Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (G&A Fluids)

Welcome to the homepage of the G&A Fluids Group. We are a team of researchers interested in exploring the fascinating fluid dynamics of stars and planets. In particular, our interest lies in the interaction of magnetic fields with electrically conducting fluids - a subject called magnetohydrodynamics. Our research involves a mixture of fundamental theory, mathematical modelling and high performance computing, and further details are found in the links to our publications below.

We invite you to browse the staff pages for more insight into our specific research interests. For potential PhD students, please take a look at the possible projects on offer or contact a particular member of staff directly. To find out more about applying to the School officially, please see Postgraduate research opportunities.

Group Members

 

Staff:

Professor Radostin Simitev

Research interests: Self-consistent dynamo simulations, convection in rotating systems, applications to solar, stellar and geomagnetism 

Email: radostin.simitev@glasgow.ac.uk

Publications: Link to University Repository

Personal website: https://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~rs

 

Dr David MacTaggart

Research interests: Magnetic topology, magnetic helicity, solar flux emergence, magnetic instabilities

Email: david.mactaggart@glasgow.ac.uk

Publications: Link to University Repository

Personal website: http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~dmactaggart/

 

Dr Robert Teed

Research interests: Magnetohydrodynamics, dynamo theory, convection in astrophysical and geophysical bodies, the geodynamo and other planetary dynamos, the solar dynamo and solar cycle

Email: robert.teed@glasgow.ac.uk

Publications: Link to University Repository

Personal website: http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~rteed/

 

 

PhD students:

Parag Gupta

Email: p.gupta.1@research.gla.ac.uk

 

Emma Hunter

Email: 2245872h@student.gla.ac.uk

 

Sage Stanish

Email: 2789167s@student.gla.ac.uk

 

Former staff members:

Professor David Fearn (retired)

Dr Luis Silva (industry)

Dr James F Mather (industry)

Dr Tom Elsden (lecturer, St Andrews)

Dr Simon Candelaresi (researcher, Stuttgart)

 

Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics sample thesis topics

Postdoctoral and PhD projects with specific funding will appear here when available. However, there is also the possibility to apply for funding via various schemes, so please get in touch with one of the group members if you are interested.