Dr Declan A Diver

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Reader
My research interest is in the physics of plasmas, particularly theory and numerical simulations of fluid plasmas, and imperfectly ionised low-temperature technological plasmas.

This interest divides into two general areas:

Low energy phenomena in plasmas:

These are non-equilibrium, low temperature plasmas in which charged-particle interactions with neutrals plays a significant role. Topics such as ionization fronts, plasma chemistry, surface charging (including dust interactions), gas-plasma momentum exchange and electric field evolution are included here.


High energy phenomena in plasmas:

Pair plasmas (that is, electron-positron plasmas) populate pulsar magnetospheres, and make a key contribution to the pulsar radiation characteristics. Since they are intrinsically relativistic, this branch of plasma research addresses the evolution of (ultra-) relativistic plasma distributions, including electrostatic phenomena, relativistic damping and radiative instabilities.

Additional Information

Recent research grants:

EP/K006142/1 “Microplasma-assisted manipulation of intact airborne bacteria for real-time autonomous detection” (£325k), PI, in conjunction with EP/K006088/1 Maguire, NIBEC (£645k)

ST/I001808/1 “Rolling Programme in Solar and Plasma Astrophysics”, (£1.2M) Co-I

KE Fund: “Novel medical device aseptic cleaning and storage methods for efficient healthcare logistics” , PI (Andrew Smith, CoI) £9.9k

Published output:

You can find my publications via my ResearcherID.

I am also the author of “Plasma Formulary for Physics, Astronomy & Technology“, Wiley, 2nd Edition, and am a Founding Director (with Hugh Potts) of the spin-out company, Anacail Ltd.

Room 606

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

Email: Declan.Diver@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 5686
Fax: +44 141 330 8600
Skype: declan.andrew.diver
 

 

 


Dr Norman Gray


Research Fellow

I’m working on ‘Semantic Resource Discovery for the Virtual Observatories’ (aka ‘astronomical data management’, or ‘astroinformatics’, or some variant on that).

Recent projects (PI or Co-I):

  • Sensitivity review ‘Knowledge Exchange’ project, working with The National Archives and GU Computing Science, 2013.
  • MaRDI-Gross ‘Managing Research Data Infrastructures in Big Science’, 2011–2012, JISC
  • AstroDAbis, 2011, JISC
  • Managing Research Data – Gravitational Waves, 2009–2011, JISC
  • Explicator ‘Intelligent access to foreign data models’, 2007–2009, EPSRC
  • SKUA ‘Semantic Knowledge Underpinning Astronomy’, 2008–2009, JISC
  • AGAST ‘Advanced Grid Authorisation through Semantic Technologies’, 2008–2009, JISC

…plus time on projects led by others

Virtual Observatory:

  • Vice-chair, then chair, of IVOA Semantics WG (2010–present)
  • Member of IVOA Technical Coordination Group

Teaching

  • Special Relativity, second year (2000–02 & 2010–)
  • General Relativity, honours (biennially since 2002–03)

Room 605
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Norman.Gray@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 7111

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Dr Norman Gray)

Refereed Publications


Professor Martin Hendry


Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology; Head of School

Gravitational-wave and multimessenger astronomy and cosmology; statistical analysis of galaxy redshift and redshift-distance surveys; Bayesian inference and non-parametric statistical methods; Gravitational lensing and microlensing; public outreach and public engagement in science.

Room 607
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Martin.Hendry@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 5685
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Prof Martin Hendry FRSE)

Refereed Publications


Professor Lyndsay Fletcher

Professor
My research interests are in solar flare and coronal physics, and include: flares in the chromosphere, flare and active region magnetic field structure, analysis of imaging and spectral data from solar space missions and numerical simulation of fast particle transport in magnetised plasmas. I am Co-ordinator of the EC-funded F-CHROMA network.

Room 618
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Lyndsay.Fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 5311/4152

Curriculum Vitae (Jan 2016)

Postgraduate Students (Jan 2016)

Refereed Publications


Dr Eduard Kontar

Reader

Solar Physics, Plasma Physics, Space Physics, Inverse Problems

Room 615
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Eduard.Kontar@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 2499
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Dr Eduard Kontar)

Refereed Publications


Dr Nicolas Labrosse

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Senior Lecturer (Physics and Astronomy)

These days…

Departmental responsibilities
I am Convenor of the Taught Masters degree programmes offered by the School of Physics and Astronomy. Contact me if you would like to know more.

I am Deputy Lab Head for Astronomy 1.

Teaching
Current teaching responsibilities include:

  • Astronomy 1 tutorials
  • Laboratory (Astronomy 1)
  • Solar System I (Exploring the Cosmos 1X)
  • Life and Death of Stars I (Exploring the Cosmos 1Y)
  • Cosmology I (Astronomy 345)
  • Stellar Structure and Evolution II (Astronomy 345)
  • Student supervision (Astronomy 2, Astronomy 345)
  • Numerical Methods (Physics 3/4)
  • Research Skills (Taught Masters)
  • The Sun’s Atmosphere (Taught Masters and SUPA Postgraduate Research Students)

Research
My primary research interests are in understanding complex processes in the Sun’s atmosphere which affect Space Weather, using radiative transfer modelling, spectral diagnostics, and image processing techniques.

I am particularly interested in solar prominences (particularly spectroscopic diagnostics and radiative transfer models) and in solar flares (particularly observations and models of the chromosphere in flares).

A list of refereed publications can be consulted on this site, as well as on ADS. Some of my publications are also available on arxiv (including some work on astronomy lecture recording). Check out my ResearcherID profile for another way of looking at the same piece of information.

I am currently leading the ISSI International Team on “Solving the prominence paradox”. The goal of this International Team is to test new ideas and develop new models to explain 1) how the motions observed in prominences (above the solar limb) and filaments (on the solar disk) fit with our current understanding of the magnetic field structure, and 2) how these motions are related to the photospheric dynamics.

I am also responsible for coordinating the activities of the Solar Simulations for the Atacama Large Millimeter Observatory Network “Prominences” experts team.
I am a member of the Organising Committee of Commission E1 (Solar Radiation and Structure) of the International Astronomical Union.
I am also a member of the Space Glasgow Research Cluster.

PhD students supervised:
Andrew Rodger (1st supervisor, October 2015-)
Stephen Brown (2nd supervisor, October 2014 -)
Peter Levens (1st supervisor, October 2013 -)
Graham Kerr (2nd supervisor, October 2012 – September 2016)
Gerrard Brown (1st supervisor, October 2011 – September 2015)

Research assistants:
Paulo Simoes
Natasha Jeffrey

Other responsibilities
Since August 2015 I am a member of the Committee of the Institute of Physics in Scotland.

Public engagement
Café Scientifique banner
I have created a new Café Scientifique in Glasgow, which has the particularity of being held entirely in French. It’s fun, it’s informative, so feel free to pop in and say “salut”!

I am also happy to give talks for audiences at various levels (including schools) on a variety of topics in solar physics in particular and astronomy in general. I will even do them in English!

Incarnations
I can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, ResearchGATE


Back then…

Previous departmental responsibilities
In the past, I have been Deputy Class Head for Exploring the Cosmos 1, Class Head of Exploring the Cosmos 2, and Lab Head of Astronomy 2.

Teaching
Past teaching responsibilities include:

  • Solar System Physics 1 (Astronomy 1)
  • Introduction to Cosmology (Astronomy 1)
  • Theoretical Astrophysics (Astronomy 2)
  • Laboratory (Astronomy 2)
  • Laboratory (Astronomy 345)
  • Matter in the Universe (Exploring the Cosmos 2)

Research
Between 2009 and 2011, I led the International Team on “Solar Prominence Formation and Equilibrium: New Data, New Models” of the International Space Science Institute. Click on the link if you want to learn about our activities and published papers.

In 2007-2009 I led the International Team on “Spectroscopy and Imaging of Quiescent and Eruptive Solar Prominences from Space”. We published two review papers on the Physics of Solar Prominences: Spectral Diagnostics and Non-LTE Modelling, and Magnetic Structure and Dynamics.


Miscellaneous
I maintain a modest compilation of useful links.

Contact details
Room 619
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Nicolas.Labrosse@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 3817
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

If you read this page…
… and your thirst for knowledge has not been extinguished yet, you can also take a look at the departmental webpage! Alternatively, my Curriculum Vitae (PDF) gives more details, including a full list of publications.


Dr Alec L. MacKinnon

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Open Studies

Fast particles on the Sun and elsewhere: how do we learn about them, what effects do they have, what produces them? Solar and stellar flares. Solar neutrons: detection, production, consequences. Complex systems and self-organised criticality.

Room 605 and Centre for Open Studies
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Alexander.MacKinnon@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 7111
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Dr Alec L. MacKinnon)

Refereed Publications


Professor Graham Woan

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Professor of Astrophysics, Group Leader, Observatory Director

The detection and measurement of astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation. Radio astronomy.

Room 609
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ

Email: Graham.Woan@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 5897
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Prof. Graham Woan)

Refereed Publications