DiRAC Innovation Placement

This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD student or postdoc to work for 6 months on code development for a space weather project. In this project, a tool will be created for solar flare forecasting. To be more precise, a code will be developed that will take solar magnetogram observations (of magnetic field emerging into the solar atmosphere) as input and calculate a series of measures related to the topology of the solar magnetic field. Particular signatures of these measures will be used for flare forecasting and compared to other satellite data. The code, and associated documentation, will be used in cutting-edge solar physics and space weather research. It will also help to facilitate collaborations between research groups and national and international stakeholders in space weather.

Full details relating to the position can be found at
(scroll down to find the description under the University of Glasgow logo).

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact me (david.mactaggart@glasgow.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday the 6th of December 2021.

Best wishes,
David MacTaggart