Seminar speaker list

Here is a list of early career lecturers, postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students that would like to give seminars at institutes around the UK.

Please contact the Deputy Chair if you would like your name added (with a short description of your research) or removed from the list.

List of speakers (last update 02/06/2020):

  • Mr John Armstrong (j.armstrong.2 at, University of Glasgow

I am interested in the chromospheric response to solar flares which I study through the analysis of optical/NIR imaging spectropolarimetry data. The main focus of my research is inversions and machine learning and how to use these two in tandem to learn about the flaring chromosphere.

  • Mr Ryan French (ryan.french.14 at, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

My research interests include the release and transport of energy in solar flares. In particular, spectroscopic and spectropolarimetric signatures of magnetic reconnection dynamics.

  • Dr Marie Gorman (mng2 at, Aberystwyth University

I am interested in diatomic molecules in sunspots for magnetic field diagnostics: my background is in doing quantum chemistry calculations for diatomics in brown dwarf/exoplanet atmospheres. 

  • Dr David Kuridze (dak21 at, Aberystwyth University

My research interest includes, diagnosis of the plasma in the solar atmosphere, spectropolarimetry and magnetic fields, chromospheric fine-structures and flares.

  • Dr David Long (david.long at, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

My research focusses mainly on the initiation and evolution of global waves in the low solar corona and the evolution of plasma abundances and fractionation in the solar atmosphere associated with solar eruptions.

  • Dr Sophie Murray (Sophie.Murray at, Trinity College, Dublin

Sophie works in transitioning research to operations for space weather forecasting. While her research interests span across the whole Sun-Earth connection, her current research project focuses on adapting terrestrial weather forecasting techniques for improved solar eruption prediction.

  • Dr David Stansby (d.stansby at, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

I am interested in making new discoveries through combining remote sensing observations of the Sun and in-situ measurements of the solar wind. In particular, I am currently working on understanding how the properties of different types of solar wind are controlled by processes occurring in the photosphere, chromosphere, and corona.

  • Dr Stephanie Yardley (sly3 at, University of St. Andrews

My research focuses on using data-driven simulations to model the coronal evolution of active regions and the Sun’s global magnetic field. I am particularly interested in modelling the magnetic field evolution pre-eruption, prior to CMEs.