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William Beckwith-Chandler



I am a second year PhD student in Mathematics, under the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, supervised by Dr Claire Foullon. My second supervisor is Dr Jacqueline Christmas. My main research interests are in the study of Solar Prominences, with a longer-term view to incorporate machine learning into my work. I am currently studying long period oscillations in the solar photon flux, in wavelengths comparable to the characteristic temperatures of prominence plasma. 

My PhD studentship is EPSRC-funded, running through to September 2025. 

I graduated from the University of Exeter MMath program in the summer of 2021 with a First-Class Honours, with a final-year focus on applied topics such as fluid dynamics, magnetic fields and space weather. However, despite this, my masters dissertation was in pure mathematics, and was titled 'Topological Entropy', under the supervision of Prof Ana Rodrigues.



I am currently working as a postgraduate teaching assistant for MTH1001 (Mathematical Structures), and I occasionally work as an invigilator for exams within CEMPS and the Business School.

I have previously worked as a PTA for MTH1002 (Mathematical Methods) and MTH2009 (Complex Analysis).


Other Commitments:

I am a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Additionally, I am a member of UK Solar Physics and part of the Met Office Space Weather Science Collaboration Team.


Additional Information:

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