Thesis Topics

On this page you will find space physics related BSc and MSc thesis topic suggestions. You are also welcome to suggest your own topic.


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List of Past Thesis

BSc Thesis/Kandi

Koronan massapurkausten vertailu eri tietokannoissa/
Comparison of coronal mass ejection from different databases

Kuvaus Suomeksi/Piilota

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Työn tyyppi/Work type: data-analyysi/data analysis

Kontaktihenkilö/Contact person: Emilia Kilpua (emilia kilpua (at) helsinki fi)

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Coronal mass ejections in running difference images captured by the LASCO coronagraph on-board SOHO


Magneettinen helisiteetti avaruusplasmoissa/
Magnetic helicity in space plasmas

Kuvaus Suomeksi/Piilota

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Työn tyyppi/Work type: data-analyysi/data analysis

Kontaktihenkilö/Contact person: Emilia Kilpua (emilia kilpua (at) helsinki fi)

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Helical flux rope ejected from the Sun. Image Credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory


Magnetosfäärin dynamiikka ali-Alfvenisen aurinkotuulen aikana
Magnetospheric dynamics during sub-Alfvenic solar wind

Kuvaus Suomeksi/Piilota

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Työn tyyppi/Work type: Literature review and data-analyysi/Kirjallisuuskatsaus ja data analysis

Kontaktihenkilö/Contact person: Emilia Kilpua (emilia kilpua (at) helsinki fi)

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Formation of the Alfven wings during sub-Alfvenic solar wind conditions. See the complete movie here. Courtesy: E. Chane.
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MSc Thesis/Pro-Gradu

Magnetohydrodynamic simulations of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in the solar corona triggered by erupting coronal mass ejections

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Work type: Numerical simulations, data analysis

Contact person Jens Pomoell (Jens Pomoell (at) helsinki fi)







Determination of normal vectors of fast interplanetary shocks

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Work type: data analysis

Contact person Emilia Kilpua (emilia kilpua (at) helsinki fi)

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Left) Heliospheric Shock Database, University of Helsinki. Right) Strong interplanetary shock captured by the ACE spacecraft.


Real-time physics-based space weather forecasting using Euhforia

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Work type: data analysis

Contact person Jens Pomoell (Jens Pomoell (at) helsinki fi)





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List of Past Theses (since 2010)

PhD Theses

Alexey Isavnin: Flux ropes in space plasmas (2014). e-thesis

Ilja Honkonen: Development, validation and application of numerical space environment models (2013). e-thesis

Anekallu Chandrasekhar: Energy conversion across the Earth's magnetopause: Observations (2013). e-thesis

Heli Hietala: Multi-spacecraft studies on space plasma shocks (2012). e-thesis

Jens Pomoell: Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of large-amplitude waves in the solar corona (2012). e-thesis

Riku Järvinen: On ion escape from Venus (2010). e-thesis

Arto Sandroos: Shock acceleration in the solar corona (2010). e-thesis

MSc Theses

Erkka Lumme: Determination of the solar photospheric electric field for modelling of the coronal magnetic field and CMEs. (2016) e-thesis

Eyob Talew: Analysis of the Heliosphere During Major Solar Energetic Particle Events of the 23rd Solar Cycle. (2015) e-thesis

Sebastian Käki: The orientation of flux rope CMEs from the corona to 1 AU (2015). e-thesis

Erika Palmerio: Fine structures in coronal mass ejection-driven sheath regions (2015). e-thesis

Dinku Zerihun: Analysis of coronal magnetic field conditions during major solar energetic particle events of 23rd solar cycle (2014).

Pasi Pekonen: Jupiterin magnetosfäärin vuorovaikutus Galilein kuiden kanssa (2014).

Sara Tähtinen: Numerical modelling of electron acceleration in solar flares during magnetic reconnection (2014).

Shabnam Nikbakhsh: Interplanetary shock database (2014). e-thesis

Sanni Hoilijoki: Ideal MHD simulations of coronal mass ejection lift-off and related propagating waves (2013).

Reko Hynönen: Geomagnetic activity and its sources during modern solar maximum (2013). e-thesis

Yann Kempf: Numerical and physical validation of Vlasiator -- A new hybrid-Vlasov space plasma simulation code (2012). e-thesis

Mikko Marsch: Magneettisten myrskyjen ajajista (2012). e-thesis

Timothy Kodikara: Numerical simulations of energetic particle propagation in Hermean magnetosphere (2011)

BSc Theses

Mikko Lotti: Planeettainvälisten shokkien muutos heliosfäärissä (2016).

Joona Havukainen: Fermi-kiihdytys astrofysikaalisissa plasmoissa (2015).

Erkka Lumme: Planeettainvälisten shokkien tunnistaminen ja analysointi (2015).



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