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

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Recent Submissions

  • On the theory of symmetric MHD equilibria with anisotropic pressure 

    Hodgson, Jonathan David Brockie (University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
    In this thesis we discuss the theory of symmetric MHD equilibria with anisotropic pressure. More specifically, we focus on gyrotropic pressures, where the pressure tensor can be split into components along and across the ...
  • Numerical simulations of footpoint driven coronal heating 

    O'Hara, Jennifer (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-24) - Thesis
    Magnetic field permeates the solar atmosphere and plays a crucial role in the dynamics, energetics and structures observed. In particular, magnetic flux tubes provide the structure for coronal loops that extend from the ...
  • The formation and eruption of magnetic flux ropes in solar and stellar coronae 

    Gibb, Gordon Peter Samuel (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    Flux ropes are magnetic structures commonly found in the solar corona. They are thought to play an important role in solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Understanding their formation and eruption is of paramount ...
  • Propagation and damping of MHD waves in the solar atmosphere 

    Kiddie, Greg (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-27) - Thesis
    Quasi-periodic disturbances have been observed in the outer solar atmosphere for many years. Although first interpreted as upflows (Schrijver et al. (1999)), they have been widely regarded as slow magneto-acoustic waves, ...
  • On the properties of single-separator MHS equilibria and the nature of separator reconnection 

    Stevenson, Julie E. H. (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-26) - Thesis
    This thesis considers the properties of MHS equilibria formed through non-resistive MHD relaxation of analytical non-potential magnetic field models, which contain two null points connected by a generic separator. Four ...

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