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Timo Laitinen has been a post-doctoral research associate at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute (JHI) in UCLan since August 2010, and is a member of the JHI's solar physics research group. Previously, he worked as a University Lecturer in Turku, Finland, and he has worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Finland and Germany. He works on the modelling of energetic particle transport in the heliosphere, has experience in energetic particle observations, and is involved in space-borne missions.
PhD Physics, University of Turku, Finland, 2003
MSc Physics, University of Turku, Finland, 1997
Timo Laitinen is working as a post-doctoral research associate on solar energetic particle (SEP) propagation in the heliosphere, studying in particular the propagation of the charged particles across the mean heliospheric magnetic field. In the work, he is also studying the modelling and descriptions of the plasma turbulence that permeates the heliospheric plasmas.
In addition to this, he works on SEP acceleration studies, has experience on in-situ SEP observations, and is involved in present and future space-borne missions, including the proposed Solar Orbiter mission.
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society