Solar & Magnetospheric Theory Group


Image credit: NASA/SDO and Southeastern Planetarium Association

We are proud to host the STFC Introductory Course in Solar System Plasma Physics in 2016.
Please see for course details and more information.

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory group is based within the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Click here to see a list of our recent publications.

We currently have 28 members of the group involved in different areas of observational and theoretical solar/magnetospheric research, this includes professors, teaching staff, postdoctoral researchers, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and postgraduate students. We also have prestigious emeritus and honorary staff members who contribute to our research.

We are a large group of applied mathematicians who study the Sun and the Earth's magnetosphere using mathematical modelling techniques. Observational data from satellites (e.g., SDO, Hinode, and Cluster) and from ground based observatories (e.g., Kitt Peak, Big Bear and EISCAT) are used to constrain our models and improve the validity of our results. We also have close collaborations with the solar groups at Glasgow and Dundee.