Lauren Doyle

Msc Student

Room 616
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

l.doyle.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 3816
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Konstantina Loumou

PhD Student

k.loumou.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email:

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Andrew Rodger

PhD Student

a.rodger.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email:

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Ben Alcock

PhD Student

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: b.alcock.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Stephen Brown

 

Astro-WB-SABPhD Student

I am working with Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher on solar flares. We are currently looking at the behaviour of the  Hydrogen Lyman lines during flares, and have developed independent methods for detecting upflows and downflows in them during these events.

Recently, we have been working on interpreting our observations through the use of radiative transfer and radiative hydrodynamic codes, RADYN and RH, to improve understanding about the expected behaviour of these complex line profiles. In 2016 I visited the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre for 4 months to further this work, and presented our observations at the SDO Living With A Star conference in Vermont.

Publications:

Doppler speeds of the hydrogen Lyman lines in solar flares from EVE – Astronomy & Astrophysics -11/2016 – Stephen Brown, Lyndsay Fletcher & Nicolas Labrosse

Hydrogen Balmer Line Broadening in Solar and Stellar FlaresAstrophysical Journal – 2017 – Adam F Kowalski, Joel C Allred, Han Uitenbroek, Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Stephen Brown, Mats Carlsson, Rachel A Osten, John P Wisniewski, Suzanne L Hawley

Radiative hydrodynamic modelling of the hydrogen Lyman lines in the flaring chromosphere [in prep]

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: s.brown.6@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Antonio Herrera Martin

PhD Student

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: a.herrera-martin.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
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Salma Islam

PhD Student

I am working with Prof. Martin Hendry.

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: s.islam.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
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Graham Kerr

PhD Student

I have now completed my PhD, which was supervised by Prof Lyndsay Fletcher, and am about to start a postdoctoral fellowship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (~April 2017).

My research interests are in solar physics, particularly in energy and radiation transport through the solar atmosphere during solar flares. I have expertise in data analysis using both imaging and spectroscopic observations from the Hinode, IRIS and SDO spacecraft, as well as using the numerical codes RADYN and RH to simulate solar flares, and the radiation they produce. I am eager to use a combination of both observations and numerical simulations to better understand the processes involved in solar flares.

Publications

“Simulations of the  Mg II k  and Ca II 8542 lines from an Alfvén Wave-heated flare chromosphere”, G.S. Kerr, L. Fletcher, A.J.B. Russell, & J.C. Allred. The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 827 (2), 2016. [doi] 

“IRIS Observations of the Mg II h & k Lines During a Solar Flare”, G.S. Kerr, P.J.A. Simões, J. Qiu & L. Fletcher. Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 582 (A50), 2015. [doi]

“The Radiated Energy Budget of Chromospheric Plasma in a Major Solar Flare Deduced from Multi-Wavelength Observations”, R.O. Milligan, G.S. Kerr, B.R. Dennis, H.S. Hudson, L. Fletcher, J.C. Allred, P.C. Chamberlin, J. Ireland, M. Mathioudakis, & F.P. Keenan. The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 793 (2), 2014. [doi]

“Physical Properties of White-Light Sources in the 2011 Feb 15 Solar Flare”, G.S. Kerr & L. Fletcher. The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 783 (2), 2014. [doi] 

“Hard X-ray and Ultraviolet Observations of the 2005 January 15 Two Ribbon Flare”, J. Cheng, G.S Kerr, & J. Qiu. The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 744 (1), 2012. [doi]

Conference Proceedings

“Observations and modelling of Helium lines in solar flares”, P.J.A. Simões, L. Fletcher, N. Labrosse, & G.S. Kerr. In: Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting 2015: Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 504, 2016.

A C.V can be found here.

I am active in public outreach, and throughout the 2015-2016 academic year I worked with St. Vincent’s Primary School in East Kilbride as part of the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. Our team was awarded second place with a project that was focused on the ‘Earth in Space’. To learn more about our entry click here.

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: g.kerr.2@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
 


Peter Levens

PhD Student

I am working with Dr. Nicolas Labrosse and Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher on solar prominences. We are currently investigating solar tornadoes, which appear to be the rotating legs of prominences, using UV and EUV observations from the Hinode/EIS and IRIS telescopes.

I recently spent four months at the Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, working with Dr. Brigitte Schmieder on analysing IRIS data that we gathered in 2014 during an international campaign.

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: p.levens.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Duncan Stackhouse

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PhD Student

I work on electron acceleration in Solar Flares. Taking a particular interest in the distribution of these electrons and processes behind the acceleration.

Room 604
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: d.stackhouse.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Juntao Wang

PhD Student

Room 614
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email:

Tel: +44 141 330 8855 x0855
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Paul Wright

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PhD Student

I am a second-year Ph.D. student studying the heating of non-flaring/micro-flaring active regions, supervised by Dr Iain Hannah.

My interests range from stellar to solar physics; my main interests lie in the heating of the solar atmosphere, including active regions and loops. I am currently gaining expertise in analysis of data from SDO/AIA, Hinode/XRT, Hinode/EIS, and NuSTAR. For more information see my personal webpage (details below), or my profile on ResearchGate.

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Paul Wright)

Publications

A CV (pdf) can be seen here

Room 614
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Paul.Wright@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 8855 x0855
Fax: +44 141 330 8600