Kalman Knizhnik

Kalman Knizhnik

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT
  • 301.286.7672
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 670
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Brief Bio

    Kalman Knizhnik's research uses MHD simulations of the solar corona to study the transport of magnetic helicity to filament channels. His research interests are in computational modelling, the formation and oscillation of prominences, from both an observational and theoretical point of view, as well as the fundamentals of magnetic reconnection. He received his Ph.D in physics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and his B.S. in astrophysics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011.

    Current Projects

    A New Model For Filament Channel Formation

    For his Ph.D thesis, Kalman worked on a new model for the formation of filament channels in the solar corona, known as magnetic helicity condensation. Using numerical simulations, Kalman modeled the effect of supergranular flows on flux tubes in the corona. Through the process of magnetic reconnection, twist flux accumulates near photospheric polarity inversion lines, manifesting itself as shear, which is observed as a filament channel.

    Education

    Ph.D Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016

    M.A. Physics & Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 2013
    B.S. Physics & Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011

    Brief Bio

    Kalman Knizhnik's research uses MHD simulations of the solar corona to study the transport of magnetic helicity to filament channels. His research interests are in computational modelling, the formation and oscillation of prominences, from both an observational and theoretical point of view, as well as the fundamentals of magnetic reconnection. He received his Ph.D in physics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and his B.S. in astrophysics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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