Born: 30th June 1978, Oulainen, Finland.
Nationality: Finnish.

Address:

Institute for Astrophysics
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
D-37077 Göttingen
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)551 3925047 (office)
Fax: +49 (0)551 3925043
pkaepyl@uni-goettingen.de
https://pkapyla.kapsi.fi/

Education and degrees:

05/1997 Matriculation, Oulaisten lukio
01-12/1998 Armed service, Pohjois-Suomen viestipataljoona, Oulu
12/2001 Master of Science, grade eximia cum laude approbatur, University of Oulu
09/2005 Licentiate of Science, grade eximia cum laude approbatur, University of Oulu
11/2006 Doctor of Philosophy, grade eximia cum laude approbatur, University of Helsinki
05/2010 Adjunct Professor (Docent/habilitation) in Astronomy, University of Helsinki

Employment:

06/2000-08/2002 Research assistant, University of Oulu
08/2002-11/2006 Research assistant, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany
11/2006-12/2007 Nordic Fellow, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden
01/2008-07/2010 Postdoctoral Researcher (Finnish Academy), University of Helsinki
07/2009-12/2011 Assistant Professor, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden (on leave of absence all of the time)
08/2010-07/2015 Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
08/2016-07/2018 Senior Researcher (Leibniz-Intitut für Astrophysik Potsdam) (66% position)
08/2015-12/2019 Research Fellow (Aalto University, Department of Computer Science) (33% position 08/2016-07/2018, on leave 08/2018-12/2019)
08/2018- Heisenberg Fellow/position (Göttingen University)

Publications:

See https://pkapyla.kapsi.fi/publ.html

Research interests:

Turbulence and turbulence theory, mean-field theories of hydro- and magnetohydrodynamics and their application to astrophysical systems. In particular solar and stellar convection, differential rotation, and magnetism; turbulence and angular momentum transport in accretion disks and stellar structure and evolution. Numerical modelling of the aforementioned areas.