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Prof Róbert von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Prof Róbert
von Fáy-Siebenbürgen Department of Applied Mathematics
The University of Sheffield
Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH
United Kingdom
Room: H14
Phone: +44-(0)114 2223832
Fax: +44-(0)114 2223809
Email: Robertus@sheffield.ac.uk

My main research interests lie in the general field of space plasma physics. The heating processes that generate and sustain the observed high temperature of the solar and stellar atmospheres have so far defied a quantitative understanding despite the multitude of efforts spanning over half a century. The aim of my research is to address these questions through theoretical (both numerical and exact analytical methods) and observational studies (joint ground-based and satellite missions). Particular attention is paid to the solar influence on the magnetosphere and space weather.

Understanding the subtleties of plasma confinement at high temperatures is also strongly linked to modern fusion physics. My interdisciplinary research (including e.g. magnetohydrodynamics [MHD], computational fluid dynamics [CFD], kinetic theory) has direct applications in the new and rapidly emerging discipline of helioseismology and space weather. I became Head of the Solar Physics & Upper-Atmosphere Research Group (SPARG) in the Department of Applied Mathematics in 2004.

My current projects in SPARG include:

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