Areas of particularly strong research activity are: numerical analysis, plasma physics, solar and magnetospheric theory, and vortex dynamics.

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Recent Submissions

  • Bombs and flares at the surface and lower atmosphere of the Sun 

    Hansteen, V. H.; Archontis, V.; Pereira, T. M. D.; Carlsson, M.; Rouppe van der Voort, L.; Leenaarts, J. (2017-04-10) - Journal article
    A spectacular manifestation of solar activity is the appearance of transient brightenings in the far wings of the Hα line, known as Ellerman bombs (EBs). Recent observations obtained by the Interface Region Imaging ...
  • The stability of Mars' annular polar vortex 

    Seviour, William; Waugh, Darryn; Scott, Richard Kirkness (2017-05) - Journal article
    The Martian polar atmosphere is known to have a persistent local minimum in potential vorticity (PV) near the winter pole, with a region of high PV encircling it. This finding is surprising since an isolated band of PV is ...
  • Elongation of flare ribbons 

    Qiu, Jiong; Longcope, Dana W.; Cassak, Paul A.; Priest, Eric R. (2017-03-20) - Journal article
    We present an analysis of the apparent elongation motion of flare ribbons along the polarity inversion line (PIL), as well as the shear of flare loops in several two-ribbon flares. Flare ribbons and loops spread along the ...
  • The role of spatial variations of abiotic factors in mediating intratumour phenotypic heterogeneity 

    Lorenzi, Tommaso; Venkataraman, Chandrasekhar; Lorz, Alexander; Chaplain, Mark A. J. (University of St Andrews, 2017-04-20) - Working or discussion paper
    A growing body of evidence indicates that the progression of cancer can be viewed as an eco-evolutionary process. Under this perspective, we present here a space- and phenotype-structured model of selection dynamics between ...
  • Bystander effects and their implications for clinical radiation therapy : insights from multiscale in silico experiments 

    Powathil, Gibin; Munro, Alastair John; Chaplain, Mark Andrew Joseph; Swat, Maciej (2016-07-21) - Journal article
    Radiotherapy is a commonly used treatment for cancer and is usually given in varying doses. At low radiation doses relatively few cells die as a direct response to radiation but secondary radiation effects, such as DNA ...

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