Meet the team

  • Rony Keppens (PI)

    Rony is proud to lead the team, and is actively researching MHD, developing codes, and applying them to Solar and Prominence-related physics.


  • Niels Claes

    Involvement period: 2020/01/01 - 2023/08/31
    Main developer of the Legolas code.
    Largely focused on MHD spectral theory applied to solar atmospheric configurations, with particular interest in thermal instabilities and prominence fine structure.
  • Malcolm Druett

    Involvement period: 2023/01/01 - present
    Multi-dimensional solar flare simulations, and the lower solar atmosphere.
  • Jack Jenkins

    Involvement period: 2020/04/01 - present
    2.5 & 3D formation, structure, and evolution of solar prominence condensations.
  • Valeriia Liakh

    Involvement period: 2022/01/17 - present
    2.5 & 3D simulation of prominence oscillations triggered by external activity.
  • Xiaohong Li

    Involvement period: 2020/10/28 - present
    2.5 & 3D simulation of coronal rain.
  • Beatrice Popescu Braileanu

    Involvement period: 2020/05/01 - 2020/09/30
    Partial ionization effects and implementation in MPI-AMRVAC
  • Wenzhi Ruan

    Involvement period: 2020/02/01 - 2022/01/31
    Impulsive phase of solar flares and coronal rains in gradual phase.


  • Madhurjya Changmai

    Involvement period: 2021/27/09 - present
    Role of turbulence and magnetic reconnection due to instabilities in Solar Prominences
  • Joris Hermans

    Involvement period: 2019/10/01 - present
    Solar tornadoes and thermal instability
  • Jordi De Jonghe

    Involvement period: 2019/09/01 - 2023/10/13
    Waves and instabilities in (H)MHD and multi-fluid descriptions.
    Co-developer of the Legolas code.
  • Veronika Jercic

    Involvement period: 2020/01/01 - 2020/12/31
    Oscillations of solar prominences with multi-threaded structure.