The Solar Physics Research Group at Rice University uses computational modeling and observational tools to explore a variety of topics in solar and space plasma physics. Our current research projects range from forward modeling of nanoflare-heated solar active regions to magnetic interactions between stars and planets. We are housed within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and located primarily in Herman Brown Hall for Mathematical Sciences.
Steve, in collaboration with Lindsay Fletcher (U. Glasgow) recently hosted a Critical Science Plan Workshop on “Flares and Eruptive Phenomena” in prepartion of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescop (DKIST) coming online. Read more about the workshop here
Will recently attended the 2018 Python in Astronomy conference hosted by the Center for Computational Astrophysics in the Flatiron Institute in New York City and gave a talk entitled “A Complete fiasco: The Difficulties of Dealing with Atomic Data and a (Possible) Pythonic Solution”. You can read more about the Python in Astronomy conference series here.
Anthony Sciola recently defended his Master’s research on exoplanet magnetospheres and was awarded PhD candidacy. Congratulations Anthony!