Heidi Helena Korhonen

Heidi Helena Korhonen

External Researcher

Heidi Korhonen received her PhD in 2002 at the University of Oulu in Finland. During her PhD she spent one and half years as a Student Support Astronomer at the Nordic Optical Telescope in La Palma, Spain.

After her PhD she moved to Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany, first as a postdoctoral scientist and later as a staff astronomer. In 2007 she was awarded research fellowship of the European Southern Observatory at their headquarters in Garching, Germany. After the three year fellowship she has been a visiting scientist at the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics (Freiburg, Germany), Marie Curie Fellow (Niels Bohr Institute) and university researcher at the Turku University (Finland). Currently she is an associate professor at Dark Cosmology Centre and the project coordinator of the NTE instrumentation project..

From the beginning of her carrier her main research topic has been stellar magnetic activity. She has been investigating stellar surface features caused by magnetic fields in different types of stars, from cool dwarfs to hot main sequence stars, and from young solar like stars to older evolved giants. Last five years she has also been working on exoplanet research, especially on investigating the impact of stellar magnetic activity on exoplanets and their detection. She has also participated in projects searching for new exoplanets, especially using the microlensing technique.

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