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Jeremiah Horrocks Institute
for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy,
University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom
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Solar Physics - Research

Solar and Solar-Terrestial Physics are in an unprecedented era largely due to high resolution space and ground based observations coupled with great strides in sophisticated computer simulations (you can find links to the main space and ground based solar observatories here).

Observation of a solar eruption from the Solar Dynamics ObservatoryResearchers in the Solar Physics Group are investigating (observationally and theoretically) the solar atmosphere and the effects of Space Weather on the Earth.

Our work includes:

  • space based satellite observations from SDO, Hinode, STEREO and SoHO
  • spectroscopy of the solar atmosphere
  • analysis of observations from sounding rockets (Hi-C, Hi-C2, MAGIXS)
  • sophisticated MHD simulations of the Sun's magnetically dominated corona
  • studies of solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections and the acceleration of energetic particles

Some of our recent work has been used to track solar flare radiation that can be used to warn International Space Station astronauts if harmful radiation is heading their way. See this link for our press release. We are also involved with COMESEP

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in our group, you are welcome to contact Dr Silvia Dalla for an informal discussion of possible PhD projects (Contact details). Information on how to apply for a PhD can be found here.

top of page Header Image : Simulated Nanoparticle (Marco Pinna, Joe Smerdon), Solar disk with SDO (NASA UClan SDO archive), V838 Monocerotis (NASA/STScl), NGC7424 (Gemini Observatory), M74 (NASA Hubble Space Telescope) NASA,and ESA ; and solar plume courtesy of SOHO /EIT consortium

Author: DS Brown, Last Updated: 5 February 2016, 11:28

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