Ratkiewicz-Landowska Romana


prof. nadzw. dr hab. Romana Ratkiewicz-Landowska

Scientific interests:

Magnetohydrodynamic and kinetic models, solar wind interaction with local interstellar medium.

Most important scientific achievements:

Discovery of heliosphere asymmetry and the deviation of the “nose” away from the direction of influx of the interstellar medium caused by an inclined to the velocity vector influx direction of the magnetic field of the interstellar medium.

Most important publications:

  1. Ratkiewicz R., Strumik M., Grygorczuk J., and Ben-Jaffel L. (2014). Interstellar Magnetic Field in the Nearest Surroundings of the Sun. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 484, p.183, ISBN: 978-1-58381-852-7, e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-853-4.
  2. Ben-Jaffel L., Strumik M., Ratkiewicz R., and Grygorczuk J. (2013). The Existence and Nature of the Interstellar Bow Shock. The Astrophysical Journal, 779:130 (7pp).
  3. Ben-Jaffel L., and Ratkiewicz R. (2012). Uncovering the magnetic environment of our solar system, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 546, p.A78.
  4. Ratkiewicz R., Strumik M., and Grygorczuk J. (2012). The Effects of Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Energetic Neutral Atom Sky Maps. The Astrophysical Journal 756:3 (6pp).
  5. Strumik M., Ben-Jaffel L., Ratkiewicz R., and Grygorczuk J. (2011). Comparison of Heliospheric Models with Observations of the Voyager and IBEX Spacecraft. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 741 L6 (5pp).
  6. Ratkiewicz R. and Grygorczuk J. (2008). Orientation of the Local Interstellar Magnetic Field Inferred from Voyagers Positions. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L23105.

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