Hans Mueller

Academic Appointments

Research Professor

Hans-Reinhard Müller is a Space Physicist specializing in numerical modeling of the heliosphere, the region around the Sun (or similarly, around another star) where the solar wind interacts with the surrounding interstellar gas. In this region, ionized matter in the plasma state interacts with neutral gases in a complicated way. This research relates to space missions such as VOYAGER, IBEX, IMAP, and the Hubble Space Telescope. After working as a researcher at the Univ. of Delaware, UC Riverside, and Univ. Alabama Huntsville, Dr. Müller joined Dartmouth in 2003.

Shattuck Observatory
HB 6127
Physics and Astronomy
B.S. University of Munich
M.S. University of Munich (LMU)
Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

L.J. Thatcher and H.-R. Müller, Synthetic four-solar-cycle solar wind at 1 AU generated from the OMNI data set, Journal of Geophysical Research 118, 615-627, doi: 10.1002/jgra.50150 (2013)

H.-R.Müller, Direct modeling of neutral helium in the heliosphere, in: Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (Astronum 2011), N.V. Pogorelov, J.A. Font,E. Audit, and G.P. Zank (Eds.), ASP Conference Series 459, 228-233 (2012)

H.-R. Müller, P. C. Frisch, B. D. Fields, G. P. Zank, The Heliosphere in Time, Space Science Reviews 143, 415-425, doi: 10.1007/s11214-008-9448-7 (2008)

H.-R. Müller, P.C. Frisch, V. Florinski and G.P. Zank, Heliospheric response to different possible interstellar environments, The Astrophysical Journal 647, 1491 (2006)

B.E. Wood, H.-R. Müller, G.P. Zank, J.L. Linsky, and S. Redfield, New mass loss measurements from astrospheric Ly-a absorption, The Astrophysical Journal Letters 628, L143-L146 (2005)

H.-R. Müller and G.P. Zank, Heliospheric filtration of interstellar heavy atoms: Sensitivity to hydrogen background, Journal of Geophysical Research 109 (A7), A07104, doi: 10.1029/2003JA010269 (2004)

H.-R.Müller, G.P. Zank, and A.S. Lipatov, Self-consistent hybrid simulations of the interaction of the heliosphere with the local interstellar medium, Journal of Geophysical Research 105, 27419 – 27438 (2000)

Works in progress

Heavy neutral atoms of interstellar origin in the inner solar system

Heliosphere-analogues (astrospheres) around solar-like stars elsewhere in the Galaxy

Interaction of stellar winds with the interstellar medium