Jouni Kainulainen

Assistant professor at Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astronomy.

Jouni Kainulainen’s research focuses on how new stars are born in the Milky Way and what is the life-cycle of the interstellar medium. The goal of his research is to understand the physical processes that determine where, when, and how new stars form in galaxies like the one we live in.
Jouni Kainulainen leads an ERC-grant supported research group that addresses these questions with the help of both observational data and theoretical work.
​PI of the ERC-funded project PROMISE.
To see which research projects Jouni Kainulainen participates in, please visit the database Chalmers research.
​Kainulainen J., Stutz A., Stanke T., Abreu-Vicente J., Beuther H., Henning T., Johnston K., Megeath T., 2017, “Resolving the fragmentation of high line-mass filaments with ALMA: the Integral Shaped filament in Orion A”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 600, 141.

Kainulainen J., Federrath C., Henning T., 2014, “Unfolding the Laws of Star Formation: The Density Distribution of Molecular Clouds”, Science, 344, 183.

Kainulainen J., Beuther H., Henning T., Plume H., 2009, “Probing the evolution of molecular cloud structure: From quiescence to birth”, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 508, 35.

Published: Tue 12 Sep 2017. Modified: Tue 26 Sep 2017