Dr Nicolas Labrosse

University teacher

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.

A list of my publications can be found on ADS. Some of my publications are also available on astro-ph.

Also check out my ResearchID profile.

My teaching responsibilities (past and current) include:

  • Solar System Physics 1 (Astronomy 1)
  • Introduction to Cosmology (Astronomy 1)
  • Astronomy 1 tutorials
  • Solar System I (Exploring the Cosmos 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.

I am Deputy Class Head for Exploring the Cosmos 1.

In the past, I have been Class Head of Exploring the Cosmos 2, and Lab Head of Astronomy 2.

My Curriculum Vitae gives more details, including a full list of publications (also available as PDF).

I maintain a modest compilation of useful links.

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

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

Refereed Publications