Jade Powell

PhD Student

Room 464

Tel: x7168

Email: j.powell.2@research.gla.ac.uk


Dr Marina Battaglia

Now working at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

I am interested in particle acceleration and propagation processes in solar flares. I use satellite data, mainly from RHESSI to better understand the physics of those processes.

Email: marina.battaglia.astro@gmail.com

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Marina Battaglia)


Professor John C. Brown

Astronomer Royal for Scotland

As Astronomer Royal for Scotland, I give frequent planetarium shows and talks to schools, the public, and amateur societies, and am involved in using conjuring and other art forms to promote interest in science. From 2003-2006 I was consultant Project Astronomer in the Time and Space Project at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Previously, as Regius Professor of Astronomy, I was Leader of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group. My main research interests are in solar and stellar plasmas, solar space missions, stellar mass loss and polarimetry, and signal analysis (especially inverse problems). My teaching has covered Exploring the Sky, Stellar Physics/ Compact Objects, Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics, X-Ray Astrophysics, Exploring Planetary Systems, and Cosmology. I am also Honorary Professor in Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities.

Room 617
School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: John.Brown@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 4152

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Professor John C. Brown)


Dr David Clarke


Honourary Research Fellow

Stellar Astronomy and Atmospheric Physics – Development of optical equipmemt for undertaking spectropolarimetric measurements of stars and of the radiation from the daytime sky associated with scattering processes within stellar shells, the interstellar medium and the Earth’s atmosphere.

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

Email: David.Clarke@glasgow.ac.uk


Professor Gordon Emslie

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Kentucky University.


Dr Robin M Green


Honourary Research Fellow

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

Email: Robin.Green@glasgow.ac.uk


Dr Hugh Hudson


My research now centers on observations of solar X-rays and flare physics. I also work on solar global structure topics, mainly via RHESSI data. Also there’s an ongoing solar search for axions. I maintain a Web-based archive of flare/CME cartoons and have served as editor of the Yohkoh Science Nuggets, a program now ended. Now I edit the RHESSI Science Nuggets instead. Contributions are always welcome!

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

Email: Hugh.Hudson@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 6427
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Hugh Hudson)


Professor Ernest W Laing

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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


Dr. Craig Stark

Now based at the University of St. Andrews


Dr Luis Teodoro


Honorary Research Fellow

Now at NASA Ames, CA


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)


Rachael McLauchlan


Research Support Secretary

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

Email: Rachael.McLauchlan@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 4152


Colin Hunter

Observatory Technician

University Observatory
Acre Road
Maryhill
Glasgow G20 0TL

Email: Colin.Hunter@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 330 8556
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Mr Colin Hunter)


Dr Iain Hannah

Royal Society University Research Fellow

I am primarily interested in Solar flares which I investigate through RHESSI hard X-ray imaging and spectroscopy, multi-wavelength analysis, statistical surveys and numerical simulations. I also work on quiet Sun X-ray emission, the observations and possible emission mechanisms.

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

Email: Iain.Hannah@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 6427

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Iain Hannah)

Refereed Publications


Dr Ryan Milligan

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STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

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

Email: Ryan.Milligan@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 3816





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


Dr Hugh Potts

KT Research Fellow

Research Areas

  • Atmospheric pressure plasmas for germicidal applications
    This experimental study is currently my main area of work. We have developed a novel process (patents filed) for producing ozone inside sealed containers, allowing us to sterilise the contents without opening the container or exposing the operator to ozone. A company (Anacail Ltd) was formed in February 2011 to exploit this technology.
  • Flatfield correction for SOHO MDI
    The SOHO satellite has been spectacularly successful at imaging the sun, and has now been operating continuously in the harsh environment of space for more than 12 years. In that time the CCD camera and optics have sustained significant radiation damage. We have developed a new technique for correcting the optical and CCD errors, producing a database of flatfields which can be used to reduce the flat fielding errors on the instrument by around a factor of 10. The repository of flatfields is hosted with the main MDI data service at Stanford University: http://soi.stanford.edu/sssc/MDI_continuum_hr_flatfields/flatfields.html and is mirrored locally here.
  • Solar flows and magnetic interactions
    The dynamics of small scale magnetic elements on the photosphere of the sun are dominated by their hydrodynamic interaction with the photospheric flows at the granular and supergranular scales. We have developed novel image analysis techniques (for example balltrack, codes available at http://code.google.com/p/solar-flow-tracking/) to analyse the fluid and magnetic element motion in the photosphere to investigate the energetics of these small scale interactions.
  • Magnetic Focusing of Therapeutic, Diagnostic or Prophylactic Agents to Deep Tumors.
    This is a collaboration with Dr Ben Shapiro at the University of Maryland in the US.
  • Ferrofluid dynamics
    Investigating the free surface dynamics of ferrofluid surface waves and freely suspended drops.

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

Email: Hugh.Potts@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 3816
Fax: +44 141 330 8600

Personal homepage
(the contents of which are the responsibility of Dr Hugh Potts)

Refereed Publications


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 Declan A Diver

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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