Will attended the 2018 SDO Science Workshop in Ghent, Belgium and gave a talk entitled “Understanding Heating Properties of Active Region Loops through Forward Modelingand Machine Learning”. More information about the workshop can be found here.
Reva Mandage recently defended her Master’s research on forward modeling of solar flare spectra and was awarded PhD candidacy. Congratulations Reva!
Alison Farrish recently defended her Master’s research on explanet host star magnetic activity and was awarded PhD candidacy. Congratulations Alison!
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 Telescope (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!
The 2017 SciPy Meeting on Scientific Computing with Python was held July 10-16 in Austin, TX. Will, in collaboration with Ken Dere at George Mason University, gave a talk on the ChiantiPy package for astrophysical spectroscopy. You can watch a video of his talk here and read the proceedings paper here.
Will and Steve recently attended the 8th Coronal Loops Workshop held 28-30 June in Palermo, Italy. Steve served on the organizing committee and Will gave a talk on “Observable Signatures of Coronal Heating Frequency in a Global Active Region Model.”
The solar group recently hosted an NSF-funded workshop on Modeling the Magnetic Interactions between Stars and Planets at Rice. For more information, see the meeting webpage.
Shah Bahauddin recently defended his Master’s Thesis on non-equilibrium processes in low-lying transition region loops as observed by IRIS and has been awarded PhD candidacy. Congratulations Shah!
Our second nanoflare heating frequency paper is now available in ApJ. This second paper in our series with collaborator Peter Cargill deals with possible observational signatures of nanoflare trains in emission measure distributions.
Will and Steve recently published a paper with Peter Cargill (Imperial College, St. Andrews) on the emission signatures of single nanoflares. This is the first in a series on observational signatures of nanoflares of varying frequency. You can read the paper here. We’ve also provided the code to reproduce the paper from scratch.
We’ve released the Radiation_Model code, a C++ module for accounting for the emissivity of many different ions in radiative loss calculations. Read more about it on our software page
The Bradshaw group has recently released the IonPopSolver code for assessing the effects of non-equilibrium ionization. More details can be found on the software page.