2 Research Assistant positions in solar physics

Successful candidates will contribute to a project “Solar flare electron energetics” (project PI Professor Kontar, project Co-I Dr I. Hannah). Solar flares are highly efficient particle accelerators in our solar system, but the details of electron acceleration are still poorly understood. Analysis and interpretation of Hard X-ray observations have substantially enriched our understanding of the roles of non-thermal particles and hot plasma in solar flares. However, the non-thermal electron energetics, the key component of a flare’s overall energy budget, is still not robustly quantified. This project will address this uncertainty and further our understanding of solar flares. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.
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