Curriculum Vitae

General information:

Finnish citizenship.
Married, two children (2008; 2011).

Educationd and degrees:

2009 Dec : Ph.D in Astronomy, University of Oulu, Finland

2007 Jun : Ph. Lic. in Astronomy, University of Oulu, Finland

2002 Nov : MSc in Astronomy, University of Oulu, Finland

1998 Jun : Secondary school, Kangasniemi, Finland

Employment:

2012 Apr - present : Postdoctoral scientist, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)

2011 Apr - 2012 Apr : on parental leave

2010 Jan - 2011 Apr : Postdoctoral scientist, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)

2009 Sep - 2009 Dec : Ph.D Student, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)

2009 Mar - 2009 Aug : Ph.D Student, grant from Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland

2008 Nov - 2009 Feb : Researcher, Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku

2008 Jan - 2008 Oct : on parental leave

2007 Jun - 2007 Dec : Researcher, Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku

2004 Jun - 2007 Jun : Ph.D Student, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)

2004 Dec - 2005 Feb : Freelance, European Space Agency (ESA)/ European Southern Observatory (ESO)

2003 Jan - 2004 Jun : Student Support Astronomer, Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT)

Personal grants:

2014 Jul : Research grant (own position), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany

2008 Nov : Research grant, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland

2007 Dec : Travel grant, Väisälä Foundation, Finland

2005 Dec : Travel grant, Väisälä Foundation, Finland

Memberships:

2018 : International Astronomical Union

2018 : European Astronomical Society

2007 : Finnish Astronomical Society

Talks:

  • Magnetic fields in Herbig Ae/Be stars (invited),
    OBA Stars: Variability and Magnetic Fields, 29.4.2021, St. Petersburg, Russia (online)
  • Activity indicators
    TESS survey workshop Castel Gandolfo, 19.9.2019, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Observing with VATT
    TESS survey workshop Castel Gandolfo, 17.9.2019, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Detections of weak magnetic fields in Herbig Ae/Be stars using high resolution HARPS spectropolarimetry
    Gaia's view of Pre-Main Sequence Evolution: Linking the T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars, 21.6.2019, Leeds, UK
  • Magnetic field detections in Herbig Ae SB2 systems
    IAU GA XXX Focus Meeting 4, 31.8.2018, Vienna, Austria
  • Binocular view of EK Draconis
    The 20th Cambridge workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, 31.7.2018, Boston, USA
  • Mapping EK Draconis with PEPSI - Evidence for Startspot Penumbrae
    Sun-as-a-star workshop, 27.6.2018, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany
  • Magnetic fields in Herbig stars
    The 14th Potsdam Thinkshop on Stellar Magnetism: Challanges, Connections, and Prospects, 14.6.2017, Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany
  • Calibrating RAVE fluxes with STELLA
    Celebrating Ten Years of Science with STELLA, 9.11.2016, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany
  • Spot related activity in young solar analogues,
    2nd Potsdam-Berlin Colloquim, 11.10.2013, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • When the Sun was young: studying young solar analogues,
    Seminar, 1.6.2010, Konkoly Observatory, Hungary
  • Doppler Imaging of V889 Her: Mapping the activity cycle,
    The 5th Potsdam Thinkshop, 28.6.2007, Potsdam, Germany
  • Solar analogues,
    University of Oulu Seminars, 7.3.2007, Finland
  • Solar analogues,
    Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam Seminars, 9.2.2007, Potsdam, Germany
  • Spots and activity cycles on EK Dra,
    ESMN School, 3.11.2004, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia
  • Brown dwarfs in Open Cluster NGC 7160,
    44th NOT Council meeting, 14.5.2004, La Palma, Spain
  • Studentships at Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT),
    University of Oulu Seminars, 14.1.2004, Finland
  • Photometric Study of Young Active Stars,
    Isaac Newton Group Seminars, 26.11.2003, La Palma, Spain
  • Spots in young solar analogues,
    42nd NOT Council meeting, 2.5.2003, La Palma, Spain
  • Long term photometry of AB Dor,
    University of Oulu Seminars, 2002, Finland

Conferences and workshops:

  • OBA Stars: Variability and Magnetic Fields,
    26.-30.04.2021, St. Petersburg, Russia, Online (talk, Chair of session "Fundamental parameters of OBA stars. Spots, abundance gradients, diffusion, atmospheres, magnetospheres, X-rays" and "Final Discussion (Part I)")
  • Cool Stars 20.5 ...virtually cool,
    02.-04.03.2021, Online
  • The 16th Potsdam Thinkshop on The rotation periods of cool stars: Measurements, uses, connections and prospects,
    23.-26.09.2019, Potsdam, Germany (SOC)
  • TESS survey workshop Castel Gandolfo,
    17.-19.09.2019, Castel Gandolfo, Italy (2 talks)
  • STARRY final conference: Gaia's view of Pre-Main Sequence Evolution: Linking the T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars,
    18.-21.06.2019, Leeds, UK (talk)
  • IAU XXXth General Assembly,
    27.-31.08.2018, Vienna, Austia (talk in FM4)
  • The 20th Cambridge workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun,
    29.07.-03.08.2018, Boston, USA (talk, convenor in Splinter session)
  • Sun-as-a star workshop,
    27.06.2018, Potsdam, Germany (talk)
  • Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 2nd Users' Meeting: Realizing the Dream,
    20.-23.06.2017, Florence, Italy
  • The 14th Potsdam Thinkshop on Stellar Magnetism: Challanges, Connections, and Prospects,
    12.-16.06.2017, Potsdam, Germany (SOC Co-Chair, LOC Chair, talk, 3 posters)
  • Celebrating Ten Years of Science with STELLA,
    08.-09.11.2016, Potsdam, Germany (talk)
  • The 19th Cambridge workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun,
    06.-10.06.2016, Uppsala, Sweden (4 posters)
  • The 10th Potsdam Thinkshop on High-Resolution Optical Spectroscopy,
    28.-31.05.2013, Potsdam, Germany (LOC)
  • The 7th Potsdam Thinkshop on Magnetic Fields in Stars and Exoplanets,
    22.-25.08.2011, Potsdam, Germany
  • Solar Analogs II,
    20.-23.09.2009, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (poster)
  • The 15th Cambridge workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun,
    21.-25.07.2008, St Andrews, Scotland (poster)
  • The 5th Potsdam Thinkshop on Meridional Flow, Differential Rotation and Solar and Stellar Activity,
    24.-29.06.2007, Potsdam, Germany (poster + talk)
  • The 14th Cambridge workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun,
    06.-10.11.2006, Pasadena, California, USA (2 posters)
  • IAU XXVIth General Assembly,
    14.-25.08.2006, Prague, Czech Republic (2 posters)
  • 8th MHD - Days 2005,
    28.-29.11.2005, Potsdam, Germany (poster)
  • Dynamos of the Sun, Stars & Planets,
    04.-06.10.2004, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (poster)
  • ANTARES Fall Seminar,
    31.10.2002, Oulu, Finland

Summer and winter schools:

  • ESMN School on Solar Magnetometry and Solar Magnetism,
    3.-10.11.2004, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia (talk + poster)
  • NorFA summer school on Observational Astrophysics,
    1.-12.7.2003, La Palma, Spain

Astronomical observations:

Observing experience:

I have used most of the instruments at the Nordic Optical Telescope in optical and near infrared for imaging, photometry, polarimetry, and high and low resolution spectroscopy. I have been observing on my own during about 20 nights, and supporting other observes at NOT during about 35 nights.

I have also observing experience with the PEPSI instrument, both at Large Binocular Telescope and the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope.

Observing proposals:

  • P.I. in ESO period 106 project The very slow rotation of the magnetic O9.7 V star HD 54879
  • P.I. in LBT 2020B project Polarimetric modeling of the magnetic field topology and the circumstellar environment of the massive O-type star NGC 1624-2 with an extraordinary strong magnetic field
  • P.I. in ESO period 105 project Determining the rotation periods of Herbig Ae/Be stars with detected magnetic fields
  • P.I. in ESO period 102 project The magnetic O9.7 V star HD 54879: Unveiling the origin of the short-term spectral variability and dramatic magnetic field increase on 2018 February 17
  • P.I. in ESO period 101 project Modelling the magnetic field geometry of the outstanding He-strong β Cep pulsator HD96446
  • P.I. in ESO period 100 project Determining the magnetic field geometry in the components of a binary system with a δ Scuti primary
  • P.I. in ESO period 100 project Magnetic field strength and geometry of the newly discovered magnetic O9.7 V star HD 54879
  • P.I. in ESO period 99 project Modelling the magnetic field geometry of the outstanding He-strong β Cep pulsator HD96446
  • P.I. in ESO period 87 project HD 179949 - The model case of on/off (magnetic) star-planet interaction?
  • P.I. in ESO period 86 project Hot Jupiter WASP-18b: a test-bed for magnetic star-planet interaction
  • P.I. in NOT period 35 project Magnetic activity in the young Sun. Observing run was supported by OPTICON grant.

Been co-applicant on several successful observing time applications for groundbased telescopes.

Service:

  • Editor of the IAU WG on ‘Ap and related stars’ Newsletter
  • AIP colloquium organiser for internal speakers

Computer skills:

  • Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows environments
  • Documents and articles are written with LaTeX
  • Programming with IDL, Python, and FORTRAN
  • Data reduction with 4A, SES (spectroscopy) and IRAF (photometry).
  • HTML and CSS, Plone environment, WordPress

Language skills:

Finnish (native), English (fluent), German, Spanish, and Swedish

Last update: 8. March 2022