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Dr. Sebastián Cervantes

Address Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln
Room 3.225
Phone +49 (0)221 470-6132
Fax +49 (0)221 470-5198


Research Topics and Tools

  • Space physics, planetary sciences, magnetospheres, geomagnetism, space weather.
  • Numerical modelling, theory, data assimilation, inversion theory, time series analysis, utilisation of ground-based and space-borne measurements.



  • 11. 2016 - 01.2021: PhD in Computational Physics, Section 2.7 Space Physics and Space Weather, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), and University of Potsdam (UP), Germany.
    • Thesis: “Understanding the dynamics of radiation belt electrons by means of data assimilation”.
  • 08. 2014 - 06. 2016: Master of Science in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark.
    • Thesis: “Empirical model of field-aligned currents and geomagnetic storms”.
  • 08. 2008 - 06. 2014: Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, with honors cum laude.
    • Thesis: “A study of the origin and influence of the external magnetic field disturbances using ground observatory and satellite data”.



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Curriculum Vitae and Publications