SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Natural sciences and engineering, Associate professor in astrophysics

Researcher in Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory





In 1988 Vasil Kukhianidze graduated from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, specialization “astronomy and astrophysics”, and in 2006 he defended PhD thesis on “Structure and dynamics of chromospheric spicules”. From 1988 he has worked in Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory on different position and has published 29 scientific papers. From 2010 he is the Associate Professor in Ilia State University. He had collaborated and visited by scientific mission in following universities and scientific institutions:

  • University of Málaga
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  •  Catholic University of Leuven
  • Graz Space Research Institute

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Satellite astronomy
  • Solar cycles
  • Short-term and long-term variation in solar magnetic field
  • Solar corona
  • Ground based and satellite observation
  • Data Modeling and Computer Processing
  • Exoplanets

Featured publications

  • Gurgenashvili, E., Zaqarashvili, T. V., Kukhianidze, V., Oliver, R., Ballester, J. L, Dikpati, M., McIntosh, S. W.,  North-South Asymmetry in Rieger-type Periodicity during Solar Cycles 19-23, ApJ, 845, 137, 2017
  • Bagashvili, S. R.; Shergelashvili, B. M.; Japaridze, D. R.; Chargeishvili, B. B.; Kosovichev, A. G.; Kukhianidze, V.; Ramishvili, G.; Zaqarashvili, T. V.; Poedts, S.; Khodachenko, M. L.; De Causmaecker, P., Statistical properties of coronal hole rotation rates: Are they linked to the solar interior? A&A, 603, 134, 2017
  • Philishvili, E.; Shergelashvili, B. M.; Zaqarashvili, T. V.; Kukhianidze, V.; Ramishvili, G.; Khodachenko, M.; Poedts, S.; De Causmaecker, P., Quasi-oscillatory dynamics observed in ascending phase of the flare on March 6, 2012, A&A, 600, A67
  • Dumbadze, G.; Shergelashvili, B. M.; Kukhianidze, V.; Ramishvili, G.; Zaqarashvili, T. V.; Khodachenko, M.; Gurgenashvili, E.; Poedts, S.; De Causmaecker, P., Long-period oscillations of active region patterns: least-squares mapping on second-order curves, A & A, 517, 93, 2017
  • Gurgenashvili, E., Zaqarashvili, T. V., Kukhianidze, V., Oliver, R., Ballester, J. L., Ramishvili, G., Shergelashvili, B., Hanslmeier, A., Poedts, S., ApJ, 826,55, 2016
  • Mghebrishvili, I., Zaqarashvili, T. V., Kukhianidze, V., Ramishvili, G., Shergelashvili, B., Veronig, A., Poedts, S., Dynamics of a Solar Prominence Tornado Observed by SDO/AIA on November 7-8, 2012, ApJ, 810, 89, 2015
  • Vashalomidze, Z.; Kukhianidze, V.; Zaqarashvili, T. V.; Oliver, R.; Shergelashvili, B.; Ramishvili, G.; Poedts, S.; De Causmaecker, P., Formation and evolution of coronal rain observed by SDO/AIA on February 22, 2012, A & A,   577, A136, 8, 2015
  • Kukhianidze, V., Zaqarashvili, T. V., Khutsishvili, E., Observation of kink waves in solar spicules, A&A, 449, 35, 2006

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Master :  ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Fall Semester 2017-2018)

Doctoral: “Solar satellite observations” (Spring Semester 2016-2017)
Doctoral: “Solar satellite observations” (Spring Semester 2015-2016)
Master : ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2014-2015)
Doctoral: “Modern astrophysics” (Spring Semester 2014-2015)
Master : ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Fall Semester 2014-2015)
Master : ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Fall Semester 2013-2014)
Master : ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2013-2014)
Doctoral: ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2013-2014)
Doctoral: ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Spring Semester 2013-2014)
Master : ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Spring Semester 2012-2013)
Master : ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2011-2012)
Master : ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Spring Semester 2011-2012)
Doctoral: ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2011-2012)
Doctoral: ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Spring Semester 2011-2012)
Master : ” Satellite data processing” (Spring Semester 2010-2011)
Master : ” Data Modeling and Computer Processing” (Spring Semester 2010-2011)
Master : “Selected astronomical satellites” (Spring Semester 2010-2011)