Dr Jacob Heerikhuisen

Qualifications: PhD

Contact Details

Research Supervised

Masters Thesis on modeling Helium in the heliosphere. 2020

PhD (in the USA) on using models to extract information about the heliospheric termination shock from data collected by NASA's IBEX spacecraft. 2017-present

PhD (in the USA) on formulating collision integrals for charge-exchange interactions. 2015-2019.

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Zirnstein, E. J., Dayeh, M. A., & Heerikhuisen, J. (2021). Dependence of the IBEX ribbon geometry on pitch-angle scattering outside the heliopause. The Astrophysical Journal, 908(1), 35. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abd4e8

  • Zirnstein, E. J., Dayeh, M. A., Heerikhuisen, J., McComas, D. J., & Swaczyna, P. (2021). Heliosheath proton distribution in the plasma reference frame. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 252(2), 26. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/abd092

  • Zirnstein, E. J., Kim, T. K., Mostafavi, P., Heerikhuisen, J., McComas, D. J., & Pogorelov, N. V. (2020). Response of pickup ions in the very local interstellar medium to solar variations: Implications for the evolution of the IBEX Ribbon and interstellar helium. The Astrophysical Journal, 891(1), 56. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab744b

  • Zirnstein, E. J., Giacalone, J., Kumar, R., McComas, D. J., Dayeh, M. A., & Heerikhuisen, J. (2020). Turbulence in the local interstellar medium and the IBEX Ribbon. The Astrophysical Journal, 888(1), 29. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab594d

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