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Prof Philippa Browning - research

Research interests

  • Theory and modelling of solar and laboratory plasmas: magnetohydrodynamic and kinetic modelling
  • The role of magnetic reconnection in solar coronal heating
  • Numerical simulation of nonlinear kink instabilities
  • Models of nanoflare onset in the solar corona using helicity-conserving relaxation
  • Particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection and the origin of high energy particles in solar flares
  • Modelling reconnection in merging-compression start-up in MAST spherical tokamak using Hall-MHD simulations

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