Guillaume Aulanier

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 13 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1029 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

My research focuses on the solar origins of space weather. More specifically, I am specialized in developing 3D MHD models coupled with multi-wavelength observations, for the study of eruptive flares, prominences and magnetic reconnection in complex topologies. In practice, I am original developer of the Observationally-driven High-order Magneto-hydrodynamics code (OHM), and I use the TOPOlogy and fieldline TRacing code (TOPOTR) for analysis. Also, I am a member of science teams for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecrafts.

Educational background

I obtained my BSc (1994) and the first-half of my MSc in fundamental physics from what is now the Université de Paris. Then I was awarded my MSc (1996) and PhD (1998) in astrophysics by what is now Sorbonne Université. I actually prepared my PhD at Paris Observatory in Meudon, which is now a school of the Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL). I eventually obtained my professorial habilitation (2010) from Université de Paris.

Courses currently taught


  • since 2019 :  Chair of the national terrestrial program (PNST) of CNRS/INSU (France)
  • since 2019 : Deputy-director of the astrophysics graduate program (AStroParis) of Université Paris Sciences & Lettres (France)
  • 2013-2019 : Director of the department of education of Observatoire de Paris (France)
  • 2008-2011 : Node leader of the EST design-study consortium (FP7)
  • 2008-2010 : Coordinator of the solar physics group in Observatoire de Paris (France)

Positions held

  • since 2021 : Universitetet i Oslo - Adjunct professor, at RoCS (Oslo, Norway)
  • since 2001 : Observatoire de Paris -
    • since 2012 : Astronomer (equivalent to Professor),
      • since 2021 ; at Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas - LPP (Paris, France)
      • 2012-2021 : at Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique - LESIA (Meudon, France)
    • 2001-2012 : Assistant astronomer, at LESIA (Meudon, France)
  • 2000-2001 : CNES - Postdoc, at Observatoire de Paris / DASOP (Meudon, France)
  • 1999-2000 : George Mason University - Postdoc, at Naval Research Laboratory / Space Science Division (Washington CD, USA)
  • 1996-1998 : MENESR - PhD contractor, at Observatoire de Paris / DASOP (Meudon, France


  • Academic palms (France, rank knight, 2017)
  • National order of merit (France, rank knight, 2015)
Tags: Solar Physics, Eruptions, Fluid mechanics, Simulations, Observations, SDO, Solar Orbiter

Selected publications

Publication list & Bibliometric indices from NASA/ADS

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