Daniel MüllerSolar Physicist
Main Research Fields
I am the Project Scientist for the Solar Orbiter mission, a joint ESA-NASA space mission to study the Sun up close. Solar Orbiter is the first mission of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme. Scheduled for launch in October 2018, it will provide close-up, high-latitude observations of the Sun to study how the Sun creates and controls the Heliosphere, the huge plasma bubble in space that surrounds our solar system. I also serve as the Deputy Project Scientist for The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
In addition, I have a strong interest in high-performance scientific data visualization. In particular, I am coordinating the development of the open-source JHelioviewer software and am the ESA Project Lead of the ESA/NASA Helioviewer Project.
- Helioinformatics (development of advanced techniques for data assimilation, visualisation, and browsing)
- Solar spectropolarimetry (radiative transfer calculations and data analysis)
- Models of coronal loops
- Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD, USA)
- Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics (Freiburg, Germany)
- Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo (Norway)
- High Altitude Observatory (Boulder, CO, USA)