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In our group we do research within the field of theoretical atomic physics in which we study properties of atoms/ions. More specifically I partake in the developement of numerical methods used to perform (ab-initio) simulations of atomic systems, with the typical goal of understanding and helping with the analysis of various experiments.
Our main focus lies on relativistic atomic systems with strongly correlated electrons, often including some additional effects such as magnetic fields or hyperfine interaction.
Typical applications of our research includes astrophysics, where spectroscopy of stellar atmospheres for abundance analysis is one example, plasma and fusion physics (see for example ITER), XUV lithography and so on. We are currently developing a new method for determining magnetic fields in the solar corona using an exotic category of light that only appears under the influence of an external magnetic field. The understanding of different processes in the corona, such as flares or coronal mass ejections, poses one of the remaining challanges in solar physics, and the driving mechanism behind these events are thought to be the coronal magnetic fields. There are however no direct space-based measurements of these fields, but we believe that this new method could be a promising candidate.
I am a member of the Lund-Malmö Center for Atomic Systems (LUMCAS) as-well as the Computational Atomic Structure group (CompAS) which is an international collaboration between like-minded atomic theorists. The CompAS collaboration maintains and develops the two well-known atomic structure program packages ATSP2k and GRASP2k (CompAS@GitHub).