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Dr Motorina attends the Heliophysics Summer School 2018

Dr Motorina attends the Heliophysics Summer School 2018

The A&A group would like to congratulate Dr Galina Motorina (former A&A PhD) for earning a place at the Heliophysics Summer School 2018. The Heliophysics Summer School was held in Boulder, Colorado, July 24 - 31, 2018 by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, CPAESS Programs. The school focuses on the physics.....(to original post)
Glasgow student participating in NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Glasgow student participating in NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Congratulations to Paul Wright (A&A Ph.D. student) for securing a place at NASA's Frontier Development lab. NASA’s Frontier Development Lab is an artificial intelligence (AI) research accelerator established by NASA and the SETI Institute to apply AI technologies to challenges in space exploration for the benefit of humankind.  It brings together a diverse.....(to original post)
PhD Prize to Dr. Peter Levens

PhD Prize to Dr. Peter Levens

We're delighted that the European Physics Society Solar Physics Division (EPS-SPD) chose to award its 2018 ESPD PhD Prize to Dr. Peter Levens "for significant contributions to the study of tornado-like prominences - using detailed ultraviolet spectroscopic, multi-wavelength imaging and visible spectropolarimetric observational analysis - helping to unveil the nature of.....(to original post)
Low-Frequency Radio data from Glasgow CALLISTO now included in the RHESSI Browser

Low-Frequency Radio data from Glasgow CALLISTO now included in the RHESSI Browser

Low-Frequency Radio data from the CALLISTO spectrometer located in Glasgow is now included in the quick look images accessed from the RHESSI Browser. The Glasgow CALLISTO spectrometer detects radio emissions from the Sun between 45-80 MHz from 07:15 UT until 15:00 UT on a daily basis.  Quick look images are produced every.....(to original post)
A&A Group welcomes Dr Galina Motorina

A&A Group welcomes Dr Galina Motorina

Dr Galina Motorina (Researcher from Pulkovo Observatory, Russia) will be visiting us for three weeks. Her work is on the diagnostics of energy release in the solar corona using X-ray and EUV emissions (Support by the RSF grant No.16-12-10448).  .....(to original post)
Welcome Xingyao Chen

Welcome Xingyao Chen

Xingyao Chen (National Astronomical Observatories Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) will be visiting us as a PhD scholar for 12 months. She will be work with the solar radio data from LOFAR and to study the energetic particles responsible for the solar radio emission in solar flares. Her recent paper on Fine Structures.....(to original post)
Giant solar tornadoes put researchers in a spin

Giant solar tornadoes put researchers in a spin

European Week of Astronomy and Space Science press release RAS PR 18/20 (EWASS 16) Despite their appearance solar tornadoes are not rotating after all, according to a European team of scientists. A new analysis of these gigantic structures, each one several times the size of the Earth, indicates that they may have been.....(to original post)
Congratulations to Dr Alcock

Congratulations to Dr Alcock

Ben Alcock with thesis entitled "Solar Electron and Radio Wave Propagation in the Turbulent Solar Corona" successfully passed his viva on Thursday March 22. A part part of the thesis was published and another part is in preparation for publication......(to original post)
Funded PhD in Solar X-ray Physics

Funded PhD in Solar X-ray Physics

A fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student is available at the University of Glasgow in Solar X-ray Physics. The project is funded by the Royal Society and is titled “The high energy emission from small solar flares”. This will involve using some of the latest solar X-ray data (including.....(to original post)
Dr. Ryan Milligan stars in his own space TV show

Dr. Ryan Milligan stars in his own space TV show

A&A's Dr. Ryan Milligan stars in his own TV show this week, all about two of his passions - astronomy and trucks. The programme follows Ryan driving a truck, hauling the supercomputer for the radio telescope i-LOFAR from the Netherlands to Birr in Ireland. It was broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland on Monday.....(to original post)
Award from China arrived to Hamish Reid and Heather Ratcliffe

Award from China arrived to Hamish Reid and Heather Ratcliffe

The mini-volume published in RAA journal presented research papers based on talks at the 1st RadioSun workshop in China. The RadioSun network links research teams from China, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and the UK. The paper by Hamish Reid and Heather Ratcliffe won a RAA Excellent Paper award.  .....(to original post)
Congratulations to Dr Motorina

Congratulations to Dr Motorina

Galina Motorina was awarded a PhD degree for her work entitled "Dynamics of plasma heating and energy distributions of accelerated electrons during solar flares based on X-ray and ultraviolet emission".  Galina was a visiting PhD student in Astronomy & Astrophysics group for a number of months and worked on thermal properties.....(to original post)
Nicolina Chrysaphi made intriguing solar observations operating UK LOFAR

Nicolina Chrysaphi made intriguing solar observations operating UK LOFAR

Nicolina Chrysaphi have successfully captured a number of solar radio bursts using the Rawling Array (aka UK-LOFAR). The preliminary quick-look images show the variety of fascinating solar phenomena......(to original post)
Visiting Professor Gordon Emslie explains to Physics Central the role of turbulence in solar flares

Visiting Professor Gordon Emslie explains to Physics Central the role of turbulence in solar flares

In the PhysicsCentral article, "Small-Scale Turbulence May Help Power Solar Explosions" the complex physics about role of turbulence in solar flares is explained using simple terms. The Glasgow-led research team spread over 13 time zones represents six languages, five solar instruments, and various areas of expertise on the Sun’s activity. With PhysicsCentral,.....(to original post)
European Solar Physics Meeting highlights group research

European Solar Physics Meeting highlights group research

Research led by Dr. Paulo Simoes has been featured as a research highlight in a  press release from the 15th European Solar Physics meeting, held recently in Hungary. Paulo's work uses numerical simulations to predict the behaviour of chromospheric flare emission in the infrared continuum, and understand how it can be.....(to original post)
Dr. Eduard Kontar is elected as ESPD president

Dr. Eduard Kontar is elected as ESPD president

We congratulate A&A’s Dr. Eduard Kontar. He was elected president of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) during the elections at the European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM) in Budapest last week. Dr. Eduard Kontar is also currently president of CESRA (Community of European Solar Radio.....(to original post)
Poster prize for Paul Wright

Poster prize for Paul Wright

We're delighted that Paul Wright has been awarded the 2017 American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division Student Poster Prize at the 48th AAS/SPD meeting in Portland, OR. His poster was on "Microflare Heating of an Active Region Observed with NuSTAR, Hinode/XRT, and SDO/AIA”, and was based on a paper published in.....(to original post)
Early Career Prize to Dr. Natasha Jeffrey

Early Career Prize to Dr. Natasha Jeffrey

We're delighted that the EPS Solar Physics Division chose to award its first-ever 2017 ESPD Early Career Prize to Dr. Natasha Jeffrey "for significant contributions to the physics of solar flares and for inspiring outreach activities". Well done Natasha! The 2017 ESPD Prizes will be presented in the course of the 15th European.....(to original post)
Blue Plaque for Prof. Alexander Wilson

Blue Plaque for Prof. Alexander Wilson

An Institute of Physics Blue Plaque was unveiled on Tuesday 28th March 2017 for Professor Alexander Wilson MD FRSE, the first Regius Chair of Astronomy at Glasgow (1760 -1784). The ceremony was attended by the Astronomer for Scotland, Professor John C Brown OBE FRSE, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, former.....(to original post)
Congrats to Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher FRSE

Congrats to Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher FRSE

Congratulations to A&A group's Professor Lyndsay Fletcher who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. RSE Press Release......(to original post)
Congratulations to Graham Kerr and Duncan Stackhouse!

Congratulations to Graham Kerr and Duncan Stackhouse!

Graham Kerr with thesis "Observations and Modelling of the Chromosphere During Solar Flares" and Duncan Stackhouse with thesis "The Acceleration and Transport of Electron Populations in Solar Flares" successfully passed their vivas......(to original post)
Alliance Meeting on energetic particles, December 7-8, 2016

Alliance Meeting on energetic particles, December 7-8, 2016

Alliance Meeting on energetic particles in solar flares  [webpage] , contact Nic Bian regarding the meeting......(to original post)
CESRA website moves from Paris to Glasgow

CESRA website moves from Paris to Glasgow

Glasgow now hosts the CESRA (Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers) website thanks to Kenzie Nimmo and Norman Gray. The recent solar radio (and other) science highlights can be followed, discussed and shared on Twitter and Facebook......(to original post)
Congrats to Prof John Brown OBE

Congrats to Prof John Brown OBE

Congratulations to the A&A group's Professor John Brown (former Regius Professor of Astronomy and currently Astronomer Royal for Scotland) who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List “for services to the promotion of astronomy and science education”......(to original post)
PhD studentship in solar radio physics

PhD studentship in solar radio physics

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the area of Solar Radio Physics at the University of Glasgow. It is a joint UK-Franco project supported by Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The successful candidate will be based in Glasgow in the Astronomy &.....(to original post)
Giant solar radio source

Giant solar radio source

In the outer solar corona, the radio observations provide the unique link between near-Sun phenomena and the effects of solar activity that extend throughout the heliosphere.  'RadioSun' sponsored researchers use Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio images to study giant radio source associated with a Coronal Mass Ejection......(to original post)
European Physical Society thesis prize goes to Dr Natasha Jeffrey

European Physical Society thesis prize goes to Dr Natasha Jeffrey

"In recognition of truly outstanding research achievements associated with PhD study in the broad field of plasma physics", the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) awarded Dr Natasha Jeffrey a PhD prize for her thesis "The spatial, spectral and polarization properties of solar flare X-ray sources".....(to original post)
Congratulations to Peter Levens

Congratulations to Peter Levens

Peter Levens, a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, has won the School of Physics and Astronomy's Thomson Prize for his second year report on Solar Tornadoes in Prominences. Well done Peter!.....(to original post)
Articles on composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland

Articles on composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland

A recent Times Higher Education article is all about the school's composer-in-residence Drew Mulholland. Times Higher Education The BBC have also interviewed him about his work with the Astrophysics group. BBC.....(to original post)
Glasgow solar outreach lectures reach Siberia

Glasgow solar outreach lectures reach Siberia

Glasgow solar physicist Dr Bian presents a general public talk for 12+ about the Sun in Irkutsk. "Rendezvous with the sun".....(to original post)

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