Juan Diego Soler
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the MISTIC team in the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS). I study the polarization of the thermal emission by dust, which contains information about the magnetic field in the intestellar medium (ISM).
My work is right at the border between theory and observations. I use simulations of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence in the ISM to characterize statistical tools to study polarization observations, particularly those by Planck-HIFI and BLASTpol.
My overarching interest is understanding the role of the magnetic field in the formation of structure in ISM, from molecular clouds to filaments and cores.
I did my PhD at the University of Toronto, where I worked in the Balloon-borne Astrophysics group I developed the thermal model and participated in the data reduction of BLASTpol. I also designed and assembled the carbon fibre gondola for Spider.
The magnetic field and the formation of structure in molecular clouds
The Galactic magnetic field as revealed by Planck
Analysis of synthetic observations from MHD simulations
Balloon Astrophysics at UofT
Contact: jsolerpu [at] ias.u-psud.fr