Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Main Research Interests|
The coronal magnetic field cannot be directly observed, and many aspects of its evolution between the Sun' s disk and outward into the solar wind are assumed. The density of the corona is a proxy for the magnetic field, and my goal is to develop tools which can fully exploit the information embedded in today' s high-quality coronal observations, and to establish a direct observational basis for the topology of the quiet and active corona. Shown here is the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft, whose instruments have been observing the Sun and the corona for ten years. The wealth of data collected by these instruments is yet to be fully explored. My research is aimed at creating models of the corona which are strongly constrained by SOHO observations. In this way, current assumptions made of the corona may be tested against observation.
Coronal Image Processing
Solar Tomography (LASCO/SoHO)
Coronal UV spectroscopy (UVCS/SoHO)
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Hiking, Swimming, Reading
The Happiest Moments of my Life
Folk rock - 'Defaid' 1990. Recognize the 17 year old fiddle player?