Name: Andrew Inglis
Position: PhD Student
Supervisor: Prof. Valery Nakariakov
Research Area: Investigating quasi-periodic pulsations (QPP) in solar flares. We can use X-ray data from satellites such as Yohkoh and RHESSI in tandem with microwave data from ground based interferometers like the Nobeyama Radioheliograph (NoRH), to examine flares that exhibit QPP. The aim is to better understand which mechanisms - such as MHD mode instabilities - might be driving these pulsations. Key to this area of research is the ability to spatially resolve such solar flares, which only recent technological advances have made possible. You can find out more about the study of the Sun and flares here.
Teaching: I am a demonstrator and marker for two experiments in the first year laboratory .
RHESSI Nuggets: I am the author of a recent RHESSI nugget. These nuggets, published every couple of weeks, describe the ongoing active solar research involving RHESSI.
Conferences and Presentations:
"Multi-periodic oscillations in solar flares", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, Hatfield, 20th - 23rd April 2009
"Multi-periodic oscillations in solar flares", BUKS 2009, Leuven, Belgium, 6th-8th April 2009
European Solar Physics Meeting, Freiburg, Germany, 8th - 12th September 2008
UK MHD Meeting, University of Salford, 5th - 6th June 2008
"Quasi-Periodic Pulsations in Flares: Phenomenology and Observations", CFSA seminar, University of Warwick, UK, 21st April 2008
RAS National Astronomy Meeting, Queen's University Belfast, 31st March - 4th April 2008
RAS meeting on "Coronal heating: new observational results and forward modelling", London, 11th January 2008
STFC Advanced Solar Summer School, University of St. Andrews, UK, 2nd - 7th September 2007 - I also presented this poster, which was awarded the "best external poster" prize.
"Observational analysis of QPP in solar flares: trials and tribulations", CFSA seminar, University of Warwick, UK, 11th June 2007
"Microwave and X-ray data in the study of solar flares", Postgraduate Seminar, University of Warwick, UK, 1st March 2007
AstroGrid Workshop, University of Birmingham, UK, 10th - 11th October 2006
PPARC Introductory Solar Summer School, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 4th - 8th September 2006
RHESSI team, Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA, 7th - 19th May 2007