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Professor Karri Muinonen

Department of Physics

P.O. Box 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)

00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358 50 415 5474

Email: karri.muinonen (at) helsinki.fi



Curriculum Vitae
List of publications, and List of Publications in the TUHAT research database of the University of Helsinki

Degrees:

  • Doctor of philosophy, 1990, University of Helsinki, theoretical physics
  • Master of Science, 1986, University of Helsinki, theoretical physics

Docentships:

  • Astronomy, University of Oulu, 1995
  • Space astronomy, University of Helsinki, 1994

Main research and teaching subjects:

  • Electromagnetic (light) scattering
  • Coherent backscattering by complex random media
  • Empirical systems of asteroid magnitudes and polarization phase curves
  • Inversion for asteroid orbits, spins, shapes, and scattering properties
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy of planetary regoliths
  • Advanced courses on light scattering, solar-system dynamics, and inverse methods

Main research accomplishments:

  • Coherent-backscattering and single-scatterer mechanisms for the opposition effect and negative linear polarization of atmosphereless solar-system objects
  • Solution of the statistical inverse problems in asteroid orbit computation for arbitrary numbers and time intervals of observational data
  • Development of the stochastic geometry of the Gaussian random sphere

Most important posts and full-time positions:

  • Professor, University of Helsinki, Department of Physics & Finnish Geodetic Institute: March 1, 2009-
  • Permanent Research Staff Member, Observatory, University of Helsinki: August 2003 – February 28, 2009
  • Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland: May 1998 - July 2003
  • Visiting Academy Research Fellow, Astronomical Observatory of Torino: 2001 August 1 - 2002 July 31
  • Director, Observatory, University of Helsinki: September 1999 - December 2000
  • Research Scientist, ABB Corporate Research and University of Helsinki: January - April 1998
  • Special Researcher, University of Helsinki: January 1995 - December 1997
  • Visiting Special Researcher, Astronomical Observatory, Uppsala University: 1997 June 1 - December 31
  • Research Fellow, University of Pisa: January - June 1996, funded by European Commission TMR
  • Permanent Research Staff Member, Observatory, University of Helsinki: 1992 August –
  • Adjunct Scientist, Lowell Observatory: February 1993-
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Lowell Observatory: September 1990 - January 1993

Organization of international conferences (examples):

  • 2014, host: Chairman of Scientific Organizing Committee, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Helsinki, Finland, summer 2014
  • 2010, host: Chairman of Scientific Organizing Committee, 12th Conference on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles: Theory, Measurements, and Applications, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2010 June 28 -July 2
  • 2011: Vice-Chairman, Program Committee, Physics Days 2011, Helsinki, Finland, spring 2011
  • 2004: Member of International Advisory Committee, The Three-Dimensional Universe with Gaia, Paris, 2004 October 4-7

International prizes and awards:

  • In 2010, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Elsevier) has granted a 50-Year Milestone Award; for the article “Muinonen, K., Nousiainen, T., Fast, P., Lumme, K., and Peltoniemi, J. I. (1996). Light scattering by Gaussian random particles: ray optics approximation. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 55, 577-601.” placing it among the four most significant articles in light scattering in the history of the journal.
  • In 1991, asteroid (4665) Muinonen named in recognition of work on coherent backscattering and orbital studies of near-Earth objects.

Hobbies:

  • Badminton
  • Swimming


List of 10 publications:

Muinonen, K., Shkuratov, Yu. G., Ovcharenko, A., Piironen, J., Stankevich, D., Miloslavskaya, O., Kaasalainen, S., Josset, J.-L. (2002). The SMART-1 AMIE experiment: implication to the lunar opposition effect. Planetary and Space Science 50, 1339-1344.

Muinonen, K., Piironen, J., Shkuratov, Yu. G., Ovcharenko, A., and Clark, B. E. (2002). Asteroid photometric and polarimetric phase effects. In Asteroids III (W. Bottke, R. P. Binzel, A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, Eds., University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.), 123-138.

Muinonen, K. (2004). Coherent backscattering of light by complex random media of spherical scatterers: Numerical solution. Waves in Random Media 14(3), 365-388.

Muinonen, K., Zubko, E., Tyynelä, J., Shkuratov, Yu. G., and Videen, G. (2007). Light scattering by Gaussian random particles with discrete-dipole approximation. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 106, 360-377.

Muinonen, K., Nousiainen, T., Lindqvist, H., Munoz, O., and Videen, G. (2009). Light scattering by Gaussian particles with internal inclusions and roughened surfaces using ray optics. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 110, 1628-1639.

Muinonen, K., Tyynelä, J., Zubko, E., and Videen, G. (2010). Coherent backscattering in planetary regoliths. Light Scattering Reviews 5(3), 477-518.

Muinonen, K., Belskaya, I. N., Cellino, A., Delbó, M., Levasseur-Regourd, A.-C., Penttilä, A., and Tedesco, E. F. (2010). A three-parameter magnitude phase function for asteroids. Icarus 209, 542-555.

Muinonen, K., and Zubko, E. (2010). Coherent backscattering by a finite medium of particles. In Electromagnetic & Light Scattering XII, Conference Proceedings, K. Muinonen, A. Penttilä, H. Lindqvist, T. Nousiainen, and G. Videen, Eds.  (Helsinki, Finland, June 28 - July 2, 2010), 194-197.

Muinonen, K., Tyynelä, J., Zubko, E., Lindqvist, H., Penttilä, A., and Videen, G. (2011). Polarization of light backscattered by small particles. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 112, 2193-2212.

Muinonen, K., Parviainen, H., Näränen, J., Josset, J.-L., Beauvivre, S., Pinet, P., Chevrel, S., Koschny, D., Grieger, B., and Foing, B. (2011). Lunar mare single-scattering, porosity, and surface roughness properties with SMART-1/AMIE. Astronomy & Astrophysics 531, A150, 1-8.


Research monographs and chapters in collective volumes:

Muinonen, K., Penttilä, A., Lindqvist, H., Nousiainen, T., and Videen, G., Eds. (2010). Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XII, Conference Proceedings (University of Helsinki, Finland), 1-347 (ISBN 978-952-10-6374-9 and 978-952-10-6375-6 for electronic version).

Muinonen, K., Videen, G., Nousiainen, T., Zubko, E., and Penttilä, A., Eds., (2011). Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles XII, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 112, Special Issue, Elsevier.

Muinonen, K., Piironen, J., Shkuratov, Yu. G., Ovcharenko, A., and Clark, B. E. (2002). Asteroid photometric and polarimetric phase effects. In Asteroids III (W. Bottke, R. P. Binzel, A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, Eds., University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.), 123-138.

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