Hi! I've recently moved from the University of St Andrews to the University of Leicester, to take up an Early Career Fellowship funded by the Leverhulme trust. I'm working within the Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy. My research involves the study of ultra low frequency (ULF) waves in Earth's magnetosphere. We primarily consider the numerical modelling of ULF waves using the framework of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and attempt to match results from our models to observations. In this way, we hope to shed more light on the observations and explore some of the basic features of ULF waves such as:

  • Field line resonance and MHD wave coupling.
  • ULF waves driven by Solar Wind dynamic pressure.
  • Energy propagation within the outer magnetosphere.


Tom Elsden
Room F59
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leicester
University Road
Email: te79@le.ac.uk