Helle Bakke: new PhD student at RoCS

Helle Bakke joined the shining group of PhD students at RoCS on September 1st 2018.

First scientific article of Helle Bakke (right) and Lars Frogner based on their master thesis' work. The article has recently been published on the peer-reviewed scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

"Another day of Sun"

– My current project builds on the work I did for my master’s project. 

Helle used the 3D magnetohydrodynamics code, Bifrost, to simulate the solar atmosphere, and together with Lars Frogner, former master student, now PhD student like Helle, she implemented accelerated electrons associated with nanoflares.

– What are you going to study?

– I want to compare solar atmospheric spectral lines from simulations and observations. Spectral lines contain a vast amount of information about the solar atmosphere, and I want to study the observable effect of accelerated particles.

"There is no place like home"

Helle grew up nearby Oslo. For her settling down in this city was always a natural choice. Moreover, since the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is leading in astrophysical research, Helle feels grateful to be a part of it.

– What is your experience at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) so far?

My experience at ITA has been good! ITA is a welcoming place for both students and employees, and with all the activities (coffee (or in my case, tea!), journal club, friday colloquium, ITA retreat etc.) it has been easier to get to know everyone. ITA is an institute that works hard for the welfare of both students and employees, and this is something I find especially unique. 

– Any expectations?

My expectations from working at ITA are to continue learning exciting research, develop as a researcher myself, and to contribute to the working environment.

Published Jan. 9, 2019 11:40 AM - Last modified Jan. 9, 2019 11:40 AM