Ashkbiz Danehkar

Siding Spring ObservatorySiding Spring Observatory, NSW, Australia, August 2012, A. Danehkar

University of Michigan
Department of Astronomy
409A WH, 1085 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
danehkar [at]
+1 (617) 955-0606 (mobile)

Ashkbiz Danehkar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. Prior to taking this position, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2015-2018). He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy from Macquarie University. His research interests include theoretical physics, plasma physics and observational astronomy. Ashkbiz Danehkar has carried out research on observational astronomy at Macquarie University since 2010, and he has been involved with the studies of planetary nebulae: physical conditions, chemical abundances, kinematics and ionization structures. During his postgraduate studies in Plasma Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, he studied linear and nonlinear structures in multi-species suprathermal plasmas using numerical methods in 2009. He was an early-stage researcher with the University of Craiova in 2008, involved in quantum field theory and constrained dynamics for theoretical physics.

Research Interests

  • AGN Feedback: Ultra-fast Outflows, Relativistic Jets, Supermassive Black Holes
  • Black Hole Physics: Spin Measurement, Kerr Black Holes, Entropy & Thermodynamics
  • ISM: Jets and Outflows, Planetary Nebulae, Abundances and Photoionization
  • Plasma Physics: Suprathermal Electrons, Electron-Positron Pair, Electron Beams
  • Spectroscopy: IFU, Chandra HETGS, HST WFC3, HST COS, VLA
  • Computation: MPI-based parallelization, FITS Database, IFU maps
  • Gravitational Physics: General Relativity, Dual Linearized Gravity
Google Scholar ID: a2LX8coAAAAJ
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arXiv ID: danehkar_a_1
zbMATH: danehkar.ashkbiz
MathSciNet ID: 885216
ResearcherID: C-2053-2009
Scopus Author ID: 34972723700
HEP-INSPIRE ID: 00022888
Loop profile: 129030
figshare ID: 2638657
ResearchGate, Mendeley

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


September 1

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA
May 24

Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy

Macquarie University
Macquarie University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sydney, Australia
December 10

M.Sc. in Plasma Physics

Queen's University Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast, Centre for Plasma Physics, Belfast, UK
February 1

Early-Stage Researcher in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

University of Craiova, Faculty of Physics, Craiova, Romania
September 14

M.Sc. in Computational Science and Engineering

Rostock University
University of Rostock, Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Rostock, Germany