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 08/10/2023):

Space weather poses a substantial hazard to nuclear power stations in the UK and France. My research focusses on characterising the probability and severity of extreme space weather events, understanding and mitigating space weather effects on critical nuclear power infrastructure, and operationalising space weather prediction technology.

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.

My research revolves around spectropolarimetry; understanding how Stokes profiles and subsequent use of inversion techniques can be used to provide insight on the physical conditions in the solar atmosphere. My main project involves working with data obtained from the largest solar telescope in Europe, GREGOR, revealing the temporal evolution of the small-scale magnetic field in the solar inter-network photosphere, with particular interest paid to analyzing the linear polarization signals.

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

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. 

My research interests include theory and analysis of MHD waves and oscillations in the solar corona; MHD coronal seismology; nonlinear wave dynamics; theory and analysis of quasi-periodic pulsations in solar and stellar flares; theory of prominence oscillations; physics of solar radio bursts; analysis of non-stationary, nonlinear, and short-lived solar and stellar oscillatory signals with FFT, wavelets, and EMD; Hilbert-Huang Transform analysis; Bayesian analysis; Markov Chain Monte-Carlo method.

My research focuses 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.

My research interests include the structure and evolution of the Sun’s global magnetic field, with a particular focus on the production, formation, and eruption of filaments. Like many, I also work on the coronal heating problem, and investigate how turbulent magnetic fields release energy through recurring chains of small, reconnection-triggered heating events: Parker’s nanoflares.

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.

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.