Seminars 2023 – 2024

The group regularly holds seminars on Wednesday afternoons, allowing visitors, staff, and students to give talks on their current work. Guests are very welcome; if you would like to participate by giving a talk, please contact our seminar organiser, Dr Jack Reid.

Unless stated otherwise, our seminars start at 1:30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre B, Mathematical Institute, School of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 16 March 2022, we have introduced a hybrid format, combining in-person talks and live casting via the SMTG’s seminar Teams channel.

The affiliation of external speakers is listed as when they presented.

17/01Biswajit Mondal (NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre)Heating of coronal X-ray bright points (XBP)Teams (Theatre B) (3 p.m.)
24/01Tony Arber (Warwick)Improved thermal conduction models for the solar coronaTheatre B
31/01Cosima Breu (St Andrews)A Comprehensive Simulation of Solar Wind Formation from the Solar Interior: Significant Cross-field Energy Transport by Interchange Reconnection near the SunTheatre B
07/02Thomas Williams (Durham)Automated Detection of coronaL MAss Ejecta origiNs for Space Weather AppliCations (ALMANAC)Theatre B
14/02Georgios Chouliaris (St Andrews)Effects of partially ionized plasma to the magnetic flux emergence processTheatre B
21/02Staff Council
28/02Kate Mowbray (St Andrews)Estimating particle energisation in collapsing magnetic trap (CMT) models for solar flaresTheatre B
13/03Takayoshi Oba (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)Three-dimensional convective velocity fields in the solar photosphereTeams (Theatre B)
20/03Daniel Johnson (St Andrews)The Properties and Consequences of Thermal Conduction at X-PointsTheatre B
27/03Ross Pallister (Northumbria)Constraining the Properties of the Acceleration Region Plasma Environment with Solar Energetic ElectronsTheatre B
03/04Craig Stark (Glasgow)Substellar atmospheres: a laboratory for non-equilibrium plasmasPhysics Theatre C
10/04Mathew Owens (Reading)Space-weather forecasting: When less is moreTheatre B
17/04Lilli Nadol (St Andrews)Analytical 3D MHS magnetic field line modellingTheatre B
24/04Jonah Klowss (St Andrews)The contribution of magnetic helicity condensation to ambient increase in the Solar Open FluxTheatre B
01/05Thomas Neukirch (St Andrews)Accelerated particle beams in a 3D simulation of the quiet Sun. Effects of advanced beam propagation modellingTheatre B
08/05Andy Wright (St Andrews)Observations and Simulations of Resonant Alfven waves in 3DTheatre B
10/05Harry Callingham (St Andrews)The evolution of the coronal loop structure due to the phase mixing of Alfvén wavesTheatre B
15/05Sophie Boswell (St Andrews)Kinetic Models of Solar Wind Current SheetsTheatre B
23/05Ann Vaseekar (St Andrews)
24/05Anmol Kumar (St Andrews)
07/09Alexander Degeling
(Shandong University)
Chaos in Space! Surfing Electrons Wreak Havoc!Theatre B
13/09Ruhann Steyn (Northumbria University)The connection between L1 solar wind observations and their solar sources during the 2008/2009 and 2019/2020 solar minima using the Fisk heliospheric magnetic fieldTheatre B
20/09Mariana Andrea Cécere (Córdoba, Argentina)Numerical Study of Coronal Loop Oscillations: Triggers and EmissionTheatre B
27/09Valentin Aslanyan (Dundee)Interchange reconnection in the solar corona and how to observe itTheatre B
04/10No seminar
11/10Staff Council 
18/10Sargam Mulay (Glasgow)A detailed investigation of molecular hydrogen at three flare ribbonsTheatre B
25/10Oliver Rice (Durham)Solar Coronal Models and the Potential Prediction of Solar EruptionsTheatre B
01/11Clare Parnell (St Andrews)3D Magnetic Reconnection: On the creation and significance of Cluster and Intercluster SeparatorsTheatre B
08/11No seminar
15/11Jack Reid (St Andrews)Quantifying when and where strong magnetic skew forms in a data-driven global, non-potential model of the solar corona: the importance of when and where flux is observed to emerge and the limitations imposed by an Earth-bound field of viewTheatre B
22/11Jordi De Jonghe (St Andrews)The Legolas code: features and applicationsTheatre B
06/12Ravindra Desai (Warwick)Modelling extreme space weather eventsTheatre B
13/12Alex Russell (St Andrews)3D vs. 2.5D Plasmoid-Mediated Reconnection: Reconnection Rates, Mean Fields and WingsTheatre B
14/12Jaume Terradas (University of the Balearic Islands)3D magnetohydrostatic models of coronal structures and their stability using Euler potentialsTheatre B