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.
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Latest News Updates
General News/UKSP Business:
- The SunPy Project: Open Source Development and Status of the Version 1.0 Core Package
from Sophie Murray [February 14, 2020]
- Topical Issue “Space Weather Instrumentation”, deadline 31 May 2020
from Natasha Jeffrey [February 5, 2020]
- A Frontiers Research Topic “Solar-stellar Connection Revealed by Magnetic Activity and Eruptive Phenomena” is now open for submission.
from Natasha Jeffrey [February 3, 2020]
- Call for suggestions for RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings 2020-21 (Deadline 1 March 2020)
from Natasha Jeffrey [February 20, 2020]
- ESWW17/ESWW2020 Call for Sessions Extension…
from Natasha Jeffrey [February 19, 2020]
- Exploring the solar poles and heliosphere from high helio-latitude
from Louise Harra [February 19, 2020]
- REMINDER: RAS Discussion meeting March 13th: The near-Sun solar wind at solar minimum
from David Burgess [February 18, 2020]
- SDO 2020 Science Workshop: A Decade of Discovery
from W. Dean Pesnell [February 15, 2020]
- SOLARNET school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations”
from Tirtha Som [February 13, 2020]
- SOLARNET Public Engagement Training Workshop
from Richard Morton [February 12, 2020]
- European Cosmic Ray Symposium, July 13-17 2020, Nijmegen
from Silvia Dalla [February 10, 2020]
- ESWW17/ESWW2020 Call for Sessions Reminder
from Natasha Jeffrey [February 7, 2020]
- Research Fellow in Solar Physics – Queen’s University Belfast
from Francis Keenan [February 19, 2020]
- STFC-funded PhD positions at Aberystwyth University – closing date April 1st 2020
from Huw Morgan [February 19, 2020]
- Postdoctoral Research Position in Solar Physics – University of Colorado / National Solar Observatory (Boulder, USA)
from Maria Kazachenko [February 19, 2020]
- PhD Studentships at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston
from Silvia Dalla [February 14, 2020]
UKSP Nuggets highlight the latest solar physics research led from the UK:
- 107. Forced reconnection unveiled in the large-scale corona [December 2019]
- 106. A new procedure for detecting periodicities within complex coronal arcades [November 2019]
- 105. Transient inverse-FIP effect observed during a solar flare [October 2019]
- 104. Comparing Different Methods for Computing Solar Angular Momentum Loss [September 2019]
- 103. Modelling multi-scale solar eruptions [August 2019]
- 102. Do p-modes power the corona of cool stars? [July 2019]
- 101. Mapping the magnetic field of solar coronal loops [June 2019]