Bernhard Fleck

SOHO, Hinode & IRIS Project Scientist and Mission Manager


Main Research Fields

My scientific interests include the dynamics and energetics of the solar atmosphere, in particular the wave-propagation characteristics of gravity waves and high-frequency acoustic waves in the photosphere and chromosphere. I study advanced 3D radiation magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of the solar atmosphere and data from SOHO, Hinode, IRIS, SDO and various ground-based observatories, including ALMA, DST and SST. I am a member of the Waves in the Lower Solar Atmosphere (WALSA) team:


  • Sun
  • Atmosphere
  • Oscillations
  • Chromoseismology
  • Chromospheric heating
  • Helioinformatics

Ongoing collaborations

  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • Georgia State University, USA
  • University of Hawaii, USA
  • Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Germany
  • MPS, Germany
  • University of Belfast, UK
  • University of Sheffield, UK
  • ASI, Italy
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • OAC Napoli, Italy
  • HAO Boulder, CO, USA
  • LMSAL, Palo Alto, CA, USA



Project/mission at ESA

SOHO, Hinode, IRIS