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 especially interested in prominences. Some recent papers on plasma diagnostic in eruptive prominences from SDO/AIA observations at 304 Angstroms and on Hinode/EIS observations of a solar prominence present my current interests in this lively area.
You can also refer to this UKSP nugget.
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.
I am also interested in solar flares (“Observations of a solar flare and filament eruption in Lyman-α and X-ray“) and in solar image processing (“Automatic Detection of Limb Prominences in 304 Å EUV Images”).
I am a member of the Space Glasgow Research Cluster.
My teaching responsibilities (past and current) include:
- Solar System Physics 1 (Astronomy 1)
- Introduction to Cosmology (Astronomy 1)
- Life and Death of Stars I (Exploring the Cosmos 1)
- Theoretical Astrophysics (Astronomy 2)
- Laboratory (Astronomy 2)
- Laboratory (Astronomy 345)
- Matter in the Universe (Exploring the Cosmos 2)
- 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)
In addition, I am currently Convenor of the Postgraduate taught degrees offered by the School of Physics and Astronomy. Take a look at our Taught Master programmes.
In the past, I have been Class Head of Exploring the Cosmos 2, and Lab Head of Astronomy 2.
I maintain a modest compilation of useful links.
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Tel: +44 141 330 3817
Fax: +44 141 330 8600