Dr. Athina Meli

Senior Research Scientist
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
University of Gent, Belgium

Fields of interest:

  • Astroparticle physics and High-Energy astrophysics
  • Computational modelling and simulations — Cosmic-ray acceleration in non- relativistic and relativistic sub-luminal and super-luminal shocks and magnetized jets
  • Radiation processes in Super Novae, Active Galactic Nuclei and Gamma-Ray-Bursts environments
  • Space plasmas

Recent publications:

Nishikawa, K-I., Mizuno, Y., Gómez, J., Duţan, I., Meli, A., White, C., Niemiec, J., Kobzar, O., Pohl, M., Pe’er, A., Microscopic Processes in Global Relativistic Jets Containing Helical Magnetic Fields: Dependence on Jet Radius Galaxies, 2017, 5, 58

Mizuno, Y., Gómez, J., Nishikawa, K-I., Meli, A., Hardee, P., Rezzolla, L., Singh, C., Pino, E.
Magnetic Dissipation in Relativistic Jets Galaxies, 2016, vol. 4, issue 4, p. 40

Mizuno, Y., Gómez, J., L.; Nishikawa, K-I., Meli, A., Hardee, P. E., Rezzolla, L.; Recollimation Shocks in Magnetized Relativistic Jets, The Astrophysical Journal, 2015, 809, 38

Meli, A. and Biermann, P. L. Active Galactic Nuclei and Multiple Conical Shock Acceleration: Starved Spectra; Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2013, A&A, 556A, 88

Meli, A., Becker, J. K., Quenby, J. J.: Active Galactic Nuclei and Gamma Ray Bursts: Relativistic shocks and the origin of ultra high energy cosmic rays; Nucl.Instrum.Meth. Phys. Res., 2010, 630, 95

Biermann, P. L.,Becker, J. K.,Meli,A., Seo, E.-S., Stanev, T.: The WMAP Haze from the Galactic Center Region Due to Massive Star Explosions and a Reduced Cosmic Ray Scale Height
The Astrophysical Journal, 2010, 710L, 53

Dieckmann, M. E., Murphy, G., Meli, A., Drury, L O C: Particle-in-cell simulation of a mildly relativistic collision of an electron-ion plasma carrying a quasi-parallel magnetic field: Electron acceleration and magnetic field amplification at supernova shocks; Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2010, 509, 89

Biermann, P. L., Becker, J. K., Meli, A., Rhode, W., Seo, E. -S.; Stanev, T.: Cosmic ray electrons and positrons from supernova explosions of massive stars; Physical Review Letters, 2009, Vol. 103, Issue 6, id. 061101

Meli, A., Becker, J. and Quenby, J. J.: Cosmic ray acceleration in subluminal and superluminal relativistic shock environments; Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2008, 492, 323

Dieckmann, M. E., Meli, A. Shukla, P. K. and Drury, L. O’, Mastichiadis, A.: Two-dimensional PIC simulations of ion-beam instabilities in Supernova-driven plasma flows; Plasma Physics and Controlled fusion, 2008, Vol. 50, Issue 6, id. 065020

Meli, A. and Quenby, J. J.: Shock Acceleration at Super-luminal Relativistic Shocks – A Numerical Study; Nuclear Physics B, 2006, Vol. 151, Issue 1, p. 505-508

Meli A. and Biermann P.L.: Cosmic Rays X. The cosmic ray knee and beyond: diffusive shock acceleration at oblique shocks; Astronomy and Astrophysics 2006, 454 687