Dr David Tsiklauri

Dr David Tsiklauri

Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Mathematics
Address:
School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary, University of London
327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Telephone: 020 7882 5898
Room: G O Jones 517
Email:
Visit my personal website

Current Research Interests:
Computational/solar/space plasma physics
:
Large-scale, parallel HPC (Particle-in-Cell, Vlasov and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)).
(1) Novel particle accelerator concepts, plasma wake field acceleration;
(2) Enhanced Dissipation of MHD waves in inhomogeneous plasmas;
(3) Collisionless magnetic reconnection;
(4) Particle acceleration by dispersive Alfven waves;
(5) Electron acceleration by Langmuir waves;
(6) Radio emission mechanisms from accelerated electrons;
(7) Radio data analysis of Type III solar radio bursts from the Chilbolton LOFAR Station;
Geophysics:
Stimulation of fluid flow in multi-phase porous media by acoustic waves in the context of:
(i) enhanced oil recovery and (ii) groundwater aquifer remediation.
Past Research Interests:
Astrophysics: Astrophysical signatures of the dark objects at centers of galaxies and the Sgr A*, nonbaryonic dark matter, heavy neutrinos, astro-particle physics.

Available PhD Projects

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coronal_Rain.ogv

http://earthsky.org/space/first-notable-solar-flare-of-2015

First notable solar flare of 2015

Topics that may form the basis of PhD projects in Solar plasma physics group are broadly related to: (i) The magnetic energy release in solar atmosphere (The Solar coronal heating problem) and (ii) Particle acceleration (e.g. in Solar flares, Earth magnetosphere Auroral zone, Tokamaks and Particle Accelerators as SLAC). The research work mainly involves large-scale numerical simulations (Particle-in-Cell, Vlasov and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)). Research areas available for PhD study include:
(1) Novel particle accelerator concepts, plasma wake field acceleration;
(2) Enhanced Dissipation of MHD waves in inhomogeneous plasmas;
(3) Collisionless magnetic reconnection;
(4) Particle acceleration by dispersive Alfven waves;
(5) Electron acceleration by Langmuir waves;
(6) Radio emission mechanisms from accelerated electrons;
(7) Radio data analysis of Type III solar radio bursts from the Chilbolton LOFAR Station;

Recent and Current PhD projects include "Numerical and theoretical modelling of radio emission from solar flare electrons (Roman Pechhacker, started in 2010, graduated with PhD in December 2013)" and "Collisionless magnetic reconnection in X-point collapse (Jan Graf von der Pahlen, started in 2012)"

Possible future PhD projects include: any projects (1)--(7) above. This list is not exhaustive.
PhD applicants are welcome to explore my webpage
http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/~tsiklauri,
read recent papers
http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/~tsiklauri/sp.html and
then contact me for further details about these or other possible PhD projects.
See http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/phd/how-apply for how to apply for a PhD in Astronomy at Queen Mary.

Requirements: to be enthusiastic about the research!

This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.