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Astrophysics Research Centre

School of Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Samuel Grant

I am a research fellow employed in conjunction with the Solar Physics group and Randox Laboratories. The collaboration centres around Randox's successful toxicology machines, used worldwide in various diagnostic situations. Through the adaptation of image processing techniques developed in a Solar Physics context, the imaging products of these machines can be improved upon, to provide more robust results in the field without users requiring advanced knowledge of the products under use.

My Ph.D. was awarded by Queen's University Belfast in January 2017, under the supervision of Dr. David Jess, titled 'High Resolution Wave Signatures in the Magnetic Solar Atmosphere'. My solar research interests revolve around high-frequency Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) waves in the lower solar atmosphere, and their influence on energy transport and plasma heating above the chromospheric temperature minimum. To this end, I work extensively with data from the Rapid Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere (ROSA) imaging system and the Interferometric Bi-dimensional Spectropolarimeter (IBIS), based at the Dunn Solar Telescope, NM, USA. Allied with this, I have experience in the application inversion techniques to DST data products, and magnetic field extrapolations to SDO/HMI data to characterise the parameters of the underlying plasma that such waves propagate through. To this end, I am an associate member of the successful WaLSA team.


There is an American Ph.D. student with a similar name to mine, so ADS searches can get cluttered. Below you can find my publication list, along with my online science profiles.


Other Interests

Most weekends of the year I can be found on a field somewhere in the Belfast area playing some sort of sport

  • Cricket - I'm currently playing at North Down Cricket Club, whilst helping to coach the women's side to success
  • Rugby - My winters are foolishly spent with Grosvenor Rugby Club, frequenting local hospitals as often as any pitch. I also manage the 3rd XV, new players always welcome.

Contact details

  • phone - (+44)(0) 28 9097 3088
  • address - Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University, Belfast, BT71NN, UK
  • twitter - @sdtgrant
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