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. Follow our twitter feed: @uksolarphysics.
If there are any queries about UKSP, please contact the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson.
Latest News Updates
General News/UKSP Business:
- Change of address
from Stephane Regnier [August 27, 2014]
- 4th Call for Proposals of the SOLARNET Mobility Programme of Young Researchers
from Sarah Matthews [August 27, 2014]
- RHESSI Science Nugget No. 233
from Hugh Hudson [August 18, 2014]
- Fixed Term (6-month) PDRA in Solar Physics at DAMTP
from Helen Mason [August 22, 2014]
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Applied Mathematics at the University of Glasgow
from Radostin Simitev [August 22, 2014]
- Academic Opportunities in the School of Mathematics, Monash University, Australia
from uksp_sec [August 18, 2014]
UKSP Nuggets highlight the latest solar physics research led from the UK:
- 50. 3D Visualisation of the Eigenmodes of a Straight Magnetic Flux Tube [August 2014]
- 49. Using STEREO/HI to image a circumsolar dust ring near the orbit of Venus [July 2014]
- 48. Possible Evidence for Alfvenic Turbulence in Coronal Loops [June 2014]
- 47. Filaments and Magnetic Memory in the Solar Corona [May 2014]
- 46. The source of the slow solar wind revealed by heliospheric observations [April 2014]
- 45. A new approach to unveil the shape of interplanetary structures [March 2014]
- 44. Slipping reconnection during a solar flare [February 2014]