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PROMISE is an European Research Council -funded research project dedicated to study the physical processes that regulate star formation in the interstellar medium. The project runs between 02/2016 and 01/2021. The project started at MPIA (Heidelberg, Germany) and was transferred to be hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) in September 2017.


The group members and affiliates:

Jouni Kainulainen

Sara Rezaei Kh. (funded by the Chalmers University of Technology and MPIA)

Andri Spilker (funded by the Chalmers University of Technology)

Jan Orkisz (funded by Swedish Research Council and the Chalmers University of Technology)


Previous group members:

Elie Olivier, Master student, 2019

Manuel Riener, PhD student 2016-2020

Sandra Trevino-Morales, postdoc 2017-2020

Miaomiao Zhang, postdoc 2016-2019 (now: Purple Mountain Observatory, China)



Publications directly related to the PROMISE ERC project:


Henshaw J. D., Kruijssen J. M. D., Longmore S. N., Riener M., Leroy A.; Rosolowsky E., Ginsburg A., Battersby C., Chevance, M., Meidt S. E., Glover S. C. O., Hughes A., Kainulainen J., Klessen R. S., Schinnerer E., Schruba A., Beuther H., Bigiel F., Blanc G. A., Emsellem E., Henning T., Herrera C. N., Koch E. W., Pety J., Ragan S. E., Sun J., 2020, “Ubiquitous velocity fluctuations throughout the molecular interstellar medium”, Nature Astronomy, in press, arXiv:2007.01877.


Riener M., Kainulainen J., Henshaw J. D., Beuther H., 2020, “Autonomous Gaussian decomposition of the Galactic Ring Survey. II. The Galactic distribution of 13CO”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 640, 72.


Wang, Y, Beuter, H., Rugel M. R., Soler J. D., Ott J., Kainulainen J.,Schneider N., Klessen R. S., Glover S. C. O., McClure-Griffiths, N. M., Goldsmith P. F., Johnston K., G, Menten K. M., Ragan S., Anderson L. D., Urquhart J. S., Linz H., Roy N., Smith R. J., Bigiel F., Henning T., Longmore S. N., 2020, “Cloud formation in the atomic and molecular phase: HI self absorption (HISA) towards a Giant Molecular Filament“, accepted to Astronomy & Astrophysics, arXiv: 2001.00953.

Riener M., Kainulainen J., Beuther H., Henshaw J., Orkisz J. H., Wang Y., 2019, “Autonomous Gaussian decomposition of the Galactic Ring Survey. I. Global statistics and properties of the 13CO emission data“, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 633, 14.

Zhang M. & Kainulainen J., 2019, “Deep PSF photometric catalog of the VVV survey data”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 632, 85.

Trevino-Morales S. P., Fuente A., Sanchez-Monge A., Kainulainen J., Didelon P., Suri S., Schneider N., Ballesteros-Paredes J., Lee Y.-N., Hennebelle P., Pilleri P., Gonzalez-Garcia M., Kramer C., Garcia-Burillo S., Luna A., Goicoechea J. R., Tremblin P, Geen S., 2019, “Dynamics of cluster-forming hub-filament systems: The case of the high-mass star-forming complex Monoceros R2”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 629, 81.

Riener M., Kainulainen J., Henshaw J., Orkisz J., Murray C. E., Beuther H., 2019, “GaussPy+: A fully automated Gaussian decomposition package for emission line spectra”, Astronomy & Astrophysics,  628, 78.

Soler J. D., Beuther H., Rugel M., Wang Y., Anderson L. D., Clark P. C., Glover S. C. O., Goldsmith P. F., Goodman A., Hennebelle P., Henning Th., Heyer M., Kainulainen J., Klessen R. S., McClure-Griffiths N. M., Menten K. M., Mottram J. C., Ragan S. E., Schilke P., Smith R. J., Bigiel F., Roy N., 2018, “Histogram of oriented gradients: a technique for the study of molecular cloud formation”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, arXiv:1809.08338.

Zhang M., Kainulainen J., Mattern M., Fang M., Henning T., 2018, “Star-forming content of the giant molecular filaments in the Milky Way”, accepted to Astronomy & Astrophysics, arXiv:1811.02197.

Bieging J. H., Patel S., Hofmann R., Peters W. L., Kainulainen J., Zhang M., Stutz A. M., 2018, “The Arizona Radio Observatory CO Mapping Survey of Galactic Molecular Clouds: VI. The Cep OB3 Cloud (Cepheus B and C) in CO J=2 − 1, 13CO J=2−1, and CO J=3−2”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 238, 20.

Mattern M., Kauffmann J., Csengeri T., Urquhart J. S., Leurini S., Wyrowski F., Giannetti A., Barnes P. J., Beuther H., Bronfman L., Duarte-Cabral A., Henning T., Kainulainen J., Menten K. M., Schisano E., Schuller F., 2018, “SEDIGISM: The kinematics of ATLASGAL filaments”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 619, 166.

Mattern M., Kainulainen J., Zhang M, Beuther, H., 2018, “Structure and Fragmentation of a high line-mass filament: Nessie”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616, 78.

Tahani M., Plume R., Brown J. C., Kainulainen J., 2018, “Helical Fields in Molecular Clouds? A new method to determine the line-of-sight magnetic field structure in molecular clouds”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 614, 100.

Chira R., Kainulainen J., Ibanez-Mejia J. C., Henning Th., Mac Low M. M., 2018, “On the fragmentation of filaments in a molecular cloud simulation”, The Astrophysical Journal, 610, 62.

Kainulainen J. & Federrath C., 2017, “Relationship between turbulence energy and density variance in the Solar neighbourhood molecular clouds”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 608, 3.

Jin K., Salim D. M., Federrath C., Tasker E. J., Habe A., Kainulainen J. T., 2017, "On the effective turbulence driving mode of molecular clouds formed in disc galaxies", MNRAS, 469, 383. See also this website.

Kainulainen J., Stutz A., Stanke T., Abreu-Vicente J., Beuther H., Henning T., Johnston K., Megeath T., 2017, "Fragmentation of high line-mass filaments: the Integral Shaped filament in Orion A", A&A, 600, 141.

Lim W., Tan J. C., Kainulainen J., Ma B., Butler M. J., 2016, "The Distribution of Mass Surface Densities in a High-Mass Protocluster", ApJ, 829, 19L.