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
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
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
Palacios, J., ... Kuckein, C., Denker, C., Verma, M., ... Diercke, A., Kontogiannis, I., ..., 2020
Solar Physics, 295, 5, 64; published May 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
González Manrique, S. J., Kuckein, C., ... Diercke, A., ... Denker, C., 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 890, 1, 82; published February 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics