Rinat Tagirov

I graduated from the Department of Astronomy of Saint-Petersburg State University in 2011. My diploma work was written in affiliation with Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute and is concerned with the physical conditions in molecular clouds at high redshifts.
Later on I commenced my PhD studies at the Physical-Meteorological Observatory Davos. My thesis is devoted to the upgrade of accelerated Lambda-iterations in the NLTE Spectral SYnthesys code (NESSY), modeling of solar spectrum and center-to-limb variations and finding the connection between the radio and UV variability of the Sun.
I defended my thesis at ETH Zurich in 2016 and moved to Imperial College London to work on the implementation of mixed NLTE/LTE calculations in NESSY. Upon the completion of this project I employed the code to perform NLTE verification of the Spectral And Total Irradiance REconstruction (SATIRE-S) model.
Currently, I am a postdoc at Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, where I work on the development of a model for solar and stellar brightness variability based on the Surface Flux Transport calculations.

Research Interests

Radiative transfer. NLTE effects. Solar and stellar spectrum/variability modeling.


Press-release paper

Max-Planck Scientists explain why the Sun's brightness vary. (Picture is © NASA/SDO)