Diploma in Social Sciences (equivalent to M.S.): The Enquete-Commission for `Technology Assessment' of the German Parliament – On the Relation Between Politics, Science and Public Opinion (Prof. Dr. H.-G. Marten)
  • 1996: Dr. rer. nat.: Investigation of Sunspot Fine-Structure by Means of Speckle Interferometry (Prof. Dr. Franz Kneer)

Positions

  • 2019–present: Head Research Section Solar Physics – Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
  • 2010–present: Adjunct Professor – University of Potsdam
  • 2010–2018: Lecturer – Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2008–2016: Lecturer – University of Potsdam
  • 2007–present: Head Solar Obervatory Einstein Tower – Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
  • 2007–2019: Head Research Group Optical Solar Physics – Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
  • 2007–2009: Research Professor – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2001–2007: Assistant Professor of Physics – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 1999–2001: Assistant Research Professor – Big Bear Solar Observatory/New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 1997–1999: Postdoctoral Researcher – Big Bear Solar Observatory/New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 1996–1997: Postdoctoral Researcher – California Institute of Technology
  • 1994–1996: Research Assistant – University Observatory Göttingen
  • 1992: Summer Research Assistant – National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico
  • 1989–1994: Teaching Assistant – University Observatory Göttingen

Research

  • Physics of the Photosphere and Chromosphere
  • Dynamics of Active Regions and Sunspots
  • Solar Differential Rotation
  • Flares and Eruptions of Filaments and Prominences
  • Space Weather Predictions and Forecast
  • Image Restoration
  • Two-Dimensional Spectropolarimetry
  • Adaptive Optics
  • Solar Instrumentation

Selected Research Projects

  • Balthasar, H., Schwartz, P., et al. 2014: The Magnetic Vector Field in Solar Filaments. Project-Related Exchange Program with Slovakia, DAAD
  • Collados, M., et al. 2013: SOLARNET – High-Resolution Solar Physics Network. Research Infrastructures for High-Resolution Solar Physics, EU FP7 Grant Agreement No. 312495
  • Denker, C., Sobotka, M., Verma, M., Kuckein, C. 2018: Quiet-Sun Magnetic Fields and Newly Emerging Flux – Dynamics, Energetics, and Upper Atmospheric Response. DFG DE 787/5-1
  • Denker, C., Hamann, W.-R., Richter, P., Roth, M.M., Steinmetz, M., Strassmeier, K.G., Wisotzki, L. 2013: Leibniz Graduate School for Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics. WGL
  • Denker, C. 2011: Flows and Magnetic Fields in Complex Sunspots and their Role in Producing Solar Flares. DFG DE 787/3-1
  • Denker, C. 2002: Next Generation Solar Instrumentation: High-Resolution Observations of Small-Scale Magnetic Fields. NSF CAREER Award, ATM–0236945
  • Goode, P.R., Denker, C., Wang, H. 2003: 1.6 Meter Solar Telescope in Big Bear – The New Solar Telescope (NST). NSF MRI-0320540
  • Liu, C., Denker, C., Tritschler, A., Deng, N., Reardon, K. 2013: Exploring Small-Scale Jets from Photosphere through Chromosphere to Corona. NASA NNH13ZDA001N-HGI
  • Richter, P., Hamann, W.-R., Wisotzki, L., Denker, C., Liermann, A. 2014: Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics. Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP), DAAD
  • Wang, H., Xu, Y., Qiu, J., Denker, C. 2011: Study of Flare Footpoint Emissions Using Advanced Observing Tools. NASA NNH11ZDA001N-LWSTRT
  • Wang, H., Deng. N., Liu, C., Denker, C. 2010: High-Spatial and High Spectral Resolution Study of Small-Scale Jets. NASA 10-LWSTRT10-0024
  • Wang, H., Denker, C., Gerbessiotis, A., Keller, C.U., Shih, F. 2003: Innovative Information Technology for Space Weather Research. NSF ITR-0324816

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library
Publications at ArXiv: ArXiv link

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., Verma, M., Denker, C., 2021, Solar Physics, 296, 2, 35
Published: February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Kamlah, R., Verma, M., Diercke, A., Denker, C., 2021, Solar Physics, 296, 2, 29
Published: February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Verma, M., Matijevič, G., Denker, C., Diercke, A., Dineva, E., Balthasar, H., Kamlah, R., Kontogiannis, I., Kuckein, C., Pal, P. S., 2021, The Astrophysical Journal, 907, 1, 54
Published: January 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., Verma, M., Denker, C., 2020, arXiv e-prints, arXiv:2012.04349
Published: December 2020
Abbasvand, V., ... Denker, C., Balthasar, H., Verma, M., Kontogiannis, I., ... Kuckein, C., 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 642, A52
Published: October 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Kontogiannis, I., Dineva, E., Diercke, A., Verma, M., Kuckein, C., Balthasar, H., Denker, C., 2020, The Astrophysical Journal, 898, 2, 144
Published: August 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Li, Q., Xu, Y., Denker, C., Verma, M., Wang, H., 2020, AAS/Solar Physics Division Meeting, 52, 5, 209.01
Published: August 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Pal, P. S., Verma, M., Rendtel, J., ... Enke, H., Denker, C., 2020, Astronomische Nachrichten, 341, 575, 575
Published: July 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics, Supercomputing and E-Science
Warmuth, A., Önel, H., Mann, G., Rendtel, J., Strassmeier, K. G., Denker, C., ... Anderson, J., Bauer, S.-M., Bittner, W., Dionies, F., Paschke, J., Plüschke, D., Sablowski, D. P., Schuller, F., Senthamizh Pavai, V., Woche, M., ..., 2020, Solar Physics, 295, 7, 90
Published: July 2020
Verma, M., Denker, C., Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., Balthasar, H., Dineva, E., Kontogiannis, I., Pal, P. S., ..., 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 639, A19
Published: July 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Last update: 26. February 2021