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

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