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


Dr Christina Burge

I am working on modelling particle acceleration in turbulent magnetic fields, with particular applications to reconnection regions in the solar corona. I will be working at BAS in Cambridge for part of each year. My supervisors are Dr Alec MacKinnon and Dr Panagiota Petkaki.

I’m a member of the UKSP council, representing the intrests of PhD students within UKSP.

I’m also involved in the outreach work that the department undertakes, and I enjoy working with groups of young astronomers both at the observatory and in the mobile planetarium.

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

Email: c.burge@astro.gla.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Dr Erin MacDonald

Postgraduate Student
Room 464

Tel: x7168

Email: e.p.macdonald.glasgow@gmail.com

IGR page


Dr Heather Ratcliffe

I am working on a PhD with Dr Eduard Kontar, considering the evolution of flare-accelerated electron beams, and am now in my 4th and final year. I have been using 0 or 1-D simulations to investigate the effects of density inhomogeneities on plasma waves, which can lead to acceleration of electrons. I’m also looking at Type III radio emission, which is generated by electron beams, and developing a code to simulate this, working with Dr Hamish Reid in Meudon.

In addition, I’ve assisted at and run many planetarium shows and observatory tours, for all age groups, from Cub scouts up to retired RAF officers, most recently an event for Nasa’s Curiosity rover in Glenelg, Scotland.

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

Email: hratcliffe@astro.gla.ac.uk

Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KwC67BAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

Tel: +44 141 330 2960


Dr Alexander Russell


Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow

I am investigating whether MHD waves can transport large amounts of energy from the solar corona to the chromosphere during solar flares, and possible mechanisms by which these waves might accelerate electrons to high energies. I am especially keen to exploit parallels with auroral physics, building bridges between solar and magnetospheric physics. My work is supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Room 620
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Alexander.Russell@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 6427
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Alexander Russell)


Dr Fraser Watson

I am working on a PhD in Solar Physics with Dr. Lyndsay Fletcher and I am currently busy with automated feature detection in solar images making use of image processing techniques. At the moment, my research involves looking at the fragmentation and breakup of solar active regions by studying MDI magnetograms I am also actively involved with the Astro group outreach program and had an active role in planetarium shows in schools as part of the Constellation Project with Professor John Brown. This was a project to promote Astronomy during IYA2009.

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

Email: f.watson@astro.gla.ac.uk

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

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Fraser Watson)


Mr Iain Sim


Research IT Manager

Room 238
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Iain.Sim.2@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 2956
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Personal homepage

(the contents of which are the responsibility of Mr Iain Sim)


Dr Enrique Perez

CONACyT Postdoctoral Fellowship

Room 608
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email:

Tel: +44 141 330 5388
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Mariam Alharbi

PhD Student

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

Email: m.alharbi.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 339 8855
Fax: +44 141 330 8600


Dr Gerrard Brown

PhD Student

I am with Dr. Nicolas Labrosse.

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

Email: g.brown.2@research.gla.ac.uk

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


Dr 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: Graham.s.kerr@nasa.gov

Tel: +44 141 330 2960
 


Rhys Paterson

Msc Student

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

Email:

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


Dr 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


Dr Euan David Bennet

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am working on aspects of Cosmic Magnetism, which covers a range of topics. At the moment I am looking at a mechanism by which electrons can be accelerated (by collapsing current densities) at recombination and provide a non-thermal component to the Cosmic Microwave Background. I will also be looking at other distribution-related effects which contribute to the CMB, with a view to determining the limits on the information we can extract from it about the primordial Universe.

Other research interests include Galaxy formation.

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

Email: ebennet@astro.gla.ac.uk

Tel: x3816
Fax: +44 141 330 8600
Refereed Publications


Dr Nicolas Bian

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Email: Nicolas.Bian@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: x3816
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Refereed Publications


Dr Ewan Dickson

I am doing a postdoc in Solar Physics, looking at particle acceleration in solar flares with RHESSI. My Supervisors are Dr Lyndsay Fletcher and Dr Eduard Kontar.

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

Email: e.dickson@astro.gla.ac.uk

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

Refereed Publications


Dr David Graham

Postdoctoral Researcher

I have recently completed my PhD in Solar Physics supervised by Dr. Lyndsay Fletcher.

My research interests lie in the EUV spectroscopy of solar flare footpoints, using the space based instruments Hinode/EIS, SDO/EVE, and RHESSI to study the effects of heating the solar atmosphere to extreme temperatures during flares.

 

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

Email: d.graham@astro.gla.ac.uk

Tel: 0141 330 2960
Fax: +44 141 330 8600