Dr. Paulo J. A. Simões

Phone: +44 141 330 4502
Address: Room 605, SUPA School of Physics & Astronomy,
Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK


I am a post-doctoral Research Associate working in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group at the SUPA School of Physics & Astronomy of the University of Glasgow. My research has been mostly focused on the analysis of observational data of solar flares, investigating the properties of high-energy particles (through radio/microwave and X-rays data, and also computational simulations) and evolution of the flaring regions, mostly using ultraviolet/X-ray data. Currently, I am investigating the characteristics of the flaring chromosphere, through the analysis of multi-wavelength data, using computational flare models and evaluating the comparison of data vs. models, within the EC FP7 F-CHROMA project.

My publication list is available on:
NASA/ADS | arXiv | enlighten | on this page.

Feel free to have a look at my ORCID or my Google Scholar Citations.
You can find a brief cv below, with links to my PhD thesis and MSc dissertation.

Follow me on Twitter: @pjasimoes

Education & Employment History

Research Associate 09/2011 to present

University of Glasgow, UK
Astronomy & Astrophysics Group, School of Physics & Astronomy

Post-Doctoral Researcher 04/2009 to 04/2011

Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
Center of Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie (CRAAM)
School of Engineering

PhD in Space Geophysics 05/2005 to 04/2009

Effects of electron spatial distribution on the radio emission
of solar flares (in Portuguese)

National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Division of Space Geophysics

MSc in Astrophysics 03/2003 to 04/2005

Analysis of the gyrosynchrotron radiation from solar
bursts in complex magnetic environments (in Portuguese)

National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Division of Astrophysics

Electrical Engineering 02/1998 to 12/2002

Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
School of Engineering

Professional Affiliations

International Astronomical Union (IAU): Member
Royal Astronomical Society (RAS): Fellow (FRAS)
Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB): Member

Refereed Publications
  1. Formation of the Thermal Infrared Continuum in Solar Flares
    P.J.A. Simões, G.S. Kerr, L. Fletcher, H.S. Hudson, C.G. Gimenez de Castro, M. Penn.
    Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press, 2017. [arXiv]

  2. Arcade Implosion Caused by a Filament Eruption in a Flare
    J. Wang, P.J.A. Simões, L. Fletcher, J.K. Thalmann, I.G. Hannah, H.S. Hudson.
    The Astrophysical Journal 833 2016 [arXiv]

  3. Observations and simulations of the Na I D1 line profiles in an M-class solar flare
    D. Kuridze, M. Mathioudakis, D. Christian, A. Kowalski, D. Jess, S. Grant, T. Kawate, P.J.A. Simões, J. Allred, F. Keenan
    The Astrophysical Journal 832 2016 [arXiv]

  4. Transition Region and Chromospheric Signatures of Impulsive Heating Events II. Modeling
    J.W. Reep, H. P. Warren, N.A. Crump, P.J.A. Simões
    The Astrophysical Journal 827 2016 [arXiv]

  5. Transition Region and Chromospheric Signatures of Impulsive Heating Events. I. Observations
    H.P. Warren, J.W. Reep, N.A. Crump, P.J.A. Simões
    The Astrophysical Journal 829 2016 [arXiv]

  6. Comparison of solar radio and EUV synoptic limb charts during the present solar maximum
    A.J.O. e Silva, C.L. Selhorst, P.J.A. Simões, C.G. Giménez de Castro
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 592, 2016 [arXiv]

  7. Analysis of intermittency in submillimeter radio and hard X-Rays during the impulsive phase of a solar flare
    C. Guillermo Giménez de Castro, P. J. A. Simões, J.-P. Raulin, Jr O. M. Guimarães
    accepted in Solar Physics 2016 [arXiv]

  8. Simultaneous IRIS and Hinode/EIS Observations and Modelling of the 2014 October 27 X2.0 Class Flare
    V. Polito, J.W. Reep, K.K. Reeves, P.J.A. Simões, J. Dudík, G. Del Zanna, H.E. Mason, L. Golub
    Astrophysical Journal 816 2016 [arXiv]

  9. Modeling the distribution of circular polarization degree of microwave emission along the flare loops in event July 19, 2012
    A.S. Morgachev, S.A. Kuznetsov, V.F. Melnikov, P.J.A. Simões
    Geomagnetism and Aeronomy 55 2015 [arXiv]

  10. H-alpha Line Profile Asymmetries and the Chromospheric Flare Velocity Field
    D. Kuridze, M. Mathioudakis, P. J. A. Simões, L. Rouppe van der Voort, M. Carlsson, S. Jafarzadeh, J. C. Allred, A. F. Kowalski, M. Kennedy, L. Fletcher, D. Graham, F. P. Keenan
    Astrophysical Journal 813 2015 [arXiv]

  11. IRIS observations of the Mg II h and k lines during a solar flare
    G. S. Kerr, P. J. A. Simões, J. Qiu, L. Fletcher
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 582 2015 [arXiv]

  12. Origin of the 30 THz Emission Detected During the Solar Flare on 2012 March 13 at 17:20 UT
    G. Trottet, J.-P. Raulin, A. MacKinnon, G. Giménez de Castro, P. J. A. Simões, D. Cabezas, V. de La Luz, M. Luoni, P. Kaufmann
    Solar Physics 290 2015 [arXiv]

  13. A unified view of coronal loop contraction and oscillation in flares
    A. J. B. Russell, P. J. A. Simões, L. Fletcher
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 581 2015 [arXiv]

  14. Impulsive Heating of Solar Flare Ribbons Above 10 MK
    P. J. A. Simões, D. R. Graham, L. Fletcher
    Solar Physics 290 2015 [arXiv]

  15. Soft X-Ray Pulsations in Solar Flares
    P. J. A. Simões, H. S. Hudson, L. Fletcher
    Solar Physics 290 2015 [arXiv]

  16. Direct observation of the energy release site in a solar flare by SDO/AIA, Hinode/EIS, and RHESSI
    P. J. A. Simões, D. R. Graham, L. Fletcher
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 577 2015 [arXiv]

  17. Solar Radio Bursts with Spectral Fine Structures in Preflares
    Y. Zhang, B. Tan, M. Karlický, H. Mészárosové, J. Huang, C. Tan, P.J.A. Simões
    Astrophysical Journal 799 2015 [arXiv]

  18. Where is the Chromospheric Response to Conductive Energy Input from a Hot Pre-flare Coronal Loop?
    M. Battaglia, L. Fletcher, P.J.A. Simões
    Astrophysical Journal 789 2014 [arXiv]

  19. Solar Burst Analysis with 3D Loop Models
    J.E.R. Costa, P.J.A. Simões, T.S.N. Pinto, V.F. Melnikov
    Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan 65 2013 [arXiv]

  20. Implosion of Coronal Loops during the Impulsive Phase of a Solar Flare
    P.J.A. Simões, L. Fletcher, H.S. Hudson, A.J.B. Russell
    Astrophysical Journal 777 2013 [arXiv]

  21. A Burst with Double Radio Spectrum Observed up to 212 GHz
    C.G. Giménez de Castro, G.D. Cristiani, P.J.A. Simões, C.H. Mandrini, E. Correia, P.Kaufmann
    Solar Physics 284 2013 [arXiv]

  22. Implications for electron acceleration and transport from non-thermal electron rates at looptop and footpoint sources in solar flares
    P.J.A. Simões and E.P. Kontar
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 551 2013 [arXiv]

  23. Gyrosynchrotron Emission from Anisotropic Pitch-Angle Distribution of Electrons in 3-D Solar Flare Sources
    P.J.A. Simõesand J.E.R. Costa
    Solar Physics 266 2010

  24. A very narrow gyrosynchrotron spectrum during a solar flare
    C.G. Giménez de Castro, J.E.R. Costa, A.V.R. Silva, P.J.A. Simões, E. Correia, A. Magun
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 457 2006

  25. Solar bursts gyrosynchrotron emission from three-dimensional sources
    P.J.A. Simões and J.E.R. Costa
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 453 2006

Conference Proceedings and White Papers
  1. Observations and Modelling of Helium Lines in Solar Flares
    P.J.A. Simões, L. Fletcher, N. Labrosse, G. S. Kerr
    In Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting: Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era, Coimbra, 2015, ASPCS 504 2016 [arXiv]

  2. ALMA Observations of the Sun in Cycle 4 and Beyond
    S. Wedemeyer, B. Fleck, M. Battaglia, N. Labrosse, G. Fleishman, H. Hudson, P. Antolin, C. Alissandrakis, T. Ayres, J. Ballester, T. Bastian, J. Black, A. Benz, R. Brajsa, M. Carlsson, J. Costa, B. DePontieu, G. Doyle, G. Gimenez de Castro, S. Gunár, G. Harper, S. Jafarzadeh, M. Loukitcheva, V. Nakariakov, R. Oliver, B. Schmieder, C. Selhorst, M. Shimojo, P.J.A. Simões, R. Soler, others
    ArXiv e-prints 2016 [arXiv]

  3. The Impulsive Phase in Solar Flares: Recent Multi-wavelength Results and their Implications for Microwave Modeling and Observations
    L. Fletcher, P.J.A. Simões
    In: Solar Physics with Radio Observations - Twenty Years of Nobeyama Radioheliograph and Beyond, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, 20-23 Nov 2012 [arXiv]

  4. Last Updated: 29/07/2017