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 here or contact a particular member of staff directly. In order to apply to the School officially, please click here.

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/

 

Dr Tom Elsden (Leverhulme Fellow)

Research interests: Magnetospheric physics, ultra low frequency waves

Email: thomas.elsden@glasgow.ac.uk

Publications: Link to University Repository

 

Dr Simon Candelaresi (Rankin-Sneddon Fellow)

Research interests: Magnetic field topology in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas

Email: simon.candelaresi@glasgow.ac.uk

Publications: Link to University Repository

Personal website: www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~scandelaresi

 

PhD students:

Parag Gupta

Email: p.gupta.1@research.gla.ac.uk

 

Emma Hunter

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

 

Former staff members:

Professor David Fearn (retired)

Dr Luis Silva (industry)

Dr James F Mather (industry)

 

Positions available

Postdoctoral and PhD projects with specific funding will appear on this page. 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.

PhD projects will normally involve a mixture of theoretical and simulation work, and applicants should have at least a 2.1 in an applied mathematics or theoretical physics degree. In order to apply to the School officially, please click here.