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Ilkka Sillanpää

Research Scientist, Ph.D.
I am a plasma physicist and a space scientist.
I have worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since 2002 in the space weather group.
I worked at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, as a postdoc and researcher between March 2008 and August 2014.
I was a member of the Cassini / CAPS team.

Expertise: planets, moons and their plasma interactions and magnetic features;
especially Titan, comets, Pluto and icy moons of giant planets


Contact information for FMI:
Finnish Meteorological Institute

Mailing address: P.O. Box 503
Visiting address: Erik Palménin aukio 1
FI-00101 Helsinki
FINLAND
email firstname.lastname@fmi.fi
web www.space.fmi.fi/~sillanpi


Magnetic field from Titan simulation
Surface encompasses areas of highest magnetic flux. Orbital plane is shown with colors indicating magnetic flux values. Field lines show the draping of the magnetic field around Titan's ionosphere.

Three animations from another Titan simulation (opens new windows):
Ion motion - Flow lines are pale blue, planes show the total ion density.
Magnetic field - Flux density of magnetic field on the planes, field lines as yellow lines. Surface covers areas of very weak field.
Methane ions - Methane ions CH4+ escaping from Titan. Density on the planes, flow lines as pale blue lines.


Curriculum Vitae

List of Publications (copies of some articles)

Most recent article: Effect of Oxygen Ions in Titan's Plasma Interaction

Dissertation (permalink: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-697-660-3) for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in planetary physics.
(public defence was on 28 February 2008, see my lectio praecursoria as a power point presentation)

Pro gradu thesis (Magna cum laude) for the degree of Master of Science in theoretical physics
at the University of Helsinki, the Department of Physical Sciences, January 2003.




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Updated: October 1st, 2014.
Created: August 22nd, 2007.

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