The study of the Sun, or solar physics, is a vibrant field of research in the UK. Over 150 UK scientists are actively investigating the dynamic evolution of our closest star using numerical, computational and observational techniques.
The UK Solar Physics community (UKSP) is a Specialist Scientific Group affiliated to the Royal Astronomical Society. This website serves as a repository of information for the UKSP community, with community news, information about national and international conferences, employment and study opportunities, solar missions, and computing resources.
We distribute a newsletter of the latest Solar Physics and related news twice a month (1st and 15th). To sign up to the emailing list or to view the archive of newsletters please go here. These news items are also reproduced on this website and can be viewed as a summary of the last 15days, last 32days or the whole archive. To submit information to be posted to the website and to be included in the newsletter please go to the Submit News page.
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Latest News Updates
General News/UKSP Business:
- Congratulations to Prof. James McLaughlin
from Richard Morton [August 24, 2017]
- Solar Orbiter: Synergy Between Observations and Theory – Abstract Submission Open
from Duncan Mackay [August 22, 2017]
- JOB OPENING: Six (6) Postdoctoral and PhD Student Positions in Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
from Minna Palmroth [August 22, 2017]
UKSP Nuggets highlight the latest solar physics research led from the UK:
- 81. Time dependence of heavy ion ratios in solar events [July 2017]
- 80. Large Scale Coronal Structures Imaged During the 2012/2013 Total Solar Eclipses [June 2017]
- 79. Flare Forecasting at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre [May 2017]
- 78. Tracking flare chromospheric ionisation in the infrared [April 2017]
- 77. Just before an X-class flare [March 2017]
- 76. Non-thermal line broadening in flaring coronal loops [February 2017]
- 75. Probing the corona through infrared observations [December 2016]