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Research overview

My main research is in mathematical modelling of phenomena found on the Sun. The modelling involves both numerical and analytical work along with supercomputer simulations. Presently my main interest is in developing models for the evolution of the Sun's local and global magnetic field and predicting how eruptive phenomena on the Sun may affect the earth.  

Research interests

My research interests are in Solar Physics, Computational MHD and supercomputer simulations.

The objects on the Sun that I study in detail are: Solar Prominences, Coronal Mass Ejections. Sun's Open Flux and the Evolution of the Sun Large Scale Magnetic Field. These phenomena may have direct consequences for the earth when eruptions occur on the Sun. Such effects include the loss of satellites.

The main aim of my research is to construct predicitive 3D global models that will determine when eruptions will occurs on the Sun so that we may have prior warning.

Future research

Obtaining predictive models for the onset of Coronal Mass Ejections.

Develope a full MHD code in spherical geometry.

Long term simulations of the Suns global magnetic field. 

Academic/Professional Qualification

PhD, Solar Physics, University of St. Andrews; BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, 1st Class, University of St. Andrews


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