Department of Physics and Astronomy


Hans-Reinhard Müller

Research Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

at Dartmouth since 2003

H.-R. Mueller


  • Dartmouth College: Ph.D. 1997
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany: M.S. 1992
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany: B.S. 1987


  • 2009-present: Research Associate Professor, Dartmouth College
  • 2008-present: Research Scientist, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • 2003-2008: Research Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
  • 2001-2008: Assistant Research Physicist, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California at Riverside
  • 2002: Research Associate, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
  • 1998-2001: Postdoctoral Scientist, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware


  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Astronomical Society
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Contact Information

Research Interests

Global simulations of the multispecies heliosphere/local interstellar medium system. Modeling techniques include Boltzmann particle codes, Keplerian codes, and (magneto-) hydrodynamic multifluid codes. Modeling of different boundary conditions, also time varying. Application of model results to heliospheric observations such as imaging of Energetic Neutral Atoms, stellar Ly-alpha absorption spectra, solar Ly-alpha backscatter radiation, and heliospheric charge exchange X-rays. Modeling of analoguous astrophysical systems (astrospheres), and comparison to observations. Calculation of stronger ISM/stellar wind interaction scenarios. Modeling of storm-time magnetospheric radiation belts.

Selected Publications

"Statistical investigation of hourly OMNI solar wind data," L.J. Thatcher and H.-R. Müller, J. Geophys. Res. 116, A12107, doi: 10.1029/2011JA017027 (2011)
"The heliosphere in time," H.-R. Müller, P.C. Frisch, B.D. Fields and G.P. Zank Space Sci. Rev. 143, 415-425, doi: 10.1007/s11214-008-9448-7 (2009)
"Comparing various multi-component global heliosphere models," H.-R. Müller, V. Florinski, J. Heerikhuisen, V.V. Izmodenov, K. Scherer, D. Alexashov, and H.-J. Fahr, Astronomy Astrophys. 491, 43-51 (2008)
"Three-dimensional simulation of the dynamical heliosphere," L.A. Labun and H.-R. Müller, J. Geophys. Res. 112 (A9), A09105, doi: 10.1029/2007JA012256 (2007)
"Heliospheric response to different possible interstellar environments," H.-R. Müller, P.C. Frisch, V. Florinski and G.P. Zank, Astrophys. J. 647, 1491 (2006)
"New mass loss measurements from astrospheric Ly-a absorption," B.E. Wood, H.-R. Müller, G.P. Zank, J.L. Linsky, and S. Redfield, Astrophys. J. Lett. 628, L143-L146 (2005)
"Heliospheric filtration of interstellar heavy atoms: Sensitivity to hydrogen background", H.-R. Müller and G.P. Zank, J. Geophys. Res. 109 (A7), A07104, doi: 10.1029/2003JA010269 (2004).
"The dynamical heliosphere", G.P. Zank and H.-R. Müller, J. Geophys. Res. 108 (A6), 1240, 10.1029/2002JA009689 (2003).
"Modeling the ISM - stellar wind interactions of lambda Andromedae and epsilon Indi", H.-R. Müller, G.P. Zank, and B.E. Wood, Astrophys. J. 551, 495 – 506 (2001).
"Self-Consistent Hybrid Simulations of the Interaction of the Heliosphere with the Local Interstellar Medium", H.-R. Müller, G.P. Zank, and A.S. Lipatov, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 27419 (2000).

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