Robin Heinonen

Robin Heinonen

Ph.D. Student — University of California San Diego

Robin Heinonen is a Ph.D student studying turbulent plasma physics under the mentorship of Patrick Diamond. He is currently researching avalanching, turbulence spreading, and zonal flows in tokamak plasmas via analytical and computational methods. He is also broadly interested in machine learning and nonlinear dynamics.

Prior to attending UCSD, Mr. Heinonen completed undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics at the University of Minnesota and spent nearly a year working on computational warm dense plasmas as a post-baccalaureate intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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A Closer Look at Turbulence Spreading: How Bistability Admits Intermittent, Propagating Turbulence Fronts
Heinonen, R.A. and P.H. Diamond
Phys. Plasmas 27, 032303, 2020; doi:10.1063/1.5138129
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Subcritical Turbulence Spreading and Avalance Birth
Heinonen, R. and P.H. Diamond
Phys. Plasmas 26, 030701, 2019; doi:10.1063/1.5083176
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