Dr David Mactaggart

  • Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)

telephone: 01413306827
email: David.Mactaggart@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 417, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Mathematics Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2297-9312

Research interests

I am a member of the Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics group. I have a broad range of research interests in magnetohydrodynamics, including magnetic topology, magnetic instabilities and solar flux emergence. For more details, please consult my personal page.

Research units

  • Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Publications

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Number of items: 41.

2022

Gupta, P., Simitev, R.D. and MacTaggart, D. (2022) A study of global magnetic helicity in self-consistent spherical dynamos. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2022.2137878) (Early Online Publication)

Simitev, R. D. , MacTaggart, D. , Teed, R. and Candelaresi, S. (2022) Introduction. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 116(4), pp. 235-236. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2022.2107377)

Raphaldini, B., Prior, C. B. and Mactaggart, D. (2022) Magnetic winding as an indicator of flare activity in solar active regions. Astrophysical Journal, 927(2), 156. (doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac4df9)

Mactaggart, D. (2022) Magnetic winding: theory and applications. In: Kuzanyan, K. (ed.) Helicities in Geophysics, Astrophysics and Beyond. AGU Books, Wiley. ISBN 9781119841685 (Accepted for Publication)

Faraco, D., Lindberg, S., MacTaggart, D. and Valli, A. (2022) On the proof of Taylor’s conjecture in multiply connected domains. Applied Mathematics Letters, 124, 107654. (doi: 10.1016/j.aml.2021.107654)

2021

Candelaresi, S. , Hornig, G., MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. D. (2021) On self and mutual winding helicity. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 103, 106015. (doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2021.106015)

Riello, M., Purgato, M., Bove, C., Tedeschi, F., MacTaggart, D. , Barbui, C. and Rusconi, E. (2021) Effectiveness of self-help plus (SH+) in reducing anxiety and post-traumatic symptomatology among care home workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a randomized controlled trial. Royal Society Open Science, 8(11), 210219. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.210219)

MacTaggart, D. , Prior, C., Raphaldini, B., Romano, P. and Guglielmino, S.L. (2021) Direct evidence that twisted flux tube emergence creates solar active regions. Nature Communications, 12, 6621. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26981-7)

Quinn, J. , MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. D. (2021) Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and collapse of a twisted magnetic nullpoint with anisotropic viscosity. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 650(3), A143. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/202140460)

Mactaggart, D. and Prior, C. (2021) Helicity and winding fluxes as indicators of twisted flux emergence. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 115(1), pp. 85-124. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2020.1740925)

MacTaggart, D. and Prior, C. (2021) Magnetic winding – a key to unlocking topological complexity in flux emergence. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1730, 012013. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1730/1/012013)

2020

Silva, L. , Gupta, P., Mactaggart, D. and Simitev, R. (2020) Effects of shell thickness on cross-helicity generation in convection-driven spherical dynamos. Fluids, 5(4), 245. (doi: 10.3390/fluids5040245)

Prior, C. and Mactaggart, D. (2020) Magnetic winding: what is it and what is it good for? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 476(2242), 20200483. (doi: 10.1098/rspa.2020.0483)

Quinn, J. , MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. (2020) The effect of anisotropic viscosity on the nonlinear MHD kink instability. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 83, 105131. (doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2019.105131)

Riello, M., Purgato, M., Bove, C., Mactaggart, D. and Rusconi, E. (2020) Prevalence of post-traumatic symptomatology and anxiety among residential nursing and care home workers following the first COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Italy. Royal Society Open Science, 7(9), 200880. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.200880) (PMID:33047047) (PMCID:PMC7540798)

2019

MacTaggart, D. and Valli, A. (2019) Magnetic helicity in multiply connected domains. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(5), 775850501. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377819000576)

MacTaggart, D. and Fletcher, L. (2019) The plasmoid instability in a confined solar flare. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486(1), L96-L100. (doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slz068)

Prior, C. and MacTaggart, D. (2019) Interpreting magnetic helicity flux in solar flux emergence. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(2), 775850201. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377819000229)

MacTaggart, D. and Hillier, A. (Eds.) (2019) Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory. Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences: courses and lectures. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783030163426

MacTaggart, D. (2019) The tearing instability of resistive magnetohydrodynamics. In: MacTaggart, D. and Hillier, A. (eds.) Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory. Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences: courses and lectures (591). Springer: Cham, pp. 37-67. ISBN 9783030163426 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16343-3_2)

2018

MacTaggart, D. (2018) The non-modal onset of the tearing instability. Journal of Plasma Physics, 84(5), 905840501. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818001009)

2017

Dacie, S., van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., Démoulin, P., Linton, M.G., Leake, J.E., MacTaggart, D. and Cheung, M.C.M. (2017) Field distribution of magnetograms from simulations of active region formation. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 606, A34. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201730767)

MacTaggart, D. and Stewart, P. (2017) Optimal energy growth in current sheets. Solar Physics, 292(10), 148. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-017-1177-1)

MacTaggart, D. , Vergori, L. and Quinn, J. (2017) Braginskii magnetohydrodynamics for arbitrary magnetic topologies: coronal applications. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 826, pp. 615-635. (doi: 10.1017/jfm.2017.463)

Labrosse, N. et al. (2017) Preparing for the Journey: Supporting Students to Make Successful Transitions Into and Out of Taught Postgraduate Study. 10th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 30 Mar 2017.

Bownes, J. et al. (2017) Supporting students in the transition to postgraduate taught study in STEM subjects. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(2), pp. 3-11. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.280)

2016

MacTaggart, D. , Guglielmino, S. L. and Zuccarello, F. (2016) The pre-penumbral magnetic canopy in the solar atmosphere. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 831(1), L4. (doi: 10.3847/2041-8205/831/1/L4)

Prior, C. and MacTaggart, D. (2016) The emergence of braided magnetic fields. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 110(5), pp. 432-457. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2016.1216552)

MacTaggart, D. , Gregory, S., Neukirch, T. and Donati, J.-F. (2016) Magnetohydrostatic modelling of stellar coronae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456(1), pp. 767-774. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv2714)

2015

MacTaggart, D. , Guglielmino, S.L., Haynes, A.L., Simitev, R. and Zuccarello, F. (2015) The magnetic structure of surges in small-scale emerging flux regions. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 576(A4), (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424646)

2014

Mactaggart, D. and Haynes, A. L. (2014) On magnetic reconnection and flux rope topology in solar flux emergence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 438(2), pp. 1500-1506. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stt2285)

2013

MacTaggart, D. , Elsheikh, A., McLaughlin, J.A. and Simitev, R.D. (2013) Non-symmetric magnetohydrostatic equilibria: a multigrid approach. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 556, A40. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220458)

2012

McLaughlin, J. A., Thurgood, J. O. and MacTaggart, D. (2012) On the periodicity of oscillatory reconnection. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 548, A98. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220234)

MacTaggart, D. (2012) Finite deformation in ideal magnetohydrodynamics. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 542, A97. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201218785)

Hood, A. W., Archontis, V. and MacTaggart, D. (2012) 3D MHD flux emergence experiments: idealised models and coronal interactions. Solar Physics, 278(1), pp. 3-31. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-011-9745-2)

Vargas Domínguez, S., MacTaggart, D. , Green, L., van Driel-Gesztelyi, L. and Hood, A. W. (2012) On signatures of twisted magnetic flux tube emergence. Solar Physics, 278(1), pp. 33-45. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-011-9789-3)

2011

MacTaggart, D. (2011) Flux emergence within mature solar active regions. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 531, A108. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117099)

2010

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2010) Simulating the “sliding doors” effect through magnetic flux emergence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 716(2), L219-L222. (doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/716/2/L219)

2009

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) Multiple eruptions from magnetic flux emergence. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 508(1), pp. 445-449. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200913197)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) On the emergence of toroidal flux tubes: general dynamics and comparisons with the cylinder model. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 507(2), pp. 995-1004. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912930)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) Can magnetic breakout be achieved from multiple flux emergence? Astronomy and Astrophysics, 501(2), pp. 761-768. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200911742)

This list was generated on Fri Dec 9 07:01:29 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 41.

Articles

Gupta, P., Simitev, R.D. and MacTaggart, D. (2022) A study of global magnetic helicity in self-consistent spherical dynamos. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2022.2137878) (Early Online Publication)

Simitev, R. D. , MacTaggart, D. , Teed, R. and Candelaresi, S. (2022) Introduction. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 116(4), pp. 235-236. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2022.2107377)

Raphaldini, B., Prior, C. B. and Mactaggart, D. (2022) Magnetic winding as an indicator of flare activity in solar active regions. Astrophysical Journal, 927(2), 156. (doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac4df9)

Faraco, D., Lindberg, S., MacTaggart, D. and Valli, A. (2022) On the proof of Taylor’s conjecture in multiply connected domains. Applied Mathematics Letters, 124, 107654. (doi: 10.1016/j.aml.2021.107654)

Candelaresi, S. , Hornig, G., MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. D. (2021) On self and mutual winding helicity. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 103, 106015. (doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2021.106015)

Riello, M., Purgato, M., Bove, C., Tedeschi, F., MacTaggart, D. , Barbui, C. and Rusconi, E. (2021) Effectiveness of self-help plus (SH+) in reducing anxiety and post-traumatic symptomatology among care home workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a randomized controlled trial. Royal Society Open Science, 8(11), 210219. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.210219)

MacTaggart, D. , Prior, C., Raphaldini, B., Romano, P. and Guglielmino, S.L. (2021) Direct evidence that twisted flux tube emergence creates solar active regions. Nature Communications, 12, 6621. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26981-7)

Quinn, J. , MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. D. (2021) Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and collapse of a twisted magnetic nullpoint with anisotropic viscosity. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 650(3), A143. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/202140460)

Mactaggart, D. and Prior, C. (2021) Helicity and winding fluxes as indicators of twisted flux emergence. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 115(1), pp. 85-124. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2020.1740925)

MacTaggart, D. and Prior, C. (2021) Magnetic winding – a key to unlocking topological complexity in flux emergence. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1730, 012013. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1730/1/012013)

Silva, L. , Gupta, P., Mactaggart, D. and Simitev, R. (2020) Effects of shell thickness on cross-helicity generation in convection-driven spherical dynamos. Fluids, 5(4), 245. (doi: 10.3390/fluids5040245)

Prior, C. and Mactaggart, D. (2020) Magnetic winding: what is it and what is it good for? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 476(2242), 20200483. (doi: 10.1098/rspa.2020.0483)

Quinn, J. , MacTaggart, D. and Simitev, R. (2020) The effect of anisotropic viscosity on the nonlinear MHD kink instability. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 83, 105131. (doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2019.105131)

Riello, M., Purgato, M., Bove, C., Mactaggart, D. and Rusconi, E. (2020) Prevalence of post-traumatic symptomatology and anxiety among residential nursing and care home workers following the first COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Italy. Royal Society Open Science, 7(9), 200880. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.200880) (PMID:33047047) (PMCID:PMC7540798)

MacTaggart, D. and Valli, A. (2019) Magnetic helicity in multiply connected domains. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(5), 775850501. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377819000576)

MacTaggart, D. and Fletcher, L. (2019) The plasmoid instability in a confined solar flare. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486(1), L96-L100. (doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slz068)

Prior, C. and MacTaggart, D. (2019) Interpreting magnetic helicity flux in solar flux emergence. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(2), 775850201. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377819000229)

MacTaggart, D. (2018) The non-modal onset of the tearing instability. Journal of Plasma Physics, 84(5), 905840501. (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818001009)

Dacie, S., van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., Démoulin, P., Linton, M.G., Leake, J.E., MacTaggart, D. and Cheung, M.C.M. (2017) Field distribution of magnetograms from simulations of active region formation. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 606, A34. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201730767)

MacTaggart, D. and Stewart, P. (2017) Optimal energy growth in current sheets. Solar Physics, 292(10), 148. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-017-1177-1)

MacTaggart, D. , Vergori, L. and Quinn, J. (2017) Braginskii magnetohydrodynamics for arbitrary magnetic topologies: coronal applications. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 826, pp. 615-635. (doi: 10.1017/jfm.2017.463)

Bownes, J. et al. (2017) Supporting students in the transition to postgraduate taught study in STEM subjects. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(2), pp. 3-11. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.280)

MacTaggart, D. , Guglielmino, S. L. and Zuccarello, F. (2016) The pre-penumbral magnetic canopy in the solar atmosphere. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 831(1), L4. (doi: 10.3847/2041-8205/831/1/L4)

Prior, C. and MacTaggart, D. (2016) The emergence of braided magnetic fields. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 110(5), pp. 432-457. (doi: 10.1080/03091929.2016.1216552)

MacTaggart, D. , Gregory, S., Neukirch, T. and Donati, J.-F. (2016) Magnetohydrostatic modelling of stellar coronae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456(1), pp. 767-774. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv2714)

MacTaggart, D. , Guglielmino, S.L., Haynes, A.L., Simitev, R. and Zuccarello, F. (2015) The magnetic structure of surges in small-scale emerging flux regions. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 576(A4), (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424646)

Mactaggart, D. and Haynes, A. L. (2014) On magnetic reconnection and flux rope topology in solar flux emergence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 438(2), pp. 1500-1506. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stt2285)

MacTaggart, D. , Elsheikh, A., McLaughlin, J.A. and Simitev, R.D. (2013) Non-symmetric magnetohydrostatic equilibria: a multigrid approach. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 556, A40. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220458)

McLaughlin, J. A., Thurgood, J. O. and MacTaggart, D. (2012) On the periodicity of oscillatory reconnection. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 548, A98. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220234)

MacTaggart, D. (2012) Finite deformation in ideal magnetohydrodynamics. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 542, A97. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201218785)

Hood, A. W., Archontis, V. and MacTaggart, D. (2012) 3D MHD flux emergence experiments: idealised models and coronal interactions. Solar Physics, 278(1), pp. 3-31. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-011-9745-2)

Vargas Domínguez, S., MacTaggart, D. , Green, L., van Driel-Gesztelyi, L. and Hood, A. W. (2012) On signatures of twisted magnetic flux tube emergence. Solar Physics, 278(1), pp. 33-45. (doi: 10.1007/s11207-011-9789-3)

MacTaggart, D. (2011) Flux emergence within mature solar active regions. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 531, A108. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117099)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2010) Simulating the “sliding doors” effect through magnetic flux emergence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 716(2), L219-L222. (doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/716/2/L219)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) Multiple eruptions from magnetic flux emergence. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 508(1), pp. 445-449. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200913197)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) On the emergence of toroidal flux tubes: general dynamics and comparisons with the cylinder model. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 507(2), pp. 995-1004. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912930)

MacTaggart, D. and Hood, A. W. (2009) Can magnetic breakout be achieved from multiple flux emergence? Astronomy and Astrophysics, 501(2), pp. 761-768. (doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/200911742)

Book Sections

Mactaggart, D. (2022) Magnetic winding: theory and applications. In: Kuzanyan, K. (ed.) Helicities in Geophysics, Astrophysics and Beyond. AGU Books, Wiley. ISBN 9781119841685 (Accepted for Publication)

MacTaggart, D. (2019) The tearing instability of resistive magnetohydrodynamics. In: MacTaggart, D. and Hillier, A. (eds.) Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory. Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences: courses and lectures (591). Springer: Cham, pp. 37-67. ISBN 9783030163426 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16343-3_2)

Edited Books

MacTaggart, D. and Hillier, A. (Eds.) (2019) Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory. Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences: courses and lectures. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783030163426

Conference or Workshop Item

Labrosse, N. et al. (2017) Preparing for the Journey: Supporting Students to Make Successful Transitions Into and Out of Taught Postgraduate Study. 10th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 30 Mar 2017.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 9 07:01:29 2022 GMT.

Supervision

  • Gupta, Parag
    Modelling Differential Rotation and Related Properties of Stellar and Solar Dynamos
  • Hunter, Emma
    Numerical simulations of planetary and stellar dynamos

Research datasets

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Number of items: 3.

2022

Gupta, P., Simitev, R. and Mactaggart, D. (2022) A study of global magnetic helicity in self-consistent spherical dynamos. [Data Collection]

2021

Mactaggart, D. , Prior, C. , Raphaldini, B. , Romano, P. and Guglielmino, S. L. (2021) Direct evidence that twisted flux tube emergence creates solar active regions. [Data Collection]

2019

Quinn, J., Mactaggart, D. and Simitev, R. (2019) The Effect of Anisotropic Viscosity on the Nonlinear Kink Instability. [Data Collection]

This list was generated on Fri Dec 9 07:06:01 2022 GMT.